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Rich Arlington talks about he gets the best price for his service.

NALP Member Richard Arlington Shares Tips on Getting the Best Service Price

Like many other landscape business owners, Richard Arlington says he got his start in landscaping as a kid. Mowing grass, raking leaves and shoveling snow was an easy way to earn some income. Upon returning home from some time in the Marines, Arlington says he couldn’t find a job—so he returned to doing what he […]

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Meet NALP Member Chris Lee of Earthworks

Chris Lee admits he can’t pinpoint exactly what got him into the landscape business. But he is certain that the opportunity to “do his own thing,” and to “put his stamp on something bigger than himself” were driving factors. Since founding Earthworks Inc., in 1979, Lee—who serves as president—has adapted and evolved the business many […]

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Meet NALP Member Krisjan Berzins of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape

A high school summer spent working on the grounds crew at a local golf course set Krisjan Berzins on a path toward the green industry—he just didn’t know it yet. At the time, he says he was just trying to earn some summer income. “One of the best perks was that we’d start really early […]

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Bob Grover

Meet NALP Member Bob Grover of Pacific Landscape Management

Bob Grover was a self-described “outdoorsy kid” growing up. “I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s,” he explains. “We had three television channels. Kids’ TV shows only happened on Saturday mornings. There were no video games. We went outside and played. I had the fortune of living on 1 acre in suburbia. It was […]

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NALP Member Jarod Hynson of Earth, Turf & Wood Talks About His Industry Mentors & More

The first time NALP member Jarod Hynson mowed a lawn with a push mower at 8 years old, the smell of fresh grass, the symmetry of perfect stripes and the sense of accomplishment made the outdoors a place that he wanted to forever call “home.” He started his company, Earth, Turf & Wood, based in […]

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Meet NALP Member Bill Dysert of Exscape Designs

Exscape Designs is a full service design/build company headquartered in Novelty, Ohio. Owner Bill Dysert says the company’s success comes from upholding and operating by three key core values: integrity, professionalism and accountability. “Our mission is to design, build and maintain outdoor living spaces that enhance the property value and quality of life for our […]

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NALP member Bruce Allentuck

Meet NALP Member Bruce Allentuck of Allentuck Landscaping

NALP member Bruce Allentuck says he was young and naive when he started mowing lawns as a kid. He had no idea there was a whole industry out there representing landscape maintenance. He just knew he enjoyed being outside and doing a good, honest day’s work. NALP Member Spotlight Bruce Allentuck, Allentuck Landscaping Location: Clarksburg, […]

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Meet NALP Member Joshua Malik of Joshua Tree

NALP member Joshua Malik says there’s nothing like finding a job that you actually enjoy doing—and he was lucky enough to find it in this industry at the young age of 17. At the time he was struggling in school and unsure where his life was headed. But his story is a testament to the […]

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