Dedicated to design/build

Dedicated to design/build

In June, we look at how SuperScapes’ has developed systems and efficiencies to allow the firm to turn construction installations into stable revenue.

July 6, 2017
Industry News

SuperScapes crews have nothing to do with zero-turn mowers, edgers or routine grass-cutting visits to customer accounts. At this 100-percent design/build firm in Wilmington, North Carolina, the bulk of the business is new construction installations for a couple of national builders.

“Even in the worst of times, those guys still build,” says Dane Milligan, president. Most design/build firms pick up some maintenance for the recurring revenue.

Not SuperScapes.

“Honestly, I used to do maintenance and I never had my heart broken so much,” Milligan says. “We felt like we gave so much energy and effort to maintain a property and no one was ever happy. I’d walk the properties, and they’d look good. Then we’d get an email or phone call at 9 p.m. about one weed in a bed.”

The only maintenance SuperScapes performs is on some model homes. Milligan intends to keep the business this way, diversifying with the installation services: hardscape, retaining walls, irrigation systems, site solutions and grading.

For the full story, in the June issue, click here.