By The Numbers Week of September 18

Patrick looks at local landscaping businesses making big green.

Some Atlanta landscaping companies are raking in the green by keeping the grounds of area businesses looking pristine.  Patrick Crosby finds out which ones make the cut for most revenue.  He also looks at the top local private equity firms.

Look around Atlanta and you can see businesses large and small surrounded by some sort of greenery.  And since appearance is everything, many of these establishments effort to keep those grounds in tip top shape. 

Pruning, weeding flower beds, clipping shrubs and watering duties keep the local commercial landscaping industry not only busy, but in some cases, linked to some lucrative contracts.

A report by the Small Business Development Center Network shows there are 94,000 landscaping businesses in the United States with combined annual revenue of almost $60 billion.  So who knows, that teen across the street mowing yards in the neighborhood today could be on their way to greener pastures tomorrow.


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