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TAG: Jason Cupp

People on the Move: SiteOne hires new vp; Husqvarna appoints new vice chair of standards committee; Consultant Cupp wins Kolbe Professional Award; and more from Brandt, LandCare and Buyers Products

November 8, 2017By

SiteOne Landscape Supply hired John Gertz as vice president of category management for the agronomics category. Gertz’s main responsibility will be to lead SiteOne’s agronomics product business and manage supplier partnerships in this space. Gertz has been working in the green industry since 1995, starting in sales and marketing roles with both basic discovery and post-patent chemical manufacturers, including Dow... read more

Hitting the road

August 7, 2015By
Airplane at sunset. Photo: ©

Accepting out-of-town work can be a good business move—but only if it’s done right. Jason Cupp recalls a situation where a client needed some emergency landscape maintenance done on a property the client owned out of state. “I got the phone call at 4 p.m. and was on a plane at 7 p.m.,” says Cupp, a Kansas City, Mo.-based landscape... read more

Plantscape companies form peer group, Pinnacle V

April 22, 2015By

Five interior plantscape companies came together to form a peer group called Pinnacle V, which focuses on being “innovative green industry leaders.” The companies that formed Pinnacle V include Buckingham Greenery, Buckingham, Va.; FosterPlants, Miami, Fla.; Greenery Office Interiors, Calgary, Alberta; Plantscapers, Irvine, Calif.; and Raimondi Horticultural Group, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. Pinnacle V was formed earlier this year after a three-day... read more

‘Fired Up’ landscape companies

November 24, 2012By

It’s been said time and again that there’s more joy to be had in life’s simple things than its big things. A mere smile, thank you or compliment can go a long way in making people feel valued and in generating positive results. And if that’s true in life, the same can be said for life on the job. Whether... read more

How to improve your work/life balance

October 23, 2012By

At some point in their careers, most business owners have to take a hard look in the mirror and address their work/life balance. When I ran my own landscape company, I was a statistic on the work side of the balance—working 70 to 80 hours a week, sometimes seven days a week, including early mornings and late nights. It affected... read more

PLANET launches website for service event

December 16, 2008By

HERNDON, VA — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has launched a website to support its new program called PLANET Day of Service, which will take place on April 22, 2009. The annual grassroots event is an opportunity for PLANET members, state associations, supplier members and other PLANET partners to come together across the country for a day of giving back... read more