Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #2221  
Old 02-26-2011, 04:29 PM
SDelPrete SDelPrete is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brick, NJ
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by etwman View Post
I should give some more thought to something within the year. I get approached about this type of thing quite often (both in threads and PM's), and while I'd like to spend time having others come to our facility, it takes time.

I'll chew on this a little more, maybe approach Marty Grunder about coming and speaking for a portion of the day as part of it. If you've never heard Marty speak that would be worth the trip alone. He's a wealth of knowledge. I'll see what I can do.

I never have and didn't get to make it to GROW. I do plan to make it next year but if you are able to get him by that would make the day even better.
Reply With Quote
  #2222  
Old 02-26-2011, 04:39 PM
etwman's Avatar
etwman etwman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: central PA
Posts: 1,268
If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right, or not do it at all. That phrase shouldn't surprise too many of you. The only thing that would be a minor kicker is it would be limited to 100 people or so since I don't have the room for something big. However, seeing what GROW was like in Ohio, and other things that I have been too, there is something very unique and powerful with smaller groups. I'll chew on it for awhile.....and see how much interest there would be in something like this.
__________________
etwman
__________________
"Earth, Turf, & Wood, Inc. is a high-end residential landscape & hardscape company that offers superior employment experiences for employees, exceptional opportunities for our architects, a premium service to our customers and value to the community through service and stewardship. We attempt to honor God in all we do by encouraging teamwork, pursuing excellence passionately, serving those who lead, and demonstrating stewardship of resources."
Reply With Quote
  #2223  
Old 02-26-2011, 04:47 PM
SDelPrete SDelPrete is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brick, NJ
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by etwman View Post
If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right, or not do it at all. That phrase shouldn't surprise too many of you. The only thing that would be a minor kicker is it would be limited to 100 people or so since I don't have the room for something big. However, seeing what GROW was like in Ohio, and other things that I have been too, there is something very unique and powerful with smaller groups. I'll chew on it for awhile.....and see how much interest there would be in something like this.
that sounds great. However don't feel like you NEED to do it. Not saying you do but I know your a very busy person so if its to much to swing honestly it isn't that big of a deal. My initial thought was just to come out and check out the shop layout and what not for my future shop and just to bs with you bout business stuff and w.e.
Reply With Quote
  #2224  
Old 02-26-2011, 10:49 PM
EagleLandscape's Avatar
EagleLandscape EagleLandscape is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Garland, Texas
Posts: 4,325
Jarod, I just booked flights for Julie and myself for the Sales & Marketing Symposium in March.

Will you be able to make it? I will provide the rental car this time.
__________________
John Wingfield Jr.
Eagle Landscape and Irrigation
www.eagle-landscape.com
www.eagle-irrigation.com

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
Reply With Quote
  #2225  
Old 02-27-2011, 08:55 AM
etwman's Avatar
etwman etwman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: central PA
Posts: 1,268
I don't know John, I have alot going on here. I'd like too, but we're ramping up this week and we have quite a bit sold that's going into production. It looks like a good day, I'll let you know.

Can't believe your taking poor Julie back to frigid Ohio two times in one month. Poor thing, she practically froze to death in February.
__________________
etwman
__________________
"Earth, Turf, & Wood, Inc. is a high-end residential landscape & hardscape company that offers superior employment experiences for employees, exceptional opportunities for our architects, a premium service to our customers and value to the community through service and stewardship. We attempt to honor God in all we do by encouraging teamwork, pursuing excellence passionately, serving those who lead, and demonstrating stewardship of resources."
Reply With Quote
  #2226  
Old 02-27-2011, 03:59 PM
kreft's Avatar
kreft kreft is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hampstead, MD
Posts: 1,645
Just let me know when. I just realized That your only a hour up the street from me.
Reply With Quote
  #2227  
Old 03-02-2011, 12:32 AM
GroundScapesIncorporated GroundScapesIncorporated is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 386
Jarod, Goodluck this year, Im excited to see progress and hear how your maintanence division works out.

I have followed this thread since its beginning, its been both interesting motivational.

I have heard you mention that you rarely visit your job sites and that your foreman can handle anything thrown at them. Just curoius what kind of training you do to get your foreman on the same page with you? How do you train a new employee on your way of doing things?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2228  
Old 03-02-2011, 08:50 AM
etwman's Avatar
etwman etwman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: central PA
Posts: 1,268
We reclassified our foreman as project managers this year. They truthfully aren't really foreman, so I'm not sure why I call them that. We have four of them.

I budget about $20k a year in training and development. We do everything from training in house with various speakers, go to conferences like GROW, we're implementing videos/testing in house after you've been here for 90 days, and a few other things. We can train fairly quickly on site as well. Most of our project managers are very skilled with what they do and are great teachers. The others come to us with some skill or can easily be trained. I've really grown to love the phrase "hire for attitude, train for skill." It's alot easier to train someone to your ways who really wants to learn and grow with your company long term, than to take someone set in their ways and tweak their attitude. I don't really want to go into all the ways we train, but I will tell you we've steered away from the MAHTS and other hardscape shows, doing more inhouse.

Sorry its not more detailed that this.
__________________
etwman
__________________
"Earth, Turf, & Wood, Inc. is a high-end residential landscape & hardscape company that offers superior employment experiences for employees, exceptional opportunities for our architects, a premium service to our customers and value to the community through service and stewardship. We attempt to honor God in all we do by encouraging teamwork, pursuing excellence passionately, serving those who lead, and demonstrating stewardship of resources."
Reply With Quote
  #2229  
Old 03-02-2011, 12:44 PM
etwman's Avatar
etwman etwman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: central PA
Posts: 1,268
Why you don't price projects per sf!
Attached Images
         
__________________
etwman
__________________
"Earth, Turf, & Wood, Inc. is a high-end residential landscape & hardscape company that offers superior employment experiences for employees, exceptional opportunities for our architects, a premium service to our customers and value to the community through service and stewardship. We attempt to honor God in all we do by encouraging teamwork, pursuing excellence passionately, serving those who lead, and demonstrating stewardship of resources."
Reply With Quote
  #2230  
Old 03-02-2011, 12:46 PM
etwman's Avatar
etwman etwman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: central PA
Posts: 1,268
Project is completely landlocked. Attached is the plan, 3 weeks for construction and a lot of legwork ahead of time.
Attached Images
 
__________________
etwman
__________________
"Earth, Turf, & Wood, Inc. is a high-end residential landscape & hardscape company that offers superior employment experiences for employees, exceptional opportunities for our architects, a premium service to our customers and value to the community through service and stewardship. We attempt to honor God in all we do by encouraging teamwork, pursuing excellence passionately, serving those who lead, and demonstrating stewardship of resources."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 PM.

Page generated in 0.10668 seconds with 8 queries