TAG: Marisa Palmieri

A closer look at the LM150 list

July 2, 2018By

Landscape Management Editor-in-Chief Marisa Palmieri offers some background on the top LM150 companies, as well as a new company that jumped to the top 10. B-roll footage provided by BrightView and TruGreen. read more

Editor’s Note: What’s in it for them?

April 12, 2018By

No matter what you call it, a companywide effort to run more efficiently has the potential to sound negative to the crews you’re hoping to encourage. Depending on how you deliver it, “work smarter,” “run lean” or “improve productivity” could sound like “move faster,” “work harder” or “you’re doing it wrong.” If that’s how your team members hear your message... read more

Editor’s Note: Do you know the costs?

March 19, 2018By

With an unemployment figure near a record low and a problematic seasonal guest-worker program, landscape companies are strapped for legal labor options. Some landscape company owners confess they must resort to merely looking for “warm bodies,” which presents its own set of challenges. In a country where states are legalizing marijuana and an opioid crisis is raging, employee substance abuse... read more

Editor’s Note: Hit Reverse

February 22, 2018By

The term “bucket list” has made its rounds over the last decade or so—popularized by the 2007 movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Whether it’s taking a round-the-world trip, running a marathon, writing a book or some other endeavor, the items on a person’s list of things to do before they die—or kick the bucket—are... read more

Editor’s Note: Tough to ignore

December 18, 2017By

It’s difficult to ignore the news about prominent people losing their jobs over allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Today it happens to be NBC’s Matt Lauer, but in the past few months, many other members of Hollywood, the media, the business world and politics have been accused of sexual harassment and much worse. You might think, “We’ve been... read more

Editor’s Note: Ready to serve

November 8, 2017By

“I don’t know how you did it when your husband was deployed,” a coworker said to me the other day. His wife was out of town and he was fending for himself at home for the first time with their new baby. Honestly, the year my husband was deployed to Afghanistan with the Ohio National Guard while I worked full... read more