September 2020 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: September 2020

How One Company Made $159K During COVID-19

In the webinar hosted by Jack Jostes, CEO of Ramblin Jackson Inc., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, he conducted a case study of how one company was able to earn over $159,000 this year during COVID-19. To view the full webinar, click here. Green Side Up Landscaping, based in Richmond, Virginia, is run by Craig Attkisson. […]

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How to Effectively Manage Daily Challenges at Work

Every landscape company encounters daily challenges, ranging from tiny workflow hiccups and minor snags to major issues and complete disasters. The question is not how to eliminate these challenges — you can’t – but rather, how to leverage them for your benefit. Phil Harwood, managing partner for, will cover insights and strategies for new […]

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Takeaways from On Tour with Rossen Landscape

Rossen Landscape’s visionary/CEO Jeff Rossen and Integrator/COO Jason Navon recently shared some of the inner workings of their company during the virtual On Tour event. To view the whole On Tour Video, click here. Rossen Landscape is a $5 million firm specializing in high-end residential design and construction. They strengthen their reputation and earn loyal […]

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Level Up: Fine Earth Landscape Inc.’s Commitment to Customer Service Helps with Natural Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Fine Earth Landscape Inc., based in Poolesville, Maryland, has grown bigger than president Joel Hafner, LIC, ever thought he would reach. Since exceeding his expectations, he says the company has continued to naturally grow. Fine Earth […]

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Business Smarts: Busting the Myths about Overtime

It’s a commonly held belief that overtime is bad for business and is only a sign of being inefficient. However, when used strategically, it can help increase profits and mitigate labor issues. “It’s not bad in itself,” says Ed Laflamme, LIC, a partner with The Harvest Group. “It’s bad because people are taking on so […]

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NALP Members in the News: Argonne Capital Group Invests in Schill Grounds Management

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Argonne Capital Group Invests in Schill Grounds Management Argonne Capital Group has made a controlling investment in Schill Grounds Management, a privately held commercial landscaping company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Proceeds from the investment funded shareholder liquidity and the acquisition of McCoy Landscape Services, […]

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Engaging Employees to Solve the Labor Crisis with Mike Bogan: Episode 18 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 18th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talked to Mike Bogan, CEO of LandCare. Bogan graduated from Mississippi State University with […]

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The Growth Handbook

Have you thought about how to grow your business? Is there a right way to go about growth? Considering this is one of the most-searched-for business topics on the internet — and entire books are dedicated to it — there’s no simple answer. But we’re diving into the services and strategies used by some successful […]

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Member Spotlight: Christy Webber, Christy Webber Landscapes

Christy Webber, owner of Christy Webber Landscapes, based in Chicago, Illinois, says she’s a country girl and her love for the outdoors drew her to the landscaping industry. “I grew up in the country, but I wanted to live in city because I’m gay and wanted to be around people like me so that just […]

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Family Businesses: Working Better Together

Many landscaping companies say they are family-focused or treat their employees like family, but what is it like to work with actual family members? These five companies share their experience of working with relatives and the lessons they’ve learned over the years keeping the business running with their kin. Stephen Hillenmeyer, CEO of Hillenmeyer Landscape […]

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