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Editorial Advisory Board: June 2018

June 18, 2018By

How can companies ensure they remain profitable while growing fast? Landscape pros Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. Bill Bemus Bemus Landscape San Clemente, Calif. Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod, Mass. Jerry McKay McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha, Neb. “Make sure job costing is a part of every job.” Greg Winchel Winchel Irrigation Grandville, Mich. Industry Consultants Dan Gordon TurfBooks... read more

Build a 5-star brand

June 18, 2018By

Some companies rely too much on a strong business developer, pay-per-click or social media for their growth. These tactics help you grow, but long-term growth is driven by a powerful brand reputation. Branding starts by aligning marketing and sales, but it’s much more than that. The expectations set by your sales team must be successfully fulfilled by operations. Operations must... read more

LM150: Double digits

June 18, 2018By

Sixty-four firms on the LM150 list grew by 10 percent or more in 2017. Here’s a look at what boosted some of their efforts. To learn more about the companies in bold, scroll to the bottom of this page. Growth Rank Overall Rank Company % Change Over 2015 1 75 The Loving Cos. 119% 2 103 M. Neves 50% 3... read more

Spray smarts: A look at sprayhead trends

June 18, 2018By

Thirty-one billion gallons of water could be saved each year by replacing water-inefficient sprayheads with efficient ones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates. It’s no wonder the irrigation industry has started to see more water-saving sprayheads entering the market. After all, experts say water savings and cost savings go hand in hand. “Ultimately, the customer is going to have a... read more

Step by Step: How to perform stump grinding

June 18, 2018By

Cutting down a tree is only the first part of a professional tree removal service. The leftover stump can cause problems long after the tree is gone, so stump grinding services are necessary to grind the stump, remove the debris and return the area to its natural state. By stump grinding, contractors remove the core and kill the base of... read more

LM150 company profile: Schultz Industries

June 18, 2018By

Eric Schultz, who mowed lawns in high school, naturally joined up with his brother’s residential lawn maintenance company after getting out of the Marine Corps in 1982. After five years, realizing he did not want to mow lawns for the rest of his life, Schultz broke off from his brother to found a commercial-focused company with his wife, Pam, in... read more

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