138 episodes

This podcast is for the tree care and landscape professionals who see themselves as business people, not just arborists or landscapers that only care about shiny new equipment and sharp blades. Green Industry Perspectives shares stories of the industry pros who are doing things right. Whether they are scaling their business effectively, or simply have a solution to your nagging issue, our guests provide you perspective on what success looks like in the green industry.

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    • 4.7 • 32 Ratings

This podcast is for the tree care and landscape professionals who see themselves as business people, not just arborists or landscapers that only care about shiny new equipment and sharp blades. Green Industry Perspectives shares stories of the industry pros who are doing things right. Whether they are scaling their business effectively, or simply have a solution to your nagging issue, our guests provide you perspective on what success looks like in the green industry.

    A Noble Profession

    A Noble Profession

    Welcome back! In this episode, Jay Worth welcomes Frank Mariani to the show!

    Vito Mariani, Sr. began the company in 1958. Frank inherited the business in 1973 and never looked back. Over the years, he's built the most successful privately owned residential landscaping company in American history.

    And how did he do it? By hiring associates for a career (not a job), creating a clear career path for them from the moment they join the company, and asking them to follow the "Two Commandments;" do what is best for the client, and then do what is best for the company.

    Today, Frank is the chairman of the Mariani Premier Group, a collection of the most prestigious landscape businesses in the country.

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    Visit the Mariani Premier Group Website
    Visit the Mariani Landscape Website
    Email Frank: fmariani@marianilandscape.com 

    • 52 min
    Defend That Schedule. Be Present.

    Defend That Schedule. Be Present.

    Welcome back! In this episode, Jay Worth welcomes Kayla Lujan to the show!

    Kayla has a real passion for the Green Industry. She's got a familiar backstory, having gotten into landscaping as an "in-between jobs" job. Another leader in the industry recognized her potential and mentored her.

    Kayla is paying that back at Down to Earth Landscape and Irrigation. Not only is she incredibly intentional about coaching the sales team that reports to her, but she's initiated Down to Earth Female Workforce Development, or "DTE FWD." This program within the company highlights, celebrates, and mentors women who want to make the Green Industry their forever career.

    She discusses why active field leadership, investing in your people, and passion for your work translate to success in the Green Industry.

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    Follow Kayla on LinkedIn
    Visit the Down to Earth Landscape and Irrigation Website

    • 53 min
    Believe Fiercely

    Believe Fiercely

    Welcome back! In this episode, Jay Worth welcomes Jonathan Gillespie to the show!

    Coming from a golf course background, Jonathan is a "turf guy" through and through. But as it happens, he's a very high-level leader with a unique business model. (You'll have to contact him about that; we don't discuss it much on the show.)

    Jonathan explains why Green Industry businesses thrive because of communication, responsiveness, and amazing company culture.

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    Connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn
    Visit the Yardsy Website
    Follow Yardsy on Instagram
    Follow Yardsy on Facebook
    Email Jonathan: jonathan@yardsy.com

    • 47 min
    Not Here To Screw The Customer

    Not Here To Screw The Customer

    Welcome back! In this episode, Jay Worth welcomes Amy Nakai to the show!

    An endurance athlete who has run several marathons and ultra-marathons (like, 100 miles a time, folks), Amy is also Nebraska's only female tree care owner/operator. And she likes it that way. She's also intensely passionate about giving back to her community.

    But our conversation about being "crew-focused" (one of the three keys to success she mentioned) strayed into surprising territory. She's got an approach to employee management that will surprise many of your owners and C-suite executives who listen to the show.

    Besides being crew-focused, Amy shares why being client and research-focused also gives you a leg-up in the Green Industry.

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    Visit the Rooted Tree Specialists' Website
    Email Amy: Amy@rootedtreespecialist.com
    Text Rooted: 402-881-6442
    Follow Rooted Tree Specialists on Facebook
    Follow Rooted Tree Specialists on Instagram
    Follow Rooted Tree Specialists on X

    • 38 min
    Let Them Taste Success

    Let Them Taste Success

    Welcome to a new season! We kick off with Jay Worth welcoming Tyler Woodard to the show.

    Tyler is an Arbor Advisor with Arbor Masters. With expertise in sales processes for the Green Industry, Tyler brings valuable insights to the show.

    We discuss why belief in the services you're selling is vital, controlling the conversation and how to do it, and why a customer-acquisition mindset for the organization sets your business up for success.

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    Visit the Arbor Masters Website
    Connect with Tyler on LinkedIn

    • 46 min
    BONUS - Matthew Green from SYNKD Live 2024

    BONUS - Matthew Green from SYNKD Live 2024

    Welcome to BONUS content recorded at SYNKD Live 2024! In this mini-episode, Jay Worth talks with Matthew Green.

    Matthew has been on the Green Industry Perspectives Podcast before. He's the owner and CEO of Blue Duck Lawn Care (formerly Green's Lawn Care and Property Services) and Indy Christmas Light Pros.

    Matthew explains why creating and using a budget is so critical, and why you (the owner and entrepreneur) should learn to communicate better with your team about how to work with you.

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    Connect with Matthew on LinkedIn
    Visit the Blue Duck Lawn Care Facebook Page
    Visit the Blue Duck Lawn Care Website

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

courtney_lb ,

Cutting hedge!

I love how host Ty facilitates thought provoking conversation amongst the landscaping community. Can’t wait for season 5! Keep up the great work.

JackH959 ,

Very worthwhile listen

Lots of awesome takeaways that will really help your mindset, your business and your life. Well worth the listen. Keep up the great work!

Pete Sims ,

Unreal content

I’ve been picking this up as much as possible driving from job to job. Keep pushing out this great content.

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