This podcast is for the tree care and landscape professionals who see themselves as business people, not just arborists or landscapers that only care about shiny new equipment and sharp blades. Green Industry Perspectives shares stories of the industry pros who are doing things right. Whether they are scaling their business effectively, or simply have a solution to your nagging issue, our guests provide you perspective on what success looks like in the green industry.
Business By Numbers
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Jeffrey Scott, Green Industry Business Consultant.
Jeffrey Scott runs the largest peer group in the landscape industry. His experience as both a business owner and the vast amount of time he’s spent working with other successful landscape companies has helped him uncover the best methods to grow your business. Jeffrey also holds events around the country where he brings together some of the best minds in landscaping. His next event is the Summer Growth Summit, which he talks more about in the episode.
Equipment, Lithium, and Robotics
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Kris Kiser, President & CEO of OPEI.
Kris began a career in local politics at an early age. Eventually, his career took him to Washington, DC, where he worked for senators and members of Congress for a decade before becoming a lobbyist. Today Kris lobbies and represents the Green Industry before congressional and state legislatures. Because Kris interacts with and represents all the major companies in the industry, he brings a unique perspective on issues facing the green industry: technological advances, current and future regulations for the industry, and H-2B visas.
Hiring For a New Generation
Changing the Straw Industry
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Matt Lowe, owner of Swift Straw.
Innovation has been at the heart of Swift Straw’s growth. Change can make people uncomfortable, but Matt Lowe’s vision has always to disrupt the straw industry for the better. Rolls and bags are replacing bales, allowing for increased shipping capacity. However, there is a shortage of equipment, labor, and straw. Matt dives into all this and more in the episode.
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Adam and Sarah Linnemann, owners of Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscaping Inc.
Adam started Linnemann Lawn and Landscape at the age of 14. Today he and his wife, Sarah, run the business together, as well as a consulting and peer group called The Green Executive. While Adam had the technical know-how for running a lawn and landscape business, his wife Sarah brought many of the operational business processes they use today. Today Linnemman has 25 employees, even after scaling back. What Adam and Sarah found is that using “profit-first” methodology, they were able to reduce the amount of employees they had while increasing profits.
Thoughts from Green Industry Pros
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Ryan Whisner, editor of Green Industry Pros.
In this episode, Ryan shares his thoughts on trends in the industry. He has cautious optimism for the future, but warns that it will be difficult to predict the future because 2020 and 2021 have been outlier years. Financial planning for 2022 forward will be difficult. However, Ryan sees so much potential for lawn care and landscaping, not just because of the boom in the past year, but also because of the technological advances the industry is embracing.
Very worthwhile listen
Lots of awesome takeaways that will really help your mindset, your business and your life. Well worth the listen. Keep up the great work!
I’ve been picking this up as much as possible driving from job to job. Keep pushing out this great content.
Informative and easy listen
Loved the first 2 episodes. Sean had done a great job so far, he seems to really know how to get the interviewee to take their answer a step further and provide some depth to it.