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How I Do It

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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New Normal: What Practices Landscape Pros Might Keep After COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many landscape and lawn care businesses’ routines. Some new operating methods are so successful, they may stick – even after the virus is gone. Staggered start times Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, has implemented staggered start times with crews leaving at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 7:45 in the morning. There […]

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Insights from Industry CEOs on The New Big Green Podcast Discussion

NALP has recently launched The Big Green Podcast. NALP CEO Britt Wood chats with landscape industry CEOs about how they are handling the coronavirus and its impact on their business. In the first episode of the podcast, Wood spoke with Rosco Klausing, with the Klausing Group based in Lexington, Kentucky, and in the second podcast […]

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Adaptation and Creativity Are How These Industry Executives Are Managing This Spring

In the fourth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, CEO Britt Wood talked with industry executives Shayne Newman, president of YardApes, Inc. and NALP President-Elect, John Guth, vice president of lawn at Green Lawn Fertilizing, LLC and Todd Pugh, CEO and founder of Enviroscapes, who shared their strategies for running a business in the middle […]

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Finding the Silver Lining: Landscape Pros Share Positive Stories

In times of trouble, it can be easy to only see the bad and focus on negative news but even during a crisis you can find hope and positivity. Various NALP members share how they are staying positive and they highlight the unexpected bright spots that have come out of the COVID crisis. Projecting a […]

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