A Yard and a Half Landscaping

A Yard and a Half Landscaping
Waltham, Mass.

Founded: 1988
Employees: 18
2009 revenue: $1.4 million
CEO: Eileen T. Michaels

Designs and maintains environmentally friendly landscaping areas.

A Yard & a Half has a peer-led bilingual training program for employees whose first language is Spanish; it also reimburses employees for ESL classes. The company takes care of its employees' familial as well as linguistic needs, offering breastfeeding accommodation for mothers and flexible hours for parents. One employee brought her son to work three days a week for the first year of his life until she could place him in day care.