LMN offering free virtual workshop series
Jan 5, 2022
LMN offering free virtual workshop series
The LMN Ultimate Strategic Plan Workshop will be held weekly from Jan. 13 through Feb. 17. Landscape Management Network , a B2B landscape business management software company, announced a new virtual workshop series that will run throughout January and February, providing free insights for business owners to develop and execute a strategic plan. The LMN Ultimate Strategic Plan Workshop will be hosted by LMN CEO Mark Bradley, and run Jan. 13 through Feb. 17 with each one-hour session on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. EST. Each lesson will focus on a different aspect of the strategic planning process. Specific topics covered each week will include:
? Jan. 13 - Building Team Strategies - Discover strategies for employee onboarding, career development and more. ? Jan. 20 - Sales Strategy - Outline best practices to help grow your business. ? Jan. 27 - Organizational Strategy - Focus on the importance of a strong organizational strategy for business growth. ? Feb. 3 - Waste Elimination Strategy - Learn how to avoid financial waste in your business. ? Feb. 10 - People Strategy - Learn to grow your people and your business. ? Feb. 17 - Your Strategic Plan in Action - See how all aspects of the plan come to life. To learn more about the webinar series or to register, visit golmn.com/webinars . ServiceTitan , a software provider for the trades, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire FieldRoutes (formerly PestRoutes and Lobster Marketing), a cloud-based and mobile SaaS provider in the pest control and lawn care industry. "ServiceTitan and FieldRoutes were both founded on a shared mission to bring world-class software and innovation to the trades industry," said Ara Mahdessian, CEO and co-founder of ServiceTitan. "We're thrilled to partner with FieldRoutes to provide pest control and lawn care companies with a cutting-edge platform that helps drive business and personal outcomes. By accelerating FieldRoutes' successful track record of servicing pest control and lawn care, we will be one step closer to our mission of helping contractors achieve the level of success they deserve. I couldn't be more excited to welcome FieldRoutes to the ServiceTitan team." Co-founded in 2013 by Chief Technology Officer Rubens Basso, FieldRoutes' software platform automates field service operations for small, mid-size and enterprise companies in the pest control and lawn care industries. Its suite of tools spans office management, advanced route optimization for technicians, payment processing, digital sales, marketing and customer acquisition solutions to accelerate growth, streamline operations, increase customer retention and increase revenue for FieldRoutes' customers. As a part of the acquisition, FieldRoutes intends to continue its trajectory, particularly with enterprise customers, with additional support and investments from ServiceTitan. Based in McKinney, Texas, FieldRoutes has nearly tripled its employee base since 2018, allowing the company to invest heavily in its technology stack to better support its customers. FieldRoutes also recently expanded its technology offering to the lawn care industry. "Our top priority at FieldRoutes has always been to provide pest control and lawn care operators with access to the best technology and an unparalleled level of service to run and grow their businesses," said William Chaney, CEO of FieldRoutes. "We believe that joining the ServiceTitan family will enable us to meaningfully increase our investments in product development and customer success, and as a result, provide our customers with the innovative software solutions they need to achieve their goals and outpace the competition." Last year, ServiceTitan announced its acquisitions of ServicePro, a software solution for the pest, lawn and arbor industries, and Aspire Software, a software provider for commercial landscaping businesses. As FieldRoutes integrates with ServiceTitan, ServicePro will be managed under FieldRoutes, led by Chaney to better serve customers at both companies. ServiceTitan's acquisition of FieldRoutes is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain closing conditions contained in the definitive agreement. To learn more about ServiceTitan visit www.ServiceTitan.com
The survey and awards program, being conducted in partnership with the research company Best Companies Group, acknowledges those landscape and lawn care businesses that are creating great workplaces for their employees in the competitive landscape contractor industry. Ranking as a “Best Landscape and Lawn Care Companies to Work For” can give you a significant advantage over your competition in attracting top talent. The survey also provides readers of Lawn & Landscape magazine a look at the benefits and culture offered by the top-ranking companies. Click here to learn more and to take the survey. The Baker family will continue to manage the 24-year-old company. On Dec. 10, 2021, Super-Sod, a division of Patten Seed Company, purchased Frog Pond Turf from the Baker family. Brad Baker, farm manager of Frog Pond, will continue in that role at Super-Sod managing the 1,411 acres in turfgrass production. Frog Pond was established in 1997 by the Bakers (Bill, Kimberly and Brad) and is headquartered in Opelika, Ala. This acquisition marks Super-Sod’s first foray into cultivating Alabama farmland and enables their reach into the Auburn, Montgomery, and Birmingham markets, while offering additional supply of Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass to serve their Columbus, Newnan, and Atlanta, Georgia customers. Currently Frog Pond grows Tifway 419 Bermuda sod, Centipedegrass, and Emerald and Meyer Zoysias. Super-Sod will convert Frog Pond’s acreage into varieties such as TifTuf Bermudagrass and Zenith and Zeon Zoysiagrasses. Operating efficiencies are now available to Frog Pond as it is integrated into Super-Sod’s operating model, where farms already located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are able to collaborate, learn, and leverage supply from each other serving retail locations throughout the region. This expansion also marks the opportunity for Super-Sod to bring Soil³ humus compost sold in a BigYellowBag into the Alabama market, as well as offer Lawn Coach to customers in the area, a subscription lawn care program. For more information about the Company, visit www.supersod.com. These courses are ideal for green industry professionals, including landscape contractors, landscape maintenance professionals and horticulturists. “Landscape professionals are busy from spring through the fall with little time for professional development,” said Ruth Benner, commercial horticulture extension educator based in Erie County. “Training during the slower months of winter will help these employees be well prepared for the coming season by increasing their knowledge and skills.”
The course library includes training in plant identification, pruning trees and shrubs, plant biology and taxonomy, and pest and disease management, among other areas. More information and registration for Extension's library of “Green Industry Professional Development Courses” can be found here .