TAG: Kevin McHale

Web Extra: Hourly raises are rising

August 4, 2017By

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

LM150 Lessons Learned: Ramp up maintenance sooner

June 12, 2014By

No. 64 McHale Landscape Design Upper Marlboro, Md. A self-defined “design/build snob,” Kevin McHale didn’t focus on bolstering a maintenance division when he and his brother Steve began McHale Landscape Design 33 years ago. “We just didn’t see the value of maintenance,” says McHale, president. “We were all about building, designing and constructing things. Maintenance was something somebody else did.” Which... read more