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Joe Gonzalez, CEO of ArtisTree, Says NALP Helps Keep Him in Touch with the Industry

Joe Gonzalez has had a successful career spanning everything from finance to fashion before purchasing a small landscaping business in 1990 to build on a dream of owning his own company. His focus on customer service has helped grow that business — which rebranded as ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design in 2005 — from a […]

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Level Up: Valley Landscaping Looks to Open Fourth Location and Maintain Steady Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Valley Landscaping, based in Christiansburg, Virginia, opened in 1991 with owner and president, Todd Walters, he had a used pickup truck, three mowers, a trailer and small loan. “When we started, we had 4 people […]

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Level Up: Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. Says the Bigger the Better

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When asked what ideal company size he’d like to reach for Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc., based in Hilliard, Ohio, CEO Jason Cromley simply answered, “Bigger. Always bigger.” Founded in 1998, along with co-owner Matt Seiler, Hidden […]

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Level Up: StayGreen Lawn Services Shares How It Became a Million-Dollar Company in Two Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. StayGreen Lawn Services, based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has only been in business since 2018 but in that time, it has grown to an annual revenue of $1.3 million. Owner Mark Kelbacher plans to grow his company […]

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Will Dalzell of Dalzell Design Landscaping Is Taking a Franchise Approach to Managing Different Offices

Will Dalzell, owner of Dalzell Design Landscaping in North Augusta, South Carolina, says that he has always worked outside. Early on his jobs were always working on golf courses and when he went to school for Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia, he assumed he’d ultimately get into designing golf courses. Instead, he fell […]

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Meet NALP Member Timothy Trimmer, president of Professional Grounds, Inc.

Timothy Trimmer started at Professional Grounds, Inc. — founded by his father William — when he was just 15 years old. Since earning a degree in business, he has dedicated himself to nurturing the continued success of the company of which he is now president. We recently caught up with Trimmer to find out more. […]

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Michigan Landscape and Lawn Care Companies Are Back at Work!

Though most industry companies around the U.S. got their spring season’s started, that’s not true for Michigan’s green industry due to the state’s Stay at Home Orders. Michigan landscape, lawn care, and nursery companies along with the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, and NALP, have been working together to see business restrictions eased. On April […]

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Meet NALP Member Scott Fullerton, owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance

Scott Fullerton, owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM), headquartered in Kenvil, New Jersey, has been in the industry since he was 12 years old. Similar to others, he started mowing lawns and working on neighbors’ properties before it was a formal business — and also went on to work for others. After more than a […]

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Ann Moore of Grassperson Talks About Being a Woman in Landscaping & How She Keeps Up With Industry Updates

As the wife of a former president/vice-president of a Fortune 500 Division company, Ann Moore says she and her husband Jack spent a lot of time traveling, moving around, and even living in another country. And while that was all incredibly exciting, there came a time when the couple wanted to put down roots and […]

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Meet NALP Board Member Brandon Sheppard from Weed Man

Brandon Sheppard is a member of the Weed Man Sub-Franchisor team and operates the Weed Man franchises in Winchester, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; Bethesda, Maryland; Rockville-Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Frederick, Maryland. His journey with Weed Man began in 2000 as part of the Canada-founded company’s brand launch into the American market. Sheppard joined the Weed Man team […]

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