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Landscape Operations Industry Tour
AmericanHort Industry Tour - Landscape Production

November 5 - 6, 2018

Network with industry-leading landscape owner/operators
Learn innovative ideas for landscape operations efficiency
 
Register Now for the Landscape Operations Tour

Reserve your hotel room now
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The Site Group
The Site Group
 

The Site Group’s shared leadership program, inspired by Jeffery Scott’s book The Leader’s Edge, is a successful example of implementing a high-efficiency, decentralized management style as applied to a landscape operations firm.

Scarff's Nursery and Landscape
Scarff's Nursery and Landscape
 

While touring their operations, you will learn how Scarff’s has managed effective growth over the decades while staying true to the high standard of excellence that they were founded on in 1881.

Siebenthaler's
Siebenthaler's
 

Siebenthaler’s full-time mechanic and preventative maintenance regimen means less breakdowns and less downtime for crews on-site. You will get to view equipment and talk about the efficiencies of preventative maintenance.

Bern's Landscaping
Bern's Landscaping
 

At Bern’s, you will learn about catering to a highly specific clientele with their personal gardening program and watch landscaping crews undertake their organized and efficient morning roll-out procedures.

Tom’s Mulch
Tom’s Mulch
 

At Tom’s Mulch, you will tour production facilities and learn the process for creating mulch, soil, and fencing while getting a deeper an understanding of a landscape supplier’s production process.

Dan Druffel, Inc.
Dan Druffel, Inc.
 

Dan Druffel has recently gone through a generational transfer. While visiting their partner nursery, Double D Plant Ranch, you will hear how Dan Druffel guided the management transfer process and how they efficiently utilize their small, downtown acreage in their landscape operations.

Natorp's Nursery Outlet & Landscape
Natorp's Nursery Outlet & Landscape
 

Natorp’s landscape design division, nursery outlet, online plant shop, and bulk materials supply all work in conjunction to service the Cincinnati area. At Natorp’s, you will see an efficient, vertically integrated business model and management style.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
 

At the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you will see and ask questions about the maintenance and improvement of an extensive, high-management landscape in a public space, while also viewing unique zoo/garden exhibits and trial gardens.


Register Now for the Landscape Operations Tour
 

Join us for the Landscape Operations Tour

Pricing

 

Member Price $349     |     Non-Member Price $399

 

Register Now for the Landscape Operations Tour

 




Monday November 5:

Registration: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Staybridge Suites in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Board the Bus: 1:00 PM
Bus boards at the Staybridge Suites

Tour: 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • The Site Group
    The Site Group’s shared leadership program, inspired by Jeffery Scott’s book The Leader’s Edge, is a successful example of implementing a high-efficiency, decentralized management style as applied to a landscape operations firm.
  • Scarff’s Nursery and Landscape
    While touring their operations, you will learn how Scarff’s has managed effective growth over the decades while staying true to the high standard of excellence that they were founded on in 1881.
  • Siebenthaler’s
    Siebenthaler’s full-time mechanic and preventative maintenance regimen means less breakdowns and less downtime for crews on-site. You will get to view equipment and talk about the efficiencies of preventative maintenance. Dinner will be held on-site.

Bus Returns: 8:30 PM The bus will arrive back at the Staybridge Suites


 

Tuesday November 6:

Board the Bus: 6:30 AM
Bus boards from the Staybridge Suites.

Tour: 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Bern’s Landscaping
    At Bern’s, you will learn about catering to a highly specific clientele with their personal gardening program and watch landscaping crews undertake their organized and efficient morning roll-out procedures.
  • Tom’s Mulch
    At Tom’s Mulch, you will tour production facilities and learn the process for creating mulch, soil, and fencing while getting a deeper an understanding of a landscape supplier’s production process.
  • Dan Druffel, Inc
    Dan Druffel has recently gone through a generational transfer. While visiting their partner nursery, Double D Plant Ranch, you will hear how Dan Druffel guided the management transfer process and how they efficiently utilize their small, downtown acreage in their landscape operations. Lunch will be held at Double D Ranch.
  • Natorp’s Nursery Outlet & Landscape
    Natorp’s landscape design division, nursery outlet, online plant shop, and bulk materials supply all work in conjunction to service the Cincinnati area. At Natorp’s, you will see an efficient, vertically integrated business model and management style.
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    At the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you will see and ask questions about the maintenance and improvement of an extensive, high-management landscape in a public space, while also viewing unique zoo/garden exhibits and trial gardens. Dinner and networking wrap-up event at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Bus Returns to hotel - 9 PM


 

AmericanHort’s Landscape Operations Tour will allow you to connect with landscaping colleagues, learn best practices and new strategies for increasing your operation efficiency.  We hope you will join us!

 



Staybridge Suite Hotel

10110 Landing Way
Miamisburg Ohio 45342
937-535-2222

Room rates: $124 plus tax, per night

Reserve your hotel room now

AmericanHort has secured special rates for your hotel stay. If you’d like to take advantage of these exclusive rates, you must make reservations with the hotel by October 15, 2018.

 

 

 

Transportation from Airport to the Hotel
The Staybridge Suite Hotel is located 25 miles from Dayton International Airport (DAY).
 
Transportation options:
  • Taxi
  • Uber
  • Car rental - AmericanHort members can save up to 10% on a Hertz car rental
 

 





 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

 

Bailey - Growing What's Next            Premier Plant Solutions    Star Roses & PlantsWilloway Nurseries Inc.

 

Interested in Sponsoring the Landscape Operations Tour? Contact Sherry Johnson at 614-884-1144 or via email

For more information on sponsorship click here.