Landscape Workshop https://landscapeworkshop.com Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:24:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Landscape Workshop Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies https://landscapeworkshop.com/landscape-workshop-among-americas-fastest-growing-private-companies/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/landscape-workshop-among-americas-fastest-growing-private-companies/#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:21:34 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7493 Landscape Workshop is thrilled to be named No. 4636 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list by Inc. magazine. The annual list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and provides unique insight into the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and […]

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Landscape Workshop is thrilled to be named No. 4636 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list by Inc. magazine. The annual list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and provides unique insight into the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Landscape Workshop is one of 63 Alabama-based companies to make the 2019 list.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. Landscape Workshop alone experienced a three-year average growth of 62 percent.http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

Thank you to Inc. magazine for this recognition, and congratulations to all 2019 Inc. 5000 companies! Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found here.

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The Intern Files | Parrish Pettway https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-parrish-pettway-2/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-parrish-pettway-2/#respond Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:24:09 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7468 In this final installment of the 2019 Intern Files, we’d like you to meet intern Parrish Pettway. Parrish will soon enter his final year at Mississippi State University, where he is studying Landscape Architecture & Contracting. This marks his second summer working in Landscape Workshop’s Construction division in the Central Alabama branch. Project Manager Will […]

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In this final installment of the 2019 Intern Files, we’d like you to meet intern Parrish Pettway. Parrish will soon enter his final year at Mississippi State University, where he is studying Landscape Architecture & Contracting. This marks his second summer working in Landscape Workshop’s Construction division in the Central Alabama branch. Project Manager Will Howell has mentored Parrish throughout his internships and has noticed his progression throughout this time. He explains, “Parrish is a second year intern, which has allowed him to dive right back into working with our team. He has taken on more responsibility on the job due to the trust he’s earned and the respect he continues to gain.”

How did you first become interested in the green industry?

I’ve always enjoyed working outside and creating something with my own hands. A friend and I started a small lawn care company in high school that took off quickly, and I soon realized that I could work outside and interact with all kinds of different people. I think that is what really drew me into the industry.

Why did you decide to intern with LW?

This is my second internship with Landscape Workshop. It was a very easy decision to come back. I really enjoy working with everyone, as they are all positive and happy and just enjoyable to be around. It makes the day go by faster and the work a little easier. Landscape Workshop is also a very bottom-up style company, which allows everyone to have a voice no matter what your roll is in the company. This often produces faster and easier ways of work, as well as a much better product.

What is a “typical” day like?

On a typical day, I arrive at the shop around 6:30 a.m. Then I am briefed on which crew I will be joining for the week, or simply the day, and the task at hand. Every day is different. Some days we can knock out over half a job, but other days we barely make a dent in the scope of work. Some jobs take a few days, while others take several months to complete. Sometimes we spend the day grading beds and areas for sod. Other days we may spend all day planting trees and making sure they are perfectly straight and in the correct spot. I guess the best part is that a “typical day” is never typical, and each day presents its own challenges to overcome.

What have you enjoyed most in your internship?

I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone. Everyone is easy to get along with and work alongside. They are also very open and willing to teach me new things or new ways of completing tasks that I have never seen before.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned this summer?

The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is just to keep your head down and work. There is no sense in complaining – just get your work done and move on to the next challenge.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I am currently on the fire department at school and recently completed an EMT course. I have been involved with the fire service for over 5 years now.

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New Team Member | Drew Stone https://landscapeworkshop.com/new-team-member-drew-stone/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/new-team-member-drew-stone/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:07:41 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7464 Please join us in welcoming new team member Drew Stone to the Landscape Workshop team! With 8 years of experience in recruiting and sales, Drew joins LW as our new Business Development Manager in the Huntsville, AL market. Drew most recently served as an IT recruiter for Internal Data Resources and has spent the last […]

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Please join us in welcoming new team member Drew Stone to the Landscape Workshop team! With 8 years of experience in recruiting and sales, Drew joins LW as our new Business Development Manager in the Huntsville, AL market. Drew most recently served as an IT recruiter for Internal Data Resources and has spent the last 11 years in Nashville, TN. He looks forward to helping Landscape Workshop expand its work in the Huntsville community. Outside of the office, Drew enjoys being outdoors and watching or playing sports. Welcome to the team, Drew!

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The Intern Files | Forrest Beasley https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-forrest-beasley/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-forrest-beasley/#respond Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:54:14 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7444 In today’s installment of The Intern Files, we introduce you to Gulf Coast intern Forrest Beasley. Forrest studies Landscape Architecture & Contracting and will soon be entering his final year of school at Mississippi State University. His drive, work ethic, and willingness to get his hands dirty have made Forrest a tremendous asset to the team […]

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In today’s installment of The Intern Files, we introduce you to Gulf Coast intern Forrest Beasley. Forrest studies Landscape Architecture & Contracting and will soon be entering his final year of school at Mississippi State University. His drive, work ethic, and willingness to get his hands dirty have made Forrest a tremendous asset to the team this summer.

How did you first become interested in the green industry?
I have been involved in landscape maintenance since I was young. Through Mississippi State University I obtained company contacts and knowledge in the green industry.

Why did you decide to intern with LW?
The location of the Gulf Coast branch in Foley, Alabama was perfect for me. After graduation, I plan to be near the Alabama Gulf Coast.

What is a “typical” day like?

A typical day would be to arrive at the shop by 6:30 to load the truck up with water, tools, and machines. Most of these tools would depend on the required tasks that day. Throughout the day, we visit many properties, completing each thoroughly. While doing maintenance, each crew has a set number of specific properties each day, so the week becomes a routine. Each laborer knows their job when arriving to a property. Once the jobs are complete, we arrive back at the shop to clean out the truck and refuel. Each day is a new experience.

What have you enjoyed most in your internship?
I enjoyed the irrigation and lighting jobs that I have been a part of. I would like to specialize in each after graduation. I see the industry’s need for irrigation and lighting knowledge.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned this summer?
Maintaining something that has been installed poorly is always difficult.

Share a fun fact about yourself.
If I’m not working then I’m probably fishing.

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New Team Member | O’Neal Crawford https://landscapeworkshop.com/new-team-member-oneal-crawford/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/new-team-member-oneal-crawford/#respond Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:00:24 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7439 Meet the newest addition to the Landscape Workshop team, O’Neal Crawford. A graduate of Auburn University, she holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. She comes to LW after spending seven years as the Director of Alumni and Community Affairs at Marion Military Institute. We are thrilled […]

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Meet the newest addition to the Landscape Workshop team, O’Neal Crawford. A graduate of Auburn University, she holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. She comes to LW after spending seven years as the Director of Alumni and Community Affairs at Marion Military Institute. We are thrilled to have her onboard as an Account Manager in our floriculture department. In this new position, O’Neal is most looking forward to getting back into the green industry and learning from some of the industry’s best. Outside of work, she enjoys tending her vegetable garden, running, and chasing her two dogs. Welcome, O’Neal!

 

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The Intern Files | Alexis Middlebrooks https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-alexis-middlebrooks/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-alexis-middlebrooks/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:26:49 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7378 Today we’d like to introduce you to LW intern Alexis Middlebrooks. A Horticulture major at the University of Georgia, Alexis has proven herself diligent and determined throughout her time with the Central Alabama team. Account Manager Josh Lansdale describes Alexis as “hard-working, highly intelligent, and intuitive.” He adds, “Alexis was able to successfully dig in […]

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Today we’d like to introduce you to LW intern Alexis Middlebrooks. A Horticulture major at the University of Georgia, Alexis has proven herself diligent and determined throughout her time with the Central Alabama team. Account Manager Josh Lansdale describes Alexis as “hard-working, highly intelligent, and intuitive.” He adds, “Alexis was able to successfully dig in on every job she was assigned. These were not glamorous jobs. This was hard work that sometimes lasted several days. What she showed me is that she has grit and most definitely what it takes to have a successful career in the green industry.”

How did you first become interested in the green industry?

I have always been interested in agriculture. Poultry science was my introduction to factory farming, but I quickly shifted my focus to agronomy and then ornamental plants.

Why did you decide to intern with LW?

I believe in Landscape Workshop’s values and approach to business.

What is a “typical” day like?

Sweaty. Every day is different; there is no normal, but that’s what I like about landscaping. The common link between each day is a feeling of accomplishment and pride in the work I’ve done.

What have you enjoyed most in your internship?

I’ve enjoyed meeting everyone who works here. There hasn’t been a single person I’ve worked with that I wouldn’t want to work with every day.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far this summer?

Everything in landscaping is connected. We divide jobs into maintenance, enhancements, irrigation, and so on, but there is an overlap between each department. Every job depends on every department working together efficiently.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I am historian of UGA’s poultry science club, an ambassador of our College of Agriculture’s student philanthropy council, and banner chair of UGA’s Sigma Alpha agricultural sorority.

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The Intern Files | Landen Rucker https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-landen-rucker-2/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-landen-rucker-2/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:20:58 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7344 Gulf Coast intern Landen Rucker is spending his second summer in a row working with Landscape Workshop. He attends Mississippi State University, where he studies Landscape Contracting & Architecture. Landen has been a great addition to the team. As General Manager Chad Galloway says, “Landen is a positive guy who always has a smile on […]

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Gulf Coast intern Landen Rucker is spending his second summer in a row working with Landscape Workshop. He attends Mississippi State University, where he studies Landscape Contracting & Architecture. Landen has been a great addition to the team. As General Manager Chad Galloway says, “Landen is a positive guy who always has a smile on his face. He has an infectious attitude around the shop that uplifts those around him.”

How did you first become interested in the green industry?

From an early age I developed a great appreciation for the outdoors and the landscapes within. I began mowing yards and creating small landscapes at the age of 12 and continued to do so throughout my teenage years. When I came across the dual Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management major at Mississippi State University, I knew that it would properly equip me to work in any area that I desire, while still presenting me the opportunity to be outside creating and caring for landscapes as I always have.

Why did you decide to intern with LW?

This is actually my second year to intern with LW. As a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, I wanted to see what it was like to work with a company within the Southeast region. Now, after having worked with them for two summers, my passion for the coastal landscapes has grown such that I hope to remain in the region.

What is a “typical” day like?

A typical day varies often, as each property presents a different task. Communication in the mornings and upon arrival is key to ensuring each and every field hand knows what their role is on the property to ensure the property looks great upon departure.

What have you enjoyed most in your internship so far?

Getting  to communicate and network with others in the same field and creating lasting relationships that I know I will always have no matter where I end up.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far this summer?

The ability to communicate with your coworkers and clients can go a long way in creating long term relationships that allow you to maintain a great landscape.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I am an AVID sports fan.

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New Team Member | Karl Lundstrom https://landscapeworkshop.com/new-team-member-karl-lundstrom/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/new-team-member-karl-lundstrom/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:31:35 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7351 Please join us in welcoming new team member Karl Lundstrom! Karl joins LW in the Birmingham corporate office as Supply Chain Coordinator for all LW markets. Karl is a recent graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Additionally, he has completed marketing internships at PowerSecure, a Southern Company Subsidiary, and […]

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Please join us in welcoming new team member Karl Lundstrom! Karl joins LW in the Birmingham corporate office as Supply Chain Coordinator for all LW markets. Karl is a recent graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Additionally, he has completed marketing internships at PowerSecure, a Southern Company Subsidiary, and MSL Group New York/Paris. In this new position, he most looks forward to traveling and meeting everyone at all the different branches. He is no stranger to traveling, as he is a dual citizen of both Sweden and the U.S. In his free time, Karl’s favorite hobby is skiing. Welcome to the team, Karl!

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The Intern Files | Makahla Holloway https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-makahla-holloway/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-makahla-holloway/#respond Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:58:45 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7323 Birmingham intern Makahla Holloway attends Mississippi State University, where she studies Landscape Contracting & Architecture. In her internship so far, she has experienced working in seasonal color, maintenance, and irrigation, with irrigation being her favorite. Her mentor for the summer, Senior Account Manager Michael Ray, notes that her positive attitude and desire to learn have […]

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Birmingham intern Makahla Holloway attends Mississippi State University, where she studies Landscape Contracting & Architecture. In her internship so far, she has experienced working in seasonal color, maintenance, and irrigation, with irrigation being her favorite. Her mentor for the summer, Senior Account Manager Michael Ray, notes that her positive attitude and desire to learn have allowed her to make great progress and will continue to serve her well.

How did you become interested in the green industry?

I have always loved the outdoors and knew that I wanted to be outside working in the environment.

Why did you decide to intern with LW?

I was referred to Landscape Workshop by various people and had heard good things about the company. Once I looked further into them I could tell by their hard work and wonderful people skills that it was where I wanted to be.

What is a “typical” day like?

Every couple weeks are different since I am working with each part of the company, but our mornings always start out with group stretches to get our blood flowing before we start work. We hit the road and go from house to house completing each job until we’re finished for the day.

What have you enjoyed most in your internship so far?

I have worked with the majority of the company so far and have gotten to know a lot of the workers here. One thing that has always stood out to me is their eagerness to work and their kindness. Landscape Workshop has always made me feel welcome and has never made me feel like I was just an intern. I am treated equally like them, and that has really made a difference.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far this summer?

Time management is important. Even though this is something I already know with being in school, it’s very prominent when working in this field.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I am on the Famous Maroon Band’s Drumline at Mississippi State University.

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The Intern Files | Tripp Dunn https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-tripp-dunn/ https://landscapeworkshop.com/the-intern-files-tripp-dunn/#respond Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:15:36 +0000 https://landscapeworkshop.com/?p=7287 Birmingham intern Tripp Dunn hails from Mississippi State University, where he studies Landscape Architecture & Contracting. His can-do attitude, combined with his knowledge from the classroom, have allowed Tripp to excel in the field this summer. Account Manager Jeremy Comer elaborates, “Tripp has jumped in to be an active team player in every department he […]

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Birmingham intern Tripp Dunn hails from Mississippi State University, where he studies Landscape Architecture & Contracting. His can-do attitude, combined with his knowledge from the classroom, have allowed Tripp to excel in the field this summer. Account Manager Jeremy Comer elaborates, “Tripp has jumped in to be an active team player in every department he has worked in so far. Seeing everything he has learned in school come together to connect in the field has been an awesome experience for both of us.”

How did you become interested in the green industry?

I loved the outdoors and wanted to pursue a career with the option to be outside.

Why did you decide to intern with LW?

I wanted to see how a larger company ran on a daily basis.

What is a “typical” day like?

Getting to the shop and finding my crew. Then working with the crew throughout the day. I pay special attention to the field manager and the account manager to see what they do.

What have you enjoyed most in your internship so far?

Enhancements has been my favorite rotation. I like having big jobs that look good when I leave them.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far this summer?

Being able to leave your crew working while the field manager runs an errand is very important.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I love to hunt, and I can’t wait for winter.

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