TAG: Frank Mariani

At 2019 Renewal & Remembrance industry gives back to those who served

July 17, 2019By
Frank Mariani, owner of Mariani Landscape, addresses the volunteers at the 2019 Renewal & Remembrance. “This place simply takes your breath away,” he said of Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo: Seth Jones)

It was a busy and productive day at the 23rd annual Renewal & Remembrance, held earlier this week in Arlington, Va. More than 400 landscape professionals visited Arlington National Cemetery and volunteered their time and talents to improve the 624-acre cemetery that serves as the resting place for 400,000. On Monday alone, 31 funerals took place at Arlington National, with... read more

NALP presents Lifetime Leadership and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

January 26, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) presented the Lifetime Leadership Award and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at its Leaders Forum Conference in Punta Cana on Jan. 26. Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape in Lake Bluff, Ill., received the Lifetime Leadership Award, which is given annually to a member of the association who has demonstrated leadership, service... read more

Consultant Scott to host workshop on effective CEO/COO partnerships

November 21, 2017By

Jeffrey Scott will host a one-day workshop, “Effective CEO/COO Partnerships: The Power of Collaborative Leadership,” in Chicago on Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owners who attend will learn how to hand off responsibilities and grow into the role of visionary and hyper-effective CEO, while key leaders who attend will learn where to improve themselves and how to master... read more

NALP Foundation names board of directors

May 10, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) named its 2016-2017 Foundation Board of Directors. The NALP Foundation works to advance professional careers in the landscape industry through public education and other efforts, such as scholarship programs. The NALP Board of Directors also took office last week. The following members were chosen: Officers President—Mark Meister of John Deere in Cary, N.C.; President-Elect—Jerry Grossi of ArborLawn... read more

NALP, Grunder event heads to Mariani Landscape

April 12, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with Marty Grunder, industry consultant and president/CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., for a new educational event called the NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder. The two-day event will take place in Chicago on Aug. 23-24. Attendees will tour Mariani Landscape, and CEO Frank Mariani will provide an insider’s look at the company. “I am honored... read more

Labor Strategy: Recruiting, Retaining great employees

April 6, 2016By

Retain ’em with tech Austin, Texas, is known as a tech hub—and that fact isn’t lost on Ben Collinsworth, CEO of Native Land Design, based there. When it comes to foremen, account managers and other management roles, Collinsworth focuses on not hiring just anyone but hiring the best. He has an excellent pool of candidates for manager positions, thanks to... read more