Where is your current landscape company this week? Hopefully at the GIC (Green Industry Conference) with PLANET & HNA (Hardscape North America) learning how to become better service providers. You better believe Southern Exposure is here and taking notes. This conference brings to smartest and brightest in the industry together to learn and share.
Now I want you to ask yourself, does your current landscape or hardscape provider invest in its people? You might ask, why is this important to me? Well, if you hire a company to perform a service for you, you are paying for professional standard right? … or at least you should be. Contracting with a certified professional is good for both the client and the industry. There are too many companies in the country and in the greater Greensboro area that are performing substandard installations and in turn, giving our industry a bad name.
Many times clients choose a company solely based on marketing materials, or location, or price. What the client should be choosing from a landscape provider is quality, experience, and customer service. What happens when that tree dies? Is it replaced? How quickly? What happens when your patio settles? Is it repaired? The more important question is why did it settle? Is this company still in business? The Green Industry has a real problem because the average client is not well enough informed to ask the correct questions. Ask for certifications and referrals. “If you think it’s too expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.”
Southern Exposure doesn’t take our industry lightly. Our industry tends to have a low barrier of entry (one guy, truck, and a mower is all you need, right?). Running a successful design/build/maintain business requires much more than that. Southern Exposure cares about its clients and wants to offer them the best, newest, and most up to date practices the Green Industry has to offer. That means, continued education, certifications, and networking with the best companies in the country. To be the best, you can’t just play the part, you must invest your time and resources into becoming and staying the best. Southern Exposure Landscape Management is representing Greensboro and the surrounding triad areas this week at GIC (Green Industry Conference), the country’s largest landscape conference combined with the HNA show (Hardscape North America). This show brings close to 30,000 landscape contractors together to learn about our industry, sharpen our skills as managers, field staff, and owners.