Category Archives: Industry News

Betsy Demoret, Retiring After 25 Years

If you’ve been to an NALP, PLANET, or PLCAA event in the last 25 years, then you have definitely seen or been helped by Betsy Demoret.  With a big smile and lots of energy, Betsy has been a bit of … Continue reading

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Four Student Receive Scholarships to Attend Grow Conference

Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and Marty Grunder! Inc. have partnered with NALP’s Foundation to provide scholarships to four landscape and horticulture students to send them to the Grow Conference.  Grunder is joining NALP’s Foundation Board of Directors in May … Continue reading

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Lawn and Landscape CEO Secrets Revealed

At the CEOs Unplugged panel at Leaders Forum on Jan 14, 2017, hosted by Ken Taylor from John Deere, seven of the industry’s top CEO’s, shared a variety of business advice with an audience of nearly 200 people. The CEO’s … Continue reading

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People on the Move at Gothic Landscape

                  Gothic Landscape announced that Nada Duna, a 29-year veteran of BrightView Landscape (formerly ValleyCrest Companies), has joined the company’s maintenance division as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Nicholas DePasquale, currently vice … Continue reading

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New Foundation Board Selected

During its Board meeting at Leaders Forum, in St. Thomas, on Jan. 12, 2017, NALP approved the new Foundation Board of Directors whose terms will begin May 1, 2017. The Board is tasked with raising funds to support the Industry … Continue reading

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BrightView Installs Green Roof at Dell Medical School

The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas is a building dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge. That noble purpose now extends to – of all places — its roof. NALP member, BrightView Landscape Development, collaborated with Hensel … Continue reading

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If You Weren’t at Leaders Forum, Here’s What You Missed…

We had a fantastic Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, Jan 12-14, 2017.  If you weren’t there, you missed some killer networking, trends expert Daniel Levine, and a CEO panel of industry superstars who shared some great insights.  Here are a … Continue reading

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Abby Santos Receives Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Abby Santos, co-owner of No Ka Oi Landscape Services, received NALP’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Awards Breakfast at Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, on Jan 13, 2017. Santos and her husband Frank started No Ka Oi … Continue reading

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Jim McCutcheon Receives Lifetime Leadership Award

At the Awards Breakfast at Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, on Jan. 13, 2017, Jim McCutcheon, CEO of HighGrove was presented with NALP’s Lifetime Leadership Award. McCutcheon is a former President of NALP, he was the chairperson of the National Collegiate Landscape … Continue reading

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Jon Cundiff of Weed Man to become next NALP President

At Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, on Jan. 13, 2017, NALP swore in its next board of directors, however their terms don’t begin until May 1, 2017.  The 2017-2018 NALP Board of Directors includes: Officers: President – Jon Cundiff, Landscape … Continue reading

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