We consider ourselves your Landscape Asset Manager. As a part of helping your business, association, or organization be successful, accurate budget planning is key. We understand this very well as we have always provided budgetary information to customers in the fall to assist them with their budgeting process. Whether it is standard enhancements such as barkdust, moss control or seasonal flowers, or one-time irrigation or re-landscaping projects, we will provide you ideas and recommendations to maximize the value of your landscape.
Times are changing in the service industry with increased costs due to legislative action and our low unemployment rates. As we wrote last week, we pay well above minimum wage and provide benefits but the legislative has significantly increased the minimum wage, sick leave and health insurance costs. These have dramatically affected our labor costs. In addition, the current tremendous economy and record low unemployment rate has also pushed costs up. Even without the new increased minimum wage, the improved economy and low unemployment rate have increased the demand and cost of quality labor. We are very proud of our well trained and veteran staff and we need to keep our pay at a level to retain our skilled staff and hope you understand.
We are beginning to prepare our budget proposals now and would like to meet with as many customers as possible during the next few months to ensure we understand your specific situation. Please contact us and let us know when you are available as we want to work around your schedule and provide you with the best budget information possible. We are a part of your team and will help you in any way we can.