Level Up Archives - National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

Level Up

Level Up: The Greathouse Company Grows Despite Having to Start Over

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Greathouse, LIC, knew when he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a B.S. in ornamental horticulture that he wanted to start his own company. However, he knew he needed some experience first. […]

Read More

Level Up: Thrive Outdoor Is Growing to Provide Opportunities

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Buffington, LIC, originally wanted to become a doctor but along the way, he found another career path in landscaping. What had started as a summertime job to earn money for college turned into a full-fledged […]

Read More

Level Up: LOVING Is All About Creating a Positive Impact

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mike Haynes knew in high school he didn’t want to attend college, so instead, he turned his childhood side job of mowing lawns in what is now known as LOVING, based in Gastonia, North Carolina. “I’ve […]

Read More

Level Up: Running the Business Is a Team Effort for Landscape America

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In high school, Doug McDuff knew he didn’t want to work inside. He wanted to work outdoors and even considered becoming a park ranger before his guidance counselor suggested he check out the Stockbridge School of […]

Read More

Level Up: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. Isn’t Slowing Down

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. is one of the largest privately-owned Hispanic businesses in the United States. But this San Antonio, Texas, company wasn’t always so large. The business was founded to provide Rogelio Maldonado and […]

Read More

Level Up: New Castle Lawn & Landscape Focuses on the Profitability of Their Core Services

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. New Castle Lawn & Landscape, based in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, has undergone some serious ups and downs over the years, but they have weathered the storms and come out stronger now. Founded in 1994 by Bryan Weise […]

Read More

Level Up: GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Spreads Its Roots with Franchises

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Josh Wise knew he’d be an entrepreneur from the time he could talk. He was always selling something to somebody. He started out mowing lawns when he was 14, with his father driving him around on […]

Read More

Level Up: emi Landscape Operates With a Fanatical Attention to Detail

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When emi Landscape was started in 1983, it was out of necessity. Founder Ed Wigfield had been laid off from his construction job and had just built his own house. Since then the company has grown […]

Read More

Level Up: Martin Landscape Trains to Retain Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Wade Martin started his company Martin Landscape with a desire to provide a place where people could grow. Ever since opening their doors in 2004, the Port Royal, South Carolina-based company has invested in their employees. […]

Read More

Level Up: Grow and Company Focuses on Building a Strong Foundation

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Founded in 2016, Grow and Company, based in Houston, Texas, serves a high-end residential clientele and their work is very custom to each property and customer.   Since the landscape company started, they have added a full-service […]

Read More