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What you told us about 2014 buying trends Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 02:14 PM

Writing a checkLandscape firms recently weighed in about their customers’ current buying trends. Specifically, we asked, “Are customers willing to spend more money now?”

Here is what we learned about landscape buying trends in Colorado’s post-recession economy.

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It all comes down to condos Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 02:00 PM

 

Condo constructionIt all comes down to condos.

For many in the construction and related industries, construction defects legislation is among the most impactful on their businesses. According to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) among others, we can expect to see more bills related to this issue in the next legislature. 

What has been termed a construction industry “smackdown,” is between developers/construction industry businesses and those who want to protect consumers from shoddy workmanship via defects litigation. In a somewhat over-simplified statement, it all comes down to condos.

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Are customers different post-recession? Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 01:44 PM
Customer service

Are customers different post-recession?

Random anecdotal comments snagged in the wind, so to speak, have indicated that customers this year are more demanding. Is this really the case?

ALCC decided it would be worthwhile to find out and asked members whether their customers are becoming more demanding and more difficult to please. The poll revealed definitive data about changes among landscape consumers and their expectations.

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Cara Doyle: women's roundtable has lasting effects Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 01:30 PM

 

Cara DoyleCara Doyle, Summit Lawn & Landscape, Fort Collins, shares the value she derived from being part of the recent CEO Exchange: Women’s Leadership Roundtable.

The part I took away most was knowing that I wasn't alone in this industry.

It was great when we sat down at lunch and were able to talk one-on-one about working with your family and having a family. It is good to know that there are other women out there who work with their husbands/fathers etc., each day and do so successfully.

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Colorado ranks high in energy efficiency Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:14 PM

 

Colorado is the seventh most energy efficient state according to WalletHub, a leading personal finance social network, which conducted research in light of October being National Energy Awareness Month. WalletHub measured the energy efficiency of cars and homes in 48 states.

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