AmericanHort’s 2019 Landscape Operations Tour will be taking place September 30 - October 1 in beautiful Chicago, IL. Mark your calendars and get ready to network with other leaders in the landscaping industry while touring seven world-class landscaping companies and covering topics like sustainability, specialization, operation efficiency, and so much more!
Specializing in extremely high-end residential clients, Mariani Landscape takes customer service to the next level. With relentless energy and attention to detail, Mariani Landscape’s strives to create the best customer experience throughout the entire landscaping process; from maintenance to annual color, huge installations to individual plant selections.
Acres Group hires hundreds of seasonal laborers every year for snow removal, landscape maintenance, and installations. With so many seasonal employees, they have perfected their own unique management structure and have unique ways to source labor - from utilizing the H-2B program to an internal internship training program.
Lurvey Landscape Supply
Lurvey provides quality landscape products to both landscapers and retail customers as well as landscape design and distribution services. They saw a need to connect their retail customers to landscape professionals, so they created Lurvey Connect where landscapers can not only get referrals, but also bring clients into the garden center and create an entire customer experience.
Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden boasts beautiful landscape designs to be inspired by, but maintaining it all is not an easy job. Their horticulturalists and landscapers have had to overcome the challenges of taking care of an extensive property filled with high-management landscapes in a public space.
Midwest Groundcovers is an industry leader in the propagation, growing and wholesale distribution of quality container nursery stock. They operate over 700 acres including an extensive trial garden where landscapers can see how the plants Midwest Groundcovers offers preform in the landscape.
Sebert Landscape is a full-service, commercial landscape contractor with a unique, sustainable approach. Everything from their creation of LEED® certified designs to their low emission equipment to their use of indigenous plants are carefully curated to let them create functional, ecologically-thriving, and beautiful landscapes.
Cornerstones Partners provides an array of horticultural and snow/ice management services to fit both commercial and residential environments. They credit their high employee and client retention rates on their investing in their employees and training them on horticultural best practices – so that the job is done right the first time and with the long-term effect in mind.