August 2023 | Lawn and Landscape Magazine

Lawn and Landscape: Outsourcing Made Easy

By Kim Lux

For Southview Design, Louwers says finding subcontracting partners that felt like real members of the team has been a godsend.

“Three years ago, when labor force was really tight, we classified two types of workers — classic subcontractors and then classified a new group of workers called sub- partners — other landscape companies in the Twin Cities…they were still their own company but run as if they were our own,” he says “It helped us install all the work we had because sales were going nuts after COVID.”

Louwers adds that by bringing on the sub-partners, the company’s design/build margin increased by 5% in one year.

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