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Level Up: Mulhall’s Grows for Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mulhall’s, based in Omaha, Nebraska, has a core purpose of growing the community’s relationship with the natural world. The company has three business units: landscaping, garden + home and farms. The garden + home business is […]

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Level Up: Duke’s Landscape Management Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Cross fell in love with landscaping at an early age, learning from his grandmother and also working for his neighbor. “I just love the physicality of it and didn’t mind working hard and I enjoy […]

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Level Up: Ground Works Land Design Sets Their Sights on the Top 100

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Ground Works Land Design has the short-term goal of reaching $10 million in revenue, but owner Tony Nasrallah’s long-term goal is to get to the Top 100. He thinks they’ll reach it […]

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Landscape Professional Wade Nomura Shares His Story of Growing, Living and Giving

Wade Nomura’s life could rival that of “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” From being a BMX bike champ to owning a landscape company to being mayor and serving as a Rotary International Leadership instructor, he has led a remarkable life and he’s not done yet either. Nomura is president of Nomura Yamasaki Landscapes, […]

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Looking Forward to Growth: Sweet Magnolia Landscaping’s Owner Shares Her Story

Sarah Showers grew up in the industry working at her dad’s garden center but for a time she tried to pursue another field. She originally went to college for physical therapy but then changed her major to rehab and human services while she was at Penn State University. After graduating, she worked a couple different […]

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(From left to right) Owner Justin Decker and COO Corey Owens work hard to invest in their employees and customers.
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How I Do It: Buddy’s Services LLC Invests In People

Justin Decker was just 13 years old when he started working for a landscaper to help support his single mother. The landscaper took Decker under his wing and taught him how to talk to customers and do estimates. Decker says he learned lots of management skills from him. By the time he was 17, he […]

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(From left to right) Tommy Aiello, Dan Crisafulli, and Pete Benedict

Level Up: Aiello Landscape Promotes Professionalism and Knowledge in Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aiello Landscape, based in Vero Beach, Florida, is all about professionalism, quality and attention to detail. The company views every yard as a garden and that gardens are a place of pride and serenity. Launched in […]

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Member Spotlight: Heather Menjivar, Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes

Heather Menjivar is the president of Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes based in Oak Hill, Virginia. She grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and started mowing her family’s yard at nine years old.“As a teenager, after my barn chores were done, I’d spend summer days creating landscaped beds in the hard-to-mow sections […]

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Faces of the Industry: Antonio Zeppa

Antonio Zeppa always wanted to run his own company, but he didn’t know mowing his neighbors’ lawns would turn into a career in landscaping. In high school and college, Zeppa would mow grass part-time along with his brother, Andre. After earning their degrees in business and geoscience, respectively, the brothers started Zeppa’s Landscaping Services, full-service […]

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Meet the Trailblazers: Loriena Harrington

Loriena Harrington, LIC, owner of Beautiful Blooms LLC, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is one of NALP’s Trailblazer mentors. The Trailblazer mentoring program pairs NALP members with experienced industry professionals who volunteer their time to help others learn about how to run a successful business. Harrington became a Trailblazer back in 2017 after being nominated […]

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