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Giving More Than You Get: Lessons in Generous Leadership with Andrew Ziehler: Episode 35 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 35th 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. and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, talk with Andrew Ziehler, owner and CEO of Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care located in Centerville, […]

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Faces of the Industry: Angela Howes

Angela Howes got into the landscape industry by pure chance. An associate of hers met Craig Ruppert installing a basketball hoop at his house and Ruppert offered him a job in landscaping. Not long afterward, her associate called her to interview for an administrative position. Since then, Howes has spent 17 years with Ruppert Landscape. […]

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Honest, Transparent, and Intentional Leadership with Leigh McGonagle: Episode 34 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 34th 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 Leigh McGonagle, owner of Poplar Point Studio, a small boutique fine gardening […]

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Level Up: Green & Clean Landscaping Is Dreaming Big

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ever since Alex Romo was a kid, he wanted to start his own company. He is now the president and general manager of his company Green & Clean Landscaping, Inc. based in Greensboro, North Carolina. “In […]

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Robotic Mowing 101: Teaming Up with Technology with Matt Gramer: Episode 33 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 33rd 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 Matt Gramer, president of NatureWorks Landscape Services, Inc. Gramer has a B.S. […]

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How I Do It: Running a Company from Another Country

Many people experienced working remotely for the first time last year, but it was business as usual for Andy Blanchford, president and CEO of Blanchford Landscape Group, based in Bozeman, Montana. Blanchford runs his company currently from Germany and plans to for the next three years at least. He has also lived in Okinawa, Japan, […]

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Industry Professionals Share Their 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

Setting New Year’s resolutions is a common practice as one year ends and another begins. While typically people use the new year to set personal goals you can also use the time to set some business resolutions. Below a handful of NALP members share their professional and personal resolutions for 2021 as well as their […]

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Happy New Year!: Episode 32 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

On this last day of 2020, our hosts reflect on the past year, talk resolutions and goals for the new year, and share what they are most looking forward to in 2021. A big thank you to our listeners!  We’re grateful for your support and excited about continuing this journey together in the new year. […]

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Happy Holidays!: Episode 31 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

Happy Holidays from the Growing in the Green Podcast!  Whether you’re continuing long-standing traditions or creating new ones (because….you know…2020), we hope you can enjoy some time with those you love this holiday season.  Listen to the full podcast below.

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Faces of the Industry: Kristy Mathews

Kristy Mathews, owner of K&B Lawn and Landscaping based in Jacksonville, Florida, has only been working in the landscape industry for less than a year. She started her business in April 2020. Thanks to contactless payments and their work being done outside, Mathews says the pandemic has not caused any issues for the business. “Everybody’s […]

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