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Southview Design named to the 2015 Mn Fast 50 List

Southview Design named to the 2015 Mn Fast 50 List :

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Southview Design has been named as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2015 Fast 50 Private Companies.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recognizes privately-held Minnesota companies with the highest growth rates over the past three years. This is no easy task, given how many industries in Minnesota are facing labor shortages.

Many of this year’s Fast 50 executives agree hiring and retaining skilled employees remained as one of the biggest challenges faced in 2015; a concern carried over from 2014.

Southview Design’s CEO, Chris Clifton, was among those expressing the continued frustration in finding qualified candidates, “The most difficult challenge we face is recruiting in the face of a tightening labor market. In particular, we find it increasingly difficult to convince young people a career in the landscape business can be rewarding and honorable.”

When asked where Southview Design will be in five years, Chris replied, “Southview has always been a landscape design/build company. As a result, we’ve built thousands of landscapes over the years. I’m very happy to say we now provide a full range of landscape maintenance services. Though we expect continued growth in our construction business, an increasing share of our revenue will come from maintenance services in the coming years.”

Southview Design is expert in residential and commercial landscape planning, construction and design. Founded in 1978, Southview has completed over 7,000 landscaping projects. Listed among the top 25 fastest growing residential landscape firms in the U.S., Southview's landscape designs have garnered awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). For more information, visit www.southviewdesign.com.