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Faces of the Industry: June Hawkins

June Hawkins has been in the landscape industry for 37 years, but she majored in interior design in college. She also minored in horticulture and art. Her mother always felt Hawkins’s calling was landscape architecture, and Hawkins ended up working for a landscape architecture firm right out of college for 12 years, where she did […]

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Highlights of H-2B with Andrew Bray: Season 2, Episode 51 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 51 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software and Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape talk with Andrew Bray, VP of government relations for NALP. Bray is a government relations professional with over 15 years of legislative, regulatory, campaign and legal experience. As vice president […]

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Spring Check-In: Season 2, Episode 50 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 50 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk with each other. In this podcast, our hosts talk about wrapping up the first quarter and the things they learned last year that have made […]

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REPLAY: Balancing Employee Development and Business Needs

In this replay episode of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Chris Joyce, president of the Joyce Companies. The Joyce Companies consist of the following […]

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Climbing High: Alisha Amundson’s Experience as an Arborist

If you reach Alisha Amundson’s voicemail, it says she’s either in a tree or assisting another customer. This sums up the majority of this arborist’s day, but she is also a mother and owner of Tree Girl Designs, based in Orlando, Florida. Amundson says getting into arboriculture was fated for her, although she didn’t seek […]

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A Touch on Mental Health with Paul Fraynd: Season 2, Episode 48 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 48 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus with Include Software, Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape and Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench talk with Paul Fraynd, CEO of Sun Valley Landscaping. Fraynd leads the company’s growth and strategy while maintaining core values and operating in a way that […]

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Faces of the Industry: Tristan Parsons

To Tristan Parsons, landscaping isn’t just a commodity. He sees the value that plants add to a person’s home and life. Parsons developed a love for beautiful landscapes as he grew up helping care for his family and his grandparents’ properties. In high school, he started knocking on doors and quickly had 15 yards that […]

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If You’re Not Putting Yourself Out There, You’re Not Growing with Teddy Russell: Season 2, Episode 47 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 47 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape, Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk with Teddy Russell, CEO of Russell Landscape Group. Russell grew up in a family business that his father began in 1987. […]

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Consistency is Key: Season 2, Episode 46 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 46 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software and Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape talk with Doug McDuff, president and co-owner of Landscape America. McDuff has a bachelor’s degree in urban forestry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an associate’s degree in landscape […]

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Short Term Pain = Long Term Results: Season 2, Episode 45 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 45 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software and Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape talk with each other. In this podcast, our hosts talk about the changes that take place when spring arrives. They touch on communicating with your team, setting expectations, and how […]

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