Randy’s Landscape Design

Published 8:15 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Name of Business: Randy’s Landscape Design

Address: P.O. Box 1203, Franklin

Phone number: (757) 470-3315

Operating Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

E-mail address: randall.phipps@tidewaternews.com

Nature of Business: A comprehensive landscape design company that specializes in creating new designs

Principle owner: Randall Phipps (pictured)

Year Founded: 2000

Prior Location: Greensboro, N.C.

Number of employees: Three

How’s business: Business is always good, but seasonal. Since I’m a very small business, I usually only can take on a few select clients at a time.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: I work as if I’m working for the Lord and I pay very close attention to details.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: You will not find a person with my personality or love what I do.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Don’t give up on your dreams

Your first job: Mechanic’s helper at 12-years-old

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My grandfather had a sixth-grade education, but was still able to own and operate a business in Greensboro for more than 50 years.

The key to a successful business is: Always be honest and do your best to show up when you say you are going to show up.