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Women in Landscape

Faces of the Industry: Angela Howes

Angela Howes got into the landscape industry by pure chance. An associate of hers met Craig Ruppert installing a basketball hoop at his house and Ruppert offered him a job in landscaping. Not long afterward, her associate called her to interview for an administrative position. Since then, Howes has spent 17 years with Ruppert Landscape. […]

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Honest, Transparent, and Intentional Leadership with Leigh McGonagle: Episode 34 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 34th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Leigh McGonagle, owner of Poplar Point Studio, a small boutique fine gardening […]

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Faces of the Industry: Kristy Mathews

Kristy Mathews, owner of K&B Lawn and Landscaping based in Jacksonville, Florida, has only been working in the landscape industry for less than a year. She started her business in April 2020. Thanks to contactless payments and their work being done outside, Mathews says the pandemic has not caused any issues for the business. “Everybody’s […]

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Women in Landscape Network Virtual Networking Series Takeaways

Since August, the NALP Women in Landscape Network powered by Bayer has hosted over a dozen meetings via Zoom in conjunction with their new Virtual Networking Series. The WILN Leadership Team has worked to develop timely, relevant, and interesting offerings, and cultivate a variety of speakers and formats, including presentations by industry veterans and open […]

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Level Up: Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc.’s Safety Record Helps Land Clients

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. (AGMG) based in Lake City, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1998 and has a presence in over 39 states by working with over 5,000 affiliate partners. AGMG boasts of a contractor retention […]

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Faces of the Industry: Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson says entering the landscape industry was the greatest leap of faith she could have made for her career. She says when she was presented with the opportunity to become a leader, she was very hesitant and frankly, scared. “I found a passion and a great sense fulfillment that makes each day unique,” she […]

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Level Up: R&R Landscaping Doesn’t Compromise on Their Identity

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. R&R Landscaping based in Auburn, Alabama, doesn’t have an ideal company size they’re focused on reaching. Instead, they focus on their ideal client and ideal employee. “Successfully attracting those two groups of people drives our future […]

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Meet Claire Goldman, Winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Claire Goldman, principal, and head of design and business development for R&R Landscaping in Auburn, Alabama, is the winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur Award of the Year. This award recognizes an NALP member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors, and serves as a […]

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Lessons Learned from Working with Your Spouse/Significant Other

The Women in Landscape Network (WILN) is currently hosting the NALP WILN Virtual Networking Series, which is free to both NALP members and non-members. The series covers a number of timely, relevant topics in a variety of formats. In a recent session titled Together 24/7: Working with Your Spouse/Significant Other, Claire and Charlie Goldman led […]

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Member Spotlight: Christy Webber, Christy Webber Landscapes

Christy Webber, owner of Christy Webber Landscapes, based in Chicago, Illinois, says she’s a country girl and her love for the outdoors drew her to the landscaping industry. “I grew up in the country, but I wanted to live in city because I’m gay and wanted to be around people like me so that just […]

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