TAG: case study

Case Study: Happy, healthy employees

October 17, 2017By

How one landscape company used a weight-loss challenge to promote wellness. Healthy employees are happy employees—and happy employees are good for business. That’s one reason why Hillsboro, Ore.-based Pacific Landscape Management implemented a weight-loss contest in which the majority of its management team participated. Owner Bob Grover says that the idea also stemmed from the fact that the company truly... read more

How one company is using VR to sell more jobs

October 9, 2017By

How an emerging technology helps one landscape company sell more jobs. There’s no question that a 3D design rendering can close a deal. Without a picture, many clients struggle to visualize what you’re proposing. But even a picture has its limits, according to Neave Group Outdoor Solutions, which is using an emerging technology—virtual reality—to bring its landscape designs to life... read more

Case study: A fundamental idea

August 4, 2017By

One landscape company builds its culture by communicating company values consistently. While Heads Up Landscape Contractors (HULC) —a full-service landscaping company providing design, construction, irrigation and grounds maintenance in Albuquerque, N.M.— always has had a strong culture, its leaders say formalizing some of its fundamentals in a program called “The Heads Up Way” has been a practical approach for training... read more

Case Study: Benefits of offering porter services

July 11, 2017By

Offering porter services has allowed one company to play point for its commercial maintenance accounts. A desire to “dominate the site” led Greenscape, based in Holly Springs, N.C., to begin offering outdoor porter services more than eight years ago. Greenscape’s porter services include a variety of “extras” commercial landscape clients may need, whether it’s emptying dog waste stations for homeowner... 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

One company puts a new spin on safety training

May 22, 2017By

LandCare’s Spring Safety & Equipment Rodeos kick off the season well. There are many ways to train your team—some more impactful than others. For LandCare, a Frederick, Md.-based national landscaping firm with 50 branches across 20 states, holding a Spring Safety & Equipment Rodeo at the start of the season has been an effective way to train employees on topics... read more