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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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(Pictured Garth Sager, director of sales and client relations for Chalet)

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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Top 5 Level Up Stories of 2021

The Level Up series is a collection of articles that share the successful strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Check some out of the most popular stories in this series for 2021. Click on each company’s name to read the full Level Up article. 5) emi Landscapes When emi […]

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Level Up: The Greathouse Company Grows Despite Having to Start Over

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Greathouse, LIC, knew when he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a B.S. in ornamental horticulture that he wanted to start his own company. However, he knew he needed some experience first. […]

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Level Up: Thrive Outdoor Is Growing to Provide Opportunities

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Buffington, LIC, originally wanted to become a doctor but along the way, he found another career path in landscaping. What had started as a summertime job to earn money for college turned into a full-fledged […]

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Level Up: LOVING Is All About Creating a Positive Impact

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mike Haynes knew in high school he didn’t want to attend college, so instead, he turned his childhood side job of mowing lawns in what is now known as LOVING, based in Gastonia, North Carolina. “I’ve […]

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Level Up: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. Isn’t Slowing Down

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. is one of the largest privately-owned Hispanic businesses in the United States. But this San Antonio, Texas, company wasn’t always so large. The business was founded to provide Rogelio Maldonado and […]

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Level Up: New Castle Lawn & Landscape Focuses on the Profitability of Their Core Services

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. New Castle Lawn & Landscape, based in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, has undergone some serious ups and downs over the years, but they have weathered the storms and come out stronger now. Founded in 1994 by Bryan Weise […]

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Level Up: How These Companies Are Stepping Up Their Game

With the off-season just around the corner, you might already be thinking about how you can step up your game and grow next year. The off-season is a great time to reflect upon how you performed as a company and what you can change for the next season. But what does it take to get […]

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Level Up: GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Spreads Its Roots with Franchises

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Josh Wise knew he’d be an entrepreneur from the time he could talk. He was always selling something to somebody. He started out mowing lawns when he was 14, with his father driving him around on […]

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