The National Association of Landscape Professionals has partnered with Marty Grunder, an industry consultant and chief executive officer of Grunder Landscaping Co., to offer an educational “field trip” to Mariani Landscape in Chicago. The two-day event is set for Aug. 23-24.
Mariani Landscape is the largest privately owned residential landscape company in the United States. Its CEO, Frank Mariani, will walk participants through his highly successful residential design/build business.
Grunder, meanwhile, will draw on his personal knowledge of Mariani Landscape to illuminate the secrets of the award-winning company’s success.
“I have known Frank for 25 years,” Grunder said. “I first met him when I was a 22-year-old landscaper who wanted to be the best I could be, and no one has made a greater impact on my career than Frank has. I intend on drawing everything I know about Mariani Landscape into this exciting field trip.”
The cost is $795 for NALP members and $995 for non-members. For more information or to register online, go .