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Author: Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the content manager for NALP.

Photo: Turning Leaves Landscaping

Help Military Families in Need Through SnowCare for Troops

As the winter counterpart to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops ensures that the families of deployed military personnel don’t have to stress when the snow starts falling. This program connects snow removal volunteers with military families to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services. SnowCare for Troops was started in 2010 when […]

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Level Up: Stay Green, Inc. Looks to Double In Size

Right before Christmas in 1969, Richard Angelo was laid off from his nursery job. Operating out of his garage, he started Stay Green, Inc., based in Santa Clarita, California, in 1970, serving residential clients. Now his son, Chris Angelo, is the CEO of the company. “My dad was very good at partnering with me and […]

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Meet Nick Brummel, the 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Growing up, Nick Brummel wanted to get to Kansas City Royals games early, not to watch batting practice, but to see the grounds crew get the field ready. Now his company, Brummel Lawn & Landscape LLC, based in Blue Springs, Missouri, helps by caring for the landscaping at professional sports stadiums. Brummel’s work growing his […]

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Meet Pam Dooley, 2022’s Woman Leader of the Year

Pam Dooley is a well-known figure in the industry and this year she has been named NALP’s Woman Leader of the Year for her innovation and desire to lead by example. “Being a beacon for other women in the industry that are coming in and just seeing the shift and the arrival of so many […]

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Team Building: How To Recruit and Retain Veterans

You probably already know that veterans are reliable, trainable team players that can be a welcome addition to any lawn or landscape company. However, you might be uncertain how to get connected to those who are making the transition from military service to civilian life. At SiteOne, they have made veteran and military spouse recruiting […]

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Operational Efficiency: Take the Time to Winterize Equipment

The official start of winter is still weeks away, but you need to start considering winterizing your equipment if you haven’t already. Depending on your location, this could just apply to your mowers as the grass goes dormant or include your construction equipment if you don’t work through the colder months. Taking the time to […]

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NALP Members in the News: APHIX, Bland Landscaping, Weller Brothers Landscaping, SavATree, Davey Tree Expert Company

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. APHIX Receives Investment from Caltius Equity Partners APHIX, based in Frankfort, Kentucky, has partnered with Caltius Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on lower-middle market companies. This is the first time the company has partnered with an institutional investor. APHIX has grown from […]

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REPLAY: From OK to Outstanding with Steve Mulvany

In this replay 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, talk with Steve Mulvany, president and founder of Management Tools Inc. Mulvany’s company works on […]

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Stephan Saia (far left) with one of the company's ECS work crews and their director of grounds maintenance, Chris Calvisi (far right).
Photo: EPSI

How I Do It: Employing and Helping Homeless Individuals

Enterprise Professional Services, Inc. (EPSI), based in Lakeway, Texas, started in 2011 with a mission to provide employment for people with disabilities. They saw an opportunity to help another group of people in 2018 as Austin’s homeless situation was snowballing. EPSI is an AbilityOne nonprofit agency that specializes in custodial, grounds and hospital environmental services […]

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Fort Allen Park, Portland, Maine, was restored in 2014.
Photo: Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, LLC

Preserving and Restoring Historic Landscapes

While in the past, landscapes have been treated as an afterthought when it comes to the preservation of historical buildings, they have come to be seen as valuable in their own right. Historic landscapes include residential gardens, cemeteries, battlefields, community parks and much more. Preserving and restoring historic landscapes is a complex task that is […]

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