TAG: CoCal Landscape

PLANET AEF welcomes 4 new ambassadors

March 31, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named the newest ambassadors of the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF). The ambassadors reached such a status by pledging $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. They include: •           Mike Hommel, Designs by Sundown, Englewood, Colo.; •           Tom Fochtman,... read more

CAO Design Challenge crafts outdoor spaces for children

March 20, 2014By

Some clients told them to design a landscape that incorporated trees made of cotton candy. Others customers insisted on having an area where they could dig up treasure. To deliver on these requests would be a challenge for any landscape designer. But for the teams of college students that received them as part of the Come Alive Outside (CAO) Design... read more

NHLA founder honored with Hispanicize Positive Impact Award

March 18, 2014By

Jesus  “Chuy” Medrano, founding member and immediate past president of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), was selected as one of 20 winners of the 2014 Hispanicize Positive Impact Award, putting him in the running to be named Positive Impact Person of the Year. The award will be presented during the Positive Impact Awards Gala, held April 3 at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami (Florida).... read more

Building a business you can sell

January 8, 2014By

This post is part of a threefold summary of A Better Way 2 Learn Financials’ 2013 Financial Management TeleSummit.  Presented by A Better Way 2 Learn, Go iLawn and Landscape Management, the event was held in three, live, hour-long segments Dec. 3 to Dec. 5. This is a wrap-up of the conversation “Building a Business You Can Sell,” held Dec.... read more

How to prepare Latinos for leadership

October 12, 2012By

It’s no secret the Hispanic workforce has become an integral part of success for many lawn care and landscape companies. A recent study published by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce declared the lawn care and landscape industry as key to the economic and entrepreneurial development of the Hispanic community in the U.S., and the numbers are staggering. Latinos represent... read more