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Month: March 2017

Greg Jolley Named Outstanding Educator of the Year

On, March 18, at the closing ceremonies of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation announced the recipient of its Outstanding Educator of the Year Award – Greg Jolley, associate professor of the Plant and Wildlife Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University, in Provo. Jolley joined […]

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Mark Maslow is 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

The National Association of Landscape Professionals has named, Mark Maslow, co-owner and President of Southern Landscape Group in Evington, Virginia, this year’s Young Entrepreneur of the year. Mark began mowing lawns in high school and started a small landscape maintenance company and he has grown it into Central Virginia’s premier residential Design Build contracting firm. […]

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Brigham Young University Wins NCLC

Brigham Young University – Provo is the winner of NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and Tyler Gilson of Michigan State University is the first-place student. Sixty-one teams battled it out, March 15-18, in 29 competitions in Provo, Utah, in events like arboriculture, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation troubleshooting, skid […]

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Safety Fail, Three Strikes and You’re Out!

Keep it Green Landscaping Safety Training pictured above April 15 is the deadline to participate in the Safety Recognition Awards. Author Rod Dickens talked with two winners of the Best of the Best safety recognition awards to see what they are doing right when it comes to safety at their companies. Keep it Green Landscaping […]

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Pay Per Click vs. SEO, Why Your Business Needs the Right Balance of Each

Author, Alain Parcan, director of marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., and NALP consultant, contributed this article.  One of the most common questions we get while speaking at industry tradeshows or providing educational Webinars is, “which strategy is right for me?” Businesses are constantly focused on finding the right marketing plan when it comes to generating […]

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5 Landscapes Sales Tips that Work

Author Marty Grunder, consultant, speaker, and owner of Grunder Landscaping, one of the largest firms in the Midwest, gives his advice on making the sale when you aren’t the lowest bid. Catch Marty at his 2018 NALP Sales Boot Camps in Dallas and Philadelphia this coming March.  My experience, and the success of my clients I […]

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The M&A Outlook for the Landscaping Industry 2017

The author, Peter Holton, of Caber Hill Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions firm, is an NALP Consultant member.  In the last two months, several business owners have asked about the M&A outlook under President Trump. We point owners of landscaping companies toward three important macro factors – tax rates, interest rates, and population demographics. Here […]

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