landscape business

How to Grow Your Landscape Business Quickly

Bob Grover shares insights on how his Oregon company has nearly doubled in size over the past three years, giving attendees a glimpse of what they’ll see and learn when touring Pacific Landscape Management in August. Pacific Landscape Management in Portland, Oregon, has nearly doubled in size over the last three years. No acquisitions have been […]

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4 Powerful Ways to Educate Your Customers

Article Author Mike Eisenhuth, is a Success Coach for LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Imagine you are seeking a contractor to do work on your house. What qualities, features and attributes will you look for in this service provider? What questions will you ask? As a consumer, you want to ensure the best investment of your hard-earned […]

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Is Non-Billable Time Killing You?

Author Jeffrey Scott, MBA, is an NALP consultant member and author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, and expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. Every service company has to make an assessment of how much unproductive non-billable time their crews will have in a year, and this in effect becomes part […]

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Teams have to work together to win games

As part of our #NALPKnows series, we talked to Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, NALP president and vice president of Bartlett Tree Experts in Chicago, Illinois, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. When I hear the expression leaving it on the field, I immediately think of how […]

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You can't leave it on the field if you don't have a successful business

As part of our #NALPKnows series, we talked to Joy Diaz, Landscape Industry Certified, executive vice president of Land Care, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. The truth is, you cannot leave it on the field if you don’t have a successful […]

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The ROI more than makes up for it

As part of our#NALPKnows series, we talked to Shayne Newman, Landscape Industry Certified, President of YardApes in New Milford, Connecticut, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. Sports analogies often hit home in the business world, and that’s how it is in our company. When someone mentions leaving […]

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What I've learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Kuperus edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, we talked to Miles Kuperus III about what he’s learned by working with his dad, Miles Kuperus, Jr., at Farmside Landscape and Design in Sussex, N.J. Brought up in the business Through working with my dad, I have learned quite a bit, but the most useful […]

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What I’ve learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Dowell edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, Kelly Dowell writes about what she’s learned by working with her father, Maurice Dowell, at Dowco Enterprises Inc. in Chesterfield, MO. Growing up I was always observing the business. I remember living in a small trailer home when we just had a couple of trucks with magnetic […]

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What I’ve learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Lemcke edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, we talked to Brett Lemke about what he’s learned by working with his father, Rick Lemke, at R.M. Landscape, Inc. in Hilton, N.Y. What have you learned about business from your dad? Work ethic first and foremost. From a young age it started with “Don’t say […]

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Starting a Landscaping Business?

Here are a few things you should know. 1. Get hands-on experience Even if you’ve been mowing lawns since you were a teen, you’ll need a good deal of know-how to turn a hobby into a full-fledged company, says Shayne Newman, president of YardApes Inc., a lawn care company based in New Milford, Connecticut, that […]

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