A Little History
Maintenance Man Landscaping has been designing, re-storing, and maintaining properties since 1987. In the late 1980's the landscape industry was very different. Retaining walls were built out of pressure treated timbers and railroad ties; walks and patios were predominately Pennsylvania blue stone slate or natural stone, and the phone never stopped ringing. You see in the late 80's competition was slim and the economy was good. O, and not to forget to pay tribute to my first work truck, a 1979 Chevy Impala, yes, Impala. It is amazing what a trunk and a good tarp can do.
Like everything else, the business of landscaping changed and so did Maintenance Man. Timbers became segmental wall systems, slate was replaced by pavers, and the C (competition) and R(recession) words became everyday subjects that had to be addressed. You see, the one thing I have learned in this industry is, we are the last to be hired and the first to get fired. New guys, you can bank on that. I don't want to talk too much economics but it needs to be said, that as labor rates go, we are the bottom feeders of the service industry. I think this is because everyone thinks they can do this type of work and this is one mind set that needs to change.
In 2008, a seperate division of Maintenance Man Landscaping was unveiled. "Landscape Legacy". This part of MML will do all the hardscape designs; where as MML will remain doing the softscape.
Our company uses 5 trucks, 5 trailers, and over $100,000 worth of equipment on a daily basis. We have become a leader in the landscape service industry, and plan to continue with 8 highly skilled employees. Each has their own area of expertise, all have a professional attitude, and are dedicated to make your property shine. We maintain over 100 homes and businesses in the Madison and Oneida County area, and have completed many designs and installations. Whether you need lawn care, shrubs, a new patio, retaining wall, or a complete overhaul; you deserve to be treated with respect in a timely fashion and receive reliable, quality work, with a guarantee.
Check out some of our work on the View Our Work Page