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Level Up: Stay Green, Inc. Looks to Double In Size

Right before Christmas in 1969, Richard Angelo was laid off from his nursery job. Operating out of his garage, he started Stay Green, Inc., based in Santa Clarita, California, in 1970, serving residential clients. Now his son, Chris Angelo, is the CEO of the company. “My dad was very good at partnering with me and […]

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Level Up: Employees Are Villani Landshapers, Inc.’s Greatest Asset

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Villani Landshapers, Inc., based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is not Gino Villani’s first business, but it is his first time entering the landscape industry. While he always has had an entrepreneurial spirit, his background is in […]

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Level Up: Singing Hills Landscape, Inc. Opens Doors of Opportunity for Their Staff

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mike Leman moved from Illinois to Colorado in 1982 with the goal of working in agriculture. Unable to find an ag job that would pay the bills, he ended up becoming a landscape laborer. He spent […]

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Level Up: Natural Concerns, Inc. Focuses on Growing Their People, Not Their Revenue

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Roland Harvey founded Natural Concerns, Inc., based in Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, in 1989 with the desire to provide quality landscaping services utilizing a natural approach. He had worked for other landscape companies but decided to go […]

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Level Up: GoldGlo Landscapes Grows to Provide Career Paths

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. GoldGlo Landscapes, LLC, based in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, was founded in 2002. President Steven Stoltzfus was just 21 at the time, but he had worked in residential construction for five years as a general contractor. Stoltzfus’s father […]

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Level Up: Ables Landscapes Grows by Raising Up Leaders

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mark Ables, president and CEO of Ables Landscapes, based in Hollywood, South Carolina, says landscaping is in his blood. His father, Bob Ables, started the company in 1975 and Mark has worked there off and on […]

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Level Up: Mangold Horticulture Is Powered by Passionate People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. From day one, Mangold Horticulture, based in Excelsior, Minnesota, has been a full-service garden-centric company for high-end residential clients on the west side of Minneapolis. “We try to sell ourselves as the full solution,” says Justin […]

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Level Up: Shifting to Recurring Revenue Boosts Yard Solutions’ Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Remeis, president of Yard Solutions based in Groveport, Ohio, grew up landscaping with his friends in the summer. This is what drew him to the agricultural branch of Ohio State, but it was when he […]

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Level Up: Blue Claw Associates, Inc. Is Scaling Up Rapidly

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Blue Claw Associates, Inc., based in Osterville, Massachusetts, has experienced explosive growth over the past four years. They’ve gone from having two employees in 2018 to 59 on staff currently. However, this isn’t owner Ian McCarthy’s […]

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Level Up: Burns Landscape & Snow Management Hones Their Focus

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Burns Landscape & Snow Management, based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has experienced significant growth over the past two years. They are currently on track to do $7 million in annual revenue this year but anticipate finishing with […]

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