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The truth about SEASONAL business, managing cashflow, and retaining employees in landscaping
Throughout this episode, Stanley Genadek pokes and prods Kevin to share some of his experiences in operating what is mostly a seasonal business, how he manages his cashflow, and retains his employees. They also get into the details and processes in how Muskoka Landscapers have grown and managed their growth since 2007
Kevin Scott, founded Muskoka Landscapers in 2007 and his since built a high-end design-build company located in Muskoka, Ontario.
Catering to some of Muskoka's finest waterfront properties has not been the easiest road to success. In-fact, relatively seasonal work, remote projects that are often on islands, and a small rural population of people to attract, recruit and retain employees make Kevin's business one of the more unique in the green industry. The vast majority of their landscape projects are centered on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph, and if you live in that area, they've probably worked on your lake property too.
Experienced crews operate together in their specialty areas such as hardscape and stone installation, gardens and planting, lighting and irrigation, property maintenance, and caretaking. And their clients appreciate the complete landscape experience they offer from the first conceptual drawing to the first sunset in your Muskoka chair.
13 years later, in the landscaping business, and Muskoka Landscapers owns the lion share of work within the Muskoka area and is in a position to work with select customers who appreciate the company's attention to detail and quality craftsmanship at every level.