“One in a (half) million.”

The July 2016 IBIS World Market Report revealed 495,157 active companies with their hands in the Landscape Industry. With so many options and an amazing pool of talent in the field, you may wonder what makes YardApes unique and worthy of your business.

1. We Have a Mission. And we take it seriously.

“To continue to nurture the growing relationships with our clients and community through professionalism, attention to detail, hard work, and continued education.”

2. We have Values, and we conduct ourselves in accordance with them.

A work in progress for almost 30 years, our Values System is introduced to every new hire, regardless of position, re-iterated annually at Spring Kickoff, and reinforced as needed. At the core of these guidelines are client focus, respect, and integrity.

 

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5. We love the land (and community) in which we are charged to improve or maintain.

Wearing the green polo isn’t just about showing up, wacking a few weeds, and making a paycheck. From our most junior Technicians, to our President himself, we love and respect this land. Our men and women embrace the outdoor lifestyle and can be found enjoying it during their off time. This community has been great to us, and we like to give back. As such, the spirit of volunteerism prevails, and each year we donate hundreds of hours of our own time, equipment, and sweat to improve the lives of citizens by maintaining existing public and non-profit properties at zero cost during our Day of Service. It’s not always about preforming a pro-bono Fall cleanup for a worthy cause. We also like to do good, and have fun along the way. To date, our largest annual event (YardApes Golf Classic) has raised over $56,000, and generated countless laughs as we hack along the fairways.

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7. The Bottom Line: Respect. 

Respect for each other, our equipment, our clients, and the land for which we are charged to improve or maintain.

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3. We are Professionals, and even dress the part.

We aim to change the perception of the industry as a whole, and feel that the change should start with us.  Despite the outdoor nature of most of our work, we strive to maintain a neat appearance. This means we show up to your property looking spiffy, from our uniforms, clean and well-maintained vehicles/equipment, our skill, and attitude.

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4. We are constantly learning. And travel across the United States (and world) several times annually.

Beyond “on the job’ training. While valuable, we take it a step above and frequent National Landscape Events, including the GIE Expo. These events go beyond “how to plant a tree” and cover topics such as industry trends, climate considerations as they pertain to our practices, and client service (one primary focus).

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6. “It’s not my job” doesn’t fly here. “Si se puede” (it can be done) is more like it.

We are a team from the top down, and will do anything to help the cause. If a Mow Crew Technician knows how to weld, and our awesome Mechanic/Mad Scientist George is deep into tearing apart an engine for rebuild, he or she fixes that broken trailer ramp. If the weather changes unexpectedly, and a crew needs assistance finishing before the threat of lightning appears, Operations Manager Greg Kaiser is there, shovel in hand, making sure what has been promised gets delivered on time.

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We believe everyone everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.