Never Idle acquires FleetRight - Lawn & Landscape
Never Idle acquires FleetRight
BROOKFIELD, Wis., ?
Jul 25, 2018
Never Idle, the contractor-to-contractor marketplace, announces the acquisition of FleetRight, Inc., which will now operate as Never Idle. Never Idle’s mission is to empower contractors by building a heavy equipment marketplace comprised solely of their peers where they can rent, buy and sell equipment. Members have access to a fleet of Never Idle Network equipment. Never Idle is already in operation throughout the upper Midwest with plans to be available nationwide within two years. Never Idle offers the industry a fully-managed, contractor-to-contractor rental and sales marketplace. Never Idle handles all the details, logistics and communication between parties. FleetRight was founded in 2015 by Zach Schreiber as an online community marketplace and auction platform dedicated to contractors buying and selling heavy equipment. Hosting auctions online, Schreiber said, was a success for buyers and sellers. “Owners wouldn’t have to haul their equipment to a live site. We helped reduce a ton of overhead.” FleetRight started to expand its offerings with peer-to-peer rentals, focusing primarily on the Nebraska market. “We are empowering contractors to use their assets in the smartest way,” Schreiber said. Never Idle founder Terry Dolan said, “Zach and I shared the same vision for our contractor marketplace, so we decided it was best to join forces. Together, our key focus remains supporting contractors who are looking for ways to maximize their return on investment by providing a platform and tools to manage equipment.”
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Landscape Direct aims to connect landscape contractors across the industry. Landscape Direct is an online, review-based platform that aims to connect residential and commercial property owners with local landscape and outdoor professionals in surrounding areas. It only advertises professionals in the landscape and outdoor industry. Owner and CEO of Landscape Direct, Andrew Fears, noticed the landscaping and outdoor industry didn’t have a platform of its own to promote its professionals. Instead, Fears said the industry had to “piggyback” off the interior professionals’ platforms. Fears started Landscape Direct six months later as a solution for landscape contractors. Fears said the company’s main goals are to provide a valuable platform to help industry professionals expand their reach and grow their clientele base and make them more accessible to anyone looking for services. The company also wants to provide a proficient platform for users to find desired professionals. Fears said he wants to make Landscape Direct a primary platform to connect qualified and skilled green industry professionals – including landscape designers, contractors, wholesale nurseries, retail plant nurseries, pool construction contractors, deck builders, stone masons, garden centers, concrete specialists, and grading excavation companies – to property owners across America. MORGAN HILL, Calif., – Sakata Seed America has pledged a contribution of $50,000 over the next two years to the Seed Your Future organization through the company’s Corporate Giving program. Sakata joins a coalition of more than 150 partners to support the Seed Your Future non-profit, including horticulture companies, gardening organizations, nonprofit organizations
universities, as a Roots of the Future level supporter. “The Seed Your Future cause is an exciting movement for the future of the horticulture industry in creating a favorable perception of viable and diverse horticulture careers available. With a large portion of horticulture’s jobs unfilled, inspiring and raising awareness with youth, parents
teachers to green collar career opportunities will help feed our industry’s future,” states Jamie Kitz, key account manager for Sakata and Seed Your Future Advisory Council member. In addition to a monetary pledge, Sakata has contributed to Seed Your Future’s first initiative, BLOOM!, via seed donations from the company’s vegetable and ornamental sectors. The BLOOM! initiative allows schools to easily integrate plants into their curriculum through books, activities and other learning materials focused around horticulture. Susan Yoder, executive director of Seed Your Future is excited to have Sakata on board. “We are honored to have Sakata expand their already generous support of the Seed Your Future movement. Not only are they putting their philanthropic dollars behind this critical issue, they also volunteer their time and donate their products to promote horticulture and inspire more people to pursue green-collar careers.”
Sakata supports the movement through other outlets, such as education via the company’s social media reach, tradeshow booth and display support at events such as California Spring Trials and Cultivate and Sakata personnel support; Sakata team members serve on both the Advisory Council for the program, as well as the Research Development and Marketing Committee. Ewing, Audubon International now accepting Water & Sustainability Innovation nominations
To be eligible, the nominated project must have been initiated within the past three years and been operational for at least one year. DETROIT - Thieves stole lawn and snow removal equipment that teenagers in Lawn Academy use to help Detroit seniors, veterans and disabled residents. According to WDIV-TV in Detroit, cameras caught thieves cutting locks on July 18 and stealing $4,000 in items the teens use to help the community by providing free lawn care and snow removal services to those in need. “I don’t see it as equipment,” Lawn Academy Founder Eric Miller said to WDIV-TV. “I see it as tools to teach young men and women.”
According to WDIV-TV, thieves stole all of Lawn Academy’s supplies. Click here to learn how to donate to Lawn Academy and click here for the full story.