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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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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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What the 2022 Mid-Term Elections Mean for the Landscape Industry

The 2022 mid-terms came and went on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and unfortunately, the results are still not yet final for control of either of the House or the Senate in the 118th Congress. Going into this election, pundits were beginning to predict that we could see a massive wave election like in 1994 and 2010 […]

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Photo: Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.

Landscapes of the Month: Stabilizing Shorelines for an HOA

Located in Oakbrook, Illinois, the Brook Forest Community Association intended for numerous shorelines to be stabilized and regraded based on the effects of erosion. In order to complete the project, the client hired Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., based in Leland, Illinois, to take it on. Due to the successful outcome of the project, Pizzo & […]

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Team Building: The Benefits of Hiring Veterans

The search for skilled labor is a constant concern, but one promising pool is military veterans. Each year the military discharges 270,000 service members and 80 percent won’t have a job lined up. “It makes good business sense to hire veterans,” says Elly Zemetra, senior director of talent management for BrightView, based in Blue Bell, […]

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