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TAG: Loving

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
Photo: LM Staff

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

Last call: Marty Grunder’s GROW! 2020

February 1, 2020By

February 24–26 Charlotte, NC In just one week, ambitious landscape pros from around the country will land in Charlotte for GROW! 2020 and three days of interactive programming led by some of the sharpest and most inspiring leaders inside and outside the green industry. With learning tracks designed for owners and for team members, an all-access tour of LOVING and... read more

Loving becomes one of the largest sod farming operations in the US

January 10, 2020By

One of Landscape Management‘s “fastest growing landscaping companies” is expanding again with the recent acquisition of H&H Sod Farm located in Orlando, Fla. “Although our company has been built solely through organic growth rather than acquisitions, we found that the shared values and belief in fostering strong communities made this opportunity a natural fit,” said Mike Haynes, founder and CEO... read more