Month: June 2019

members in the news

NALP Members in the News

Help NALP celebrate these recent members in the news. Concrete Paver Sales Up Gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the U.S. and Canada increased by 8% during 2018, according to a recent survey by NALP association member the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). While experiencing growth, four of of every five contractors still reported […]

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John Mini Distinctive Designs: Garden Synchronicity

A longstanding client asked John Mini Distinctive Designs to help with a new project in midtown Manhatten. The client was building a new commercial residential skyscraper from the ground up. And they had a goal to create a sustainable, functional and inviting space. John Mini Distinctive Designs: The Project The property plan consisted of a […]

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Safety Tip of the Week: How to Combat Heat-related Illnesses

North American summers are hot. Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the U.S. As a result, heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the U.S., contibuting to hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. Here’s a look at what’s in store for summer temperatures across […]

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members in the news

NALP Members in the News

Help NALP celebrate these members in the news. Members in the News: Yellowstone Acquires Native Land Design Yellowstone Landscape acquired Native Land Design, adding Houston and McAllen, Texas, to its locations. Native Land Design is a $15-million company with 250 employees focusing on commercial landscapes. All Native employees were retained, and no brand change is […]

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Safety Tip of the Week: How to Avoid Dangerous Plants and Wildlife While Working Outdoors

People who work outdoors a majority of the time, like landscape professionals, are exposed to many types of hazards. Hazards vary depending on the type of work, geographic region, season and duration of time they are outside. While many plants and wildlife are safe, there are some that present safety concerns. Employers should train outdoor […]

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Meet Lizeth Miller, HR Manager at McHale Landscape Design

Born and raised in the beautiful city of Medellin, Colombia, Lizeth Miller has spent most of her life in South America. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Medellin-Colombia and completed an internship in the Bank of Bogota as a credit analyst. But Miller was looking for something different. In 2014 […]

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How to Bridge the Generation Gap When Hiring

If you’re like a lot of landscape business owners, then you might be struggling to figure out how to bridge the generation gap when hiring. Whether you’ve already hired new young people—or you’re just looking to attract more of them to your business—then you may have already noticed that there seems to be a disconnect […]

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Meet NALP Member Doug Delano of Level Green Landscaping

A former high school math teacher who graduated with a degree in philosophy, Doug Delano puts a lot of emphasis on education. He believes in the power of knowledge. So when he came to landscaping as a later career—getting hired at Ruppert Landscape—Delano threw himself into learning as much as he could. However, in 1998, […]

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How to See Safety Differently

Sometimes, being safe on the job means looking at safety in a whole new way. Here, we want to bring light to how to see safety differently. When you look at the following photo in black and white, it just looks like thick brush. But danger lurks in plain sight. Now look at the photo […]

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LANDSCAPES 2019 Keynote Speaker Waldo Waldman Shares Why Landscape Business Owners Should Never Fly Solo

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman knows a thing or two about being a “wingman”—both literally and figuratively. Waldman was a fighter pilot with 65 combat missions and 2,650 flight hours. He’s been deployed worldwide and flew missions in Iraq, Southeast Asia and Kosovo during Operation Allied Force. But he was also a former top-producing […]

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