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Level Up: Stay Green, Inc. Looks to Double In Size

Right before Christmas in 1969, Richard Angelo was laid off from his nursery job. Operating out of his garage, he started Stay Green, Inc., based in Santa Clarita, California, in 1970, serving residential clients. Now his son, Chris Angelo, is the CEO of the company. “My dad was very good at partnering with me and […]

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Meet Nick Brummel, the 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Growing up, Nick Brummel wanted to get to Kansas City Royals games early, not to watch batting practice, but to see the grounds crew get the field ready. Now his company, Brummel Lawn & Landscape LLC, based in Blue Springs, Missouri, helps by caring for the landscaping at professional sports stadiums. Brummel’s work growing his […]

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Meet Pam Dooley, 2022’s Woman Leader of the Year

Pam Dooley is a well-known figure in the industry and this year she has been named NALP’s Woman Leader of the Year for her innovation and desire to lead by example. “Being a beacon for other women in the industry that are coming in and just seeing the shift and the arrival of so many […]

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Level Up: Employees Are Villani Landshapers, Inc.’s Greatest Asset

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Villani Landshapers, Inc., based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is not Gino Villani’s first business, but it is his first time entering the landscape industry. While he always has had an entrepreneurial spirit, his background is in […]

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Level Up: Singing Hills Landscape, Inc. Opens Doors of Opportunity for Their Staff

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mike Leman moved from Illinois to Colorado in 1982 with the goal of working in agriculture. Unable to find an ag job that would pay the bills, he ended up becoming a landscape laborer. He spent […]

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Level Up: Natural Concerns, Inc. Focuses on Growing Their People, Not Their Revenue

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Roland Harvey founded Natural Concerns, Inc., based in Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, in 1989 with the desire to provide quality landscaping services utilizing a natural approach. He had worked for other landscape companies but decided to go […]

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Level Up: GoldGlo Landscapes Grows to Provide Career Paths

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. GoldGlo Landscapes, LLC, based in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, was founded in 2002. President Steven Stoltzfus was just 21 at the time, but he had worked in residential construction for five years as a general contractor. Stoltzfus’s father […]

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Frank Mariani says his goal is to create the best residential landscape company in the world.

Mariani Landscape Expands National Footprint with Family of Companies

Mariani Landscape, based in Lake Bluff, Illinois, has experienced record growth over the last 18 months. This was driven by the company’s decision in December 2020 to become the best residential landscape company in the world with their “family of family companies.” To date, Mariani has acquired seven family-owned residential landscape companies. The companies that […]

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Level Up: Mangold Horticulture Is Powered by Passionate People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. From day one, Mangold Horticulture, based in Excelsior, Minnesota, has been a full-service garden-centric company for high-end residential clients on the west side of Minneapolis. “We try to sell ourselves as the full solution,” says Justin […]

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Level Up: Shifting to Recurring Revenue Boosts Yard Solutions’ Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Remeis, president of Yard Solutions based in Groveport, Ohio, grew up landscaping with his friends in the summer. This is what drew him to the agricultural branch of Ohio State, but it was when he […]

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