Month: November 2019

7 Things to Be Thankful For as a Small Landscape Business Owner

Running a landscape business can keep you pretty busy. There are millions of things to keep track of … time can easily slip right by. Before you know it, you forget what really matters. Thanksgiving is a time to remember those things that you’re most thankful for. After all, there are so many things that […]

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Neal Goldberg Thrives on Conquering Daily Challenges at Goldberg & Rodler

As owner alongside partner Tom Rodler, Neal Goldberg runs the operations of Goldberg & Rodler Inc. The landscape design/build firm is based in Huntington, New York. Goldberg has been doing this work full time for nearly 40 years. He thrives on conquering daily challenges this work brings. His firm, now in its second generation of […]

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Giving Back is Second Nature For This Landscape Pro

When it comes to community engagement, NALP is continually looking to find ways to inspire members to get more involved. Our Community Partnership Award—presented to companies that are actively engaged in community outreach—is one of the ways we do that. Grunder Landscaping Co., based in Miamisburg, Ohio, is another winner of the award this year […]

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Breakfast With Champions: Q&A On Business Groups

“A business is like a shark–if it isn’t always adapting, changing, innovating … moving, it’ll die. As a leader of your business, it’s your job to always be learning and coming up with new ways to move your business forward. To always be in an environment of personal, mental and spiritual growth, surround yourself with […]

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Meet Jack Pohutsky, NALP Student Ambassador & Current Penn State Landscape Contracting Student

As a senior majoring in landscape contracting in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Jack Pohutsky has already been actively involved in recruiting for the industry both to high school students as well as undeclared majors at Penn State. He may still be a student but he’s that excited about what the landscape industry has […]

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The Value of Community Outreach for This Landscape Pro

Each year, the NALP Community Partnership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate leadership in helping restore or revive communities. NALP presents the award to companies actively engaged in community outreach. It also highlightes the aesthetic, environmental and quality of life benefits the landscape industry brings to communities across the country. This year, the first award goes […]

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A Landscape Apprentice Shares His Story

When the owners of Providence Forge, Virginia-based L.G. Scott announced they were going to enroll two apprentices in NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship program, Ryan Janney jumped at the opportunity to become a landscape apprentice. The chance to be able to “work and go to school at the same time without digging himself into total debt” […]

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3 Reasons FGM Uses the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program

During National Apprentice Week, a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs, seemed like the most fitting time for Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM), headquartered in Kenvil, New Jersey, to officially launch the NALP Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program. The inaugural group will begin their journey with this career-shaping […]

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L.G. Scott crew in front of hardscape

How L.G. Scott is Addressing its Labor Challenges

Like a lot of landscape companies, the owners of L.G. Scott have struggled with finding good quality labor over the years. But with the introduction of the NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, they see hope on the horizon … maybe even a solution to labor challenges. Luke Scott, who owns the business with his brother […]

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Why Should a Landscape Pro Consider an Apprenticeship Program?

For many industries, apprenticeship programs are creating viable workforce solutions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 5 million people will be trained through apprenticeships in 1,000 industries over the next five years. Today, with the formalization of NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, registered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the green industry […]

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