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Awards aren’t everything; but they help
GoldGlo Landscapes’ “New England Federal-Style” project is 1 of 7 of the company’s Hardscape North America Project Award winners since they began entering projects in 2015. They’ve won several additional awards thru other programs. Company President Steven Stoltzfus says awards are huge for employee morale and inspire them to work at an award-winning level. The company’s track record of award winning projects also builds instant credibility with prospective clients... MORE
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Time to empty out your attic (mind)
It is the dog days of winter here in the Northeast. It’s time to further my own knowledge at industry events and to work on our budget. To give yourself and your crew a mental lift, set aside part of your budget for giving back to your community. You will be amazed how every participant gets that warm and fuzzy feeling that you never thought would come from giving your time and money away... MORE
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9 ways to demotivate employees
A lot is written about motivation, especially when it comes to employees. Rather than focus on fluffy motivational quotes, let’s talk about some of the things bosses do that demotivate, so that you can avoid being part of the problem. For example, don’t play seagull. Seagulls show up on the job, squawk, dump on people and leave... MORE
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Keys to success with few employees
Despite the severe employee shortage, my company just finished one of the most profitable years we have ever had. As I look back to the pre-recession years, we are currently doing twice the revenue with half the manpower that we had back then. For years I have been traveling the country sharing my story how I increased jobsite production and motivated my crew to not only perform well on the jobsite but to stay loyal to my company... MORE
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Building better business
With the labor shortage, hardscape business owners must be strategic as a means to expand services, maximize labor and allow teams to work smarter. Solution selling is an approach that accomplishes each of these goals. At the same time, it also delivers a final project that exceeds the client’s expectations through understanding their needs and solving problems with phased designs, modular elements and more... 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

Empowering employees to buy the company
December 2018/January 2019

Empowering employees to buy the company

Giving people real responsibilities allowed John Cottrell to grow his company and sell it. MORE


Learning to share
October/November 2018

Learning to share

Contractor Josh Jones is all about learning and sharing what he knows with other contractors, even local competitors. MORE


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


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