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REPLAY: Energize, Empower, Inspire with Josh Flynn

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Neal Glatt of GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape, talk with Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services. After finishing up his degree in environmental studies from the University of Richmond, Flynn joined up with the […]

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Joe Theismann Closes Out ELEVATE 2022

During ELEVATE’s closing Main Stage session, former Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback Joe Theismann spoke to attendees about how to win despite challenges with anecdotes about his life as a football player and as an entrepreneur. He challenged landscape professionals to determine their own definition of success and to help others. “True success comes when you […]

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ELEVATE Expo Features Intimate Conversations with Suppliers and Sneak Peek at Future Innovations

The ELEVATE Expo featured 147 exhibitors representing experts and manufacturers of everything from equipment to business software. This expo not only provided attendees the opportunity to connect and learn about these new products but also featured numerous educational sessions. “We definitely have been pleasantly surprised with just the whole conference, the exhibit hall itself,” says […]

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ELEVATE Opening Main Stage Session Delves Into the Habits of Successful People

ELEVATE’s opening Main Stage session speaker Alex Banayan, author of The Third Door, has obsessively been studying success since he was a freshman in college. He shared with attendees some of the surprising lessons he’s learned along the way from individuals such as Larry King and Steve Wozniak. Growing up, Banayan was expected to become […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Charming English Garden

Located in Cherry Hills, Colorado, upon two acres of English garden-style landscape, is a European cottage-style home. The home has a pool, a main entertaining space, and a few smaller patio areas that contain flower beds, rocky paths, and a wide-ranging lawn area. In order to correctly maintain this residence, Lifescape Colorado was hired to […]

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Four Sustainability Practices to Consider Implementing

Many in the industry see themselves as stewards of the environment and work to find ways to be more sustainable businesses. Being more sustainable is a broad concept, but also means there are multiple opportunities to take advantage of. “I think trying to become more sustainable can be discouraging for some businesses — more specifically, […]

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Business Smarts: Understanding the Difference Between Markup and Margins

When it comes to making a profit, there is significant confusion between markup and margins. “When we say the word markups, there are markups for recovering overhead and then there are markups for recovering what we call labor burden,” says Tony Bass, founder of Tony Bass Consulting. “There are markups for profit. In my view […]

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Mariani Landscape Expands National Footprint with Family of Companies

Mariani Landscape, based in Lake Bluff, Illinois, has experienced record growth over the last 18 months. This was driven by the company’s decision in December 2020 to become the best residential landscape company in the world with their “family of family companies.” To date, Mariani has acquired seven family-owned residential landscape companies. The companies that […]

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Filling the Gaps with Robyn Schmitz: Season 3: Episode 17 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 17 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape and Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench, talk to Robyn Schmitz, CEO of High Prairie Landscape Group. Schmitz founded High Prairie Landscape Group with a big vision. High Prairie started in 2010 with nothing but an old Jeep […]

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Team Building: Utilizing a Vanpool for Employees  

Depending on your lawn care or landscape business’s location, this could be hampering your possible recruiting scope for employees. One way to broaden your range is by implementing a vanpool program.The Greenery, Inc., based on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has had a vanpool program for over 25 years now. Jerry Ashmore, director of workforce […]

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