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In Memoriam: Glenn Jacobsen

Glenn Jacobsen passed away on Jan. 8, 2024, at the age of 65, after a battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Jacobsen founded Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction in 1979 and was president of NALP in 2013. Like many others in the industry, Jacobsen got his start mowing neighborhood lawns. He built his Midland Park, New […]

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Frederico Outdoor Living Fine-Tunes Their Focus Under New Leadership

Passing the business on to the next generation is a common hope and exit strategy for landscape company owners. Russ Frederico started his company, Frederico Landscape Management, based in Lehi, Utah, over 40 years ago. As an elementary school teacher, he was looking to supplement his income over the summers by mowing lawns. After a […]

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Level Up: High Prairie Landscape Group’s Careful Hiring Keeps Their Culture Strong

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. While working for a garden center in college, Robyn Schmitz realized she felt the most fulfilled and passionate when she was helping design gardens for customers. After switching her major from journalism to horticulture/landscape design, she […]

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Level Up: Focal Pointe Is Creating Impactful Environments for People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In 1998, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the Bishop of the Belleville, Illinois Catholic Diocese at the time, encouraged John Munie to start his own business and was his first customer. When Munie brought up the idea of […]

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Growing Green Passes the Reins To Long-Time Employees

Growing Green, Inc., based in St. Louis, Missouri, is celebrating their 50th anniversary and is also marking a change in leadership this year. Founded by Teri Pesapane and her husband Joel in 1973, Growing Green got started after Teri was inspired by the plantscaping she noticed when visiting her family in Boston. She began selling […]

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Level Up: Quiet Village Landscaping Is Focused On Performing at the Highest Level

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Dennis Evans, owner of Quiet Village Landscaping, based in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up going to the Missouri Botanical Gardens as his mother was studying horticulture and landscape design. When he went to school for business, […]

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Talking with Titans: Mike Bogan

Mike Bogan is the CEO of LandCare. He began his career in the design/build division of a regional company in the Mid-Atlantic states. He spent 23 years with The Brickman Group and then went on to create Monterey Pine Advisors, a consultancy serving the green industry. He assumed leadership of LandCare at the end of […]

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Level Up: Prescription Landscape Grows with a Portfolio of Preferred Clients

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Prescription Landscape, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is committed to maintaining commercial landscapes with healthy land management practices. The company serves commercial clients, including hospitals, banks, industrial campuses, large offices and retail spaces. “Their common trait […]

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Level Up: Mainely Grass Is All About Their People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mainely Grass, based in Bedford, New Hampshire, is focused on providing the best experience for both their customers and their employees. The company was acquired by Chenmark in 2017 and has been growing steadily year after […]

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Level Up: Growth Is Ingrained in Crystal Greens Landscape

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Usually, buying something at a garage sale doesn’t culminate in a $30 million business, but that was the case for Pat Murphy after he purchased a lawn mower at one. Murphy founded Crystal Greens Landscape, based […]

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