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How I Do It: Switching to a Subscription Service Model

Cash flow is crucial in order to scale your business and one way to help remedy this issue to switching your operations to a subscription service model. Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland, has been operating this way for five years now. Brad Leahy, vice president of the company, says he would never go […]

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NALP Members in the News: Gothic Landscape, Bruce Co., Ruppert Landscape, Davey Tree

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Gothic Landscape Names New CEO Roger Zino, vice chairman of Gothic Landscape, has been named the new CEO. Jon Georgio, the current CEO, will remain chairman of the board. He will also continue to be active in his passions such as distinctive customer relationships […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining and Updating the Imperial Center

One of Southeast’s largest commercial office parks, the Imperial Center in Durham, North Carolina, features 4.4 million square feet of office, warehouse, flex and retail space spread across 456 acres. The client was seeking improved customer service, communication and landscape quality and hired GreenView Partners, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. “With the communication and all […]

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Green Expectations Opens Plant Shop During House Plant Craze

Green Expectations, based in Zephyrhills, Florida, was founded in 1996 and has undergone many changes over the years. One of their latest changes has been the addition of a plant shop and garden center. Derrick Paredes, owner of Green Expectations, started the plant shop in August of 2020 and has taken advantage of the COVID-driven […]

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How I Do It: Designing Virtually with Clients

While the landscape industry was deemed essential early on during the pandemic, companies still had to pivot and change some of their operations to continue doing business safely. One aspect of that is meeting with clients virtually to go over their landscape designs. Josh Robinson, design and sales manager for Todd’s Services Inc., based in […]

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Finding Balance: Episode 40 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 40th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench chat with each other. In this podcast, our hosts dive deep and get real about finding balance in your life. Discussion points include: what does a healthy balance […]

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Business Smarts: Firing a Bad Client

You’ve probably had to fire at least one bad employee over the years, but have you ever had to say goodbye to a particularly bad client? Just like how a bad employee is a drain on your business, bad clients can be just as detrimental, so it is important to know how to identify them […]

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Awards of Excellence Winners Get Dividends in Unexpected Ways

Clients value award-winning companies. Employees want to work for companies that do great work. NALP’s national Awards of Excellence showcase the best project work in commercial and residential lawn care; landscape design/build and maintenance; interior design/build and maintenance and more. Award recipients benefit in so many ways. Bob Grover, LIC, president of Pacific Landscape Management […]

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A Landscape Designer’s Perspective on Award Winning Projects

David Guthery, landscape designer with LandCrafters, LLC in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is a recipient of a 2020 Gold Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Design and Construction for the Eastend Tudor project. He says one of the more unconventional reasons he participates in the award process is because it forces him to follow through on hiring […]

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Level Up: It’s All About Relationships for Balanced Environments Inc.

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Balanced Environments, Inc. (BEI) based in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, first started Bruce Church and Tom Kelly set a goal of reaching $7 million in 10 years. However, the company hit this goal in year […]

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