Environmental Management Inc. (EMI) started in March 1992 with 2 employees and 20 customer accounts. By the end of the year EMI generated a revenue base of $350,000 and 31 clients. Mark Wehinger and Gary Clark formed the organization and established lofty goals to continue the growth for this young landscape maintenance company. By the end of EMI’s third year (1994) of operation, EMI had grown to 10 full-time employees, 20 seasonal employees, and 1.2 million in annual revenue. EMI’s steady growth continued in 1995 ending with 15 full time employees, 30 seasonal employees, and $2.2 million in annual revenue. In addition, the Business First newspaper ranked EMI 8th out of 25 other landscape firms in the Columbus area (based on annual revenue).
In 1996 the company expanded its Landscape Maintenance operations to include an award-winning Landscape Design/Build division. EMI continued experiencing tremendous growth throughout the next ten years, increasing services to include Commercial Landscape Installation, Irrigation and Water Management services, Seasonal Color and Lighting, and Snow and Ice Management. As a result, by the end of 2008 EMI grew to achieve an average annual revenue of 15 million dollars with a full-time staff of 70 permanent employees and an additional 200 seasonal employees.
In the first 25 years in business, EMI grew to achieve an average annual revenue of 33 million dollars with a full-time staff of 125 landscape professionals and an additional 200 seasonal landscape professionals making EMI the largest individually owned landscape firm in Ohio, and still growing. Additionally, EMI is the only landscape company in Ohio to earn the prestigious National landscape Industry Accredited Company designation, and currently employs the most nationally recognized Certified Landscape Industry Technicians and Managers.
This phenomenal growth and achievement can only be attributed to the efforts and dedication of our landscape professions in meeting our client’s needs and providing the quality service expected. We maintain our competitive position and continued growth because our team members are service oriented, focusing on quality, productivity, and safety. – zwiń