Roots Of Success

Roots Of Success

Are you ready to take your landscaping business to the next level? Tune in to Roots of Success, the premier landscaper's podcast that brings you the latest tips and strategies from the industry's most successful coaches. Hosted by Tommy Cole, VP and Principal of McFarlin Stanford, each episode features candid conversations with landscape business owners and industry experts who have overcome obstacles and achieved extraordinary success. Whether you're struggling with people, profits, or just day-to-day challenges, Tommy and his guests have the real-world experience and practical advice to help you build a thriving and profitable landscape business.

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May 9, 2024 43 mins

Think landscaping is just 'glorified hole-digging'? Think again. In this compelling episode of Roots of Success, we're joined by industry innovators Robyn and Bret Schmitz of High Prairie, who are transforming perceptions and practice through high-level training and cutting-edge robotic technology. Discover how they tackle the industry's biggest challenges and why prioritizing professionalism and innovation is key to s...

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Are you protecting your hard-earned cash flow with a pen or just a handshake? This week we dive deep into the world of legal fortification in the landscaping business with Karalynn Cromeens, a seasoned construction lawyer bringing 20 years of industry-specific expertise. We unravel the secrets to not just surviving but thriving through the legal jungles of contracting and employee classification. Learn why the phrase "...

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Are your managers leaving HR in a bind regarding employee relations? In this eye-opening episode, we dive into the often-underestimated power of HR coaching alongside Barrett Chow of the McFarland Stanford team. With his impressive background at the Ritz Carlton, PGA Tour, and Lifescape Colorado, Barrett unpacks the essentials of empowering managers and the transformative effects of non-monetary compensation on workplace culture. L...

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to turn your passion for landscaping into a thriving enterprise? Find out on this enlightening episode of "Roots of Success," as we chat with the power couple behind RJ Lawn and Landscape, Ryan and Annette McCarthy. Discover their journey from overworked entrepreneurs to industry leaders, focusing on client-centric practices, workflow unity, and strategic planning. Host Tommy Cole brings to ligh...

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Who says youth is a barrier to success? Austyn Roth, at just 21 years old, has disrupted the landscaping game with his savvy business strategies and commitment to quality. In this episode of Roots of Success, we explore how Lucky Landscaping, under Austyn's leadership, transitioned from a cash-starved startup to a strategic, customer-focused market leader. Discover the importance of keeping promises, the art of finding...

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Are you ready to transform failures into your company’s building blocks for success? Find out how embracing mistakes can skyrocket your business, as we delve into the unique "get shit done" philosophy that quadrupled Sam Rankin's landscaping business in just two years. In this episode, we sit down with Sam Rankin, owner of Etch Outdoor, to explore his unconventional journey through accountability, empowerment, and shattering tradit...

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Do you feel trapped in your landscape business by old school business management tools? It’s time to step your tech game and turn your company into a well oiled machine! Join Tommy and his guests, David Ellis and Rich Thiebaud from LMN & Greenius. They're spilling their secrets on how technology and consistent training can simplify your business operations and transform them. From real-...

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Are you tired of feeling like you're carrying the weight of your landscape company all on your own? It doesn’t have to be this hard. In this eye-opening episode of Roots of Success, we challenge the conventional methods of business growth with the help of Vince Torchia from the grow group. Explore the power of Ace peer groups and discover how landscape business owners are revolutionizin...

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Is resilience the secret ingredient to growth in the landscaping business? When Claire Goldman faced a life-altering health crisis, her landscape company didn't just survive—it rebounded stronger than ever. Join Tommy and Claire as they unpack the transformative journey from personal challenges to professional triumphs. Discover how embracing adversity, restructuring roles, and rallying a rock star team propelled R R Landscape to a...

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Are you ignoring your most important marketing assets? Do defined marketing budgets impact your sales? Should you be focusing my marketing on social media? Uncover the answers to these important questions and discover the potential of effective marketing strategies in this episode with marketing expert and CMO John Dalton. Tap into all the knowledge from this 25-year marketing veteran to dive into actionable strategies that drive y...

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Imagine hacking away a third of your landscape company's revenue stream only to watch its profits soar. This episode of 'Roots of Success' podcast spotlights Tim Trimmer's radical decision that set Professional Grounds on an unprecedented path to growth. Tim's bold moves to ax a major landscaping department, implement rigorous tracking systems, and cultivate a skilled and loyal workforce turned his business around. Discover how Tim...

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Are you spending countless hours into your landscape business but can't seem to get the growth you crave? Maybe it's time to cut through the tactical noise and refocus on your sales strategy. This week on the show, we get to the root of what truly cultivates landscape prosperity with bestselling author Mike Weinberg and ACE Peer Group member David Amigo to talk about transforming your approach to sales and communication. We’ll unpa...

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Are you tired of ‘panic hiring’ and making mistakes? In this episode, MJ O’Toole, executive recruiter with McFarland Stanford, dispels the myth of instant hiring, and shows us that success lies in sourcing candidates who align with your company’s culture. Emphasizing a positive candidate experience from day one, fostering relationships, and preparing an effective onboarding process are her keys to hiring success. Transform your hir...

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Attention all landscape business owners! Are you tired of struggling to find the right people, stay on top of finances, and grow your brand? In this episode of Roots of Success, we sit down with Chase Coates, the man behind Outback Landscape. We explore groundbreaking strategies and proven tactics that will guide you towards running the successful landscape company of your dreams. Chase spills his secrets on hiring stellar team mem...

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Running a successful landscape company goes beyond simply creating beautiful outdoor spaces. In this episode of Roots of Success, I sit down with Michael Bosco, executive coach and industry expert, as he shares his unique journey from founding Soils Alive to taking over the family pest control business, SafeHaven. Join us as we explore all aspects of being a landscape business owner; from customer service and team management, to me...

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Join us in this eye-opening episode of Roots of Success as Tommy interviews Marty Grunder, the brilliant mind behind Grunder Landscaping Company and The Grow Group. Marty candidly shares his personal journey, highlighting the pivotal moments that led him to shed his ego and embrace new growth strategies. Discover how Marty's commitment to continuous learning and calculated risk-taking propelled his landscape company to unprecedente...

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform your small landscape company into a multimillion-dollar empire? In this episode,Tommy sits down with Jason Cromley, the CEO of Hidden Creek Landscaping, as he reveals the unconventional strategies and mindset that propelled his business to success. From bouncing checks to building a state-of-the-art facility, Jason shares the key learnings, challenges, and milestones that paved the ...

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Are you an owner in the landscape industry who is striving for success? In this episode of Roots of Success, host Tommy Cole sits down with landscape industry expert, Vince Torchia, to discuss the challenges of saying yes to many opportunities in order to build a thriving company. But as your business grows, how do you know when to start saying no and focus on what you do best? Tune in as they share their insights on how to navigat...

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What if your landscape company could tap into untapped potential by harnessing the power of individual strengths? Join host Tommy Cole in this eye-opening episode of "Roots of Success" as he explores the transformative impact of identifying, understanding, and leveraging individual strengths within your business. Learn why focusing on what's right with people, rather than what's wrong, can take your team from ordinary to extraordin...

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Are you looking to create a thriving landscape company that not only delivers exceptional results but also fosters a vibrant and supportive culture? In this episode of "Roots of Success," we have a heartfelt conversation with Danielle Padilla & Michaela Rivas from The Padilla Group. They share their journey from starting in a humble garage to establishing a successful company that feels like family. Explore the challenges of delega...

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