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Level Up: It’s All About Relationships for Balanced Environments Inc.

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Balanced Environments, Inc. (BEI) based in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, first started Bruce Church and Tom Kelly set a goal of reaching $7 million in 10 years. However, the company hit this goal in year […]

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R&S Property Services’ National Builder Connections Accelerate the Company’s Growth

When R&S Property Services, based in Spring City, Pennsylvania, first started in 2009, they solely did residential hardscapes and pond installations. Now R&S is a full-service landscape company that does business with corporate campuses, industrial and business complexes, homeowners associations, retail shopping centers, new housing developments and more. President Ryan Shrum started his company while […]

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Level Up: Nanak’s Landscaping Continues to Grow Despite Adversity Over the Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Deva S. Khalsa acquired a lawn company, Nanak’s Landscaping, in Miami in 1977, in true entrepreneurial spirit, he threw caution into the wind and moved to South Florida. He soon discovered the previous owner was […]

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Level Up: Brilar Has Their Sights Set on Big Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. On Brilar’s website, they say there isn’t a job they say ‘no’ to. This Detroit, Michigan-based company grew 32 percent from 2018 to 2019, bringing in a revenue of $18.2 million in 2019. Mike Voories, chief […]

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Faces of the Industry: Angela Howes

Angela Howes got into the landscape industry by pure chance. An associate of hers met Craig Ruppert installing a basketball hoop at his house and Ruppert offered him a job in landscaping. Not long afterward, her associate called her to interview for an administrative position. Since then, Howes has spent 17 years with Ruppert Landscape. […]

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Member Spotlight: Tom Brumfield, Siteworks Landscape

Tom Brumfield, president and founder of Siteworks Landscape, based in Richmond, California, first got into the landscape industry when a high school friend offered him a job as a groundskeeper at a local retirement community. “While working there, I found out another alumni from my high school was pursuing a degree from The Ohio State […]

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Level Up: Green & Clean Landscaping Is Dreaming Big

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ever since Alex Romo was a kid, he wanted to start his own company. He is now the president and general manager of his company Green & Clean Landscaping, Inc. based in Greensboro, North Carolina. “In […]

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Level Up: Southern Botanical’s Commitment to Quality Drives Company Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Like many companies in the industry, the seed of Southern Botanical, Inc. was planted when a young boy started mowing his neighbors’ lawns. President and CEO Jason Craven launched his business officially in 1995 as J.C. […]

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Level Up: Belknap Landscape Company, Inc. Is Committed to Doing Things Right

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Belknap Landscape Company, Inc., based in Gilford, New Hampshire, is currently working toward reaching the $10 million revenue mark, which they feel might be their sweet spot. “We’ve always strived to be small enough that employees […]

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Faces of the Industry: Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson says entering the landscape industry was the greatest leap of faith she could have made for her career. She says when she was presented with the opportunity to become a leader, she was very hesitant and frankly, scared. “I found a passion and a great sense fulfillment that makes each day unique,” she […]

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