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Big Picture: Tiers of Joy

August 18, 2017By

Location: Caldwell, N.J. Company: Landscape Techniques, Nutley, N.J. Photo Credit: Brian J. Koribanick/Landscape Techniques The design intent was to transform a barren hillside at the rear of a home into a multitier, family-centric oasis. To make this a reality, Landscape Techniques developed a four-tier landscape construction plan: Tier I: Expansive brick paver patio, anchoring the dining and cooking areas. Tier... read more

Brush up on chainsaw safety

August 16, 2017By

Many landscape and tree care professionals use a chainsaw daily—but that doesn’t mean safe handling best practices should be taken lightly. We all fall into routines, whether it’s how you get ready for work each day, the route you take to get there or how you perform your job. But for those of us working with powerful equipment each day,... read more

Accounting for millennials

August 7, 2017By

Millennial business owners and managers demand an ever-increasing amount of real time information. They embrace technology and can make decisions quickly based on financial and operational dashboards. Our accounting firm and many of our peers have noticed a need to accommodate millennials’ thirst for services and information presented in a much different manner than Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. Here’s... read more

Is snowmelting an option for you?

August 4, 2017By

Fewer snow farms and more regulations are expanding the market for snowmelters. Figuring out where to dump snow is getting tougher for snow and ice management professionals. Dumping snow into bodies of water has fallen out of favor and is often illegal. The number of snow farms, or snow dumps, is also in decline—particularly in urban areas—due to factors like... read more

Command premium prices for snow and ice management

August 4, 2017By

The snow and ice management industry is a diverse and competitive marketplace with many different types of customers and contractors serving it. Still, there is ample opportunity to command premium prices. After all, focusing on the premium market segments is a strategic decision and a choice not all companies will make. In a snow industry benchmarking study published by Hindsite... read more

Backstory: Jonathan Orcutt

August 4, 2017By

Jonathan Orcutt Founder/President Driven Landscapes Norfolk, Mass. Education Medfield High School Medfield, Mass. Class of 2003 “From the time I was in elementary school I did neighborhood lawns. By high school I was a little more serious, and while I was in college in the summers I always fell back into landscaping.” West Virginia University Morgantown, W.Va. Business administration/marketing Class... read more