TAG: Associated Landscape Contractors of America

Backstory: National Association of Landscape Professionals

March 12, 2015By

National Association of Landscape Professionals   History   Associated Landscape Contractors of America 1961 Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) incorporated City, Calif. 1969 ALCA’s Environmental Improvement Awards launched (Now called the National Landscape Awards of Excellence) 1977 Student Career Days founded as ALCA Field Days 1990 Green Industry Conference premieres in Nashville 1993 Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) designation created (Precursor... read more

PLANET launches new brand

February 26, 2015By
Logo: Professional Landcare Network

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the new name of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The association made the announcement at its Great Escape conference at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. It will begin using the new brand in April. Along with a new name and logo, the association will undergo a complete rebranding and implement a new strategic... read more

PLANET to unveil new brand, name in February

December 19, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) completed industry and member research to develop a new name and brand platform, which will be announced in late February at the association’s Great Escape executive conference and retreat in the Bahamas. The PLANET brand is nearly a decade old. It launched in 2005 when the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and the Professional Lawn... read more

Same tree, different branches

March 12, 2014By

Talking to the Klausing brothers is like addressing two sides of the same brain. On the left is the oldest, Roscoe Klausing, 37, president and CEO of Klausing Group, a $2.8 million commercial grounds maintenance firm in Lexington, Ky. He’s genuine. Logical. A planner. On the right side younger brother Brook Klausing, 36, owner of $1.5 million, New York City-based... read more

Throwback Thursday: December 1992

December 12, 2013By

Certification. Does the word make you turn up your nose in disgust or proudly eye those letters following your name on your business card? The conversation of certification is a longstanding one in the Green Industry—to be certified or not to be certified? That is the question. Some landscaping professionals say their 30 plus years of experience is a good... read more

Inside the Owner’s Head: Mark Borst, Borst Landscape & Design

July 1, 2004By

Mark Borst owns Borst Landscape & Design, a $3.8 million full-service landscape company located in Allendale, NJ. The company consists of three divisions: design/build, maintenance and lawn care. Design/build accounts for 65% of the company's services. The 35-year-old Borst is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and JP Horizons' Owners' Network. read more