NALP Field Trip: Frank and Marty’s Excellent Adventure

August 6-7, 2019
San Diego, CA

Fasten your seatbelts for this fun-filled idea-packed adventure with some of the best in the business.

Registration Fee: $795 for Members / $995 for Non-Members

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Hotel Room Rate: $199/ night
(available until July 26, 2019)

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There is no better—or faster—way to move your business or career forward than taking an in-depth tour of a winning company and seeing, up close and in person, how they execute and operate. And with Frank Mariani, CEO of one of the largest privately held landscaping companies in the country, and Marty, CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and a leading consultant and speaker, at the wheel, you’re in for an amazing ride.

Tour the San Diego Branch of LandCare

This year we’re heading to sunny southern California to go behind the scenes of the San Diego branch of LandCare, a top provider of commercial landscape maintenance services. Led by CEO Mike Bogan, LandCare is a national powerhouse with a local focus. We’ll learn about the systems and processes they’ve honed to succeed on a broad scale while still allowing for autonomy and innovation on the branch level.

Whether you’re a small company or a large operator, you will leave with practical tactics you can implement to advance your business and improve your bottom line. And you’ll have some fun, too!


The tour will take you through every department of the San Diego branch of LandCare, where you’ll hear directly from their team how they do what they do.

In addition to the tour, this two-day program will feature interactive educational sessions on:

  • How LandCare changed its culture and came out on top by putting their people first
  • Knowing your costs and getting paid your worth
  • Finding and keeping dedicated workers
  • Training your teams for hard skills and soft
  • And winning with efficiency

Smart companies know training is an investment, not an expense. This event is a wonderful opportunity for you to reward your team, develop their skills, and grow the value of your business.


Frank Mariani

Frank Mariani is CEO of Chicago-based Mariani Landscape, one of the largest privately held landscaping companies in the US.

Marty Grunder

Marty Grunder is president and CEO of The Grow Group, a premier consulting firm for green-industry professionals, and of Grunder Landscaping Co., one of the most successful design-build and maintenance operations of its kind in the Midwest.

What People Are Saying...

Best event I’ve ever attended. I left with three pages of takeaways to improve our company."

Jesse Brough, Blessing Landscapes, Portland, OR

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