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Landscape Operations Industry Tour

Landscape Operations Tour

Chicago, Illinois
September 30 – October 1, 2019

This year, AmericanHort’s Landscape Operations Tour will take place in beautiful Chicago, IL. Mark your calendars for September 30 to October 1 and get ready to network, learn and share.

Tour Seven World-Class Operations

We’ll visit seven exemplary companies to see their operations up close, including deep dives into H-2B, production techniques, project management, customer service, client and crew training and so much more.

Connect, Learn and Share

Connect with other industry innovators and leaders like yourself to network, discuss your operations, swap ideas, and so much more.

Register Now for Landscape Operations Tour

Stay at the Newly Renovated, Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg

AmericanHort has secured special rates for visitors who make reservations with the hotel by September 9, 2019.

Reserve your hotel room today

 

Earn LA CES Credits

Earn 10 hours of LA CES CEUs when you attend the 2019 AmericanHort Landscape Operations Tour

 

Thanks to our sponsors

 

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Tour Stops

AmericanHort’s 2019 Landscape Operations Tour will tour these seven, world-class landscaping companies

Acres
Acres Group

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.

Mariani Landscape
Mariani Landscape

Specializing in extremely high-end residential clients, Mariani Landscape is the largest privately owned landscape company in the United States, and they take customer service to the next level. With relentless energy and attention to detail, Mariani Landscape strives to create the best customer experience throughout the entire landscaping process; from maintenance to annual color, huge installations to individual plant selections.

Lurvey
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
Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden boasts beautiful landscapes to be inspired by, yet 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
Midwest Groundcovers

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 perform in the landscape.

Sebert Landscape
Sebert 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.

Cornerstone Partners
Cornerstone Partners

Cornerstone 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, as well as focusing on educating their customers about plants and services – so that the job is done right the first time and with the long-term effect in mind.

Register Now for Landscape Operations Tour

 

Earn LA CES Credits

Earn 10 hours of LA CES CEUs when you attend the 2019 AmericanHort Landscape Operations Tour

 

Thanks to our sponsors

 

In alliance with

The Schedule

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!

Sunday, September 29

Registration: 3 PM - 5 PM
Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, IL
*Registration is also available Monday morning

Meet & Greet: 5 PM - 7 PM
Hyatt Regency Hotel Bar, Schaumburg, IL
*For those arriving on Sunday, AmericanHort will be hosting a casual Meet & Greet at the hotel bar.

Monday, September 30

Registration: 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, IL

Board the bus at Hyatt Regency: 8 AM

Tour: 8 AM - 6 PM

  • Acres Group: We will discuss labor solutions like their internship training program and utilizing H-2B as well as their unique project management structure while touring their facility - including their full-service mechanics shop.

  • Mariani Landscape: We will tour their construction facility and the yard/staging area while discussing customer service strategies for high-end clients as well as an overview of why client and employee education is important to them. Lunch will be onsite.

  • Lurvey Landscape Supply: We will tour the retail center and the wholesale facility while discussing Lurvey Connect, and the benefits of partnering with your local garden center as well as get ideas on how to move traffic quickly through a small footprint to help manage morning roll-out.

  • Chicago Botanic Garden: We will take a tram ride through the botanical garden and be inspired by their landscape designs while hearing about challenges and solutions for high-management landscapes in a public space. Networking Reception Onsite.

Bus returns: 6 PM - the bus returns to Hyatt Regency

Tuesday, October 1

Board the bus at Hyatt Regency: 8 AM

Tour: 8 AM - 3:45 PM

  • Midwest Groundcovers: We will tour their production nursery and their yard while watching a Lean Flow demonstration. We will also have time to walk through their perennial garden bed where you can see how every perennial they grow performs in the landscape – in alphabetical order.

  • Sebert Landscape: We will tour their beautiful, LEED® certified headquarters while discussing sustainability in landscaping such as using low-emission equipment and indigenous plants. Lunch Provided by Sebert Landscaping.

  • Cornerstone Partners: While touring their brand-new facility, we will discuss horticultural best practices for client and crew education, sustainable snow and ice operations, and crew management technology.

Bus returns: 3:45 PM - the bus returns to Hyatt Regency

Register Today

 

Earn LA CES Credits

Earn 10 hours of LA CES CEUs when you attend the 2019 AmericanHort Landscape Operations Tour

 

Thanks to our sponsors

 

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Register Today

As aways, AmericanHort members will receive a discounted registration.

Member Pricing
$449*
Non-Member Pricing
$499

 

*Special ILCA Pricing: In alliance with the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA), AmericanHort is offering member pricing ($449) to all current ILCA members. Email Alycia Nagy at anagy@ilca.net for the discount code.

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The Power of AmericanHort Membership

As a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association, you will be connected to the mentors, leaders and knowledgeable resources you need - when you need them - so that you can Perform Better day in and day out, Grow Faster than you ever dreamed possible, and Prepare both Yourself and Your Business for the Future.

If you’d like to save $50 on your registration and receive all the great benefits of membership in AmericanHort, join us today.

Become A Member, Then Register!

 

 

Earn LA CES Credits

Earn 10 hours of LA CES CEUs when you attend the 2019 AmericanHort Landscape Operations Tour

 

Thanks to our sponsors

 

In alliance with

Travel & Hotel

The Liaison
Hyatt Regency
1800 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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 September 9, 2019.

Rate: $129 plus tax, per night
*Includes Breakfast Voucher

Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date: September 9, 2019

Reserve Your Room and Special Rate

Want to make hotel reservations via phone? Call 1-847-605-1234.

Cancellation of an individual reservation must be completed 48 hours prior to arrival (4 PM, 2 days prior to arrival) to avoid and fees or charges.

Transportation from Airport to the Hotel

The Hyatt Regency is located 13 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

  • Taxi
  • Uber
  • Car Rental (AmericanHort members can save up to 10% on Hertz car rentals)

 

Register Now for the Landscape Operations Tour

 

 

Earn LA CES Credits

Earn 10 hours of LA CES CEUs when you attend the 2019 AmericanHort Landscape Operations Tour

 

Thanks to our sponsors

 

In alliance with