LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT TRAILBLAZERS

Mark Ackerson

Ackerson Landscape
Peculiar, MO
Years in the Industry: 30+ years
Specialty Area: Commercial grounds maintenance management, contract structure, efficiencies in production, job estimating, and lean management and production practices to produce high net margins.

Bruce Allentuck

Allentuck Landscaping Co.
Clarksburg, MD
Years in the Industry: 24 years
Specialty Area: Leadership pipeline development, staff training, company culture

Crystal Arlington, Landscape Industry Certified, Certified Snow Professional, Women’s Business Enterprise Certified

Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc.
Lake City, PA
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Extensive knowledge and experience with improving operational efficiencies, successful bid processes, budgeting, revenue forecasting, subcontractor relations, employee mentoring and training, lean management, organizational structure, sales/marketing, safety, power-washing, sweeping, and leadership. A ‘green’ expert in the final stages of obtaining LEED Certification.

Rich Arlington, Landscape Industry Certified

Arlington Lawncare & Landscape, Inc.
Erie, PA
Years in the Industry: 25 years
Specialty Area: Lean management, implementing successful bid processes, financial budgeting, organizational structure and responsibilities, sales and marketing, and safety in the areas of landscape management

Bill Arman

The Harvest Group
Dana Point, CA
Years in the Industry: 38 years
Specialty Area: Recruiting, hiring, training and retention programs; building and installing quality control programs that address training and compensation programs to deliver services consistently; growing the business by building successful marketing and sales campaigns along with ways to build long term mutually beneficial relationships with customers.

Rod Bailey, Landscape Industry Certified

Alder Springs Enterprises, LLC
Salem, OR
Years in the Industry: 35+ years
Specialty Area: Focus on financial management and long-range and strategic planning

Neil Bales
Neil Bales

LandPatterns, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Years in the Industry: 12 years
Specialty Area: Emphasis on sales & marketing, landscape design and maintenance with focus on the high‐end residential; goal setting & tracking, financial management; networking; leadership development & overall company culture & image.

Glenn Bonick
Glenn Bonick

Bonick Landscaping, Inc.
Irving, TX
Years in the Industry: 34 years
Specialty Area: Focus on sales, estimating, design collaborations, and hardscape construction.

James Cali
James Cali

McFarlin Stanford
Dallas, TX
Years in the Industry: 10 years
Specialty Area: Emphasis on C‐Level leadership, strategic planning, operations systems, financial management and sales & Marketing.

Joe Chiellini

Ameriscape Services, Inc.
Tampa Bay, FL
Years in the Industry: 20+ years
Specialty Area: Business Development and Strategic Planning, Creating and promoting Corporate Culture, and Consulting and Mentoring

Eric Cross, Landscape Industry Certified, LEED Green Associate

Duke's Landscape Management, Inc.
Hackettstown, NJ
Years in the Industry: 25 years
Specialty Area: Full service for large commercial, multi-family, and industrial properties

Tom Del Conte, Landscape Industry Certified, Certified Irrigation Auditor

Del Conte's Landscaping, Inc.
Fremont, CA
Years in the Industry: 16 years
Specialty Area: Irrigation management, financial management/budgeting/tracking, operational methods, BMP practices, training programs, green waste recycling management

Maurice Dowell, Landscape Industry Certified

Dowco Enterprises, Inc.
Chesterfield, MO
Years in the Industry: More than 30+ years
Specialty Area: Our maintenance company targets high end residential clients and HOA’s. If you want to maximize your overhead recovery, or improve your gross margin management I can help. The Dowco Enterprises, Inc. team has a toolbox of systems and processes to help you with client and team alignment, along with growth strategies.

Dale Elkins, Landscape Industry Certified

ABM Landscape & Turf Services
Tampa, FL
Years in the Industry: 33+ years
Specialty Area: Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Finance Management, sales, estimating, customer service, operations.

Dan Foley, Landscape Industry Certified

DHCC Management Corporation
South Walpole, MA
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Finance, general business management, sales

Paul Fraynd, Landscape Industry Certified

Sun Valley Landscaping
Omaha, NE
Years in the Industry: 16 years
Specialty Area: Design/Build/Installation, Lawn Care, Landscape Management with focus on building a successful company culture and strategic planning.

Bob Grover, Landscape Industry Certified

Pacific Landscape Management
Hillsboro, OR
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Commercial landscape management, operations

Loriena Harrington

Beautiful Blooms Landscape Design
Menomonee Falls, WI
Years in the Industry: 27 years
Specialty Area: Lawn Care, Landscape Management with emphasis on managing growth, establishing operating systems, goal setting and leadership development.

Phil Harwood, EMBA, Landscape Industry Certified, Certified Snow Professional

Pro-Motion Consulting, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI
Years in the Green Industry: 30+ years
Specialty Area: Developing high-performance people, teams, and organizations.

Fred Haskett, Landscape Industry Certified

The Harvest Group
Lake St Louis, MO
Years in the Industry: 40+ years
Specialty Area: Operational systems, and process forecasting and budgeting systems, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, leadership development & overall company culture. Experience in landscape, lawn care, and tree care business operations.

Tom Heaviland, Landscape Industry Certified

Heaviland Enterprises, Inc. Vista, CA
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Commercial landscape management, corporate culture and leadership development.

Steve Hill, Landscape Industry Certified

Turftenders Landscape Services, Inc. Raleigh, NC
Years in the Industry: 20 years
Specialty Area: Operating systems, budgeting & tracking; Sales and Marketing; Commercial Landscape Management; safety in the work place; growth from $500K to $2.5 million; property evaluation/quality control.

Michael Hoffman, Landscape Industry Certified

Hoffman Landscapes, Inc.
Wilton, CT
Years in the Industry: 25 years
Specialty Area: Planning for and achieving company growth, marketing, estimating, sales, job tracking and organizational structure for both residential landscape management and design/build, residential and commercial snow services.

Bill Horn, Landscape Industry Certified

LandCare and Company
Pleasanton, CA
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management.

Jim Hornung Jr
Jim Hornung Jr., CSP

Elbers Landscape Service, Inc.
Buffalo, NY
Years in the Industry: 17+ years
Specialty Area: Business administration, financing, insurance, human resources, growth. Project management; managing both private and government projects both locally & out of town. Snow; all aspects of sales, data collection, routing, safety & training.

David Hupman, Landscape Industry Certified

Evans Landscaping & Supplies
Mason, OH
Years in the Industry: 37 years
Specialty Area: Tracking and finding efficiency in landscape management processes. Leadership development at the Operation Manager’s level, identifying and pricing enhancement opportunities, job site management and “scripting”, and training program development and implementation.

Chris James, Landscape Industry Certified

Chris James Landscaping
Waldwick, NJ
Years in the Industry: 34 years
Specialty Area: Contracts, estimating, sales management, operations and multiple-overhead recovery for a $2 million and under grounds management company.

Seth Kehne

Lawn Butler
Knoxville, TN
Years in the Industry: 19 years
Specialty Area: Design/Build/Installation, Landscape Management with emphasis on budgets, financial management, leadership, safety, goal setting, and visions.

Roscoe Klausing

Klausing Group, Inc.
Lexington, KY
Years in the Industry: 22 years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management with a focus on the commercial business market, estimating systems, job costing, budgeting, and strategic planning.

Kurt Kluznik, Landscape Industry Certified

Yardmaster, Inc.
Plainsville, OH
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management.

Chris Kujawa, Landscape Industry Certified

Kujawa Enterprises, Inc.
Oak Creek, WI
Years in the Industry: 30+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management

Joe Kujawa, Landscape Industry Certified

Kujawa Enterprises, Inc.
Oak Creek, WI
Years in the Industry: Company, 44 years
Specialty Area: Developing and improving operational systems and processes, organizational Structure and HR, including training, roles and responsibilities, position descriptions, performance evaluations, policies and procedures/employee manuals.

Ron Kujawa, Landscape Industry Certified

Kujawa Enterprises, Inc.
Oak Creek, WI
Years in the Industry: More than 50+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management

Bill Leidecker, Landscape Industry Certified

Five Seasons Landscape Management, Inc.
Reynoldsburg, OH
Years in the Industry: 20+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management

Bob Maffei

Maffei Landscape Contractors
Mashpee, MA
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: all facets of landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Joe Markell, Landscape Industry Certified

Sunrise Landscape & Design
Sterling, VA
Years in the Industry: 28+ years
Specialty Area: Company operations, logistics and efficiencies; closing sales and marketing to your target clients; turning design/build clients into maintenance clients and vice –versa; operating systems, tracking, and profitability; development of property for operations.

Mike Mason

The Lawn Pro
Louisville, KY
Years in the Industry: 19 years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management, Lawn Care, Snow Removal and Financial Management; Making transition from technician to owner; team building, working with commercial accounts, managers, owners and national accounts; Working in a family business.

Stephen Mazelis

Mazelis Landscape Contracting Corp.
Nesconset, NY
Years in the Industry: 23+ years
Specialty Area: Emphasis is on non-traditional style advertising; marketing; applying metric systems to all phases of business; financial management.

Jim McCutcheon, Landscape Industry Certified

HighGrove Partners, LLC
Austell, GA
Years in the Industry: 20+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape management, leadership development, sales.

Chuy Medrano, Landscape Industry Certified 

CoCal Landscape
Denver, CO
Years in the Industry: 35
Specialty Area: Budgeting, field operations, technical and management assistance in English and Spanish

Bruce Moore Sr., Landscape Industry Certified

Eastern Land Management, Inc.
Stamford, CT
Years in the Industry: 35+ years
Specialty Area: Commercial landscape and site management.

Pat Murphy

Crystal Greens Landscape, Inc.
Clackamas, OR
Years in the Industry: 20+
Specialty Area: Landscape management and development with focus on commercial and high-end residential, goal setting, and leadership development.

Jason New

McFarlin Stanford
Dallas, TX
Years in the Industry: 15+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management for high-end residential and commercial clients; emphasis on process standardization and leadership development while creating motivated team members and productive team culture.

Fred Peratt

Environmental Enhancements, Inc.
Sterling, VA
Years in the Industry: 36 years
Specialty Area: Lawn Care, Landscape Management with focus on Commercial Maintenance/Installation. Emphasizes building an efficient profitable company through standard operating procedures and systems. Coaching/training with realistic goals and one-on-one mentoring.

Mike Pezza, Landscape Industry Certified

Ground Pros, Inc.
Itasca, IL
Years in the Industry: 20+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management, operations.

Michael Rorie

Go ILawn
Loveland, OH
Years in the Industry: 30+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape management.

Jerry Schill

Schill Grounds Management, Inc.
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Years in the Industry: 20 years
Specialty Area: Financial Management/Business Development; Landscape Management; Sales; Executive Development.

Ken Thomas
Ken Thomas

Envisor Consulting
Alpharetta, GA
Years in the Industry: 35 years
Specialty Area: Emphasis on design build, commercial and residential maintenance. Focus on business operations, financial management, sales and complex problem solving.

Matt Triplett, Landscape Industry Certified

Willamette Landscape Services, Inc.
Tualatin, OR
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management.

Mike Ward

Mike Ward Landscaping, Inc
Loveland, OH
Years in the Industry: 37+ years
Specialty Area: residential and commercial maintenance; Expert in growing turf fescue sod, and installation

Kyle Webb, Landscape Industry Certified

A To Z Lawn and Landscaping, Inc.
Dayton, OH
Years in the Industry: 25+ years
Specialty Area: Landscape Management