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What is Your Biggest Labor Issue and How Are You Trying to Solve It?

NALP seeks to uncover and highlight the important issues facing landscape professionals. And who knows better what’s affecting the industry than those in the thick of it? This week, four landscape professionals share what they’re most worried about when it comes to their largest labor issue. Q: What is your biggest labor issue right now, […]

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How North Point Outdoors Found Its Business Focus

Growing his company through the 2008 recession meant that Dave Fairburn, CEO of North Point Outdoors in Windham, New Hampshire, found he was “saying yes” to nearly every opportunity. He was always afraid to turn work down because he was unsure where it’d come from next. While trying to be all things to all people […]

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How Forming a Local Peer Group Made DeSantis Landscapes Stronger

As is often said, “It can be lonely at the top.” Dean DeSantis, owner of DeSantis Landscapes, a Portland, Oregon-based landscape design, installation and lawn care company, was wrestling with this very feeling. Though he has a great team in place, he felt he had nobody to consult with for higher level advice. Because of […]

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NALP member Bruce Allentuck

Meet NALP Member Bruce Allentuck of Allentuck Landscaping

NALP member Bruce Allentuck says he was young and naive when he started mowing lawns as a kid. He had no idea there was a whole industry out there representing landscape maintenance. He just knew he enjoyed being outside and doing a good, honest day’s work. NALP Member Spotlight Bruce Allentuck, Allentuck Landscaping Location: Clarksburg, […]

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Want to Propel Your Landscape Business Forward? Leadership is the Answer

How does a landscape professional create an evolving company—one that is moving forward and won’t become stale? He or she must lead it. Sounds simple, sure. But according to Wes Gipe of Aileron, who spoke at last week’s Leaders Forum, an NALP event, this is essential if companies don’t want to die a slow death. […]

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Joe Holland learns to increase efficiency with an in-house mechanic

How I Increase Efficiency With an In-house Mechanic

Landscape business owners count on their equipment to remain in tip-top shape so they can roll from job to job and increase efficiency. After all, nothing can stop operations like important machines going down. But that was exactly what was happening at Majestic Lawn Care & Landscape in New City, New York. Founder and owner […]

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Employee Issue of the Week: Increase Awareness to Boost Safe Operations

If you walk into the lobby at Raimondi Horticultural Group, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, you instantly spot the National Association of Landscape Professionals Safety Recognition Awards it won for safe operations. They are on display for all to see. Raimondi’s CEO and president Chris Raimondi says the awards are a visible reminder to employees that […]

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Set Goals in 2019–and Reach Them–With These 5 Tactics

Setting goals for the new year is a fairly typical practice. A new year is a new chapter, a chance to start fresh and place some positive targets out there that you want to hit. Maybe you want to grow your landscape business to a certain level or add a new service or streamline your […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Become Landscape Industry Certified

Trying to figure out how becoming landscape industry certified can positively impact your bottom line? That may be tough to quantify. But more commercial and government accounts demand certified landscape industry professionals take care of their properties, so becoming certified can be a competitive advantage for a landscape professional, which can win you the job […]

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4 Ways to Handle Negative Customer Reviews

Service customers often rely on the opinions of their family and friends to make purchasing decisions. In fact, Zendesk says 88 percent of customers have been influenced by an online review when deciding what to buy. That’s why getting positive reviews is essential. However, when you open your business to reviews on websites like Yelp […]

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