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(Back row, left to right) Suzanne Alberter, Jodi Stumpf, Susan Esker (Front row, left to right) Joel Pesapane and Teri Pesapane
Photo: Growing Green, Inc.

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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Meet LeAnn Ostheimer, the 2023 Woman Leader of the Year

LeAnn Ostheimer, COO of Lifescape Colorado, based in Denver, Colorado, has built an exemplary career in the landscape industry and is known for her professionalism, confidence and talent in landscape design. Ostheimer was named the Woman Leader of the Year for 2023 during ELEVATE in Dallas, Texas. “It’s definitely unexpected,” Ostheimer says. “I come to […]

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Meet Jenny Girard, the 2023 Young Professional of the Year

Jenny Girard, area manager for R.M. Landscape, based in Hilton, New York, has developed several successful training programs at her company, manages all corporate strategic coordination and development and is growing her new branch. Her accomplishments have earned her the 2023 Young Professional of the Year Award, which was presented during ELEVATE in Dallas, Texas. […]

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Faces of the Industry: Julie Hayes

Julie Hayes didn’t plan on working in the landscape industry. In fact, she worked as a community association manager for over 20 years before making a career change. She mentioned her boredom with her current career to Joel Sullivan, vice president of Sullivan’s Landscaping & Maintenance, based in Milford, Delaware, while waiting for a community […]

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What to Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

At the end of last month, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect, which requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitation related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer “undue hardship.” While the law passed last December, it did not go into effect […]

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Level Up: MSNW Group, LLC Thrives With a Culture of Caring

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. MSNW Group, LLC, based in Ferndale, Washington, started in 1995 as a small janitorial company. As their clients kept asking them to do more and more services, they ended up adding on landscaping services. Now as […]

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Growing Your Business with Events with Claire Goldman: Season 4, Episode 4 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 4, episode 4 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape talks with Claire Goldman, principal and head of design and business development for R&R Landscaping, based in Auburn, Alabama. Goldman cultivated a love for the outdoors and plants as a child following her grandma around the […]

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REPLAY: Marketing Your Unique Brand with Lara Omick

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III with Include Software and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, talk to Lara Omick from Conserva Irrigation. Omick oversees brand marketing for Conserva Irrigation. Conserva is the nation’s largest irrigation franchise founded on the principle of water conservation. In the brand […]

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Being Proactive with Your Team with Erin Barr: Season 3: Episode 52 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 52 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape talks to Erin Barr, HR consultant of Erin Barr Consulting. Prior to starting her consulting business, Barr was a human resources director in the landscape industry. Today, Barr is a human resources professional with experience in […]

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Chart Your Own Path with Brooke Garcia: Season 3: Episode 46 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 46 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape talk to Brooke Garcia, garden director with Magnolia in Waco, Texas.     Upon graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture and […]

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