Author: Lisa Schaumann

Landscape and Lawn Care CEO Lessons

At Leaders Forum, the executive level leadership conference of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, top industry CEOs shared their struggles and challenges on the way to success with panel host, Scott Jamieson of Bartlett Tree Experts.  Please share!

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The Best Landscape Business Resources You Aren’t Using

They might be the best kept secrets, but we don’t want them to be. Here are our staff picks for the top five NALP resources that NALP member companies can be using now. Customizable Employee Handbook  It’s hard to stay on top of all the latest HR rules and policies. Luckily, we’ve made it easy […]

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LANDSCAPES 2017 Highlights

LANDSCAPES 2017 is in the books, and nearly 2,000 landscape professionals are now back at their offices implementing some of the strategies they learned at the education sessions in Louisville – and that is what it is all about – actionable knowledge! Sold out crowds attended the CEO Forum and the Account Managers workshop as […]

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The Industry Best Were Honored at LANDSCAPES

And the award goes to… We were really excited last week in Louisville to honor some of the best work in the industry at the 48th Annual Awards of Excellence. See a list of winners here. One hundred and thirty-six projects received Awards of Excellence this year, with Judges Awards going to Walnut Hill Landscape […]

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NALP Offices Get a Green Wall

You would assume that when the National Association of Landscape Professionals moved to newly designed offices, they would showcase members’ work, right? What was missing from our new offices?  A green wall!  And Interior plantscape experts Chris Raimondi, LIC of Raimondi Horticultural Group and Connie Hom, LIC of Buckingham Greenery kindly volunteered to install one […]

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Top 4 Things Property Managers Value Most in Their Account Managers

Author Ken Thomas, of Envisor Consulting is an NALP consultant member. Join Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy on October 18 for the Account Manager Training Workshop at LANDSCAPES 2017. As the commercial landscape maintenance industry continues to get more and more competitive it is critical for companies to understand the importance of differentiation. How can […]

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Cheryl Claborn Celebrating 30 Years at NALP

NALP Membership Director Cheryl Claborn started her career at the association 30 years ago as an office assistant at the legacy association PLCAA. We recently celebrated Cheryl’s incredible career with the association with a party at NALP. We asked Cheryl a few questions about her career at the association. We know you are a Jack […]

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ALCA Awards Legacy Continues

I love history and I love old photos, so coming across a scrapbook from the association’s past was really fun! ALCA, which merged with PLCAA to eventually become the National Association of Landscape Professionals, was the group that originated our national awards program. There was a spouses’ program for the wives of the members, called […]

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Critical Timing for the H-2B Day on the Hill

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, the H-2B Coalition and more than 100 landscape professionals and colleagues from allied industries joined together on the Hill on April 26, at a crucial time in the battle for H-2B reform.  John McMahon, the Executive Director of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, is pictured here with a […]

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Greg Jolley Named Outstanding Educator of the Year

On, March 18, at the closing ceremonies of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation announced the recipient of its Outstanding Educator of the Year Award – Greg Jolley, associate professor of the Plant and Wildlife Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University, in Provo. Jolley joined […]

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