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Green Industry Perspectives
47 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
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.
40 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
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.
45 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Hiring For a New Generation
48 minutes | May 27, 2021
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.
43 minutes | May 20, 2021
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.
44 minutes | May 13, 2021
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.
45 minutes | May 6, 2021
Recruit Like A Pro
Kelly shares her journey from working at her parent’s landscaping company, to taking a leap of faith and creating her own agency to help green industry businesses grow. Kelly has learned a lot from her time in the industry, specifically when it comes to recruiting. Talent acquisition is a long time issue for the industry, and while there is no silver bullet, Kelly has tips and tricks to help you overcome your labor challenges.
35 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
How to Turn Ice into Gold
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Chris Dix, Manager of Membership and Management at the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). Chris shares how SIMA gives Snow and Ice companies the resources and training to be successful. They provide networking opportunities, safety certifications, talks from industry leaders, and tools to help small businesses. Chris spent over a decade in the insurance industry, and has many unique insights on safety and risk management for the Snow and Ice industry.
50 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Minimizing Your Risk
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Eric Petersen, President of ArboRisk Insurance. Eric shares how he began his career in forestry before joining a risk management firm. Recognizing the need for risk management in the tree care industry he founded ArboRisk in 2012. Eric has found that safety is a top concern for tree care business owners, but they often struggle to convey that message to their teams. Eric has found ways to help tree care owners minimize their business’ risk, and more importantly their crew’s.
41 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
S3 EP10: Connection Through Marketing
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Chad Diller to the show. Chad is the Director of Client Success at Landscape Leadership. Chad shares how he ended up in Landscape Leadership, his marketing perspective on successful landscape companies, how companies can leverage video content.
45 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
S3 EP9: Generations in Green Industry Success
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Jennifer Lemcke to the show. Jennifer is the CEO of Weed Man Lawn Care. Jennifer shares her journey into lawn care, what it’s like to be a female leader in the Green Industry, what factors have contributed to her career success, and the perspective she has from starting out as a franchisee.
46 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
S3 EP8: Goat Turf or G.O.A.T. Turf?
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Tyler Burnett to the show. Tyler is the CEO and Founder of Goat Turf. Tyler shares about Goat Turf’s history, how he creates chemistry on his team, and tips on how to develop your people.
48 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
S3 EP7: The Tesla of Green Industry Robotics
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Charles Brian Quinn to the show. “CBQ”, as he’s affectionately known, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Greenzie. CBQ shares how their core value of “do important things first” helps them be successful, what Greenzie does, what their mission is, and how they approach leaders who are reluctant to embrace innovative technologies.
44 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
S3 EP6: Golden Age of the Green Industry?
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Seth Jones to the show. Seth is the Editor in Chief at Landscape Management Magazine. Seth shares how he ended up reporting on the Green Industry, what he sees as common practices among successful landscape management companies, and what he’s seen happen through the COVID-19 pandemic in the Green Industry.
44 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
S3 EP5: A Success Story in Hilton Head
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Nick Welliver to the show. Nick is the Owner & Operator of Hilton Head Landscapes. He shares the role that communication has played in HHL’s success, how software has influenced their success, and how he has identified his target customer.
54 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
S3 EP4: Branch (and People) Management
In this special episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Noel Boyer to the show. Noel is a Certified Master Arborist and self-proclaimed “tree-hugging” owner of All About Trees. Noel shares his insights about claiming your niche, frugality, and how he builds positive company culture.
22 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
S3 EP3: 2021 Green Industry Economic Report Breakdown
In this special episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes the CEO of Single Ops, Sean McCormick, to the show. Sean shares the effects of embracing innovation, the evolution and key takeaways of their recently-released economic report, and what changed in the industry in 2020.You can tune in above on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or anywhere you get your podcasts.Become a pro member of the podcast to receive notifications for each new episode and bonus content each week.
45 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
S3 EP2: An Innovative Family Business
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Todd Kramer to the show. Todd is a certified arborist and the CEO of Kramer Tree Specialists. Todd shares how you can’t grow without great people, how investing in his team has benefitted and allowed the business to grow over the years, and how he and his brother get along.
47 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
S3 EP1: A Turnaround Success Story
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Gary Hardy to the show! Gary is the CEO of Brunner’s Lawn and Services and host of the podcast Beverage with Brunner’s. Gary shares how he transitioned from being a veteran seeking education to a co-owner of Brunner’s with his friend Josh and how they went from almost closing up shop to growing 18% year over year after they participated in Lawn and Landscape’s Turnaround Tour. You can tune in above on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or anywhere you get your podcasts.Become a pro member of the podcast to receive notifications for each new episode and bonus content each week.Green Industry Perspectives Home PageSingleOps on FacebookTy Deemer on LinkedinBrunner’s WebsiteBrunner’s Turn Around Tour Story Beverage with Brunner’s Podcast
35 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Turning Frustrations into Solutions
In this episode of the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast, Ty Deemer welcomes Dan Pestretto to the show. Dan is a former landscaper turned coach/consultant that focuses his time on helping landscape companies implement systems to support healthy growth. Dan shares how he learned from his biggest failures and now uses those lessons to help others. Tune in to learn a 7 step process for turning all business frustrations into solutions. SingleOps on Facebook Green Industry Perspectives Home PageTy Deemer on LinkedinFollow Dan on LinkedinS.O.D. Business Development
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