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NALP Members in the News: APHIX, Bland Landscaping, Weller Brothers Landscaping, SavATree, Davey Tree Expert Company

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. APHIX Receives Investment from Caltius Equity Partners APHIX, based in Frankfort, Kentucky, has partnered with Caltius Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on lower-middle market companies. This is the first time the company has partnered with an institutional investor. APHIX has grown from […]

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What the 2022 Mid-Term Elections Mean for the Landscape Industry

The 2022 mid-terms came and went on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and unfortunately, the results are still not yet final for control of either of the House or the Senate in the 118th Congress. Going into this election, pundits were beginning to predict that we could see a massive wave election like in 1994 and 2010 […]

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FNGLA Aids Members Post-Hurricane Ian

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) had a plan in place when news of Hurricane Ian’s landfall was announced. The storm made landfall near Cayo Costa as a category four hurricane on Sept. 28 and impacted areas like Fort Myers. Hurricane Ian is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the […]

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NALP Members in the News: Sperber, SavATree, Davey Tree Expert Company and Ruppert Landscape  

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Sperber Landscape Companies Partners with Trautman Lawn & Landscape Company Sperber Landscape Companies has added Trautman Lawn & Landscape Company, based in Nampa, Idaho, to their portfolio of companies. This partnership expands Sperber’s service offerings throughout Idaho. The company was founded in 1988 by […]

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In Memoriam: Kevin Kehoe

Kevin Kehoe, founder of Aspire Software, passed away on Sept. 30, 2022, at the age of 67. He had been battling Stage 4 colorectal cancer since 2014. Kehoe was recently named the 2022 Lifetime Leadership Award recipient for his work mentoring numerous landscape professionals throughout his career. He earned a BA from the State University […]

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Joe Theismann Closes Out ELEVATE 2022

During ELEVATE’s closing Main Stage session, former Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback Joe Theismann spoke to attendees about how to win despite challenges with anecdotes about his life as a football player and as an entrepreneur. He challenged landscape professionals to determine their own definition of success and to help others. “True success comes when you […]

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Frank Mariani says his goal is to create the best residential landscape company in the world.

Mariani Landscape Expands National Footprint with Family of Companies

Mariani Landscape, based in Lake Bluff, Illinois, has experienced record growth over the last 18 months. This was driven by the company’s decision in December 2020 to become the best residential landscape company in the world with their “family of family companies.” To date, Mariani has acquired seven family-owned residential landscape companies. The companies that […]

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NALP Members in the News: Ground Works Land Design, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, LandOpt, Russo Power Equipment

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Ground Works Land Design Raises Over $100K for Alzheimer’s Association Ground Works Land Design has raised over $112,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. When president and founder Tony Nasrallah’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 56, he made it his personal mission […]

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Heritage Landscape Supply Group Concert Supports NALP Foundation

If you are attending ELEVATE in Orlando, Florida, during Sept. 18-21, don’t miss out on Heritage Landscape Supply Group’s benefit concert being held on Sept. 19 from to 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the House of Blues. This concert is free to conference attendees from the landscape industry and features performances by 2022 ACM […]

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NALP Partners with AGZA on Electric Equipment Workshop

Last week, NALP worked with the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) and Montgomery County Maryland DEP to share recommended practices in battery-powered landscape equipment operations. 83 participants including vendors and private industry individuals gathered at Montgomery County’s community college campus to learn about the realities of a transition from gas to electric. “AGZA and NALP […]

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