PITTSBURGH - As Dan Eichenlaub can attest, it’s always possible for a solid company to run a tighter ship. He’s the president of PLNA member Eichenlaub Inc., a design/build and maintenance firm based in Pittsburgh with just under $5 million in annual revenue.
In January the company was named the Contractor of the Year in the LandOpt network for the second year in a row. The back-to-back recognition is due to the culmination of hard work over many years to improve the company’s outlook, plus impressive growth, such as a 30 percent year-over-year revenue bump from 2011 to 2012.
An engineer by education, Eichenlaub is always looking for tools and systems to help him improve efficiency. That’s what appealed to him about joining LandOpt, a service organization that licenses the use of business systems for a network of landscape contractors. Eichenlaub Inc., founded by the six Eichenlaub brothers in the wake of Hurricane Agnes in 1972, was one of the original licensees in the network, which now includes more than 20 landscape businesses spread across the country.