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Origin stories: Gothic Landscape | The family man

June 21, 2017By

Jon Georgio CEO, Gothic Landscape No. 12 Since 1984, Jon Georgio and his brothers have taken the company their mother and father started from $500,000 to $130 million in annual revenue. Through it all, they’ve retained a mom-and-pop vibe while providing jobs to more than a thousand people and operating in four states. This is the story of three brothers,... read more

Origin stories: Perficut | The kid with a mower

June 19, 2017By

Kory Ballard CEO, Perficut No. 124 This might be the most common trope in the landscape industry. A teenager with a mower cuts some lawns for extra money and ends up falling in love with the industry. What’s rare, however, is when that teenager builds a company like Perficut, a full-service, mostly commercial company pulling in $14.3 million in annual... read more

Case study: Portable party

June 14, 2017By

With its towable event trailer, one landscape company’s staff can entertain clients anywhere. Having seen event trailers in action at some Arizona Cardinals football games, John Garigen and Robert Clinkenbeard, co-owners of Integrated Landscape Management (ILM), started thinking about implementing a similar idea for their business. The company, which has locations in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., often entertains... read more

LM150: Business book club

June 12, 2017By

A great business book can serve as the philosophy by which a business owner molds his or her company. Most company executives read many business books, but only a few tomes stick with them—and that’s probably for the best. “Many owners make the mistake of zigzagging their style and direction every time they read a new buzz book,” says Lebo... read more

LM150: 2017 rankings

June 12, 2017By

LM’s listing of the industry’s top 150 revenue-generating firms includes individual company figures. Legend NR = Not reported * Indicates estimate, based on projected revenue reported in 2016 ^ Indicates a portion of reported revenue was removed (such as structural pest control, termite control or other non-green industry service) Headquarters 2016 Revenue (U.S. Dollars) % Rev Change from 2015 %... read more

LM150: How we got started

June 12, 2017By

Origin stories from a few LM150 firms. As told to Dillon Stewart Think back to your humble beginnings. The starry-eyed days where you had nothing but a mower and a dream. There are many reasons the leaders from LM150 list companies may be different from the average landscape company—scale, scope and sometimes just pure luck. But a modest beginning is... read more