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LandOpt adds New Hampshire company

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Gilford-based Belknap Landscape Co. becomes the newest contractor in the network.

| November 19, 2012

PITTSBURGH – The LandOpt Contractor Network has expanded to New Hampshire, granting Gilford-based Belknap Landscape Company exclusive license rights within that territory.

Belknap Landscape Company is a family-owned business located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Established in 1988 by Hayden McLaughlin, the company is a full service design, construction and grounds management company of land care professionals specializing in residential waterfront properties and commercial accounts. The company has earned a reputation in the Lakes Region for its commitment to quality, horticultural expertise and a concern for maintaining the beauty and environmental integrity of the area.

According to McLaughlin, despite the significant size of his company, “refined business practices,” were still absent. He saw LandOpt as a means to that end. From his standpoint, “Within the LandOpt Network there are 20+ other companies who are successful using this system. I wanted to be part of that.” The owner noted that the implementation of LandOpt systems and processes will create a “better organized company,” which will ultimately contribute to increased profitability through “non-chaotic growth.”

McLaughlin acknowledged that the current size of his company and reputation in his local market have been achieved largely because of the “dedication and loyalty of both our employees and customers,” and he believes that the benefits of being a Powered by LandOpt Contractor will extend to both audiences.

“We see this as an opportunity to make something ‘good,’ even better,” he noted. “We expect that our customers will enjoy an elevated level of customer service and improved communication. And for our team, ultimately, the enhanced structure internally will clearly define roles and responsibilities, eliminate guesswork and eliminate frustration.”

Representing a first in this untapped New England state, Belknap will serve to strengthen LandOpt’s presence in the Northeast corridor. The continuing growth of the LandOpt Network supports LandOpt President & CEO Tim Smith’s long-held belief, that there is an ever-growing need for professionalism and sound business practice within the maturing landscape industry. “This is not just about the smaller guys trying to find success in the business,” he noted. “Belknap is a perfect example of a large, well-established company that is looking to further refine its operations and raise the level of customer service to remain among the premiere landscape service providers in their market. LandOpt Contractors are helping to establish a new benchmark for professionalism.”
 

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