"You can go to school to learn [landscaping], but the artistry of it is really inbred."
"Diversification is important because most of our clients were home builders, and when the recession hit, they disappeared. All of our signed contracts were worthless."
"The business goal is keep doing what I’m doing and enjoy doing. "
"Friends are to use, not abuse. [...] I cherish the friendships I’ve developed over the years, and I know that if I don’t have the answer to something, I can go to them for advice."
"The simple act of a strong ethic is critical to not only a successful business but a successful life."
In this episode of Shaping the Future Podcast, Gregg speaks with Shawn Burch, founder of STB Landscape Architects Inc.
Shawn speaks about the true artistry of landscape architecture and how he runs his business with that in mind always. Shawn also speaks on the true passion behind his business and how he continues improving himself, whether through education or his character, to keep his business at its peak performance at all times.
[01:25] Shawn’s simple interest as a child that followed him into adulthood and inspired his career path
[03:06] Shawn’s biggest passion today and how he continues studying what he loves to continue improving himself
[04:30] Shawn’s worst experience while running STB
[07:31] Shawn’s most important business goals and challenges of 2018
[12:23] The ideal client for STB Landscape Architects
Shawn Burch, President
Landscape Architect-CA PLA 2725, NV 466
Certified Irrigation Designer #017883
Professional Watershape Designer KM 011-06
STB Landscape Architects, Inc.
15 South 5th Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Web Site: stblandarch.com