The Level Green story starts like a lot of great stories — with an intriguing idea and a conversation over lunch.
In this case, lunch was at Red Lobster. But Bill Hardy and Doug Delano could have been eating peanut butter sandwiches in a truck and still come to the same conclusion: they should start a landscaping company together.
The two friends had worked together for years at a Maryland landscaping company. Doug started out as a laborer and truck driver and worked his way up to supervisor, project manager, area manager and branch manager.
Bill started as assistant supervisor and moved on to be a supervisor, account manager and branch manager.
When Doug decided to start his own business, he immediately thought of Bill as the perfect business partner.
From the beginning, the pair had strong values and high standards.