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Archive for November, 2010

Staying Connected in the 21st Century

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I started my landscape company over 30 years ago. We didn’t use a fax machine, computer, or cell phone. We hadn’t even heard of the internet, face book, or twitter. My, how times have changed. So has advertising your business. It’s all about getting your name out there and then providing the best service possible. In today’s economy, it’s especially important to take advantage of technology and its advancements.

In my early years, I was of the 100% belief of staying “old school”. I liked my handwritten invoices and proposals. I liked my handwritten spreadsheets. I even liked seeing “A.G. VanGundy Landscape, Inc.” in the phone book. However, as my company grew, I brought in younger, technologically savvy people and my horizons broadened. Thanks to a wonderful, patient web guy, I gave up my phone book ads (which were incredibly expensive) and joined the 21st century.

We have a pretty active website @ You can follow us on facebook @ You can also “link” in to me at Linked In, just search Anthony G. VanGundy. I’ve got several informative videos on You Tube – you should check them out. Finally, brand new to me is Twitter. Yes, I have started to tweet.

I have to admit, I never envisioned these new ways of communicating, much less promoting my business, 30 years ago. However, it’s pretty exciting and I can’t wait to see what comes up next.

One Year of Blogs

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

It’s been approximately 1 year since I’ve started blogging about various aspects of landscaping and landscape materials. Hopefully, many of you have found the information useful.

Some of our most popular blogs have been about Topsoil, Firewood, and Planning for Spring. Other blogs have been about Permit Processes, Sales Processes, Lawn Renovation, Snow Plowing, and Mulching, just to name a few.

Today I just wanted to let you know about some blogs that I’ll be posting in the future:

Cleaning & Sealing of your brick pavers
Polymeric Sand vs. Fine Sand
Building your own retreat space
Permits & the many new regulations for a lot of the villages in the Chicagoland area

I’m looking forward to continuing posting blogs.

If you have a topic or subject you’d like me to discuss regarding landscaping or landscape materials, please don’t hesitate to submit it to me via my web site at