January 2021 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: January 2021

Takeaways from On Tour with Blades of Green

Blades of Green recently shared some of the things that make their company tick during the virtual On Tour event. To view the whole On Tour video, click here. Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland, serves more than 10,000 clients with more than $12.5 million in revenue. The company started in 1989 as a […]

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NALP Members in the News: Davey Tree and Ground Works Land Design

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Davey Tree Promotes Archuleta to Operations Manager Andre Archuleta has been promoted to operations manager, west coast, commercial landscape services (CLS). Archuleta joined Davey Tree in 2010 at the Colorado Springs branch as a landscaper. In 2011, he was promoted to supervisor for the […]

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An Essential Focus: Breaking Down NALP’s Government Relations Efforts with Andrew Bray: Episode 36 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 36th 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. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Andrew Bray, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Landscape […]

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Level Green Landscaping Streamlines Their Bid Process with SiteRecon

Sponsored Content Level Green Landscaping, based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, adopted SiteRecon in September 2020 and since then automated more than 500 hours of hand-drawing property measurements. Level Green is a commercial landscaping company that handles maintenance with enhancements and snow removal. The properties the company works on vary from small parcels all the way […]

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Melwood Provides People with Differing Abilities a Career in the Landscape Industry

Melwood is a nonprofit that has been providing jobs and opportunities for people of differing abilities for over 50 years in the Washington, D.C. area. The organization provides employment and job training to more than 2,000 people of differing abilities a year. Started in 1963, a small group of parents and community supporters decided to […]

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Level Up: Brilar Has Their Sights Set on Big Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. On Brilar’s website, they say there isn’t a job they say ‘no’ to. This Detroit, Michigan-based company grew 32 percent from 2018 to 2019, bringing in a revenue of $18.2 million in 2019. Mike Voories, chief […]

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Business Smarts: Engaging with Customers During Winter Months

While landscaping is a seasonal business in most parts of the country, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be engaging with your customers during the slower months. Although you probably have a set of loyal customers who you can always count on for their business, some of your newer customers may not remember to hire […]

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Solved: Big Liability Exposure for Lawn and Ornamental Care Companies

The application of herbicides and pesticides creates significant liability exposures for lawn and ornamental care companies. For this reason, specific insurance coverage is needed to protect their business in the event a third party is harmed either through bodily injury or property damage. Introducing a One of a Kind Coverage for Lawn and Ornamental Care […]

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The Business Case for Certification

If you are seeking ways to stand out as a highly-skilled lawn and landscape company, consider investing in your team members’ Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) credentials. NALP offers certification for six categories: business manager, exterior technician, interior technician, horticulture technician, lawn care manager and lawn care technician. Shayne Newman, LIC, president of YardScapes Landscape Professionals, […]

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Giving More Than You Get: Lessons in Generous Leadership with Andrew Ziehler: Episode 35 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 35th 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. and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, talk with Andrew Ziehler, LIC, owner and CEO of Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care located in […]

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