Tag: Landscaping services

School cafeteria floor cleaning

School won’t be in session for another month or so, but facility managers must use this time to get their facilities back in tip-top shape for the return of students this fall. Most schools returned to in-person learning this past school year, and the 2022-23 session will likely follow suit. As such, every classroom, gymnasium, athletic field, quad, cafeteria, library, hallway, office, and common space requires your full attention. Neglecting any of these spaces can result in poor health and s...

Graduation cap in grass

The month of May is a busy time for all students. In addition to final exams, end-of-year social gatherings, and outdoor sporting events, seniors must prepare to finally cross the threshold of this chapter in their educational careers: graduation. These seniors aren’t the only ones who have to get ready for commencement, however. Those in charge of planning and running the ceremonies must manage countless moving parts to leave the best possible impression on outgoing students and their familie...

Irrigation system turned on a commercial lawn

Your property’s green spaces can’t survive without water. And if you want to maintain the most lush landscape around, you must ensure that this watering takes place on a consistent and strategic basis. Commercial irrigation systems are designed to provide lawns and gardens with the optimal amount of water at the right intervals to maximize health. Of course, some irrigation systems do a better job at achieving this goal than others. Older, worn down watering systems are less efficient than n...

Close-up of an irrigation system pipe

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. While spring certainly has a natural way of restoring life to the landscape, you can’t solely rely on the weather to keep your green spaces healthy and thriving. There’s no telling whether this season will bring steady rainfall or feature a fair share of dry days, which is why irrigation systems are so important. When fully functional, an irrigation system provides lawns and gardens with the right amount of water at key intervals – if it...

Fake robot cleaning things

For decades now, science fiction writers have been eagerly awaiting (and in some cases, warning against) the rise of robots and artificial intelligence (AI). While these technologies still have a long way to go, we’re now beginning to actualize some of the concepts and pipe dreams conjured up 50 years ago. No matter how you feel about it, our lives are becoming more and more integrated with machines. The Budd Group has begun to pursue more robotic equipment to augment and assist our various te...

For over 50 years, The Budd Group has made a concerted effort to enrich the communities we serve. Our enterprise has expanded since its creation in 1963, but this commitment to community service holds true, reflected in both the quality of our work and the various community projects and initiatives in which we participate. This fall, our leadership team in Charlotte, NC, teamed up with United Way to build a brand new playground (complete with multiple slides) and rock garden at Sterling Elementa...

We wouldn’t be able to live in a world without trees, nor would we want to. While some regions are more wooded than others, trees are all around us, beautifying property exteriors, providing shade, oxygen, and nutrients, storing carbon, and more. You’d be hard pressed to find a home or business without at least a tree or two on the premises, and it can be easy to take these natural structures for granted. However, failing to maintain your trees (and landscape as a whole) can create a host of...

Many roles must be fulfilled within a school to ensure the best safety and learning outcomes for all students. Without competent facility managers and custodial staff, all occupants would struggle to stay focused on their work, morale would decline, and so would overall well-being. As time ticks on, however, those who have been in facility management and custodial roles for decades are slowly aging out of the workforce. Smaller schools with limited budgets and strained resources are particularly...

Universities aren’t merely domains of higher education -- they’re also businesses. And, as is the case for any other business, revenue is always top of mind. Colleges acquire funds from multiple streams, but their primary driver (by far) is student tuition and fees. So, while schools can only accommodate a certain number of students, they’re incentivized to maximize enrollment and retention. After all, a higher volume of students translates to increased revenue. The question for colleges e...

“When you take the time to get to know someone, something extraordinary happens.”"You get inspired, you learn something new, you expand your own horizons.”These are the words of Dr. Nido Qubein, and here at The Budd Group, we couldn’t agree more. This is why we have decided to sponsor Side by Side with Nido Qubein, a show that will premiere tonight on PBS. We believe this show aligns with our mission to serve our community, but it goes even deeper than that.We value our customers and kno...

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