In 1997, with one business partner, Phil Williams started and grew a mostly residential landscape construction and maintenance company from $0-$5 million plus in revenue in 8 years.
They sold the company in early 2008′ because Phil felt they were riding the housing bubble, but also because he felt the business model was unsustainable.
After that Phil went to weatherization trade school and became an energy auditor, building analyst, and a weatherization contractor. He learned a lot about efficient building and retrofits, but really he just wanted to spend time in his garden.
Phil got hooked on permaculture in 2011, and obtained his PDC in 2012, and has been working on his own permaculture design site for the past 2 years. Phil has been documenting the process on his site which is FoodProduction101.com
Phil joins us today to discuss how to create a profitable business installing and maintaining permaculture gardens.
Join Us As We Discuss…
- How a permaculture company can out compete a “landscape company”
- Why the current landscape industry is dying a slow but sure death
- The major reasons new landscape businesses fail
- What do really successful landscape companies have in common
- Some of the biggest challenges in the landscape industry
- Are existing landscapers aware of permaculture gardens
- Why landscapers don’t want to install and maintain edible landscapes
- The most profitable type of landscape or maintenance work
- The least profitable type of landscape or maintenance work
- What types of communities will pay for this type of service
- Which types of communities typically won’t pay for this type of service
- How you could sell permaculture to suburban upper income HOA type community
Resources for Today’s Show…
- Members Support Brigade
- Join Our Forum
- TSP Mint
- TSP Gear
- The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day)
- Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day)
- FoodProduction101.com - Phil’s Website
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