❝We had our yard graded and sod installed for both the front & the back. Ryan could not have been better at communication, and his team was always there when he said they would be. The job was completed on time and the work was excellent. The outcome was better than expected, and it was a real pleasure to work with a professional who cared about the job. Glad we went with instaSod, and we will use them again.❞
❝They resodded my backyard today. Ryan is fantastic & his team is wonderful! It was a pleasure to do business with him. He is very knowledgable about his industry, is a great communicator, and responds promptly to any questions or concerns. I highly recommend instaSod, and will use them again if I have the need.❞
❝The owner, Ryan, and his team are extremely professional. There was a delay of one day due to inclement weather, but Ryan was on top of communication. His team installed 1000 sq. ft. of sod in the backyard and pine straw in the front and around the house. He explained the process in detail & always kept giving updates on the tasks as and when they were complete. Ryan is young, but is very pragmatic & thorough in his approach towards his business and his clients. You can not go wrong with this company. I look forward to working with them again in the future.❞
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Years ago, our founder spent his spare time developing a business plan for a landscaping company. By the first summer, he had hired a few of his friends from school during the summer to ensure everything that needed to get done was being completed, because there was more business than he alone could handle.
For the first year in business, they would do just about anything in the yard for their customers. He progressively learned which tasks were more enjoyable and satisfying, so for the second year he was in business, he decided that it would be wise to hire some hard-working full-timers and to provide a more focused set of services: landscape contracting (ie: plant designs/installations, retaining walls, sod installations, drainage solutions, masonry walkways/patios, etc.).
Business was steady, they served many satisfied clients, and they got pretty good at designing and shaping landscapes into artistic, outdoor expressions. However, there was one service in particular that they had refined to a perfect process: sod installations. Thus, the following year, instaSod.com was born.
In providing a single, focused service, he had hoped that the market could support such a specialized company. He had argued that doing so would promote a sense of sophisticated simplification, and that his company's clients would feel more confident in his team's abilities to install sod more professionally than any other general landscaper -- "because that's all they do."
Which is more valuable: education or experience? In short, it depends on what the goal is. When it comes to running an honest, successful company, it requires of its team a delicate balance between education and experience.
Education: Knowledge about leading a sod installation organization is the foundation of conceptually understanding how to do so. However, it stops there. With knowledge of that topic, someone may know some business definitions, learned about a few leadership principles, and read some articles about installing sod, but without experience, the ability to succeed is merely hypothetical.
Experience: On the other hand, evaluated experience is what brings clarity to the vagueness of education. The key word there is "evaluated." A group of people with the shared goal of installing sod amongst the community may have years of experience behind them, but if it is left unevaluated, undiscussed, and unwritten, then the organization will repeatedly make the same mistakes, leading to its inevitable demise.
To illustrate the balance, consider the following two scenarios: 1) A medical student may have received the highest grades of his or her class, but without experience, he or she cannot yet be a successful surgeon. 2) Conversely, a convicted felon may have plenty of experience in the courtroom, but that doesn't mean he or she would be quality legal representation: formal education is absent.
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instaSod.com's office is located in Roswell, Georgia, only a mile from GA-400 — but the vast majority of our team can be found on project sites across the northern suburbs of Atlanta!
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