Kansas City has been no stranger to this summer’s relentless midwest drought. The lack of summer precipitation has had a negative impact on many businesses, not least of which has been the landscaping industry. Nevertheless, one Kansas City landscaping company has managed to double their revenue in the midst of this industrywide slow year. 

 

 

Kansas City has been no stranger to this summer’s relentless midwest drought. The lack of summer precipitation has had a negative impact on many businesses, not least of which has been the landscaping industry. Nevertheless, one Kansas City landscaping company has managed to double their revenue in the midst of this industrywide slow year. 

 

Landscaping companies have felt the pain of brown grass that doesn’t need mowing and customers deciding to postpone their landscaping plans to a wishfully greener 2013. This combination has resulted in the loss of potential work for many Kansas City landscapers. And yet while many have seen a downturn in business this year Garden Gate Landscaping, located in Kansas City, has managed to thrive. 

 

When asked how his business has done so well in this tough year owner and founder Michael Candillo comments, “I’d say it’s a combination of a few things. I want to say it’s because of our uniquely creative landscape and hardscape designs. But when the rubber hits the road it’s largely due to hard work and our devotion to our customers. We work hard because we have to to do a good job. As for our customers, if it weren’t for them we’d be out of business, so we treat them the same way we’d want to be treated. That mostly means doing our absolute best at every job, making sure that what’s most important to each one is taken care of and always erring on the side of generosity (which can be costly in the short term).”

 

If there is a silver lining to the 2012 drought for the Kansas City landscaping industry it’s that businesses with true potential are still shining. Garden Gate Landscaping, which specializes in creatively applying their knowledge of the industry, is no exception. While demand for easy lawn maintenance may have waned with the rain, Garden Gate has seen an explosive demand for specialized landscaping that stands out from the rest. 

 

Garden Gate’s creative techniques are what make them stand out and are undoubtedly a contributing factor for their growth this season. “What really makes us unique is how we beautify the earth. Some people are gifted with being creative. Others are good with plants. We combine the two to create something beautiful and alive that’s specially tailored for each client’s home,” says Candillo. “Nobody wants a run of the mill yard. They want something that makes their house stand out from the rest. They want the kind of landscaping that makes people driving by slow down to take a second look.”

 

As summer winds down Garden Gate is already gearing up for next year. Candillo wants to keep this year’s momentum going and is continually researching and strategizing with the latest techniques the industry has to offer. It’s their way of staying ahead of the game and being able to offer the latest trends. 

 

Garden Gate Landscaping appears to have a vibrant future ahead of themselves. Candillo and his team are excited to see the growth they’ve experienced this year and wait to see what the next will bring. In the mean time, Kansas City residents can be sure that as long as Garden Gate is hard at work the metro will keep being transformed one yard at a time. To keep up with this up and coming Kansas City landscaping company visit http://www.mygardengatelandscape.com/