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GreenCare for Troops holds first Band Blitz fundraiser

September 19, 2017 -  By 0 Comments

GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) held its first Band Blitz fundraiser in Delano, Minn., Sept. 12. GCFT is a nationwide program providing free lawn and landscape services to eligible military families. Three local bands performed during the event. More than $10,000 was raised through ticket sales, food and beverage and raffle ticket sales for chances to... read more


2018 GIE+EXPO to feature new format

September 14, 2017 -  By 0 Comments

The 2018 GIE+EXPO will feature a new format, allowing contractors an extra day on the show floor and access to the outdoor demonstration area for three days. The indoor show floor will open exclusively for dealers, retailers and media at noon on Wednesday. Then, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing Thursday and Friday, the entire... read more


Signature, Coast LM get $7.2M investment

September 13, 2017 -  By 0 Comments

Central Valley Fund (CVF) invested $7.2 million in growth capital financing in two large landscape contractors, Signature Landscapes, based in Reno, Nev., and Coast Landscape Management, based in Napa, Calif. The transaction includes equity investments in both companies, which will be merged into a single entity during the fourth quarter. Signature ranks No. 122 with... read more


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JCB: Compact Excavator

September 18, 2017 -  By 0 Comments

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Trouble tracking labor costs?

September 15, 2017 -  By 0 Comments

Consider these ideas that use accounting software. Keeping up with job costs is crucial for your business, but job labor is definitely one aspect of overall job costs to watch more closely. Following are considerations for tracking labor costs in six areas with your accounting software. Payroll. Do you outsource your payroll, do it in-house or some combination? For some,... read more


Web Extra: Hourly raises are rising

August 4, 2017 -  By 0 Comments

Kevin McHale, owner of McHale Landscape, says it took “a shift from the paradigm” to get his field employees to understand the value of an incentive program—particularly one that’s tied to company performance. In many employees’ minds, hourly pay trumps all, even a 401(k)-matching program, he says. “In our industry, everything is gauged and valued at what you get paid... read more