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Leaning Into Critical Conversations: Season 2, Episode 2 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 2 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, chat together. In this podcast, our hosts cover a lot of territory, focusing on mentors and mentorship (is it better […]

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Michael Hatcher & Associates’ Subsidiary Acquires Green King and Doubles in Size

Michael Hatcher & Associates (MH&A) based in Olive Branch, Mississippi, has completed an acquisition of Green King through their lawn care division Master Lawn. With this acquisition Master Lawn’s residential customer count has increased by 233 percent. For the immediate future, the Green King brand will remain in use with Green King customers. All of […]

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members in the news

NALP Members in the News: Brooklawn Services, WorkWave, Kujawa Enterprises Inc., Davey Tree

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Brooklawn Services Acquires Chemscape, Inc. Brooklawn Services based in Muncie, Indiana, recently acquired Chemscape, Inc. a lawn and landscape maintenance company out of Montpelier, Indiana. Jason Brooks, president and founder of Brooklawn Service, and Troy Batten, owner of Chemscape, Inc., discussed a possible merger […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Designing Gardens with Both Form and Function

When one of Landmark Landscapes, Inc.’s clients reached out to them about their degrading patio on a bluff what started out as one project ultimately turned into three unique spaces that combined form and function. The homeowners had hired Landmark in the past for some small enhancement projects, but it was after the company had […]

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Foxglove Gardening: Serving the Fine Gardening Niche

In Flagstaff, Arizona, Foxglove Gardening has been offering fine gardening and landscape maintenance services for over 35 years. Founded by Joan Abbott, the company was purchased by married couple Jason Minshew and Annie Taylor when they learned she wanted to retire. Previously, Minshew and Taylor had worked together at a landscape architecture firm called Gardens […]

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Business Smarts: The Importance of Conducting Valuations

You might consider strategic planning and exit planning as two different things but Jennifer Murray, vice president of McFarlin Stanford, leader of their valuation and financial advisory practices, argues they are one and the same. “Having a proactive forward-looking value creation mindset I think is additive to any business, whether you’re just starting out, or […]

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Stepping Up with Britt Wood: Season 2, Episode 1 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

Hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, kick off the second season of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast with Britt Wood, CEO of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Wood is an association executive who has over 25 years of experience in association management. In […]

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Training

Effective Training Methods for Your Team

Fred Haskett, head harvester with The Harvest Landscape Consulting Group, shares tips to train your team. Haskett says the way to develop a well-trained, safe and effective workforce is to know how to train your trainers. He says people never actually rise to the occasion but instead default to their highest level of training. Haskett […]

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Training Superstars: These Companies Are Taking Training to the Next Level

Landscape business owners who take training seriously know that it’s not only a way to ensure that team members maintain a high standard (which in turn builds the company’s reputation), but it’s also a way to boost safety, build a strong workplace culture, and even recruit great people.   Oasis Turf & Tree in Loveland, […]

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Level Up: Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service Eyes Opportunities with Acquisitions

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Based in Eliot, Maine, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service has been in business for 42 years. The company takes pride in their ability to execute with quality in mind. Founded by Booth Hemingway, he started the company […]

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