Member Stories

Letting Go to Grow with Marty Grunder: Episode 11 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 11th 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 talked to Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and of The […]

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Member Spotlight: Lucas Melograno, Mariani Landscape

Lucas Melograno is a production coordinator for Mariani Landscape based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Since he was young, he knew he wanted to be outside, with an early love for construction, machines and being outdoors. “While I was in high school my boss at the time had a part-time lawn mowing service and would ask […]

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HeartLand Shares Story Behind Monumental Growth in 2019

Every year Landscape Management recognizes the top 150 landscape companies ranked by revenue. The top five companies for this year are the same as last year, but just a little bit farther down on the list at No. 14 is HeartLand, whose revenue change from 2018 to 2019 jumped up by 189 percent. HeartLand is […]

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Marc Baker Earns All Five Exterior Technician Certifications

Marc Baker, a parks maintenance worker II for the City of Sammamish, in the state of Washington has recently become Landscape Industry Certified in all five specialties of the Exterior Technician certification. The Exterior Technician exam is designed to cover the technical aspects of exterior landscaping: installation, maintenance and irrigation. The five certification specialties are […]

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From the Source: Answers to Improve Your Business: Episode 10 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the tenth 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 posed questions for each other. They discussed topics such as why they love to […]

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Level Up: Green Lawn Fertilizing Heads into Third Consecutive Year of Rapid Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Green Lawn Fertilizing’s mission is to be the leader in the lawn and pest industry by delivering a superior customer experience. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the company was founded by president/owner Matt Jesson in 2004 […]

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Design and Build a Better Business with Cole Weller: Episode 9 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the ninth episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape spoke with Cole Weller, co-founder of Weller Brothers, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Weller started his company with his brother Brent in […]

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Faces of the Industry: Kinson Desmangles

Some landscape company owners start their business in order to help pay for their college education, but for Kinson Desmangles, he started his company to help a local student raise funds for college. This is why Desmangles named his business Academic Landscaping, LLC. The company was started in 2017 with Desmangles and his mentee, Anhuar, […]

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Modern Leadership: Giving Back While Moving Forward with Shayne Newman: Episode 8 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the eighth 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 spoke with Shayne Newman, president of YardApes, Inc. Newman founded YardApes, Inc. in 1990 and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician, Landscape Industry […]

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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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