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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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Level Up: Grow and Company Focuses on Building a Strong Foundation

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Founded in 2016, Grow and Company, based in Houston, Texas, serves a high-end residential clientele and their work is very custom to each property and customer.   Since the landscape company started, they have added a full-service […]

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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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Level Up: Arcadia Gardens, LLC Success Comes from Strong Employee Retention

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Arcadia Gardens, LLC, based in Bridgman, Michigan, was started in 1990 by Dot Hollerbach. Her son, Todd, joined her a year or so after. Hollerbach was an avid gardener and she had been encouraged to start […]

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Level Up: Rice’s Landscapes Redefined Grows and Changes Over 80 Years of Business

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Bryan Rice, president of Rice’s Landscapes Redefined, grew up knowing he wanted to be part of the family business. The company had been founded in 1941 by his grandfather J.D. Rice. Bryan Rice was around 14 […]

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Palazzi Landscape Gardening Stands the Test of Time

Palazzi Landscape Gardening was founded by Italian immigrant Augusto Palazzi. He came to the U.S. in 1908 and settled in New London, Connecticut. Palazzi had no skills at the time, so he worked as an iron molder. The owner offered his workers an opportunity to earn extra money by working as gardeners on his estate. […]

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Level Up: Business Is Booming For LandPatterns

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. LandPatterns, based in Dallas, Texas, was started in 2000 by landscape architect Marc Funderburk.   He started the company with the primary goal of providing quality landscape architecture, installation and maintenance to a discerning clientele. “We […]

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Jason Minshew and Annie Taylor bought Foxglove Gardening in 2016.
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Foxglove Gardening: Serving the Fine Gardening Niche

In Flagstaff, Arizona, Foxglove Gardening has been offering fine gardening and landscape maintenance services for over 35 years. Founded by Joan Abbott, the company was purchased by married couple Jason Minshew and Annie Taylor when they learned she wanted to retire. Previously, Minshew and Taylor had worked together at a landscape architecture firm called Gardens […]

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Level Up: Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service Eyes Opportunities with Acquisitions

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Based in Eliot, Maine, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service has been in business for 42 years. The company takes pride in their ability to execute with quality in mind. Founded by Booth Hemingway, he started the company […]

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Member Spotlight: Wade Nomura, Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc.

Wade Nomura is the president of Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc., based in Goleta, California. Nomura’s father and grandfather were both gardeners and their influence along with his uncle, who was a Master Gardener of Japanese landscapes, gave him a desire to follow this calling. Nomura grew up working for his father’s landscape business in Santa Barbara. […]

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