How Grunder Landscaping Gets It Done

Grunder Landscaping Co. has a few mottoes they live by:

  • Exceed client expectations every step of the way.

  • No surprises.

  • Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.

  • WHK.

What does WHK mean? Watch as Marty explains why they put these letters on a huge sign where their crews would see it every morning before they headed out, and the importance of having a few rallying cries to inspire your team around:

Do you have sayings your team lives and thrives by? Are you taking concrete actions to foster a company unified around a shared vision and way of achieving it? Are you motivating your team to strive for success?

Obviously it takes a lot more than slogans on a sign to win at business, but it’s also true that every successful landscaping company we’ve toured in 25+ years of being at this has cited culture and teamwork as a key factor—if not the key factor—in their success. And having clear calls to action has helped them to facilitate that. Signs are cheap, but having a motto your whole team can get behind is priceless.

Have a great week!

The Grow Group


Our Fall Field Trips bring owners and their teams onsite to Grunder Landscaping Co. headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, one of the most successful companies of its kind in the Midwest. You’ll spend a jam-packed day going behind the scenes with president and CEO Marty Grunder, touring the facility and grounds, meeting with the GLC leadership team to see how they operate and optimize each area of the business, and visiting some of the job sites they’re at work on. We purposely limit this event to just 14 attendees so we can guarantee you get the one-on-one attention you need.

Our Fall Field Trips sell out every year so if you plan on joining us, please reserve your spot soon.