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Never stop learning.

The talk in my family these days is all about school. My wife, Lisa, and I are just back from getting two of our daughters set up for another year at college. Our son has just begun his junior year of high school. And Lisa has an energetic class of 26 new kindergartners to shepherd…

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Always keep learning and growing.

Last week Frank Mariani, of Mariani Landscape in Chicago, and I headed down to Atlanta for this year’s Excellent Adventure. We spent a day and a half with Jim McCutcheon’s amazing team at HighGrove Partners, where we learned what they’ve done to become one of the most successful commercial landscape companies in the country. We…

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Equip your crews for maximum efficiency.

There’s a lot that goes into running an efficient landscaping operation. A motivated, well-trained team. Systems that save time. A culture of accountability. Measuring the right performance indicators, and then using those metrics to drive results. Equipment plays a role too. At Grunder Landscaping Co., we’ve seen this firsthand. Recently we acquired four of Vermeer’s…

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