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Member Spotlight: Adrian Martinez, New West Landscape Management, Inc.

Adrian Martinez, president of New West Landscape Management, Inc. based in Concord, California, was introduced to the landscape business at a young age. His first job was working as a gardener and he quickly learned to love the work as he was constantly surrounded by gardens and open spaces. Martinez joined New West Landscape Management […]

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Faces of the Industry: Olivia Espinoza

Olivia Espinoza got into the landscape industry as a groundskeeper for an apartment complex, taking care of flower containers and beds. “I enjoyed it so much I decided to take horticulture classes to learn more about plants,” she says. She spent two seasons working as a groundskeeper and now works for Kujawa Enterprises, Inc., based […]

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Faces of the Industry: Alexander Manueles

Alexander Manueles, president of White Gator Lawn and Landscaping, based in Slidell, Louisiana, started working when he was 19 years old and has now spent six years in the industry. He says he had always wanted to own his own company. “That has always been something that ever since I was younger I always knew […]

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Faces of the Industry: Gabriel Marquez Jr.

Gabriel Marquez Jr. has been in the industry ever since he was a child. His father was born in El Salvador and came to the U.S. as a teenager. He started Gabriel’s Landscaping, Inc. in 1984. Now, Marquez is the president of Gabriel’s Companies, Inc., based in Palatine, Illinois. “I realized it was more than […]

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Networks

The Benefits of Joining NALP Networks

Networking and connecting with industry peers can help you both professionally and personally so if you are looking for some new ways to get plugged in, check out some of NALP’s free network options. Women in Landscape Network Powered by Bayer, the Women in Landscape Network is led by a group of over 20 landscape […]

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Green Expectations Opens Plant Shop During House Plant Craze

Green Expectations, based in Zephyrhills, Florida, was founded in 1996 and has undergone many changes over the years. One of their latest changes has been the addition of a plant shop and garden center. Derrick Paredes, owner of Green Expectations, started the plant shop in August of 2020 and has taken advantage of the COVID-driven […]

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Level Up: Green & Clean Landscaping Is Dreaming Big

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ever since Alex Romo was a kid, he wanted to start his own company. He is now the president and general manager of his company Green & Clean Landscaping, Inc. based in Greensboro, North Carolina. “In […]

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Member Spotlight: Carlito Suarez, Lawns By Carlito

Carlito Suarez is the owner of Lawns By Carlito, based in Durham, North Carolina. He grew up in the Dominican Republic and loved working with his hands. After spending 20 years working in agriculture, his wife’s job brought her back to the U.S. He decided it was an opportunity to try something new. “When I […]

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Veterans Share Their Experience in the Landscape Industry

Today marks Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor America’s veterans for their service and sacrifice. We caught up with a handful of veterans who have transitioned from the military into the lawn care and landscape industry. How They Ended Up in the Industry Alejandro Fairley, served in the Army for nine years. He […]

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Faces of the Industry: Luis Carrillo

Truth be told, Luis Carrillo never planned to go into the landscape industry. In fact, he had a plan to go into sports medicine and after six years of studying, landed a dream job with the NFL as an athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers. But after his wife had their second child, Carrillo began […]

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