Greenscape Blog

Employee Spotlight: Wilfredo Torres

Jul 17, 2018 11:06:28 AM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in Employees, Culture, Appreciation

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Greenscape aspires to attract and retain the most talented and dedicated employees available in whatever markets we compete. To that end, we have developed internally a very comprehensive employee reward program with which we can both encourage and reward the behaviors that allow us to remain best in class.  We like to think that those who interact with Greenscape professionals notice the difference. Beyond our spontaneous rewards for excellence, we maintain monthly, quarterly and annual awards throughout all of our locations. Still, from time to time, one employee rises to the top in exemplary fashion. This employee is recognized both internally and externally with our “Employee Spotlight".

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Ready For Anything

Jun 28, 2018 10:05:13 AM / by Nate Patnaude posted in Snow Removal

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Mother Nature can be unpredictable, especially in New England. For a business whose winter livelihood relies mainly on snow removal, the volatility of the winter months can wreak havoc on business plans and business relationships. How a business deals with this volatility is a pretty good indicator of their expertise and professionalism. There are countless ways to combat and plan ahead for these ever-changing conditions. Whether you have a responsibility to your direct employees or to a third party, having the strategic foresight and simultaneous adaptability will ensure success at your property.

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Assessing Your Landscape

May 31, 2018 10:02:36 AM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in Landscape budget, New England landscaping, commercial landscaping

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Project Spotlight: "The Domain" in Foxborough

Apr 17, 2018 7:00:25 AM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in Grounds Management, Landscape Maintenance Contractors

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A Commitment to Training 

Mar 28, 2018 11:58:18 AM / by Nate Patnaude posted in Commercial Landscape Contractors Massachusetts

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Springtime has long been associated with change in New England. Besides the changing of the clocks and the obvious changes that begin to take place in nature around us, it also tends to be a time when discerning property owners and managers tend to at least consider a change in landscape contractors. Coincidentally, it is often a time when the most skilled landscapers consider changing companies depending upon whether or not they feel they are getting the best return for the expertise and talent that they bring to work every day. Ironically, both the buyers of the service and the front line providers of the service are confronted with the same question although from quite different perspectives. How do they know that they have teamed with the most competent and forward thinking landscape company; a company that is able to train and retain the best crews and managers?  A company that both appreciates and rewards those professionals that put the time in to be the best they can be. How can they be sure? In a word, training.

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Landscape Maintenance Approach

Feb 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in landscape maintanence

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When it comes to landscape maintenance, every property can be vastly different. The scope of work ranges significantly and dramatically depending on the situation and unlimited amounts of varying factors involved. However, despite the disparity, clients oftentimes find themselves looking at a proposal that may be nearly identical to one from another property. Different layout and design, different budget, different needs, yet... uncannily similar proposal. Unfortunately, a one-size fits all approach is not only inefficient, it can also be ineffective in accomplishing quality results.
 
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30 Years of Evolution

Jan 24, 2018 12:02:12 PM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in Landscape Services, New England landscaping

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In a business climate where failed businesses outnumber successful businesses by more than 3 to 1, Greenscape Inc. has been fortunate enough to not only survive but to improve and evolve for three decades. Many of our long-term clients, partners and employees attribute this success to our insistence on maintaining our core values. Since our inception in 1987, our focus has been towards providing exceptional service in a consistently dependable manner. First generation, Family owned and operated, our beginnings were rooted in the local South Shore communities of Massachusetts as a landscape construction firm. Quickly realizing the need for professional, quality commercial landscape firms and understanding the symmetries of the distinctively different services, we entered into the commercial marketplace and added commercial grounds maintenance to our repertoire. In just a short time, we came to recognize the return on this strategic shift. We were now poised for the growth that is experienced by only a relative few in this industry.

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Five Best Practices for Completing Landscape Development Projects Before Winter

Sep 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in Landscape Development

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When negotiating a landscape development contract with an owner one key topic is the project schedule.  The expense of not delivering the project on schedule can be staggering and the damage to a relationship can be irreparable.  The deeper into the schedule the project gets, the slimmer the margin of error and the fewer the options to recover days.  This reality of construction is never more apparent than when trying to complete a project with Landscape development, specifically plantings and lawns in New England. Below are five helpful best practices to help you avoid getting caught with an incomplete project:

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Guide to Qualifying a Commercial Snow Contractor

Aug 18, 2016 4:10:12 PM / by Nate Patnaude posted in Snow Removal

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The procurement of a quality commercial snow contractor starts many months prior to the potential threat of any storm. Snow has the ability to impact your business, clients, residents and the general public like nothing else, and you want to partner with a qualified, prepared, trained snow removal expert. Waiting to secure a vendor exposes your organization to risk and liability.

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The Evolution & Function of Green Roofs: Terminology, Form & Functionality

Jul 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Jon Ciffolillo posted in Green roof

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The concept of vegetated roofs for their aesthetic value and their function can be traced back to ancient times. In recent decades we began to see the insurgence of vegetated roofs sweep through some of the more architecturally progressive US cities. With this movement, the function of these unique architectual elements began to evolve.


The modern day vegetated roofs, now commonly refered to as Green Roofs were frequently being enhanced with landscape elements that were better suited for social gathering.

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