175 episodes

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.

How to Hardscape Michael Pletz

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

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.

    Open Book Management and More with Ken Hochkeppel

    Open Book Management and More with Ken Hochkeppel

    Today we are joined by Ken Hochkeppel. He is the principal consultant with Enterprise Analysis having years of experience in a variety of aspects of businesses and has now worked with dozens of companies across the country providing council and coaching in the green industry and contractor trade sectors. We talk open book management structure among many other topics on today's episode.

    Sponsors:

    Cycle CPA


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    • 34 min
    Getting Started in Snow and Ice Management with SIMA

    Getting Started in Snow and Ice Management with SIMA

    Today we have Martin Tirado, CEO of SIMA (Snow and Ice Management Association), to discuss getting started in Snow and Ice Management.

    Sponsors:

    Cycle CPA


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    • 38 min
    Risk

    Risk

    Today we talk about risk and decisions in your personal and business life.

    Sponsors:

    Cycle CPA


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    • 28 min
    Stars of the Not Our Finest Hour Answer Your Questions

    Stars of the Not Our Finest Hour Answer Your Questions

    Today we are joined by Mike of Paver King and Chad of The Landscape Daddy, the two stars of the Not Our Finest Hour Podcast, to answer your questions sent in on Instagram.

    Sponsors:

    Cycle CPA


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    • 50 min
    #IAmaHardscaper Round Table with Three Seasons Landscapes, Niagara Outdoor, and Planit Green Landscapes

    #IAmaHardscaper Round Table with Three Seasons Landscapes, Niagara Outdoor, and Planit Green Landscapes

    Today we are joined by four returning guests including Chris from Three Seasons Landscapes, Greg from Niagara Outdoor, and Landon from Planit Green Landscapes for another episode in the #IAmaHardscaper Round Table.

    Sponsors:

    Cycle CPA

    in-lite Outdoor Lighting


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Saw Blades and Dust Collection with iQ Power Tools

    Saw Blades and Dust Collection with iQ Power Tools

    Today we are joined by Paul Guth, he is the co-founder and CEO of iQ Power Tools that manufacture saws with integrated dust collection systems. We talk about what makes a quality saw blade for the hardscape industry and the benefits of using saws with integrated dust collection systems on site.


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Auman Landscape ,

Value every show

Mike brings value every episode!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as a hardscaper, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Michael does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Quality fence builder ,

This has helped me in a huge way

I have been hesitant leaving my day job to pursue starting my own landscaping business. It went from side jobs to being fully self-employed.

I will continue to use and listen to “How to hardscape” to help keep me on track and point me in the right direction to be successful.

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