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Contractors have gotten into a rut of pricing low to win jobs. Now they struggle to find prices that work. for both their customers and their bottom lines.


  All Bob Stewart, owner of RHS LawnCare in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wants is to price fairly for the quality work he's providing.
  Stewart was running a $100,000-plus, successful, one-man business in Virginia, near Washington, D.C., where he could charge roughly $40 to maintain each residential lawn. Life was good.
  In 2012, he had to move to North Carolina for family reasons. There, he encountered an economy struggling more than the one he left. He now charges $25 to $30 per lawn just to get residential maintenance work. He's also finding that growing ... (Read More...)

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10/30/2014 - TruGreen LandCare Appoints Michael Bogan CEO


IJAMSVILLE, Md. - TruGreen LandCare has appointed Michael Bogan as CEO, effective Nov. 3, 2014. Bogan will succeed Vidu Kulkarni, who is stepping down following a successful three-year term at the helm of the company. Kulkarni will remain on the company's ...More

10/30/2014 - Minnesota Ag Department Considering Neonicotinoids Ban


In-depth review of the popular pest controls could take six months
MINNEAPOLIS -The Minnesota Department of Agriculture revealed it is considering banning the use of neonicotinoids in the State, reported the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper Oct. 29. A revised outline revealed by the Ag Dept. published this week ...More
Kubota Builds Brand Awareness Across U.S. Markets - KTC unveils Kawasaki powered zero-turns at "historic" national dealer ...

10/30/2014 - Kubota Builds Brand Awareness Across U.S. Markets


KTC unveils Kawasaki powered zero-turns at "historic" national dealer event
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
NASHVILLE, TENN. - Think of the brands that you recognize in a flash - Coca Cola, McDonalds, Apple. Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) promised its 1100 dealers that it is making the commitment and investing heavily to occupy similar mind space with ...More

10/29/2014 - McCloud Aquatics Has New Owner


SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Pest control guru Phil McCloud has purchased McCloud Aquatics, based here, from his brother Chris McCloud. McCloud Aquatics, with President Lyle Erikson and his veteran staff, manages over 1,200 ponds and lakes in the northern Illinois ...More

10/29/2014 - Dixie Chopper Selects Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Engine


MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Dixie Chopper chose to power its Zee 2 zero-turn mower with a 23 gross hp Briggs & Stratton commercial turf engine. The Briggs and Stratton Commercial Turf engines are purpose-built to meet the harsh working environments zero-turn ...More


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