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TAG: HighGrove Partners

PLANET opens registration for Day of Service

February 5, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) opened registration for its annual Day of Service, held on Earth Day, April 22. As PLANET puts it, “Day of Service unites the landscape industry for a day of giving back that demonstrates the passion landscape and lawn care companies have for caring for our nation’s backyards, parks and green spaces, while at the same time... read more

PLANET volunteers return to Arlington National Cemetery

July 30, 2014By

Grasshopper Lawns in Larksville, Pa., has been participating in the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) Renewal & Remembrance event for 18 years — since the inaugural year. The event, which took place July 28 this year, is a beautification effort in which landscape industry volunteers from around the U.S. gather for a day to apply lime and gypsum, aerate, plant and... read more

HighGrove aims higher with new marketing tool

July 2, 2014By

A firm develops a research report to spur new customer leads. In the years following the Great Recession, many building managers have kept a tight grip on their landscape design budgets. The belt-tightening trend has given way to stale, boring landscapes, says Gib Durden, vice president of business development for HighGrove Partners. In 2013, leaders at Austell, Ga.-based HighGrove decided... read more

2014/2015 PLANET AEF board of directors in place

May 8, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named members of the 2014/2015 PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) board of directors. They are as follows. Officers: President—Tom Fochtman, Ceibass Venture Partners, Arvada, Colo.; VP—Miles Kuperus Jr., Farmside Landscape & Design, Sussex, N.J.; Immediate past president—Jim McCutcheon, HighGrove Partners, Austell, Ga.; and Secretary/treasurer—Mark Meister, John Deere, Cary, N.C. Directors at large: Ed Castro,... read more

PLANET leadership in place for 2014-2015

May 5, 2014By

The 2014-2015 board of directors for the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) began its fiscal year May 1. Installation of the new board took place during PLANET’s Great Escape in Anaheim, Calif.  Three new officers were named at that time, including Jim McCutcheon of HighGrove Partners, Austell, Ga., being dubbed president of the board. “I am honored and humbled to serve... read more

PLANET Day of Service 2014 spurs 90 project completions

April 23, 2014By

Type #PLANETDOS into your Facebook or Twitter search bar and you’ll see evidence the Green Industry was busy on Earth Day, April 22. Off screen, the evidence was in the form of around 90 projects completed in 24 states at an estimated value of $400,000 as part of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Day of Service 2014. An initiative that... read more