Spend One-on-One Time with Marty and His Team
Our Fall Field Trips bring you onsite to Grunder Landscaping Co. headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, one of the most successful landscaping companies in the Midwest. You’ll spend a jam-packed day going behind the scenes of the company’s operations, meeting Marty’s management team, and learning directly from them how to lead your staff to exceed client expectations every step of the way. This event is limited to just 14 attendees so we can guarantee you get the one-on-one attention you need.
“Seeing Grunder Landscaping in action has really helped me realize what is possible and what it will take to transform The Flower Guys into my market’s premier landscape company.”
—Greg Slatner, President
The Flower Guys, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Seeing Is Believing
On the first night, we’ll gather at a restaurant for a kickoff dinner so you can get to know your fellow participants and have some fun, too. In the morning we’ll head to Grunder Landscaping, where you’ll watch the crews roll out and tour the facility. Then, through presentations and in-depth discussions, Marty and his leadership team will dive into the keys to business success:
- Performance improvement
- Operations, including scheduling, quality control, and equipment maintenance
- Leadership skills
- Attaining and retaining a high-performing team
- Marketing and communications
- Sales, from training to tracking
- Client satisfaction
You’ll enjoy lunch at a popular local eatery, tour a selection of GLC’s job sites, and enjoy free time to walk around GLC headquarters and ask the staff about pretty much anything you want to know. The evening will end with dinner at Marty’s house.
“I feel that attending your field trip advanced my team ahead five years, at least. Everything was covered, from production and marketing to maintenance on trucks and equipment.Thanks for taking the guess work out of the equation for us!”
—Lauren Olenius, Founder and President
L3 Designs, Houston, TX
The Focus Is You
We purposely limit these field trips to just 14 attendees to keep the focus on you, your questions, and the challenges you face. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your professional network with other landscapers from around the country, and you’ll leave armed with innovative but practical tips and tactics to improve your business, along with a binder containing the forms, policies, and procedures GLC uses everyday to succeed.
$1,595 for the first person from your company
$1,000 for each additional person from your company
ACEs and Field Trip alumni attend at half price
The registration fee includes dinner the night before, lunch and dinner the day of, a business book we’ve selected to enrich your experience, and a forms binder. Hotel and travel are not included.
Field Trip Agenda
Marty picks you up at the hotel and takes you out to dinner, where you’ll get to know each other and discuss this year’s featured book, Winning with Accountability by Henry J. Evans. (We will mail you the book upon registration.)
Hotel restaurant opens for breakfast.
Marty picks you up at the hotel and brings you to GLC headquarters.
Watch the GLC teams roll out.
Tour the GLC facility and grounds.
Marty presents on GLC’s vision, mission, and core values and how to develop and deepen those at your company.
Marty presents on GLC’s 11-Step Selling Process.
Seth Pflum, GLC’s General Manager, discusses GLC’s strategy and tactics for achieving operational efficiency.
Lunch and tour GLC job sites.
See for yourself how GLC Finance, Administrative and HR, Sales, and Production teams operate.
Enjoy free time to focus on your particular interests at GLC.
Return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner.
Gather for dinner at Marty’s house.
After you register for the field trip, we will e-mail you the hotel information. We work with a local hotel to secure a reduced rate for field trip attendees.
Dayton International Airport (DAY) is the closest to the hotel, around 30 minutes away.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is about an hour’s drive to and from the hotel.
Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is about an hour and a half from the hotel.
Air fares vary greatly among these airports depending on the carrier.
There are cab and shuttle services from both the Dayton and Cincinnati airports. These services are fairly expensive and it may be simpler to rent a car. All major rental agencies operate from all airports.
If you’d like to share a ride from or to the airport, please provide us with your travel information. If other people contact us with the same requests, we will connect you with them to make arrangements, but we can’t guarantee we will find someone.
The dress code is business casual.
What You Should Bring
Don’t forget your camera, video camera, and a notepad.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can prepare for you ahead of time.
Paying in Installments
Please contact the office and we will try to accommodate you. You will need to provide a credit card number that we can process automatically on agreed-upon dates and the entire balance will need to be paid before the event.
There is no refund policy for the Fall Field Trips. If you are unable to attend, you will be issued a credit for the entire registration amount that you can use in the next 18 months. You may transfer your registration to a substitute participant at least five business days prior to the event. No credits, transfers, or refunds are available on a transferred registration.
We’re happy to answer any that you have. Just give us a call at 1.866.GRUNDER.
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“I have only been home one day but am processing all the information and procedures I learned and I am super excited to share them with our team members. I’m the right-hand man, not the owner, but I now feel obligated to implement your ideas at our company to elevate it to another level.”
Superior Landscaping, Pontiac, IL