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August 6–7, 2019
San Diego, California

Fasten your seatbelts for this fun-filled, idea-packed adventure with some of the best in the business.

There is no better—or faster—way to learn how to move your green-industry business or career forward than taking an in-depth tour of a winning company and seeing, up close and in person, how they execute and operate. And with Frank Mariani, CEO of one of the largest privately held landscaping companies in the country, and Marty, CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and a leading consultant and speaker, at the wheel, you’re in for an amazing ride!

This year we’re heading to sunny southern California to go behind the scenes of the San Diego branch of LandCare, a top commercial landscape maintenance company led by CEO Mike Bogan.

We will post additional event details and registration information as they become available.

Best event I’ve ever attended. I left with three pages of takeaways to improve our company.
— Jesse Brough, Blessing Landscapes, Portland, OR

If you want to see what’s possible for your business, you need to go on Frank & Marty’s Excellent Adventure.
— Michael Pope, Pope Landscape & Irrigation Co., Garner, NC

Tour an Industry Powerhouse and Drill Down on Tactics in Focused Educational Sessions

The tour will take you through every department of a leading landscaping company, where you’ll hear directly from their team how they do what they do.

In addition to the tour, this two-day program will feature interactive educational sessions on:

  • Outsmarting your competition, no matter your size

  • Creating a culture that attracts and sustains a winning team

  • Sales strategies that deliver results

  • And winning with efficiency

This event is an information firehose for improving your business.
— Barry Burkholder, Burkholder Landscaping, Malvern, PA


Detailed agenda to come.

MONday, August 5

Pre-Event Evening Reception for those arriving early


8 A.M.–5 P.M. 


8 A.M.


9 A.M.

Welcome & Introduction to the Day’s Topics

10 A.M.

Session I

11 A.M.


11:15 A.M.

Session II

12:15 P.M.


1:30 P.M.

Session III

2:30 P.M.

Session IV

3:30 P.M.


3:45 P.M.

Session V: Setting The Scene: What You’ll See Tomorrow at LandCare

4:30 P.M.

Introduction to the Evening Event

THursday, August 8

8 A.M.


8:30 A.M.

Buses Leave for Tour

9:15 A.M.


12:30 P.M.


2 P.M.

Buses return to hotel

3 P.M.

Constructive Critique: What Would You Start, Stop, and Keep?

4–5 P.M.

The Next Step: How to Put into Practice What You’ve Learned Here 

Details Coming Soon

We will post additional event details and registration information as they become available.