Field Trip

Go BEHIND THE SCENES at our extremely popular Field Trip event, a mix of interactive landscape company facility tour and education sessions, that gives you an in-person inside look at some of the most successful landscape companies in the country. This September, don't miss the chance to "get on the bus" and head to Ruppert Landscape in Laytonsville, Maryland. Sought after industry pros Frank Mariani, CEO of one of the largest privately held landscaping companies in the country, and Marty Grunder, CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and The Grow Group are your hosts for this incredible event. Fasten your seatbelts for this fun-filled, idea-packed, adventure.

Learn from the Best

There is no better—or faster—way to move your landscape business forward than to get insights from a successful landscape company that has navigated some of the same challenges you face. With the Field Trip experience, you have an exclusive, once-in-a lifetime chance to see how Ruppert Landscape runs. With 1800 employees and 29 branches located in PA, MD, DC, VA, NC, GA, and TX, Ruppert Landscape is one of the largest commercial landscape companies in the industry.  You'll tour key areas of the company and hear straight from their team members about exactly how they operate.

And, there to break down lessons and best practices are your hosts Frank Mariani, CEO of one of the largest privately held landscaping companies in the country, and Marty Grunder, CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and The Grow Group. Learn from these sought-after landscape industry speakers, the team at Ruppert Landscape, and your peers at this can't-miss event. 


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