Do You Need a Break?

My wife, Lisa, is a kindergarten teacher, and nearly 30 years ago she insisted that we had to do something over her spring break. It's become a bit of a tradition for us, as has my annual update from the beach.  For the first few years, I was nervous to leave my business at this time of year. It's the busy season, and.

Spring Check In: How Are You Doing?

The Three Focuses of Successful Landscaping Companies Last month, I asked you a series of questions that challenged you to stay focused on your priorities, health, and family. I told you I was going to check in on you and here I am. So, how are you doing?  Answer these questions again and see for yourself:  Am I.

Three Ways Landscaping Companies Stay Ahead

The Three Focuses of Successful Landscaping Companies   Hello Friends! Last week we had 34 individuals from all over the country join us for our ACE Peer Group Discovery Event with our partners at McFarlin Stanford in New Orleans, LA. We now have over 100 active members, representing over $600M in annual revenue, and.

Do You Have a Process for Materials?

Keep Your Material Deliveries Organized It's officially April, and as the weather warms up the pace of projects is picking up too. The daffodils are blooming, Tulips aren't far behind, and we got our first big plant delivery for installation projects last Wednesday. We've made huge improvements to our plant purchasing.

Is Your Quality Slipping as Your Company Grows?

Maintain Quality at Your Landscaping Company Our Spring is already off to a fast start, and like many of your teams, we have a wide range of experience levels on our crews. We have some team members who have been doing this job for 30+ years, and we have others in their first season.  At Grunder Landscaping Co., we're.

Take a Step Back

With flowers in bloom and grass growing fast, many of us are running around at breakneck speed right now trying to get done all that we need to do. We’re going nonstop from early in the morning until late in the evening, with barely any time to eat. The pace is unrelenting but, we tell ourselves, we just have to get.

The Power of Peers

It's hard to believe, but this season we are entering our 39th year in business at Grunder Landscaping Co. On one hand, that means I have a lot of experience, and on the other, it means I have to continue to find new and different ways to grow my team and my business. Relying on what we have always done in the past.

You Have Big Ideas, Now What?

Ever heard the phrase: "Build the plane while flying it" ? That's often what it feels like we're doing when we implement changes at a small business. And after GROW! 2022, we know many of you are back home now with all these new ideas, working hard to implement the changes you know you need to make while also getting.

What the Bengal's Super Bowl Run Can Teach Us

Well, folks, they've finally done it. My Cincinnati Bengals will play in the Super Bowl tonight for the first time in 33 years. My family will tell you that I am the definition of a long-suffering Bengals fan, taking up a TV to watch games every Sunday even when we only won two games in 2019. My Bengals have gone from.

Find, Keep, and Manage Your People

At GROW! 2022 on February 23-25, we have so many sessions dedicated to helping companies with all things people-related. We'll have sessions on recruiting, plenty on retaining, and some on building and reinforcing strong company culture. We know that people are the most significant challenge many companies face this.