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Level Up: Wade’s Lawn Service Uses Networking to Grow and Learn

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Wade’s Lawn Service, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was founded in 1998 by Ira Wade. Armed with a push mower and string trimmer, Wade started out with a commitment for quality lawn service and fostered a reputation […]

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Out with the Old, in with the New: Inside a Company Rebrand

Rebranding is a tricky business, especially if customers are familiar with your company’s name, but sometimes it is necessary. CM’s Outdoor Solutions Group, based in Omaha, Nebraska, went through a rebrand last year when they decided their former name no longer reflected the breadth of their service offerings. “Our previous name was CM’s A Cut […]

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Ideal Landscape Group Moves Away From H-2B Usage and Focuses on Culture

Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has been using the H-2B program for close to 15 years. The company typically requests 45 visas. In 2019, only 25 percent or less of the companies in the St. Louis area that use the H-2B program received their workers. “We were fortunate enough to get them,” […]

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Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Landscape Industry

Diversity makes companies stronger. That’s why the National Association of Landscape Professionals is launching an industry-wide discussion about how we can proactively encourage and support greater diversity in the industry. Find out how these companies achieve success through inclusive corporate cultures. Why Diversity Matters “The more diverse we are, the better we can be as […]

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Level Up: Valley Landscaping Looks to Open Fourth Location and Maintain Steady Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Valley Landscaping, based in Christiansburg, Virginia, opened in 1991 with owner and president, Todd Walters, he had a used pickup truck, three mowers, a trailer and small loan. “When we started, we had 4 people […]

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Level Up: Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. Says the Bigger the Better

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When asked what ideal company size he’d like to reach for Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc., based in Hilliard, Ohio, CEO Jason Cromley simply answered, “Bigger. Always bigger.” Founded in 1998, along with co-owner Matt Seiler, Hidden […]

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Level Up: StayGreen Lawn Services Shares How It Became a Million-Dollar Company in Two Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. StayGreen Lawn Services, based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has only been in business since 2018 but in that time, it has grown to an annual revenue of $1.3 million. Owner Mark Kelbacher plans to grow his company […]

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Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. Helping the Community During COVID-19

On Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc.’s website, they have a page on COVID-19 where the company highlights their new safety practices that they will be following as well as a number of complimentary services that will be offered to clients with heightened vulnerability to the virus. Based in Peekskill, New York, Manzer’s encourages clients […]

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NALP Members Weigh in on Hiring During COVID-19

With an influx of unemployed workers available due to COVID-19 related company layoffs, if you’re looking to upgrade or grow your team, here’s what NALP members are saying about hiring right now. “In the past, maybe there was room for some ‘fluff’ but when you’re operating day to day, week to week, and there are […]

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How Fleet Tracking Can Boost Your Company’s Productivity

Bobby Frisch, co-owner of Frisch & Sons, based in Orange, California, shared how to improve your productivity through better vehicle tracking during a webinar sponsored by MiX Telematics on May 6. If you missed that webinar, here are the key benefits of adding fleet tracking to your business. Frisch’s company specializes in landscaping, demolition and […]

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