A podcast dedicated to helping hardscapers start and grow their business. If you are a hardscaper, landscaper, or a contractor of any sort, this podcast is going to help you professionally. Landscaping companies and contractors alike will benefit from discussions with leading experts in the industry talking installation, tools, products, marketing, business, and so much more to help you grow your business.
Whether you are a lawn care specialist, a contractor looking to add new services to grow your bottom line, or already active in the industry, there are topics covered that will help you.
In today's episode, we talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both renting and owning a piece of equipment as well as how to do a cost analysis on owning equipment and incorporate those costs into a budget to make that money back with every quote you send out.
In today's episode, we walk through how to create your budget and what the advantages are of doing so. This includes factoring in the billable hours per season, overhead expenses, labor costs, cost of goods sold, and profit margins and how to budget these for your season to set goals and invest properly to ensure a successful 2021.
Today we have Mark Bradley of LMN back on the show to talk about how he grew his landscaping business to over $50 million. We talk about growth, marketing, employees, and systems among many other wide ranging topics.
Today we are joined by Mark Nesbitt, founder of Nesbitt Training where he works to build better leaders through coaching, training, and speaking. Today he talks with us about what it means to be a leader in your business and how you can work to build up the employees in your business.
Today we are joined by Greg Wittstock aka the Pond Guy. He is the owner and CEO of Aquascape, manufacturers of ponds and other outdoor water features. We talk today about why you should be including water features into the services that you offer your customers and how you can sell your customers on these features.
On today's episode we talk with Caleb Auman of Auman Landscape, Jeremy Swihart of J Squared Outdoor and Andy Mulder of Mulder Maintenance and Services for a round table talk about their hardscape businesses.
Today we are joined by Chris Procopio who is the Director of Sales for Weigh Safe, a product that is designed to help you measure tongue weight. We talk about this product and many factors that affect trailer safety.
Today we are joined by Tyler Matys, President of Risi Stone, and Ray Rodenburgh of Unilock. We take this episode to discuss retaining walls and a lot of information in regards to constructing one, what needs to be considered, and lots of valuable resources available to you from Risi Stone and Unilock.
On today's episode, we are joined by Paul Hewgill of Tensar and Ray Rodenburgh of Unilock to talk about TriAx Geogrid / Unilock DriveGrid, the application and installation of the product, and why you should be including this in every job.
On today's episode of the health week on the podcast, we feature Jason Anderson of Trillium Landscape to talk about his story and the importance of taking care of your mental health as an entrepreneur.
On today's episode during health week, we are joined by Dr. Allison Arthur. She talks about taking care of your skin in the sun, how you can protect yourself, and some consequences of not protecting your skin.
On today's episode, we are joined by Jody Grunden of Summit CPA, a virtual CFO service, to talk about how you should prepare your business for a recession and operating your business during a market downturn.
Today we are joined on the show by Alex Cadieux of Techo-Bloc. He talks with us about selling and installing outdoor living spaces for your clients, why you should be focusing on expanding the features you can offer your clients, and how Techo-Bloc has materials and resources to help make you more efficient and make more money.
On today's episode, we are joined by Greg Borger of Stone Deck Innovations to talk about a series of alternatives to traditional decks that you can offer your customers. On this specific episode, we talk about the SilcaGrate system.
On today's episode, we talk with Mark Morrison about acquiring the right customers for your business, identifying the "A" clients, and making sure that you are attracting those clients to your business.
On today's episode, we talk about budgeting, estimating, and job costing in your business and implementing a system to allow you to become more efficient with your estimating process while ensuring that you make the money your business needs to thrive.
On today's episode, we talk with Stanley "Dirt Monkey" Genadek. If you do not know of him, get on YouTube, search his name, and enjoy his videos. He is here today to talk with us about growth and profitability.
On today's episode of the How to Hardscape Podcast, we are joined by Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and the Grow Group where he helps landscaping professionals with their businesses. He is here to talk with us about what you should now going into the first consultation with your customer.
On today's episode of the How to Hardscape Podcast, we are joined by Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and the Grow Group where he helps landscaping professionals with their businesses. He is here to talk with us about what you should be doing to prequalify your leads.
On today's episode, we take the chance to talk about the two different products that stood out to us as hardscapers at the Landscape Ontario Congress show and the takeaways from the Landscape and Hardscape Business Success Summit.
On today's episode, we are joined by landscape business coach and consultant Frank Bourque who talks with us about how business owners can address their inefficiencies and invest in tools that are going to help their on-site efficiency in 2020.
On today's episode, we are joined by Justin and Jacob Reid of M-QUIP. They talk with us about a variety of subjects regarding using vacuum lifting equipment, what products they have available for hardscapers, and why you should be using vacuum lifting equipment on your job sites.
On today's episode, Ray Rodenburgh of Unilock talks about how the UniLyft, U-Level, and Uvision can help address the labor shortage and help your efficiency from the planning and design process to the installation.
On today's episode, we are joined by Aaron Phifer of Techniseal to talk about cleaning and sealing interlock, the different products that they have available, how to use them, and selling these services to your customers.
Looking for the right edge restraint to replace your plastic edging for open graded bases? Perma Edge offers a product that is flexible and more permeable than using a concrete product. We talk with co-founder Chris Yancey regarding this product and why you should be using it in your next install.
We talk with Paver Pete about different base preparation methods for different scenarios and being versatile in your installation. We also talk about creating an outdoor living space for your customer and selling them on the idea of what they can use their outdoor living space for.
We surveyed landscapers to ask them what they wish they knew before starting their business. There were a lot of common themes from the responses and we chose nine points to discuss on today's episode.
In this episode, we talk about how to start your business with no money by drawing on our past experiences with starting our business and how we did it. From beginning my career working for a hardscape supplier learning as much as I could to starting to do jobs on the side to take what I had learned and to put it into practice to eventually starting my business, I talk about all these steps and where it has taken my business over time and how you can do the same with yours if you are just starting out.
In this episode, we give you a rundown on what you can expect from the podcast. We will be talking about tools, products, materials, new installation methods, interviews with industry leaders, and featured hardscapers.