June 2015 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: June 2015

How Lambert’s Won Two Coveted Judges’ Awards in One Year

Lambert Landscape Company won two Judges’ Awards last year in the National Association of Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence program. One award was for renovating a plaza in time for a town’s 100th anniversary celebration; the other, for creating a garden that seamlessly integrated with a newly construction Normandy-style home. Winning two Judges’ Awards in […]

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Giving Back to Get Ahead

As part of  our#NALPStories series, we talked to Dan Foley, recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Leadership award about giving back to the landscape industry, and the importance of being involved in the association. Giving back and being involved in leadership have always been important to Dan Foley, Landscape Industry Certified, National Association of Landscape Professionals […]

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Help Us Advocate for Your Interests

Watching the news, it is easy to get cynical about politics.  It is easy to think that politicians are embroiled in political grandstanding and that as a voter your voice does not really matter.  But you can make a difference by engaging with your elected officials. H-2B activism made a difference When the Department of Homeland […]

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Weed Man Lawn Care Has a Powerful Father Daughter Team

For our Father’s Day #NALPstories series, we talked to Jennifer Lemcke COO of Weed Man USA about working with her father CEO Roger Mongeon. What has Jennifer learned about business from her dad? – Creating a win/win – Always trust but make sure you’re always measuring – Always give feedback – Be true to yourself and who […]

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What Do Facility Managers Really Want from Landscape Contractors

When the NALP Internationals Peer Group worked with Wilson-Olyer recently to host a panel of commercial property and facility managers,  they learned what facility managers really want from their landscape contractors. 1. A clean team—The appearance of your crews and equipment matters. 2. Simplicity—Don’t make things too complex. They want doing business with you to be easy. Make […]

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What I've learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Kuperus edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, we talked to Miles Kuperus III about what he’s learned by working with his dad, Miles Kuperus, Jr., at Farmside Landscape and Design in Sussex, N.J. Brought up in the business Through working with my dad, I have learned quite a bit, but the most useful […]

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The landscape industry day of service made an impact

The 2015 Day of Service has come and gone, and it was a great one. It’s always so inspiring to hear about the many community service projects that take place that same day all over the country. This year we had more than 60 projects within 25 states, approximately 700 volunteers, and more than $200K […]

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What I’ve learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Dowell edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, Kelly Dowell writes about what she’s learned by working with her father, Maurice Dowell, at Dowco Enterprises Inc. in Chesterfield, MO. Growing up I was always observing the business. I remember living in a small trailer home when we just had a couple of trucks with magnetic […]

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