Last week the Enterprise Value Specialists at Ceibass attended LANDSCAPES 2017 in Louisville — NALP’s premier education and networking experience.

“As the top event of the year in the lawn & landscape industry, the education was superb, the best practices were among the very best and the technology eye-opening,“ said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass, CEO. “But what I was impressed with most was the professionalism of the participants. These people felt a strong duty to be here and produce real value for themselves. They took notes…they were after it. They had a strong purpose to build their enterprises and come away from the conference with a real advantage.”

Other Ceibass insights from LANDSCAPES 2017 include:

“Discipline…these professionals had discipline. They had mapped out in advance which education to attend, which vendors to talk with, which networking events to attend, split duties with others from their company, and were looking to produce real value for the time, energy & money they had invested in coming to Louisville.”

“Enthusiasm for the future was rampant. The mood was contagious…from the new technology that was introduced to the education and networking, these participants, regardless of their role, see a great future for themselves in our industry.”

“There was an abundance of new, motivated young leaders that are beginning to make their mark. Generally speaking, the 3 new NALP board members are evidence of this; all younger than in the past.”

“There have been an abundance of acquisitions announced as of late…probably the most announcements ever. Our industry is hot. And at LANDSCAPES we have all of these new buyers present…great to see new faces and new energy.”

“As someone involved in NALP leadership for many years, this was the biggest and best ever LANDSCAPES event. Kudos to our NALP staff for putting together such a great event!”

“A shout out to my old partner and great friend at CoCal Landscape — Jesus ‘Chuy’ Medrano – on his recent induction into Lawn & Landscape Magazine’s Leadership Class. What a prestigious award. You deserve it. You go above and beyond. You are a fearless leader, a mentor, and a great example for future leaders in our profession,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO.

“Support the Industry Growth Initiative (IGI) developed by NALP. IGI will perform tactics to grow the industry and its workforce like never before. A much needed effort.” (More on this in next week’s blog.)