How to Use Dead Plants to Your Advantage

How to Use Dead Plants to Your Advantage

Years ago I used to dread this time of year, when temperatures soar and the sun shines bright. At Grunder Landscaping Co., we provide a one-year warranty on all the plants we install, and by the time late July rolls around, I can pretty much count on seeing plants on our clients’ properties that have died because they weren’t watered enough.

I used to pray our clients wouldn’t notice these dead plants, until one day I realized they were actually an opportunity for us to demonstrate our value to our clients and deepen our relationship with them

Are You Losing Valuable Employees?

Are You Losing Valuable Employees?

Many of us who are owners or managers teach our teams to stand out from the competition by always doing a little more for our clients—taking their trash cans in, picking up their newspaper, saying hello, please, and thank you. But how many of us regularly and reliably apply this same approach internally? How many of us look for and remember to practice small acts of appreciation for our team members?

Does Your Landscaping Company Have a Strong Pipeline in Its Future?

Does Your Landscaping Company Have a Strong Pipeline in Its Future?

With June coming to a close and the Fourth of July holiday this Thursday, it’s a good time to take a step back and look at what jobs and prospects you have in your pipeline. At Grunder Landscaping Co., our sales team continues to proactively seek new work, and I am doing everything I can to get in front of as many people as will let me. How do we do this?

Help People to Know, Like, and Trust You

Help People to Know, Like, and Trust You

As most of you know, I am a firm believer in the old adage that people do business with people they know, like, and trust. It seems obvious that this is true, but how many of us really keep this top of mind as we try to win at sales and grow our businesses? This week I dropped by one company that sure does and learned about the low-cost, high-dividend event they hold every month to drive client engagement: