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Level Up: Belknap Landscape Company, Inc. Is Committed to Doing Things Right

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Belknap Landscape Company, Inc., based in Gilford, New Hampshire, is currently working toward reaching the $10 million revenue mark, which they feel might be their sweet spot. “We’ve always strived to be small enough that employees […]

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Business Smarts: How to Maximize Your Career Page

One of the keys to establishing a labor pipeline is to always be recruiting. A simple method for constant recruitment is to establish a career page on your website. Kelly Dowell, founder of Keldo Digital, says it’s a great idea to have a career page for various reasons, including recruitment, branding and sales. She explains […]

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Expand Your Thinking with the Innovation and Technology Forum

Did you miss the Innovation and Technology Forum yesterday? There’s still time to view the full event with the All-Access Pass. You can log in to the virtual platform any time between now and Nov. 17, 2021, to watch the recorded sessions. If you’re curious about what all was covered, here are some of the […]

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Taking Chances with Confidence and Faith with Neil Bales: Episode 26 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 26th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with Neil Bales, president and COO of LandPatterns. LandPatterns is a landscape […]

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How I Do It: Bringing Arboriculture In-House or Subcontracting

If your company is looking at adding a tree care division to your operations a major question is should you have in-house arborists or subcontract with a tree care company? The answer depends on aspects such as your core company focus, your client base and your available capital. “Work to understand all the costs associated […]

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NALP Members in the News: Hoffman Landscapes, Weed Man and Ruppert Landscape

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Hoffman Landscapes Names New Branch Director Stephen Dumark has accepted the role as branch director for the design/build department at Hoffman Landscapes. This promotion is part of the transition surrounding Hoffman’s purchase of Kent Greenhouse & Gardens. Brian Cossari, who was over the design/build […]

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Business Smarts: Implementing Succession Planning in Your Organization

Succession planning isn’t something you should only start considering when you get closer to retirement age. This is a future-focused practice of identifying the knowledge and skills needed to perform in certain roles and preparing multiple individuals to potentially carry out those functions. Succession planning also isn’t just about who is going to take on […]

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Faces of the Industry: Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson says entering the landscape industry was the greatest leap of faith she could have made for her career. She says when she was presented with the opportunity to become a leader, she was very hesitant and frankly, scared. “I found a passion and a great sense fulfillment that makes each day unique,” she […]

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Here’s Looking Toward 2021

While none of us have a crystal ball handy, many lawn and landscape professionals are wondering what 2021 has in store. As we sit here on the cusp of a whole new year, it’s hard not to reflect upon 2020 and the unexpected twists and turns it took us on as an industry. Across the […]

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Member Spotlight: Carlito Suarez, Lawns By Carlito

Carlito Suarez is the owner of Lawns By Carlito, based in Durham, North Carolina. He grew up in the Dominican Republic and loved working with his hands. After spending 20 years working in agriculture, his wife’s job brought her back to the U.S. He decided it was an opportunity to try something new. “When I […]

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