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BrightView Renovates Historic Oldest Ballpark in the Country for MLB Game

The first baseball game played at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, was in August 1910. On June 20, it hosted the first regular-season MLB game in the state between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Rickwood Field was home to the Birmingham Barons and was the first minor league ballpark made from […]

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Business Strategies Learned from Field Trip at Landscape Workshop

Landscape Workshop has been growing rapidly through strategic M&A, but there is far more to their success that attendees discovered during the NALP Field Trip to their facilities on June 11-12. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Landscape Workshop was founded in 1984 and currently serves 30 Southeastern markets. They provide commercial landscape maintenance and installation in […]

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Explore Landscape Workshop’s Operations at This Year’s NALP Field Trip

Is your landscape company looking to grow and scale? Learn from Landscape Workshop, based in Birmingham, Alabama, how they go about effectively scaling up at NALP’s annual Field Trip on June 11-12, 2024. Landscape Workshop has doubled their size in the past five years through organic and acquisitive growth. They are on track to earn […]

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Franchise Leaders Join Forces: Exploring the Clintar and U.S. Lawns Merger

This year, U.S. Lawns, based in Orlando, Florida, joined EverSmith Brand’s portfolio of B2B service-based franchise companies. Previously, U.S. Lawns was owned by ValleyCrest and when ValleyCrest merged with The Brickman Group to form BrightView, U.S. Lawns tagged along. “We realized it was a good time for us to spin out, a necessary time,” says […]

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Host School BYU – Provo Wins 48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

NALP CEO Britt Wood summed up the 48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition, presented by NALP and powered by STIHL, in one word: “Awesome.” During the closing ceremony on March 16, 2024, Wood thanked the host school, Brigham Young University – Provo, as well as the many industry partners, including elite partners Aspire, Caterpillar, Stanley Black […]

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Students’ Energy and Focus Stands Out During 48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Quiet focus radiated from the 650 students participating in 30 different competitive events at the 48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition, presented by NALP and powered by STIHL, hosted at BYU in Provo, Utah, on March 15. As they created landscape designs on computers, identified various plant species and navigated various obstacle courses with machinery, students […]

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Industry Professionals Inspired by Students’ Passion at NCLC Career Fair

As soon as the doors opened, students dashed into to secure their seats for the opening ceremony of the  48th National Collegiate Landscape Competition, presented by NALP and powered by STIHL, on March 14. This year’s NCLC is hosted by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Dr. Michal Stark, associate dean of the College […]

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NALP Foundation Engages Young Minds with Roblox Experience

The NALP Foundation has launched its own immersive experience, Landscape Design Empire, on the Roblox platform as part of its latest awareness initiative. Roblox hosts a variety of user-generated experiences and is one of the largest metaverse platforms in the world with millions of users around the world. Currently, 59.3% of the daily active users […]

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NALP Members in the News: Davey Tree Expert Company, McHale Landscape Design, Schill Grounds Management, SavATree and Ewing

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Davey Tree Expert Company Opens Biochar Facility The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the opening of its biochar facility in East Dundee, Illinois. This facility will recycle wood waste from client properties and turn it into biochar, an environmentally friendly soil additive. “Biochar […]

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NALP Members in the News: Mariani Premier Group, Ruppert Landscape, Project EverGreen, LandCare and Davey Tree

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Mariani Premier Group Acquires Galbraith Grounds Management Galbraith Grounds Management marks Mariani Premier Group’s 18th acquisition. This boutique landscape management firm specializes in the construction and care of Atlanta residential landscapes. Founded in 2000 by Marc Galbraith, GGM is known for exceptional property care […]

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