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Level Up: Surrounds Landscaping’s Strong Branding Aids Their Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Barry Schneider didn’t plan on owning his own landscaping company starting out. He fell in love with the landscape industry after watching a design/build firm transform his parents’ backyard as a teenager. He says it was […]

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Level Up: Aridscape Utah Is Growing With a Set Goal in Mind

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aridscape Utah, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, isn’t Charlie Schaul’s first time owning a landscaping company. He first got into the landscape industry when he started a landscape maintenance company to keep his two ski […]

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Level Up: Brookstone Landscape & Design Thrives on Word of Mouth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It was seven years ago when Tim Hawkins, LIC, decided to take the leap and start his own landscaping company. The business he was working for at the time had just been bought and he had […]

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Level Up: Weller Brothers Landscaping’s Success Credited to a Dedicated Team

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Like many others, Cole and Brent Weller got into the landscape industry by mowing their neighbors’ lawns. “We’re the kids that started cutting grass in high school, the only difference is that we never quit,” says […]

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Level Up: Pazmany Bros. Landscaping Works to Grow Sustainability

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Peter Pazmany started working for his father’s landscaping company, Pazmany Bros. Landscaping, based in Los Altos, California, in high school and would help out throughout his college years. He hadn’t considered joining the business full-time until […]

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Level Up: Site Structures Landscape Grows Steadily By Being a Great Place to Work

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ever liked your side job more than your regular job? This was the case for Charlie Bourdages. In 1988, his next-door neighbor had just started his own landscaping company and asked Bourdages to help him on […]

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Level Up: Himmel’s Landscape & Garden Center Is Mission-Focused

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Founded in 1969, Himmel’s Landscape and Garden Center was originally a small produce stand in Pasadena, Maryland. When the Himmels’ daughter Linda married Steve Watkins, he joined the business and started selling annuals and hanging baskets […]

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Level Up: Doctor Lawn Landscape Management Grows in Their Niche

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Jeff Fliginger says he never made a conscious choice to get into the lawn and landscape industry. It was just something he always enjoyed, even as a kid. Mowing lawns meant more than earning a little […]

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Level Up: Mullin Focuses on Providing the Best Experience for People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Chase Mullin grew up working in the construction industry and has done everything from flooring to painting. “I always enjoyed the process of construction,” Mullin says. “I enjoyed hard work, but nothing ever really clicked with […]

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Level Up: Chalet Has Been Evolving Since 1917

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Chalet was started in 1917 by landscape architect L.J. Thalmann. He served the North Shore outside of Chicago by mowing lawns and doing landscape designs. Since then the company has been passed down two generations with […]

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