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

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Month: June 2021

NALP’s First Virtual Legislative Days Made a Big Impact

Our first virtual Legislative Days drew to a close on Friday afternoon, June 25, with over 130 meetings between elected officials and their staffs and NALP members. Conversations focused on supporting the recently introduced H-2B returning worker exemption bill, HR 3897 introduced by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and by bipartisan co-sponsors. Staff members on the […]

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Diversifying Your Business with a Lawn Care Franchise

Lawn care as a service has been thriving over the years, and demand has only picked up as people are reinvesting in their backyards and spending more time at home. Even in times of economic downturn, the lawn care segment does well. “We are a low-ticket item that helps homeowners protect their biggest asset,” says […]

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Level Up: Rice’s Landscapes Redefined Grows and Changes Over 80 Years of Business

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Bryan Rice, president of Rice’s Landscapes Redefined, grew up knowing he wanted to be part of the family business. The company had been founded in 1941 by his grandfather J.D. Rice. Bryan Rice was around 14 […]

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Safety Culture: Reporting Accidents in a Timely Manner

Accidents happen but how you respond can affect insurance premiums and how quickly your employee is back to feeling 100 percent. “Getting information to your Workers’ Compensation claims handler as soon as possible allows them to get to work much quicker providing the oversight and management your employee needs while injured,” says Drew Garcia, VP […]

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NALP Members in the News: Aspire Software, WorkWave, Davey Resource Group, Ruppert Landscape, Horizon Distributors

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news.  ServiceTitan to Acquire Aspire Software Aspire Software has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ServiceTitan, the leading software provider for home and commercial service businesses. Founded in 2013, Aspire Software serves more than 50,000 users in 1,100 locations who collectively perform roughly […]

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The Art of Listening (to Your Team) with Tyler Bloom: Season 2, Episode 5 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 5 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Tyler Bloom, principal owner of  Tyler Bloom Consulting, an independent labor consulting firm based out of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Bloom’s company serves the turfgrass, green and hospitality industry […]

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Business Smarts: How to Create an Effective Org Structure for Your Lawn or Landscape Company

If you’re just starting out or are still a rather small company you may think you don’t really need an org chart for the business. You might even be getting fairly large and adding in this structure just doesn’t seem necessary if everything’s getting accomplished. However, it’s easy for everyone to do everybody’s job until […]

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Why Networking Matters and Where to Do It

Networking is a buzzword you’ve probably heard thrown around since you started working in your career. While you’ve heard of it, do you know how and why you need to network? Networking has a lot of preconceived notions. Some might have never gotten value from it. But it’s important to understand it’s not throwing business […]

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The Power of Networking

What do you think of when you hear the word “networking?” Passing out business cards — or shaking a lot of hands (at least in pre-COVID days)? In reality, networking can be so much more than that. When done well, networking can be beneficial for everyone involved. Chad Diller, director of client success for the […]

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Faces of the Industry: Alexander Manueles

Alexander Manueles, president of White Gator Lawn and Landscaping, based in Slidell, Louisiana, started working when he was 19 years old and has now spent six years in the industry. He says he had always wanted to own his own company. “That has always been something that ever since I was younger I always knew […]

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