Posts Tagged ‘landscape maintenance’

PerkGrout

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

My apologies for not posting in awhile, but I have been focused on trying to get one of our pervious concrete products out to market.  I am happy to report that ‘PerkGrout’ is now available to be purchased at Lyngso in bags!

PerkGrout is a solution that our clients regularly choose for filling the joints of their flagstone set in sand.   The typical solutions of fines or gravel are messy and hard to maintain.  And the other flagstone joint solutions that are on the market today are either impervious or aren’t very durable.

Our solution adds a little to the costs of installing a flagstone in sand patio or path, but considering that it makes maintaining it so much easier, one will recoup their investment in no time.

EarthCare Landscaping

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

EarthCare Landscaping was founded in Cupertino, CA in 1994 by Ryan Marlinghaus. Since its inception EarthCare has been dedicated to preserving the environment including people & their pets. We have performed over $15 million in landscaping work over these last 15 plus years. All this work has contributed to a sizable savings to the environment, go to How We Do It for more specifics.

We are a small company, currently employing 12 full time dedicated landscapers, go to EarthCare Team to learn more about us as individuals. We have had our share of ups & downs, but have always stood behind our word on the rare occasions when things didn’t work out right. We feel this approach is a major contributor to our large, continual base of loyal customers. We deeply appreciate all the relationships that have happened over the years and the trust & respect our clients have shown us.

We endeavor to treat our employees with the same respect afforded us by our clients, which is probably why our employees tend to stick around. The average length of employment for an EarthCare employee is over 6 years. Most of our employees already came to us with landscaping experience as well, so combined we have an awesome amount of landscape know-how. We pay our employees livable wages and share the profits of EarthCare with them as well.

We have primarily done residential remodel work, but we are interested in doing more commercial scale pervious concrete work. Our installation jobs vary in scope considerably, between $1000 & $150,000 in cost, with $40,000 being about the average these days. We have gained a reputation for providing very thorough & detailed bids, go to an installation bid to see why. We do not negotiate on our bids, only on the scope of the work. It doesn’t matter where you live, your age, gender, ethnicity, etc., we charge fixed costs that vary only due to site conditions & materials chosen.

Despite our commitment to sustainability and its sometimes more labor-intensive approach, we are able to keep our prices very competitive. On average this extra labor burden only adds 3% to the total cost of a project. We strive in all aspects of our business to keep our overhead down and our operations running efficiently so that our costs to you are minimized. It is a thin margin business.  We hope to make 10% net profits for the year & when that is achieved, half of it is shared with EarthCare’s employees.

EarthCare values its place in the community, so thank you for taking the time to visit our site and considering us for your next landscaping project!