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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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Photo: Alfredo's Lawn and Landscape

How I Do It: Incorporating Battery Power Into Hardscaping

You typically hear about battery-power equipment being implemented in landscape maintenance operations, but Alfredo’s Lawn and Landscape, based in Austin, Kentucky, has been able to incorporate some battery-powered tools in their hardscaping jobs. Alfredo Aubone, owner of Alfredo’s Lawn and Landscape, says they’ve been using battery-powered blowers for a long time because they’re easy and […]

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Preparing for the Snowy Season with Phill Sexton: Season 3: Episode 25 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 25 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape talks to Phill Sexton, founder and managing partner of WIT Advisers. WIT Advisers administers the Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM®) system and certifications.  Sexton is a professor at the Center of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the […]

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Discover Your Why and the Power of Playing Offense at Leaders Forum

If you are an executive in the landscape industry, you don’t want to miss this year’s Leaders Forum and keynote speaker from Feb. 1-4, 2023, in Maui, Hawaii. Not only will you have the opportunity to network with your peers, but Paul Epstein, chief purpose advisor for the WHY Institute, will also lead two sessions […]

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How I Do It: Creating a Company Store

Ground Works Land Design, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has a strict uniform policy, as first impressions are very important to owner Tony Nasrallah. The company provides their employees with luxury apparel as it helps boost employee morale and the quality of their work. Recently, the company has taken this a step further by creating a […]

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REPLAY: Casting a Vision and Leaving a Legacy with Zech Strauser

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, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk to Zech Strauser, founder and owner of Strauser Nature’s Helpers. Strauser has a strong passion for the outdoors and being […]

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Embracing Technology with Elizabeth Bonadonna: Season 3: Episode 23 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 23 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke of RM Landscape and Macey Robinson at LandCare talk with Elizabeth Bonadonna, president of Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden, based in Buffalo, New York. Bonadonna started this business with her two partners in 2014 and has continued to grow […]

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Future-Proofing Your Business with Technology

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. It’s commonly said that in business, you’re either growing or dying. If you want your company to still be around in the next five, 10 or 15 years, you have to consider what an […]

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REPLAY: Leaders Never Stop Learning with Jenny Girard

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Macey Robinson, branch manager at LandCare, talk with Jenny Girard, area manager with R.M. Landscape. Girard earned her associate degree in science and mathematics before moving on […]

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