Equip Exposition: The Must-Attend Trade Show of the Year!

May 24, 2024

Today, we're joined by Kris Kiser, president of OPEI, sharing a sneak peek about Equip Expo 2024! Kris is excited to share the latest and greatest of the industry's largest trade show held annually in Louisville, Kentucky!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Learn about the Equip Expo and its significance in the green industry
  • Understand the role of OPEI in supporting equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Discover the networking opportunities and social events at the Equip Expo
  • Gain insights on how to improve your business and network with industry professionals
  • Find out about the various educational tracks and certifications available at the Expo
  • Get tips on planning ahead for the Expo, including booking hotels and making reservations
  • Hear about the personal experiences and favorite aspects of the Expo

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The Best I've Ever Heard Him! LINK Membership Excerpt With Jeff Joiner

May 22, 2024

Today, we're joined by Jeff Joiner, author of Say It Like It Matters When It Matters, who is a professional motivational speaker and storyteller. Jeff blessed us with an appearance on our LINK monthly livestream, where he talked about leadership, selling skills, working with difficult people, and so much more. If you didn't get a chance to check out this entire webinar live, I encourage you to get access to it by joining LINK and hearing the rest of this powerful webinar and replay.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of personal interaction in business
  • How to differentiate your business from competitors
  • Anecdotal examples of successful business strategies
  • Strategies for effective communication with employees
  • The significance of recognizing and praising employees for their efforts

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Verde Visionaries: The $25 Million Journey of a Hispanic-Owned Lawn Care Powerhouse

May 20, 2024

Today, we're joined by Antonio Diaz of the Diaz Group, a Chicago, IL-based company disrupting the commercial site maintenance industry. The size and scale of this company are truly unique, including the type of work they take on and the problems they solve. Listen in as Antonio describes the team's work ethic and mindset to excel in what they do to be one of the largest companies in the world.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The Diaz Group's journey from its inception in 2007 to becoming a major player in the landscaping industry
  • The importance of great people in the success of the Diaz Group
  • The Diaz Group's plans to become a $100 million company by 2030 and expand nationally
  • The unique service offerings of the Diaz Group, focusing on total site maintenance and management
  • The cultural emphasis on hard work, learning from mistakes, and being transparent within the Diaz Group
  • The Diaz Group's open-door policy for visitors and potential partners

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Cutting a Path to Success: A 19-Year-Old's Lawn Care Empire in North Carolina

May 17, 2024

Today, we're joined by Jackson Renegar, owner of Renegar Brothers in Wilmington, NC. Jackson and his team manage over 120 properties and have made a name for themselves with their attention to detail and commitment to excellence in maintenance and landscaping.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Jackson Renegar shares his journey of starting Renegar Brothers Law and Landscape at the age of 19 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Jackson discusses how he got started in the green industry at the age of 14 and his progression to starting his own business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discussion about equipment, including Scag mowers, Stihl handheld equipment, and trucks for hauling.
  • Insights into the pricing strategies for services like mulching and pine straw installation in North Carolina.
  • Discussion on the importance of stable cash flow and billing practices in the lawn care industry.
  • Advice from Jackson on the importance of hustling, starting a business at a young age, and making...
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Spring Surge: Turf Talk and Lawn Care Updates

May 15, 2024

Today, we're sharing the latest and greatest with our lawn care business and answering the questions we've received lately from social media. This episode is recorded live as I travel to Pennsylvania and give you guys a live roadshow update!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Insights on managing a busy lawn care and landscaping business during the spring rush
  • Discussion on implementing double cut fees for lawn mowing services
  • How to register for the Equip Expo in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mention of the new Ballard chute blockers and Equipment Defender racks
  • Details on the new trailer setup and equipment purchases
  • Overview of the importance of offering comprehensive services like lawn maintenance and fertilization
  • Personal update on planning and designing landscaping for Brian's own property

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Green Giants: Unveiling the $12 Million Lawn Care Company You've Never Heard Of

May 13, 2024

Today, we're joined by Russ Scott, managing partner of Ringers Landscaping out of Prairie Grove, IL. This incredible tour and operation was one of my favorites, as Russ shares openly and transparently about how they've ascended into a regional player and grown from a small company to over $10m in Revenue in just 5 years.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Insights on building a successful landscaping company from the ground up
  • Importance of having a strong team and culture in a business
  • Strategies for growth and scaling a landscaping company
  • The significance of good partnerships with banks, vendors, and employees
  • Transparency and communication within the company
  • Utilizing equipment to replace the need for additional labor
  • The value of leading by example and being actively involved in the business operations
  • The impact of having a spirit of excellence and a culture of excellence in the workplace

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Stepping Up Your Game: A Deep Dive into Kujo Yardwear's Latest Innovations in Lawn Care Footwear

May 10, 2024

Today, we're joined by Shawn Langton, co-founder of Kujo Yardwear, which has a fantastic product lineup of yard shoes, outdoor clothing, and so much more. This innovative brand understands lawn care professionals and your needs while mowing and landscaping, making your job easier and more comfortable.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Kujo Yardwear's background and how it all started
  • Overview of Kujo Yardwear's product line, including the Yard Shoe, X1 Landscape Boot, Jax Slip-Ons, Surge Rubber Boot, and more
  • Details about the upcoming cold weather pant launch
  • Information on Kujo Yardwear's promotions and sales
  • Insights into Kujo Yardwear's approach to customer feedback and product development
  • Discussion on the importance of comfortable and functional footwear for lawn care professionals
  • Kujo Yardwear's involvement in industry events like Equip Expo

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Get It Out Of Your Head

May 09, 2024

Today we're sharing about what has been helping us to get a better handle on our schedule and to stay optimized with our entire team. When you're spinning multiple plates and doing your best to grow, a lot needs to be communicated to many to keep everyone on the same sheet of music.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Importance of getting organized in your business
  • Implementing regular team meetings to keep everyone on the same page
  • Brian's schedule for Mondays and Thursdays to stay organized
  • The significance of communication in a business
  • Tracking man hours and labor for better efficiency
  • Balancing work, family, and personal life
  • Real-life examples of managing a growing business
  • Tips for effective communication with your team
  • Strategies for staying on top of accounts receivable and cash flow
  • Setting non-negotiable days for specific business tasks
  • Brian's revenue growth and goals for his business in 2024

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Cracking the Code: Boosting Your Lawn Care Business with Route Density!

May 07, 2024

Let's dive into a topic that can significantly impact the success of your business: route density. It's easy to feel pulled in every direction, especially with the surge in demand during this time of year. However, focusing on route density can be a game-changer for your long-term success.

So, what exactly is route density, and why does it matter?

Route density refers to the concentration of your work within a defined area. Instead of spreading yourself thin across various locations, prioritizing jobs within a compact service area can bring numerous benefits to your business.

Here's why route density matters and how it can elevate your lawn care business:

  1. Efficiency Equals Profitability
    When your jobs are clustered together, you spend less time commuting between locations and more time actually working on lawns. This increased efficiency directly translates to higher profitability for your business.
  2. Consistent Quality Service
    Focusing on a concentrated service area allows you to...
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Raising The Bar In Every Way, Company Tour At Hidden Creek!

May 06, 2024

Today, we're joined by co-founder Jason Cromley of Hidden Creek, based in Columbus, Ohio. Listen in as Jason recounts how they started their landscaping business and turned it into a $25 million company over the last decade.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of customer service in growing a business
  • The significance of investing in staff training and development
  • Challenges and considerations related to private equity in the landscaping industry
  • The value of building a strong team culture and family-like environment
  • The role of leadership in driving growth and success in a business
  • The impact of continuous learning and self-improvement on business growth
  • Balancing top-line growth with bottom-line profitability
  • The need for simplifying processes and focusing on efficiencies
  • The impact of employee behavior and attitude on customer satisfaction and business growth
  • The significance of setting clear goals and holding oneself accountable for achieving them

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