Is Battery Equipment the Future?

GLC began testing STIHL's battery equipment three years ago by outfitting a couple of maintenance crews with new string trimmers, blowers, push mowers, and hedge trimmers all powered by batteries. It was a trial run, and both team members and clients have been very happy with the results. The battery equipment is.

Your Thanksgiving Task

As we enter Thanksgiving week, the task I'm giving you is simple: send a quick note to the people who have had an impact on you. Thank the parents and mentors who help to grow your business, the friends who talk you through challenges, the clients who refer you to their friends and family, the team members who keep.

Would You Want to Work for You?

Last week our team was in Beaver Creek, CO for our annual ACE Summit, where we bring all of our ACE Peer Group Members and Alumni together for a week of learning, networking, and plenty of fun too.  While we were there, we spent a lot of time talking about the number one challenge our businesses are facing right now:.

Maximizing Middle Management

At Grunder Landscaping we are constantly talking about how we can do a better job of keeping the great team members we have. We know that first and foremost, we do this by making our company a great place to work. We just had a cookout last week to show our appreciation for our team. But, and this is a big but, I also.

The Clock is Ticking

Early-Bird rates for GROW! 2022 expire at 11:30 p.m. tomorrow, November 1. Have you signed up to join us yet? GROW! 2022 will bring landscape professionals from around the country to Nashville, TN for three days of hands-on, interactive learning. We'll also have plenty of time reserved to network, reconnect with old.

What Are Your Priorities

In case you haven't already picked up on this I have a lot of ideas on how to make landscaping businesses, including my own, better. But what I've learned over the years is that every idea and every project can't be a priority. If you have too many priorities and projects at once, none of them can be done well. Years.

Putting the Money Where Our Mouth Is

When I was 24 years old I purchased the property that Grunder Landscaping Co. operates from and built the building we still use. Our office and shop are simple and streamlined, we have what we need and we keep it clean but it's not overly fancy. Over the years some changes and updates have been needed. We've given the.

How GLC Has Kept Production Up Along with Sales

In last week's Great Idea, I talked about how our sales team is blowing past their sales goals this year and how we are staying motivated to finish the year strong. We wouldn't be able to do that without a production team willing to do whatever it takes to complete the jobs we've sold too. In part, we've been able to.

Don't Stop Now

It's been a great sales year for our team at Grunder Landscaping Co. We have already hit our company and individual sales goals for the year, and we're in the process now of setting our largest goals ever for 2022. But we aren't taking our foot off the gas for 2021 yet. Instead, we're setting stretch goals and.

Three Focuses for Every Company

I've been successfully running a business for almost 40 years. On one hand, that means I have a lot of experience, and on the other, it means it's easy to keep doing something because "we've always done it this way." That's why I enjoy getting around my peers at our events, and even more so I really enjoy the deep and.