Yard-Nique President Speaks at NCSU

on Apr 29 in YN News

Yard-Nique’s President, Brian Dumont, had the opportunity to speak to future landscaping professionals at a North Carolina State University Landscape Construction class being taught by Mr. R. Lee Ivy.

Brian was able to pass on knowledge gleaned from his experience building Yard-Nique, and discussed topics such as developing and nurturing relationships with clients, acquiring bids, job estimation and work scheduling. Brian also used Yard-Nique’s Installation Division as a case study and detailed how it is setup to perform to Yard-Nique’s exacting standards.

Yard-Nique Acquisitions Strategy Gets National Notice

on Sep 17 in Press Articles, YN News

This September, Lawn and Landscape Magazine published an article entitled “Acquisitions from the buyer’s perspective“. The article discusses two landscaping companies that have made mergers a part of their growth strategy. Yard-Nique is one of those companies.

Some of the ideas discussed in the article include how Yard-Nique finds new companies to acquire, how to get buy in at a new company from employees at all levels, and how to make the new venture successful.

Check out the full article here.

Yard-Nique Bike Team Rides to Honor Fallen Heroes

on Aug 27 in Giving Back, YN News

Yard-Nique’s bicycling team supports several amazing causes by participating in fundraising bike events. The latest event was this past weekend, the 6th Annual Five-O Memorial Bicycle Ride hosted by the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation.

This great organization’s mission is to “honor Raleigh police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice and to pledge that their unselfish acts and commitment to protecting others will never be forgotten.” That is something team Yard-Nique is glad to have been able to help with.

More information about the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation can be found at https://rpdmemorial.wordpress.com/mission/

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Yard-Nique – Helping to Maintain the Historic Burgwin Wright House

on Aug 12 in YN News

Yard-nique is a proud supporter and partner of historic preservation in North Carolina. Recently we had the opportunity to begin maintenance of the landscaping of Wilmington, NC’s historic Burgwin Wright Museum House.

This Museum House is a wonderful part of history and is one of the top twenty oldest homes in North Carolina! The property is owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina (NSCDA-NC).

Here are some links for more information about the property and the NSCDA-NC!

About the Museum House: http://www.wilmington-nc.com/burgwin-wright-house.html
About NSCDA-NC: http://www.burgwinwrighthouse.com/refresh/templates/about.php?id=2

Kamodo Grille Landscape Installation

on May 29 in YN News

We recently had the pleasure of installing the landscaping for Kamado Grille. They have a great concept of bringing the backyard cookout indoors for an awesome dining experience. We had a great time on this unique project, and if you haven’t had a chance yet, we suggest you go by and check them out.
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Team Yard-Nique Plays Hockey

on Mar 27 in YN News

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Yard-Nique Expands To Atlanta Market

on Mar 09 in Press Articles, YN News

Yard-Nique is excited to announce the acquisition of Estes Landscape of Sharpsburg, Georgia, marking our expansion into the Atlanta, Georgia area.

This acquisition is the largest for Yard-Nique to date and adds a significant amount to our annual revenue; about $3.5 Million and gives us access to a whole new market in the South.

The acquisition was covered by landscapemanagement.net.  Check out the article here.

“I was really impressed with the company Rob Estes has developed and the team and leadership in place,” said Brian DuMont, president and CEO of Yard-Nique, to Landscape Management.

As part of the acquisition, the entire Estes team, including founder and previous owner Rob Estes, will stay on board. Read More

Yard-Nique Hosts Earth Day Celebration in Carolina Preserve!

on May 16 in Giving Back, YN News

On April 26th the Yard-Nique team hosted an Earth Day celebration in Carolina Preserve in Cary, NC. The event was held outdoors from noon to 4pm behind Bradford Hall, the community clubhouse.

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The calendared Earth Day this year was on Tues. April 22nd.

Yard-Nique hosted a plant sale with discounted pricing and a great selection of shrubs, annuals and perennials, a cookout for the residents and 2 container gardening demonstrations and raffles. There were also other giveaway items from Yard-Nique.

It was a beautiful spring day and over 100 residents turned out for this event which we now host each year.

Here are some pictures of Carolina Preserve residents and Yard-Nique staff enjoying a gorgeous Earth Day!

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Southern Ideal Home Show 2014

on May 04 in YN News

Yard-Nique’s First Year at the Southern Ideal Home Show!

On April 10th through 12th, Yard-Nique had the pleasure to participate as an exhibitor in the Spring 2014 Southern Ideal Home Show.

At this show, homeowners from all over North Carolina could check out exhibits from the state’s best vendors and get ideas for how to spruce up their homes for the spring.

Here are some pictures of Yard-Nique’s booth and staff preparing for the event.

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Spring Terrarium Class at Carolina Preserve

on Apr 14 in Giving Back, YN News

Yard-Nique kicks off the first day of spring with a terrarium class in Carolina Preserve!

On March 20th, Carolina Preserve residents in Cary, NC kicked off the first day of spring by joining Yard-Nique in making terrariums. A terrarium is a small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants are kept and observed. Terrariums create an environment easy to control allowing one to simulate everything from a desert to a rain forest!

Residents were asked to bring a small glass bowl, with or without a lid, and Yard-NIque provided all the other items needed such as plants, moss, soil, gravel, decorative stone and instruction.

The result from this creative group was many miniature masterpieces made by both the men and women in this community.  No two were alike and everyone left with a little bit of nature that can be brought indoors!

Check out a couple of photos of the event!

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