TAG: Jim McCutcheon

NALP launches consumer awareness campaign

October 6, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) launched a consumer awareness campaign and seeks to raise $1 million per year to fund it. Dubbed the Industry Growth Initiative (IGI), the program is designed to create demand for professional landscape services, increase the size of the industry’s labor pool and defend the industry from activists’ attacks. The IGI efforts will include... read more

PLANET bestows National Landscape Awards of Excellence

November 10, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) held its annual awards presentation and dinner, hosted by Caterpillar, during the Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 23. The program recognizes the best work in commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance, plus the best in interior plant work and in safety and sustainability. This year, the National Landscape Awards of Excellence,... read more

Volunteers return to Arlington National Cemetery

September 3, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) hosted its 18th annual Renewal & Remembrance event July 28 at Arlington National Cemetery. The beautification effort drew hundreds of landscape industry volunteers from around the U.S. for a day to apply lime and gypsum, aerate, plant and do tree and irrigation work to roughly 180 acres of the cemetery’s grounds. U.S. Army Captain Andy Jenks,... 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

PLANET tags Norman Goldenberg as state affairs consultant

June 3, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) welcomed Norman Goldenberg to its public affairs team as state affairs consultant. The past president of PLANET and past chair of PLANET’s government relations committee, most recently served as senior vice president of government relations at Terminix International and TruGreen. Goldenberg left to start a consulting practice called Namron Business Associates. “Norman is incredibly knowledgeable... 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