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How to Collaborate Effectively with Landscape Architects

Not all landscape designs may come from your in-house designers. When you have the opportunity to work with outside landscape architects, not only can you enjoy a fresh design perspective but you can also foster a relationship that leads to future business. By maintaining strong relationships with landscape architects, they can direct new clients your […]

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Exponential Growth Through The Third Door: How to Think Differently, Transform Your Business, and Achieve Your Most Important Goals

What do icons like Maya Angelou, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall and Pitbull have in common? They are all individuals that author Alex Banayan has interviewed during his seven-year quest to discover the high-performance habits of successful people. He distilled these mindsets and tools into his book, The Third Door. During the opening general session at […]

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Business Smarts: Choosing an Exit Plan Strategy

When you start a business, probably the last thing on your mind is what you’re going to do with it when you retire. However, this is exactly what landscape company owners should be thinking about, according to Kurt Bland, president of Bland Landscaping Company, based in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He says the sooner an […]

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Branching Models with Pam Dooley: Season 3, Episode 2 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 2 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk with Pam Dooley, owner of Plants Creative Landscape. Dooley grew up as an athlete and plant lover and earned the nickname “Plants” from her teammates during her collegiate volleyball years. […]

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Let’s Talk Grass Roots Efforts with Bob Mann: Season 3, Episode 1 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 1 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talks with Bob Mann, director of state and local government relations for NALP. Prior to joining NALP, Mann was a thirty-year-plus veteran of the professional lawn care industry. A native of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Mann graduated […]

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How I Do It: Hosting an Annual Training Day

Earlier this month, LaBahn’s Landscaping, based El Cajon, California, hosted their first annual training day as an opportunity to educate their crew members on how to provide the best quality landscape maintenance. This new annual training day was brought about by the new company president, Chris Gillespie, LIC, who had done it at previous companies. […]

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Building Relationships with Your Service Partners with Katie Raymond: Season 2, Episode 52 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 52 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk with Katie Raymond, regional director of operations for Case Facilities Management Solutions. Raymond is a director of national operations at Case FMS. She has been there for 11 years and […]

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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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Go Behind the Scenes at R.P. Marzilli & Company During NALP Field Trip

On June 23-24, learn how R.P. Marzilli & Company grew to $53 million in annual revenue and manages to recruit and retain their employees. Hosts Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping, and Frank Mariani, executive chairman of Mariani Landscape, will dive into the company’s inner workings during the sixth annual NALP Field Trip. […]

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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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