Business Advice & Stories

How Webinars & Conferences Help Build Adam Linneman’s Business

Adam Linnemann had a lawn business before he could even drive himself to his clients’ properties. “I had a push mower and a wagon when I was 14,” Linnemann recalls. “When I turned 16 and got my driver’s license, that’s when things really started to take off. I started working all around town over the […]

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NALP Members in the News: Sperber Landscape, STIHL, Vectorworks, Landscape Workshop & Project EverGreen

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. NALP Member Sperber Landscape Cos. Enters Florida Market With Top Cut Partnership Sperber Landscape Cos. enters the Florida marketplace with its partnership with Top Cut Lawn Services, headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Top Cut addition is the third partnership for the newly […]

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Meet NALP Board Member Brandon Sheppard from Weed Man

Brandon Sheppard is a member of the Weed Man Sub-Franchisor team and operates the Weed Man franchises in Winchester, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; Bethesda, Maryland; Rockville-Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Frederick, Maryland. His journey with Weed Man began in 2000 as part of the Canada-founded company’s brand launch into the American market. Sheppard joined the Weed Man team […]

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Meet NALP Member Mark Hopkins with LandCare

Mark Hopkins, regional vice president of LandCare, says the landscape industry is all he’s ever known—and he wouldn’t change that for a second. During his time with The Brickman Group, he credits Scott and Dick Brickman as being big influences in his life. And, today, with LandCare, Hopkins says he’s inspired every day by the […]

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Using the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program to Attract Talent

The Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program debuted in February 2019. Now, one year later, industry companies are using the program and realizing success. What’s working for attracting apprentices? How are they managing the program within their companies? What lessons can they pass along? Two companies who have used the program–L.G. Scott and Eichenlaub Inc.–will be presenting […]

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Meet NALP Member Mason Shaffer with Blanchford Landscape Group

Mason Shaffer says his story of making his way into the landscape industry is much like many others. He had parents who gave him the “freedom to play outside.” And even as a child, that meant playing with dirt, rocks and plants to “change the environment.” Though in college he started out in engineering, Shaffer […]

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How to Build Better Landscape Customer Relationships

Most lawn and landscape professionals agree that building customer relationships is crucial to recruiting and retaining clients. While it’s common for business owners to focus their resources on gaining new business, building strong relationships with existing clients is important. It can set you up for repeat business. And happy clients also refer your services to […]

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Talking Industry and Retirement with Ken Taylor from John Deere

With 43 years in the industry, Ken Taylor, CLP, sales manager, corporate business division, John Deere, has seen the industry evolve in some very exciting ways. Though he got his start with Outboard Marine Corporation—a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 company that manufactured boat motors—Taylor says his future was actually on land and not “on water” as […]

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Finding and Keeping Employees in a Tough Labor Market

If you’re struggling with finding and keeping employees right now, you aren’t alone. The lawn and landscape industry is facing a significant shortage of qualified workers and it seems that everyone is vying for the same people. In your own local market, you might feel as though the best workers get gobbled up by another […]

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The Latest News from NALP Members: Kohler, Southern Landscape Group, The Harvest Group, FuelCred

Check out the latest news from NALP members. Latest News from NALP Members: NALP Member Southern Landscape Group Promotes Callan Dudley to General Manager Southern Landscape Group Inc., Central Virginia’s provider of landscape, hardscape and construction services, announced the promotion of Callan Dudley to general manager. Due to continual growth in their business, this senior […]

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