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U is for upper management The plummeting economy hit the construction division of Andre Landscape Service, Azusa, Calif., hard. So owner Jeremy Andre decided it was time to get leaner – much leaner. “I’ve made management and salesperson cuts throughout the landscape maintenance, landscape construction and tree divisions,” Andre says. “And I cut upper management and pretty much all my sales staff in my construction division.” Although the company’s revenue increased in 2009, Andre saw signs of the economic slowdown even then. “Then it went really bad this year,” Andre says. As a result, the company’s construction division now has one superintendent managing and running the field and one employee handling sales. Andre says cutting upper management allowed him to hold onto those employees in the field he needs most. And there are still plenty of salespeople on board in the maintenance and tree divisions. “They’re actively pursuing a lot of sales right now,” Andre adds. Yet odds are, the company won’t be adding upper management positions back in the construction division anytime soon. “I see things staying lean for a while,” Andre says. – JC

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