A landscape contractor constructs, maintains, repairs, installs, or subcontracts the development of landscape systems and facilities for public and private gardens and other areas which are designed to aesthetically, architecturally, horticulturally, or functionally improve the grounds within or surrounding a structure, or a tract or plot of land. In connection therewith, a landscape contractor prepares and grades plots and areas of land for the installation of any architectural, horticultural and decorative treatment or arrangement.
Gilbert has experienced outstanding growth in recent decades going from 5,717 in 1980 to 208,453 as of a 2010. This expansion has been primarily fueled by the growth of Greater Phoenix, which turned Gilbert into a thriving suburb. However, Gilbert has made efforts to bolster its own economy. Several high-tech, life science, healthcare and renewable energy companies have opened operations in Gilbert, making it a center for white-collar labor. Gilbert helps its growth by keeping local city licenses to a minimum. However, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona have substantial licensing requirements that can cause Gilbert businesses to face significant hurdles on their road to compliance.