Month: January 2010

What is the biggest change you've made since the downturn? – Part 3

PLANET recently interviewed a few of our members on how they were surviving in these tough economic times. Here is part 3 (of 4) from interviewee, Landon Reeve, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, from Chapel Valley Landscape Co. located in Woodbine, MD. “Our company is divided almost equally between commercial and residential landscape construction and maintenance.  […]

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What is the Biggest Change You've Made Since the Downturn? – Part 2

PLANET recently interviewed a few of our members on how they were surviving in these tough economic times. Here is another interview from Chris Senske of Senske Lawn & Tree Care in Kennwick, WA. “Our lawn care and pest control business has been stable, but we’re down a bit in commercial maintenance, primarily because of […]

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Back-story on Certification Rebranding

Happy New Year ! I wanted to take the time to give you some background regarding the development of the new certification branding effort and the resulting Landscape Industry Certified brand.   Many things emerged in the last 5 years to reshape PLANET Certifications. The first was directly due to the merger [of ALCA and […]

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Adjusting to the new economy

As we start the New Year, I’m not alone when I say – last year couldn’t get over fast enough. There’s no question, 2009 was a challenging year for everyone in the industry. Every segment of PLANET membership has been adversely affected, as have been the customers we serve and the manufacturers and distributors who […]

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