Pittsburgh – Cincinnati-based Allison Landscaping & Water Gardens has joined the LandOpt Contractor Network, becoming the third LandOpt Contractor in the state of Ohio.
Co-owned by Principals Bob Lake and Todd Allison, Allison Landscaping is a second generation landscape services company established in 1968 by Todd’s father Richard. More than 45 years later, the company has grown to a full-service design/build landscape contracting company that specializes in large, natural water features and ponds.
According to Todd Allison, one of the reasons that he and Lake pursued the idea of LandOpt was because of the industry expertise. “Not only is the LandOpt team comprised of ‘specialists’ in our industry, but there is also a wealth of expertise found within the contractor network itself,” he noted. “All combined, this will bring clarity and knowledge to our operation, a necessary element for our continued success.”
The owner also sees LandOpt as a solution to a challenge with which most in the landscape industry are faced – that of recruiting and retaining long-term employees. “Our ability to provide ongoing, role-specific continuing education for our team members will be a game changer,” he said. In the past, this business has been a stepping stone to a real career for many. Being able to show a new team member a defined career path will have a huge impact. And, for those who have been part of our organization for many years, there is definitely excitement and enthusiasm about the potential to move to the next level.”
As for his vision for the future of Allison Landscaping, Todd simply stated, “Becoming a LandOpt Contractor will lead to both long-term clients and employees. The entire team will know the direction we are headed as a company. Ours will be a relaxed, streamlined and well-manicured company.”
Allison Landscaping brings to three the number of LandOpt Contractors in Ohio, joining Marion-based ProScape Lawn & Landscape Services and Boardman-based American Beauty Landscaping. About Allison’s co-owners, LandOpt President & CEO Tim Smith noted, “These gentleman are a perfect fit for LandOpt. Todd and Bob have an infectious enthusiasm and a true desire to raise the level of professionalism not only within their own company, but in the industry as a whole. They understand the importance of that component to ensure continued business growth and success and are a welcome addition to our Network.”