Aspire’s Kevin Larson visits Brian-Kyles in Ohio to help them streamline their snow services before winter.
Headquarters: Lorain, OH
Years In Business: 29
Services:Commercial and Residential Landscape, Hardscape, Design and Snow
Brian-Kyles, Inc. is one of Ohio’s premier landscape build/design firms. This award-winning family business is known, not only for its hardscapes, but for maintaining the grounds for some of the regions largest employers, including Panera Bread.
Kevin assumed his first superintendent role over the maintenance operations at Scott Air Force base at the ripe old age of 23. He has since worked in almost every role of the landscape industry. Aspire provides him the framework and the tools to achieve his mission of integrating true, efficient business management into the green industry.
The “Green” industry is sometimes a misnomer since so many landscape companies shift over to snow management after the leaves fall.
Fortunately, Aspire – especially with the enhancements of Version 4.0 – was designed and optimized by professionals who understand and prepare for this shift. The software can shift seamlessly from proverbial mowers to shovels and also will have expanded capability for companies to manage snow subcontractors.
Ohio design/land management experts, Brian-Kyles, wanted a better way to estimate the various types of services that come with their winter operations. Aspire Account Manager Kevin Larson met with them over two days to help simplify their snow estimating and invoicing processes within the system, as well as track their snow crews more efficiently.
As a result, the Brian-Kyles Team is now able to:
More quickly and accurately bill a snow event
“Swap as-needed services” on-the-fly to adjust hours and equipment for more or less snowfall
Use the purchasing assistant tool to account for subcontractor expenses
Allow their subcontractors to log onto Aspire from their mobile devices
Use Geo-Stamps to show crews’ exact times in and out of a property
Follow-up training and communications includes Brian-Kyles teaching their crews to use their new estimating process and industry best practices to keep its teams rolling through all types of jobs and weather.
Aspire wishes to thank Brian Maurer, Christine Tubbs and their whole management team for their hard work and dedication to constant improvement within their company.
About Aspire Landscape Software:
Our best-of-breed landscaping business management software includes Sales Management CRM, Estimating, Invoicing, Mobile Time, Purchasing, Reporting, Scheduling, and Accounting integrated with QuickBooks.