Joshua Adkins – Landscape Disruptors

Joshua Adkins

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Boyscouts to Landscape Business

Our latest podcast is an inspiring story of two lifelong friends who went down a path in life and decided to change directions after discovering they choose the wrong career and profession.

They discovered the landscaping industry and began applying their sales and marketing experience to the trade despite not having any green industry experience in the skilled trades.

Entrepenuairal minded means you can pretty much learn anything you focus on, and that's exactly what Joshua Adkins and Max Gedz did. They began digging into landscape how-to videos and learning as much as they could online to take on hardscape and property maintenance projects. Many successes accompanied a few costly mistakes along the way. Over time, they went from 200k to 400k and now aim for 2million in revenue with two divisions.

They've expanded into design and build landscaping projects while continuing to grow their property maintenance division. Now Odd Jobs LLC has become a very established company in the greater Michigan area.

About Joshua Adkins

Joshua Adkins started Odd Jobs LLC in the summer of 2016. He and his partner Max Gedz operate their landscape design business in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The duo actually met as boy scouts in 2009 and their company is now known for its unique design and build projects across Oakland County, Michigan. They specialize in pavers, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, pillars, and outdoor lighting. In 2020 they experienced their best year in business and contributed it to both mentorship and investing in their people. In this episode, Joshua answers some common questions about construction and tells the story of how he and Max have grown from $100 garage cleanups to six-figure landscape design projects.


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If you like this episode, check out our guests’ line up in Season One and Season Two.