Landscape Maintenance

Commercial Landscaping Professionals.

Our Landscape Maintenance Division is our company’s largest single division. Our clean white trucks and brightly uniformed employees have become synonymous with professionalism and quality workmanship. We differentiate ourselves from others by providing unique solutions to common problems and delivering that last ten percent that makes all the difference between good and great!

Commercial landscaping maintenance is a pretty complex business, especially in a state that has a year-round growing season compounded by extreme weather conditions, lots of bugs and disease, unavoidable equipment failures and less than pleasant working conditions.

The tabs below will provide some insight into the services that we provide. However, keep in mind that our landscape maintenance programs are specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of a property.


Meet The Team

Donald Simmons

Donald Simmons

Director of Landscape Maintenance5 Years

If you could change back time, what would have you done differently?  I would spend time with my father. I lost my Dad 12 years ago at the age of 59 very suddenly and unexpectedly. My father had grown to be the person that I wanted to emulate in life and I never spent enough time with him. One of us, mostly myself always put work ahead of anything and everything else. I lived in Seattle and he lived in the Midwest at the time of his death. I would book ticket after ticket  to fly and see him and he would do the same but inevitably something always came up; WORK! I never had approval from my Dad, I never had those father-son discussions with him and for that I am FOREVER guilty. If I could be 1/100th of the man my father was, I have accomplished a lifetimes worth of goals.

Mike Trinidad

Mike Trinidad

Director of Customer Relationships10 Years

What advice about life would you offer to a newborn child?  I would tell a newborn child that you have one life to live so make it count. Success, regardless of your definition, will not come knocking on your door so don’t wait for it to find you. Identify what it is that you want to accomplish, stay focused and crush anything that gets in your way! Learn it, live it, and love it!

Wes Cleaves

Wes Cleaves

Operations Manager, Branch Operations8 Years

If you were wealthy and didn’t have to work, how would you make a difference in the world? Growing up, my parents unselfishly supported my interests and I’ve done the same with my two sons, which has helped them become outstanding young men. Both of my boys were black belts and ultimately became national champions. I would provide better after-school programs for martial arts, so that less fortunate kids had the opportunity to learn the character and discipline that it takes to succeed in life.  Lastly, my family has enjoyed mountain biking over the years. I would help fund the acquisition of environmental sensitive land and build/maintain these trails for future generations.

Christian Talbot

Christian Talbot

Operations Manager, National Accounts2 Years

What advice about life would you offer to a newborn child?  The advice I would give is- Learn from your experiences and be grateful, life is an open book. Learn and grow from the experiences, successes and failures you encounter and make genuine changes that will help you be the best person you can be. Always be grateful for what you do, the choices you make, the friends and loved ones you encounter in life…

Allen Linville

Allen Linville

Relationship Manager, Central Florida1 Year

If you could change back time, what would have you done differently?  I would learn to be ‘present in the moment.’  In my early career I made  a bad habit of allowing work to occupy my every thought. This distracted me from enjoying gatherings with family and friends that should have been fun, and memorable.  Even though I was physically present, my mind was always somewhere else. This made me miss out on many memorable times and experiences.  To go back and ‘be present’ in those thousands of conversations and moments would be priceless.

Keith Mizelle

Keith Mizelle

Relationship Manager, Central Florida1 Year

What advice about life would you offer to a newborn child? Seize each and every  moment in life that you can. The journey is the excitement and thrill of experiencing life. Life is a gift and each day we awaken lies ahead  an opportunity to improve and to contribute. Value life, appreciate your station in life and help those that are less fortunate. What a travesty to treat life as a “dress rehearsal”. With each day comes the opportunity to make a difference for someone or in something. Life will not be perfect and will bring challenges. How you deal with the good and bad in life will shape your character. Remember that character is what you are in the absence of others.

Connor Hendrix

Connor Hendrix

Branch Manager, Fort Lauderdale3 Years

If you were wealthy and didn’t have to work, how would you make a difference in the world? This is something that I have often thought about. I am a coach at heart and I believe that kids are the greatest legacy that we leave behind. As a coach I hear all too often of kids that cannot play sports because of the costs involved for fees and equipment. I would spend my time and money impacting the lives of kids by making athletic programs accessible to kids less fortunate. I would bring free and quality athletic programs to economically challenged areas to provide those kids with opportunities that they would not otherwise have. When we invest our time into our kids it will pay dividends in the end. A quote that I have tried to apply to my life is, “We can spend all of our money today and make it all back tomorrow. Once we have spent our time it is gone forever.” Let’s spend our time where it really matters!

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Branch Manager, Kissimmee Branch4 Years

What advice about life would you offer to a newborn child?  My advice would be always be true to who you are and to set and follow your own moral compass. You will face challenges and criticism throughout your life. Face each challenge head on, you will not win all of them, but you’ll lose all of them if you don’t try. Be humble in your wins and gracious in your loses. Acknowledge the criticisms for what they are (constructive or destructive) and learn from them both. You will never please everyone, but as long as your true to who you are, you will please the person looking back at you in the mirror.  Finally, don’t forget to have some fun along the way, hopefully your lifetime will be a long journey. Don’t fill you later years with “what if’s”, instead, fill them with “do you remember the time”.

Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Branch Manager, Orlando Branch3 Years

What advice about life would you give a newborn child? Don’t be afraid to fail. Every successful person has failed at one point or another in their life. It is what you learn from the experience that shapes you as an individual. The worst thing you can do is avoid failure by not trying at all. Take calculated risks. Don’t miss out on opportunities because you are reluctant to take a chance. Jump in and give it your best effort. Life can and will go by very fast, take advantage of every minute you have. Lastly, it should be your goal to put a smile on the face of everyone you encounter. Live life and have fun doing it.

Scott Henry

Scott Henry

Branch Manager, Port St. Lucie Branch2 Years

If you were wealthy and didn’t have to work, how would you make a difference in the world? This is easy, I would buy up open space in communities across the US and develop the outdoor space for people to use. I would then donate the open space to the community. I love seeing people use the spaces we create for them, especially when they don’t know it was me who created the space.

Bill Ennis

Bill Ennis

Branch Manager, Sanford Branch13 Years

How would you like to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as someone who was a family man, trying to be a role model for my three sons.  I am dedicated to my job, but first and foremost my family. I want to leave a mark and create a legacy for people to remember and to follow. I hope to set a positive example that all would be proud of. I want future generations to be able to say that they heard a great story about me. The story would be full of fun, laughter and fond memories.

David Moss

David Moss

Branch Manager, West Palm Branch2 Years

How would you like to be remembered? I think most of all, I would like to be remembered as a good father and good example for my daughter.  I would love to be able to leave her a legacy she can be proud of not only personally but professionally as well.

Maintenance

Mowing & Detailing
Having well maintained landscaping can go a long way towards the overall curb appeal of any property. Just as importantly, the company performing that work can have a direct impact on your own reputation. Our professionalism, performance and pride makes a positive impression on our customer’s properties.

For the most part, our route-based crews are scheduled each week to complete their work in just four days, leaving Friday available to play catch up and for special projects. We also maintain a large inventory of spare equipment to ensure that our crews always have what they need and operate as efficiently as possible with very little downtime. For larger properties, we also offer site-based crews who report directly to the job site and typically work Monday thru Friday. This constant presence allows us to provide a much higher level of customer service and allows us to become an integral part of the property dynamics.

Our summer schedule typically starts in the middle of March and lasts until the middle of October. However, there are many variations to the scheduling of our services, especially during the transitional months and during the winter. Let our account management team help you determine the best approach is for your particular property and budget.

Fertilization & Pest Control
Florida is one of the toughest geographies for dealing with extreme weather conditions and having the most diverse population of bugs and disease. It's ironic, but our horticultural professionals spend most of their day trying to either make something look great or trying to kill it.

Our turf and shrub care programs typically include between 5-8 regularly scheduled applications throughout the year. We could be a whole lot more technical about all of this stuff, but most customers don't want to hear about all the labor pains... all they really want is healthy, green, weed free turf and shrub beds that look better than everybody elses.

Mulch Replacement
Nothing makes a property look more complete than fresh mulch. In addition to adding color and definition, mulching the plant beds can help conserve moisture and control weed growth.

We typically apply mulch once per year. However for more high profile areas, we can also perform “seasonal touch-ups” before the holidays, a special event or an important site visit.

Color Replacement
Color plantings and potted plants can make your property stand out from the rest. Let us develop a color replacement program that is unique to your property and provides a cost effective, year-round solution. Our planting rotations typically occur 4-6 times per year, depending on the types of plants selected and their particular location.

Palm Tree Trimming
Most of our palm tree trimming is handled by our arbor care professionals, however this is typically considered a part of our recurring landscape maintenance program. Depending on a variety of factors, the frequency of palm tree trimming typically occurs 1-2 times per year and on some occasions 4 times per year. Aside from appearance, maintaining your palms can also prevent unnecessary injuries from falling fronds.

Long-Term Value
If you've gotten this far, you're probably either a snooping competitor, a prospective employee or a potential customer whose looking for something better than what you're getting.

We spend a lot of time talking about long-term value. With landscape maintenance often being one of our customers largest budget items, we find ourselves under constant scrutiny to deliver the best possible quality for the lowest possible price. Our competitors are constantly trying to sell you more for less... and sometimes that just isn't possible. In fact, constantly trying to save yourself money on maintenance will usually cost you more in the long run.

We prefer to provide a more comprehensive maintenance program that allow for the existing landscaping to improve over time. Then we help our customers strategically allocate their enhancement dollars to make improvements to the property instead of having to replace what should have never died in the first place.

Honestly, we can be just as cheap as anybody or match any budget... but if you are really wanting to improve the appearance of your landscaping, we should discuss a different approach. Let us help you fully evaluate your property, establish some short and long-term goals and then put together a scope of work that will give you what you're looking for. Then we'll provide you with a 3-5 year proposal along with a detailed action plan on how to reach those goals.  Afterwards, you can get as many competitive bids as you'd like but at least you'll know what you want and be more educated about the process.

Enhancements

Planning & Budgeting
There is a certain life expectancy for landscaping. Some areas will need to be re-landscaped every 5-7 years, while other areas may last up to 15 or more years. However, all landscaped areas will eventually need to be renovated for either aesthetic or safety reasons. Let us work with you to develop a 3-5 year budget so that your property can remain safe and always look its best.

Design Capabilities
We have a special talent for taking something and making it better. Whether we are providing a functional solution to a long-time problem, giving a fresh look to a worn out area or helping to transform an entire property… we have the knowledge and expertise to become a valuable member of your team. Let our on-staff designers help turn ideas into reality.

Installation & Warranty
Performing a landscape enhancement to an existing property can be a pretty disruptive process. These projects take a lot of planning and finesse so that the biggest impact can be achieved, while also having the least amount of interference.

We know these projects can be costly. That's why if we install and maintain it, we’ll warranty our work for up to three years against any defects in workmanship or maintenance related issues.

Water Management

Scheduled Inspections
The foundation of a well maintained irrigation system is having regularly scheduled site inspections. This includes a visual and operational inspection of the entire system to ensure proper operation. Another important part of having a regularly scheduled inspection is to ensure that the system settings are in compliance with state and local law. The fines and penalties of operating an irrigation system outside of the regulatory guidelines can be quite expensive. Most of our inspections occur monthly, however we have some customers who require weekly inspections or have property large enough to warrant having full-time, onsite irrigation technicians.

Time & Material Repairs
Time and material billing is the most common way of handling irrigation repairs. Our technicians bill their time in fifteen minute increments plus list price for any parts used to make the repair. All necessary repairs are presented for approval unless we have a pre-approved repair limit in place.

Flat-Rate Repairs
For some customers, we have developed a flat-rate billing method for dealing with some of the most basic repairs. This provides the client with more piece of mind when it comes to pricing and a streamlined way of handling approvals. This type of arrangement is usually limited to the most common repairs from the valve out.

All-Inclusive Repairs
For customers with larger and more complex irrigation systems, we’ve developed a program that includes the most common repairs for a fixed monthly fee. Depending on the property, we may also be able to include some of the more complicated repairs. This method not only eliminates the need for approvals, but also allows customers to manage more accurate budgets... think of this as an “insurance policy” for your irrigation system.

Pre-Approved Repair Limit
The most efficient way for managing irrigation repairs is to have a pre-approved repair limit, not only does this eliminate the need for approvals to make the most basic repairs but it can also protect your landscaping against unnecessary drought stress and possible long-term damage. In reality, we've never had a necessary irrigation repair declined... it's really just a waste of time.

During summer when temperatures are hitting 100 degrees, it doesn’t take long before drought stress can cause damage to your landscaping… not to mention the negative effect that dry spots can have on the curb appeal of your property.

Having a pre-approved repair limit in place also saves our customers a considerable amount of money because the most common repairs can be made during the inspection process… eliminating the need to write up the proposal, send it to the customer, wait on approval and then have to revisit the property to finally make the repair. This also shifts the burden to our account managers and service technicians to make sure that our customer’s properties are always getting the attention they need… when they need it.

Tree Care Services

Properly maintaining your trees can have a dramatic effect on the curb appeal of your property and help reduce liability concerns. Proper trimming techniques can allow sunlight to penetrate the tree canopies and greatly benefit the landscaping beneath them. In addition, the proper lifting and thinning of tree canopies can protect them during storms and help prevent serious damage to buildings, vehicles and people.

Many of our customers set their property up on a three year rotation for lifting and thinning tree canopies. For more information about pricing and and getting this program started, please contact our account management team.