Grunder landscaping co. fall field trips

September 25–26 and November 6–7
Dayton, Ohio

Give us 27 hours. We’ll give you your best year yet.

Please Note: The September 25–26 and November 6–7 Field Trips are SOLD OUT. Due to overwhelming interest, we may add a third Field Trip in October or November. If you’d like to attend, please e-mail us at grow@growgroupinc.com and indicate your preferred dates.

Our Fall Field Trips bring owners and their teams onsite to Grunder Landscaping Co. headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, which president and CEO Marty Grunder has led to become one of the most successful companies of its kind in the Midwest. You’ll spend a jam-packed day going behind the scenes with Marty, 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.

“What I liked best about the GLC Fall Field Trip was how open Marty and his team were about their company—the issues, the mistakes, and the successes. It was eye-opening to see the amount of organization that goes into their operation.”
— Geno Neri, Neri Landscape & Maintenance, Batavia, IL

Seeing Grunder Landscaping in action has really helped me realize what’s possible and what it will take to transform The Flower Guys into my market’s premier landscape company.
— Greg Slatner, President, The Flower Guys, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Seeing Is Believing

Our Fall Field Trips begin in the evening with a kickoff dinner at a local restaurant so you can get to know Marty and the other attendees and have some fun, too. The next day we’ll spend at Grunder Landscaping, where Marty will lead you through presentations and in-depth discussions on the keys to business success:

  • Performance improvement

  • Operations, including scheduling, quality control, and equipment maintenance

  • Leadership skills

  • Attaining and retaining a high-performance team

  • Marketing and communications

  • Sales, from training to tracking

  • Client satisfaction

At day’s end, Marty will welcome you to his family’s home for dinner and a tour of how he’s landscaped their property.

The Focus Is You

We purposely limit these field trips to just 14 attendees to keep the focus on you, your questions, and the challenges you face. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your professional network with other landscapers from around the country.

The Fall Field Trips are extremely informative and a great way to see and hear how another operation does things. They’re beneficial to companies of any size.
— Wesley Addington and Justin Skipper, Wesley’s Landscape & Lawncare, Westfield, IN



6 p.m.

Marty picks you up at the hotel and takes you out to dinner, where attendees get to know each other and discuss this year’s featured book, The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be by Mark Sanborn. (We will mail you the book upon registration.)

Day II

6 A.M.

The hotel restaurant opens for breakfast.

6:45 A.M.

Marty picks you up at the hotel and brings you to Grunder Landscaping Co. (GLC) headquarters.

7:15–8 A.M.

Watch the GLC teams roll out.

8:15–9:15 A.M.

Tour the GLC grounds and facility.

9:30–10 A.M

Marty presents on GLC’s vision, mission, and core values and how to develop and deepen those at your company.

10–10:45 A.M.

Marty presents on his 11-Step Selling Process.

11–11:45 A.M.

Seth Pflum, GLC’s General Manager, discusses the company’s strategy and tactics for achieving operational efficiency.

12–2 P.M.

Lunch and tour GLC job sites.

2–4 P.M.

See for yourself how GLC Finance, Administrative and HR, Sales, and Production teams operate.

4–5 P.M.

Enjoy free time to focus on your particular interests at GLC.

5–5:45 P.M.

Return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner.

6–8:30 P.M.

Gather for dinner at Marty’s home.

Event Details


  • $1,595 for the first registrant

  • $1,000 for each additional person from your company (please e-mail lindsey@growgroupinc.com to receive this discount)

  • ACEs and Field Trip alumni receive half off one registration ($797.50) per company (please e-mail lindsey@growgroupinc.com to receive this discount)

Includes dinner the night before, lunch and dinner the day of, and a business book of our choice. Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included.


Please call the office at 1.866.478.6337 and we will try to accommodate you. You will need to provide a credit card number that we can process automatically on agreed-upon dates and the entire balance will need to be paid before the event.


There are no refunds for the Fall Field Trips. If you are unable to attend, we will issue you a credit for the entire registration amount, good for 18 months. Alternatively, you may transfer your registration to a substitute participant so long as you do so at least five business days prior to the event. No credits, transfers, or refunds are available on a transferred registration.


We work with a local hotel to secure a reduced rate for our guests. After you register for the field trip, we will e-mail you the hotel information.


Dayton International Airport (DAY) is the closest to the hotel, around 30 minutes away.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is about an hour’s drive to and from the hotel.
Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is about an hour and a half from the hotel. Air fares vary greatly among these airports depending on the carrier.

Cabs, Ubers, and shuttle services are available from these airports, but it may be cheaper and simpler to rent a car. If you’d like to share transportation, please provide us with your travel information. If other attendees contact us with similar requests, we will connect you with them to make arrangements. 


The dress code is business casual.


Don’t forget your camera and/or video camera, and a notepad.


If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance by e-mailing lindsey@growgroupinc.com so that we can prepare for you.  


We’re always happy to answer them. Call us at 1.866.478.6337, or e-mail lindsey@growgroupinc.com.