In season 2, episode 23 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with David Grover, branch manager with Pacific Landscape Management and Frank Mariani Jr., business development with Mariani Landscape.
As a branch manager at Pacific Landscape Management, Grover manages all sales and operational activities. He is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in horticulture and business. He has a passion for service, whether that’s helping a client solve an issue, or challenging a colleague to achieve goals they never thought possible.
Mariani Jr. is the third generation Mariani to continue the tradition of excellence in the landscape industry in the company founded by his grandfather, Vito Mariani Sr. Mariani’s extensive experience in every aspect of the business has provided him with an unparalleled education in the business of Mariani Landscape. Following his attendance at Ball State, CLC and Lake Forest College, he formally joined the company although; he had been a mainstay around the business for many years working in the yard and with construction crews during his high school and college years. Over the years Mariani has become fully versed in all aspects of Mariani Landscape, and his current role is business development.
In this podcast, we come to you live from LANDSCAPES in Louisville. Grover and Mariani Jr. share their experiences on sticking with the family business and staying in the industry. They touch on new ideas and opportunities on getting more engaged and how important leadership skills are in this industry. You will also hear questions from the live audience.
Listen to the full podcast below.