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TAG: Grow! 2020

Wrapping up 2020 with Marty Grunder

December 1, 2020By
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Seth Jones visits with Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and The Grow Group to discuss the 2020 LM Industry Pulse Report results. read more

LM Gallery: March 2020

March 18, 2020By
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Cujo” Teschner, LM Publisher Bill Roddy, Amy Tipton, Mark Tipton, CEO, The Aspire Co., and Ashly Neneman, GM, Sun Valley Landscaping at Aspire users conference. (Photo: LM Staff)

How’s the weather down there? Our friends at Weathermatic were holding down the center booth at Grow! 2020, with (left to right) Lex Mason, David Buchner and Mike Mason all giving people the proper forecast. Aspirations of a good time Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Cujo” Teschner, LM Publisher Bill Roddy, Amy Tipton, Mark Tipton, CEO, The Aspire Co., and Ashly... read more

Seth’s Cut: Embracing the intensity

March 5, 2020By

It was a successful trip to Charlotte, N.C., to attend Marty Grunder’s Grow! 2020 and tour Loving, ranked in 2018 as the fastest-growing firm on the LM150 list of largest landscape companies. Mike Haynes, president of the $35 million firm, opened the doors of his business to some 580 attendees of the event. Haynes has amassed a juggernaut of a... read more

224 companies ascend on Grow! 2020, tour Charlotte’s Loving

February 28, 2020By
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Grow! 2020 attendees were certainly feeling the love. All in all, 580 attendees from 41 states and Canada representing 224 companies and an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue visited Charlotte, N.C., to attend the annual event hosted by Marty Grunder and The Grow Group. The event was highlighted by a tour of Loving, one of the fastest-growing landscape companies in... read more

Photo parade: Grow! 2020

February 26, 2020By
Loving truck (Photo: LM Staff)

Where does the name Loving come from? According to company founder Mike Haynes, he dubbed the company Loving because he was “loving the money I was making.” That’s a good-looking Jeep outside the company’s Gastonia, N.C., headquarters. The four core values of Loving. According to Mary Haynes, VP, administration, team players are vital to the company’s success. “No Lone Rangers... read more

Grow with Grunder: The Loving way

February 3, 2020By
Charlotte, N.C., skyline (Photo: Kruck20/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

My team at The Grow Group, the green industry consultancy I run, is busy now putting the finishing touches on our annual conference. Scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Charlotte, N.C., Grow! 2020 will bring together landscape pros from around the country for three days of interactive programming focused on real-world solutions to the challenges owners and their teams face. We’ll... read more