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.

There is no better—or faster—way to learn how to move your green-industry business or career forward than taking an in-depth tour of a leading 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! This year we’re heading to sunny southern California to go behind the scenes of the San Diego branch of LandCare, a top commercial landscape maintenance company led by CEO Mike Bogan.

Tour an Industry Powerhouse and Drill Down on Tactics in Focused Educational Sessions

The tour will take you through every department of a leading landscaping company, 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:

  • Outsmarting your competition, no matter your size
  • Creating a culture that attracts and sustains a winning team
  • Sales strategies that deliver results
  • And winning with efficiency

We will post event details and registration information as they become available.


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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