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Q+A with Jon Cundiff, NALP 2020 Lifetime Leadership Award Winner

Each year, NALP presents a member with the Lifetime Leadership Award who had dedicated his or her life to the landscape and lawn care industry. This year, Jon Cundiff, president of Weed Man Kansas City in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is this year’s winner. With more than 30 years in the industry, he is also a […]

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Meet Claire Goldman, Winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Claire Goldman, principal, and head of design and business development for R&R Landscaping in Auburn, Alabama, is the winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur Award of the Year. This award recognizes an NALP member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors, and serves as a […]

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Why Employees Should Come Before Customers

A common misconception of being an owner or manager is that “you have made it” and it’s all smooth sailing from here on out. However, this is actually when the work has just begun. As a leader in your organization, this is a responsibility, not a privilege, and you must learn to put your employees […]

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Faces of the Industry: Luis Carrillo

Truth be told, Luis Carrillo never planned to go into the landscape industry. In fact, he had a plan to go into sports medicine and after six years of studying, landed a dream job with the NFL as an athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers. But after his wife had their second child, Carrillo began […]

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Sharing The Wealth to Grow The Business with Paul Fraynd: Episode 21 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 21st episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talked to Paul Fraynd, CEO of Sun Valley Landscaping. Fraynd leads the company’s growth […]

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Level Up: Clean Scapes Landscaping Doesn’t Limit Itself

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ivan Giraldo doesn’t like to think in limits. “I don’t envision an ideal size, per se,” he says. “I believe size can increase as long as we can keep providing good service, give employees a good […]

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The Twists and Turns of Finding Your Dream Job with Macey Wollenberg: Episode 20 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 20th 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 talked to Macey Wollenberg, an account manager with LandCare. Wollenberg grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma […]

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Lessons Learned from Working with Your Spouse/Significant Other

The Women in Landscape Network (WILN) is currently hosting the NALP WILN Virtual Networking Series, which is free to both NALP members and non-members. The series covers a number of timely, relevant topics in a variety of formats. In a recent session titled Together 24/7: Working with Your Spouse/Significant Other, Claire and Charlie Goldman led […]

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Takeaways from On Tour with Rossen Landscape

Rossen Landscape’s visionary/CEO Jeff Rossen and Integrator/COO Jason Navon recently shared some of the inner workings of their company during the virtual On Tour event. To view the whole On Tour Video, click here. Rossen Landscape is a $5 million firm specializing in high-end residential design and construction. They strengthen their reputation and earn loyal […]

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Level Up: Fine Earth Landscape Inc.’s Commitment to Customer Service Helps with Natural Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Fine Earth Landscape Inc., based in Poolesville, Maryland, has grown bigger than president Joel Hafner, LIC, ever thought he would reach. Since exceeding his expectations, he says the company has continued to naturally grow. Fine Earth […]

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