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Empowering employees to buy the company
As of January 1, 2019, John Cottrell will no longer be the owner of Brookside Landscapes. He’s selling his company to 4 key employees.... John has always empowered his people as part of his approach to management. He’s empowered them to the point where they became the face of the company. “Most of our clients won’t even know the company has been sold….” MORE
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Learning to share
Contractor Josh Jones is all about learning and sharing what he knows with other contractors, even local competitors. He spends his free time helping out other contractors thru 2 Instagram pages and a YouTube channel. A 3rd Instagram page started just this year is aimed at homeowners. Josh has also participated in the Installer Competition at HNA twice and the Northeast Hardscape Expo once. He has been Bill Gardocki’s “right-hand man” presenting HNA hardscape demonstrations... MORE
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Find your $weet spot
Every business owner needs to figure out what jobs he/she is most efficient at. We are not built for the $100,000 jobs. Our sweet spot is the $10,000 - $20,000 job. These are the most profitable jobs for us. No subs to worry about schedules, minimal plant material to worry about survival, no permitting to worry about inspections, and landscape lighting made for electrical novices like me....” MORE
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Taking the easy way out may haunt you
Being a business owner is a challenge. If it wasn’t, everyone would do it. Stress and time constraints can often lead us to take the easy way out. Down the road, that quick fix can leave you at the mercy of others. Here are some of the more common easy “solutions” that can come back to haunt you.… MORE
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Are you taking advantage of this booming economy?
Robust and growing economies like the one we are in only last for so long. Is your company making the most of this one? Has your pricing kept up with labor and other costs you incur? Are you charging the price you should given the high consumer demand for your services?... MORE
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
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Contractor Profiles

Show project scores big leads & awards
August/September 2018

Show project scores big leads & awards

"We typically sell $1 million a year from this show. It's a big marketing event for us." MORE


You don’t have to go it alone
August/September 2018

You don’t have to go it alone

Contracting is tough enough without hamstringing yourself not taking the time to learn how to be successful and make money. MORE


Getting paid for your knowledge
June/July 2018

Getting paid for your knowledge

Finding success by gaining expertise in work where there’s less competition, and promoting it. MORE


Building an SRW to bury it
April/May 2018

Building an SRW to bury it

In building a 9’ retaining wall Hedge Landscape buried a lot more than the 1st course of block. MORE


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