NALP unveils 2018 regional education lineup

December 6, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) revealed its 2018 regional education lineup to help companies with staff development in key positions. The lineup, which features new courses designed with input from NALP’s Education Advisory Council, includes the following: Account Manager Excellence, presented by Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy Feb. 7-8 in Las Vegas March 1-2 in Atlanta, Ga. Great Crew Leader... read more

Four in 10 Americans with yards hired pros this year, NALP survey shows

November 30, 2017By

Americans appear to believe it’s important to make the investment to take care of their yards, with 40 percent of those with a lawn or landscape hiring a professional in the last year. According to an online survey commissioned by the National Association of Landscape Professional’s (NALP’s) Industry Growth Initiative and conducted by Harris Poll in September and October, the... read more

D/B+I CEOs offer their top tips for growth

November 21, 2017By

There wasn’t a specific theme for National Association of Landscaping Professionals‘ (NALP) Design/Build panel session during this year’s Landscapes conference, held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO, but it seemed there was one thing on everyone’s mind: growth. Five CEOs from design/build+installation companies all over the country fielded questions about business growth during the well-attended forum, which was moderated by John Janes, sales... read more

Big Picture: Sculptural Renaissance

November 8, 2017By

Location: Houston Company: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects & Contractors Photo Credit: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects and Contractors An historic estate’s new owners did an extensive renovation and expansion that included the gardens. The design emphasized the development of unique garden spaces that offered opportunities for entertaining and display of notable garden sculptures. Pairing with the architectural team, the McDugald-Steele team coordinated the... read more

Issue Brief: Workforce efforts

November 8, 2017By

It may at times seem like there’s no help in sight for the chronic workforce shortage that most industry companies face. But many groups and associations have been working on state and local initiatives to help attract new workers to the industry. In October, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hosted 40 executives from industry trade associations across the... read more

NALP and Landscape Management: Operating Cost Study

November 1, 2017By

In today’s ultra-competitive landscape environment, the need to operate at maximum efficiency and profitability has never been greater. Purchase a digital copy of the “Operating Cost Study for the Landscape Industry” today to measure your company against others in the industry to: Improve efficiency Boost productivity Help manage expenses Identify areas for revenue growth Get the study from bit.ly/nalpbookstore. read more