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Go Behind the Scenes at R.P. Marzilli & Company During NALP Field Trip

On June 23-24, learn how R.P. Marzilli & Company grew to $53 million in annual revenue and manages to recruit and retain their employees. Hosts Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping, and Frank Mariani, executive chairman of Mariani Landscape, will dive into the company’s inner workings during the sixth annual NALP Field Trip. […]

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Level Up: Surrounds Landscaping’s Strong Branding Aids Their Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Barry Schneider didn’t plan on owning his own landscaping company starting out. He fell in love with the landscape industry after watching a design/build firm transform his parents’ backyard as a teenager. He says it was […]

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Level Up: Aridscape Utah Is Growing With a Set Goal in Mind

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aridscape Utah, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, isn’t Charlie Schaul’s first time owning a landscaping company. He first got into the landscape industry when he started a landscape maintenance company to keep his two ski […]

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Faces of the Industry: Tristan Parsons

To Tristan Parsons, landscaping isn’t just a commodity. He sees the value that plants add to a person’s home and life. Parsons developed a love for beautiful landscapes as he grew up helping care for his family and his grandparents’ properties. In high school, he started knocking on doors and quickly had 15 yards that […]

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Level Up: Brookstone Landscape & Design Thrives on Word of Mouth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It was seven years ago when Tim Hawkins, LIC, decided to take the leap and start his own landscaping company. The business he was working for at the time had just been bought and he had […]

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How I Do It: Being A Woman in A High-Intensity Position

Tara Piergies-Baker has been in the industry since 2004. She was steered towards landscape architecture by her professor Roy DeBoer at Rutgers University thanks to her love of the outdoors and working outside. She took on the role of design/build construction sales manager at Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, last August and she says it’s […]

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Level Up: Weller Brothers Landscaping’s Success Credited to a Dedicated Team

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Like many others, Cole and Brent Weller got into the landscape industry by mowing their neighbors’ lawns. “We’re the kids that started cutting grass in high school, the only difference is that we never quit,” says […]

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‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’: One Young Professional’s Journey in the Landscape Industry

Brooke Garcia began her college journey at Kansas State University in the College of Architecture. While inside the studio, she would see other students taking classes outside studying plants. Uninspired by architecture, she knew she wanted a career path that would still allow her to be creative. When she saw landscape design listed as an […]

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Level Up: Pazmany Bros. Landscaping Works to Grow Sustainability

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Peter Pazmany started working for his father’s landscaping company, Pazmany Bros. Landscaping, based in Los Altos, California, in high school and would help out throughout his college years. He hadn’t considered joining the business full-time until […]

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The Importance of Mentors and How to Grow in Your Landscape Industry Career

Jay Rotonnelli has been in the landscape industry for 32 years. He has worked his way up through the years holding positions such as supervisor, account manager and co-managed a maintenance department as well. He grew up helping his family on their 31-acre apple orchard. When the property owner came to develop their orchard, they […]

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