FERRANDINO & SON LANDSCAPE-CAPITAL PROJECTS CASE STUDY
Growing and Leveraging your Landscape Capital Budgets
Are you familiar with that saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees?” Unfortunately, for the most part, that saying is primarily true. However, what if there was a way to generate measurable savings through your landscape projects? The IBIS World November 2018 Landscaping Services Industry Report shows that the landscape services industry boasts an annual revenue of $93-billion and represents about 513,305 businesses. Based on these general statistics, there actually might be some truth to money growing from your trees, shrubs, and hedges. Learn the ins-and-outs of our landscape programs to reduce your future maintenance spend through strategic capital planning. You’ll be shocked at how a simple project plan can reduce your ongoing landscaping maintenance costs with the right capital improvements.
Our program SMEs are your closest allies in terms of stretching the capacity of your landscaping projects.
Overall, landscaping is a growing multi-billion-dollar industry, impacting commercial sectors heavily in attracting business gains. Whether it’s a regional improvement for 75 sites or a multi-year initiative across 8,000 sites, the first kick-off into getting your ROI would be to partner with a national Subject Matter Expert (SME). SMEs will develop and breakdown your landscape project goals, layout multiple solutions for your portfolio, and cross-assess other important exterior areas while keeping your time management and capital budget in-check. Our program SMEs are your closest allies in terms of stretching the capacity of your projects. Think of them as the landscape whisperer where every dollar invested will deliver real returns into your ongoing maintenance budget.
Our program experts assisted clients in saving more than $4,000-worth of irrigation work at a single property by designing a more water-resistant landscape for their new store while reducing their overall Capital Landscape Budget by almost $20,000.
One of the critical components that can’t be emphasized enough during your capital project, is the permit approval process. The speed at which approvals are made is a daunting feat. For instance, if you ask your landscaping partner in March to assess a property for a refresh, and wait until September to have it approved, you’re likely back at square one – as the property will not only need to be reassessed, but any permitting completed will need to start over. Don’t be the bottleneck to your success! Our program experts assisted clients in saving more than $4,000-worth of irrigation work at a single property by designing a more water-resistant landscape for their new store while reducing their overall Capital Landscape Budget by almost $20,000.
For many commercial businesses, your foot traffic is consistent and loyal. But your business can always attract more based on where your businesses are located. Location matters, and so does the locations’ appeal. So, how does this all fit in with your landscape projects and your net results? You see, the client is the one who picks the locations for their capital projects, and they’re also the ones who’ll set the budget. It should be noted that budgets are likely to be set through prior experiences of previous costs from other sites within the client’s portfolio. If you’re not sure of your portfolio’s track record, our trusted national landscape partners should be able to provide you with the information needed to structure a budget that can stretch across an array of portfolio sites.
SMEs assess over 8,000+ sites on average
Our program experts assisted clients in saving more than $4,000 on a single property
Reduce maintenance costs by millions
Everyone has a budget. We know that. You also have an end-goal you want to achieve. You need to have them aligned before you start. If you’re working with a local landscaper or a company only in the landscape space, you may be limited on what you can do. However, a company with a bigger footprint can handle capital refreshes for exterior and even interior projects. If possible, try to align a complete refresh of all your assets. Remember, the point is to deliver a greater bang for your dollar, as the sum of all the parts is much greater than if completed individually.