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Contractors have gotten into a rut of pricing low to win jobs. Now they struggle to find prices that work. for both their customers and their bottom lines.


  All Bob Stewart, owner of RHS LawnCare in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wants is to price fairly for the quality work he's providing.
  Stewart was running a $100,000-plus, successful, one-man business in Virginia, near Washington, D.C., where he could charge roughly $40 to maintain each residential lawn. Life was good.
  In 2012, he had to move to North Carolina for family reasons. There, he encountered an economy struggling more than the one he left. He now charges $25 to $30 per lawn just to get residential maintenance work. He's also finding that growing ... (Read More...)

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10/30/2014 - Kubota Builds Brand Awareness Across U.S. Markets


KTC unveils Kawasaki powered zero-turns at "historic" national dealer event
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NASHVILLE, TENN. - Think of the brands that you recognize in a flash - Coca Cola, McDonalds, Apple. Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) promised its 1100 dealers that it is making the commitment and investing heavily to occupy similar mind space with ...More

10/29/2014 - McCloud Aquatics Has New Owner


SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Pest control guru Phil McCloud has purchased McCloud Aquatics, based here, from his brother Chris McCloud. McCloud Aquatics, with President Lyle Erikson and his veteran staff, manages over 1,200 ponds and lakes in the northern Illinois ...More

10/29/2014 - Dixie Chopper Selects Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Engine


MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Dixie Chopper chose to power its Zee 2 zero-turn mower with a 23 gross hp Briggs & Stratton commercial turf engine. The Briggs and Stratton Commercial Turf engines are purpose-built to meet the harsh working environments zero-turn ...More

10/28/2014 - Keep an Eye on the Neonic Issue in Canada


Is rhetoric drowning out intelligent discussion yet again?
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
How do we ignore what's happening in the second largest country in the world, which also happens to be our biggest trading partner and the country with which we share the longest international border in the world? It should be obvious I am writing about ...More
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10/28/2014 - TBEI Announces New VP, Engineering and Quality


LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn. - Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. has promoted James"Archie" England to the newly created position of TBEI vice president, engineering and quality. England previously served as TBEI's director of engineering. Prior ...More


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