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Curb Appeal: Maintaining an Image During Winter

  When we think about curb appeal and managing brand image, our initial focus is almost always directed on the obvious things like landscaping and the exterior appearance of our structures. One of the lesser considerations (but no less important) is how you handle snow & ice remediation. The fact is, Old Man Winter can […]

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Curb Appeal: Site Lighting

While the most noticeable aspect of your property during the day may be your landscaping, when the sun goes down it’s all about the lighting. A well-lit property is an important aspect of any location’s overall curb appeal and can have a direct correlation to attracting and retaining customers. While a fully-lit site says “we’re […]

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What’s The Deal With Curb Appeal?

In a world where there is no second chance to make a good first impression, retail business owners should consider including exterior maintenance in their annual marketing budget. That may sound  strange, but think about this: Companies that spend millions of dollars on advertising campaigns but fail to properly invest in a routine landscape maintenance […]

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(Service) Supply Chain Management

Why Service Is A Verb, Not A Noun By: Kevin Smith, Chief Operating Officer   Can we continue to deliver solutions in the models we’ve done for the last 15 to 20 years? Service sector business currently accounts for about two-thirds of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, and about 8% of economic growth. A recent […]

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Employee Morale Boosts Service Delivery

Farmingdale, NY – Ferrandino & Son recently announced some strategic changes to their operating model in an attempt to better align with their supplier base.  However, when Chief Operating Officer Kevin Smith was asked what drove these changes, his answer was a little surprising.  “While the changes were clearly driven with the intent of improving […]

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