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Pacific Landscape Management is an Award Winning,
Commercial Maintenance and Renovation Company.
In February, at the Professional Landscape Network (PLANET) annual leadership conference, Lawn and Landscape magazine presented their 2013 Leadership Award to Bob Grover for his years of service and leadership through PLANET and it's impact to the landscape industry. Follow the link below to read the full article which outlines Bob's career and how his leadership has helped Pacific Landscape Management grow and become one of the nation's leading landscape companies. http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/ll0313-leadership-awards-bob-grover.aspx
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We would like to thank those who attended our fourth annual Sustainability Fair on Wednesday, June 27th. It was another great event and we believe all who attended had a great time and learned a lot. If you were unable to attend, we hope you can make it next time! Follow the link for an overview published in the Hillsboro Argus: http://bit.ly/OavZZY
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We are having our Sustainability Fair & Workshops on Wednesday, June 27th from noon to 4pm at our main office in Hillsboro. This highly popular event highlights our continuing efforts to provide cutting edge sustainable landscape services to our clients. You will also learn how sustainable landscaping and business operations can save you money. Many of our sustainability partners including vendors and agencies will also offer information on how their products or services support our efforts. The highly popular seminar series have been updated and expanded to include our continued development of these new techniques. In addition to the displays and seminars, we will again be providing our famous BBQ lunch, along with beer, wine, soft drinks and door prizes. Check out the full flyer for more information. You can also click here to Register Now!
Pacific Landscape Management is a member of Next Level Network, a peer group of landscape leaders from across the country who are bound together in their pursuit of innovation and best practices. As individual companies and group of business leaders, we're proud to be creating and implementing a vision for a more sustainable future. We hope our success will inspire our customers to make the world a better place. Read "Taking Green to the Next Level", our Earth Day newsletter, here: http://bit.ly/JGIc5c
We have continued to meet the requirements to qualify for the Washington County Recycle at Work Award. We have gone beyond the basic requirements with our green waste, solar power and plastic recycling. We were also one of the first 50 companies in Portland to receive this award. Follow the link to read the full write up on the Washington County website: http://bit.ly/JaT7FQ
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Pacific Landscape named as a finalist for 100 Best Green Companies and vows to win the 2013 title by facilitating sustainability both in and outside of the company. We were named as a finalist for the products and services category (basically second place) which is our best ranking to date for that program. We have learned a lot from attending this event in past years and hope that our program will result in being a winner in the future. Follow the link to find out more about this award: 100 Best Green Companies in Oregon.
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Snow is in the forecast again, click the link to read our most recent campaign discussing the 2011-2012 winter snow and ice season:
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In 2010, Pacific Landscape Management joined an industry "Peer Group" with six other companies from across the country. These companies are some of the premiere landscape organizations in the United States: Mariani Landscape, Chicago IL, HighGrove Partners, Atlanta GA, Heads Up Landscape Contractors, Albuquerque NM, Lambert's, Dallas TX, StayGreen, Santa Clarita CA, and Enviroscapes, Louisville OH. The goal of our group is to work together to support each other to continue to grow and develop to the "next level".
The owners of each company meet three times annually, share our organizational and financial plans, and challenge each other to make improvements that will benefit our customers, employees and organizations. Starting last year we created the Next Level University, bringing 130 owners and managers from seven companies together to share and learn on subjects involving production management, customer service, sales, performance measurements, and personal development.
Monday through Wednesday this week, the PLM management team is in Atlanta at Next Level University 2012. See the link that follows written today by a local industry trade publication.
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We received lots of positive feedback regarding our snow and ice services performed during this last snow storm and would like to share a few comments:
"Thank you for your great proactive service and for keeping us informed of the costs."
-Kim Schoenfelder of KG Investment Management
"I just want to tell you how pleased I was to hear that your crew didn't come out earlier (per your broadcast email) I didn't think there was enough snow to warrant it. So first of all...good call (plus security said response time was great [after they called in for services.]) Secondly, thanks for laying down minimal amount of gravel. Three... Thanks for the branch cleanup. The campus looks a hundred times better without all the limbs scattered about. Really appreciate the care."
-Jennifer Otterness of Novellus
"The parking lot and sidewalks seem to be very well taken care of this morning. Thanks!"
-Rick Lauricella of Acumed
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on why winter is an important time for landscaping, barkdusting recommendations, pansy disease prevention and more! Click here to download the January 2012 Newsletter.
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our leaf removal efforts, winter fertilization recommendations, upcoming moss control service, weather based irrigation and more! Click here to download the December 2011 Newsletter.
We have made the commitment again this year to donate coats to the DHS Mittens and More program through IREM's 3rd Annual Coat Drive. Please join us in providing new winter coats for 2,000+ children in our local foster care system.
Every coat counts, whether it is one, five, 50 or 100, no number is too large or small. Please download the flyer for more information on how to donate.
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our leaf removal schedule, snow and ice sign up forms, pansy planting and more! Click here to download the November 2011 Newsletter.
Pacific Landscape Management Awarded Environmental Business Award
Louisville KY, October 28, 2011 Lawn & Landscape awarded its Environmental Business Awards to three companies leading the industry by demonstrating a commitment to business practices that conserve, protect and enhance the environment. This year’s winners were: Pacific Landscape Management, Hillsboro, Ore.; Ruppert Landscape, Laytonsville, Md.; The Mustard Seed, Chaska, Minn.
Here are a few of the highlights that won each company the award.
In 2009, Pacific Landscape Management installed solar panels on its facility’s roof to produce 95 percent of the overall power usage. It also has 150 weather-based irrigation controllers installed, which has saved the company 30-40 percent on water usage. It is also updating its fleet with 150 pieces of new generation 2-cycle equipment that produces 80 percent less pollution.
PACIFIC LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT WINS 2010 SAFETY AWARD FROM THE PROFESSIONAL LANDCARE NETWORK
Louisville KY, October 28, 2011 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and program sponsor CNA announce that Pacific Landscape Management is a 2010 Safety Recognition Award recipient. This award demonstrates outstanding safety performance in the workplace based on their combined fleet and employee incident rates. A checklist is also used to rate the company’s complete safety program.
Congratulations to Pacific Landscape Management 2010 Safety Recognition Awards Program recipients. All award winners were recognized at PLANET’s Awards Presentation and Reception at the Green Industry Conference (GIC):
PACIFIC LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AWARD
Louisville, KY, October 28, 2011 – Pacific Landscape Management is proud to announce it has been awarded an Environmental Improvement Award for AmberGlen Business Center in the 2011 Awards Program sponsored by the Professional LandCare Network (PLANET), the landscape industries national trade association.
AmberGlen is a beautifully designed, 217-acre business community located in Hillsboro Oregon with over 36 acres of green space, lush landscaping, sophisticated architecture, and world-class amenities.
“I am extremely proud of this achievement as it acknowledges the fantastic effort by our employees, “ said Bob Grover, President. “We are honored to have the opportunity to work on such a beautiful landscape and are glad to reward our customers with award winning service in return."
The PLM soccer team won the September 16th Soccer Tournament from the Hillsboro Soccer League. This is the second year in a row that the PLM team has won the championship!
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our pansy planting schedule, reasons for high summer water bills, winter storm services and more! Click here to download the October 2011 Newsletter.
Pictures from our annual company picnic at Cook Park in Tigard.
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on saving you money by prioritizing spending, explanation of irrigation trends from past years, beautiful bioswales, tree care and more! Click here to download the September 2011 Newsletter.
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on the usage of perennials in your landscape, return on investment for weather based irrigation controllers, new water quality regulations, 2012 budget planning and more! Click here to download the August 2011 Newsletter.
When we were told there was a bee problem at one of the sites we maintain, Corey Petersen, our sustainability specialist and new found beekeeper, adopted the bees and relocated them to man made hives behind our Hillsboro office. The bees have settled in to their new homes and are hard at work making lots of honey.
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our recent award from the Oregon Business Magazine, recap of our sustainability fair, the launch of our new website and more! Click here to download the July 2011 Newsletter.
We would like to thank those who attended our third annual Sustainability Fair on June 15th. It was another great event and we believe all who attended had a great time and learned a lot. We are excited to make this an annual event and continue to think of ways to enhance the experience for all. As with our sustainability initiatives, our Sustainability Fair will continue to evolve. We are even looking into going through the process of being able to offer real estate continuing education credits for our seminars. Stay tuned as we will definitely have another event next year
We hope you can join us for our third annual sustainability fair on Wednesday, June 15th from 12:00 to 4:00pm at our main office in Hillsboro.
We will again be highlighting our work on sustainable landscaping and business operations as well as that of our partnering suppliers and organizations. The highly popular seminars will again be offered as well. As 2011 marks our 10th anniversary, our goal is to make this event bigger and better to celebrate this milestone.
In addition to the displays and seminars, we will again be providing our famous BBQ lunch , along with beer, wine, soft drinks and door prizes. Crazy Chester Jackson's Ramblin Choirboys will again provide some great music.
Come join us for an afternoon of education, networking, music and great food and drink. Download our flyer for more information.
Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on saving 100 million gallons of water, EcoLawn options, Rain Gardens, Green Walls and more! Click here to download the June 2011 Newsletter.
Pacific Landscape Management's work in sustainable landscaping receives national attention in the March 2011 addition of Lawn & Landscape Magazine. Download PDF.
Peter May attended the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days competition and recruiting event in Chicago on March 17-20, 2011. Over 800 students from over 40 colleges attended this event which was sponsored by 50 companies from around the US.
On March 7th and 8th, Kelly Crouch traveled to BYU Idaho to present to classes and interview potential interns and graduates. Although winter is still going strong, the trip was a success as Kelly was impressed with the program and students. Although located in a somewhat remote location in SE Idaho. BYU Idaho is one of the premiere landscape programs in the country.
The Pacific Landscape Management management team just attended the first annual Next Level Network educational conference in Dallas, TX. Investing in our people is one way we offer better service for our customers.
Following our never ending quest to be innovative, we experimented with baling leaves. As with grass or straw, the baler compressed the leaves nearly 4:1 compared with vacuuming them. Although the bailer did not pick up all the leaves and we need to find an efficient method of picking up the bales, we plan to continue to experiment with this and other methods to improve our efficiency and lower costs for our customers.
Bob Grover presents at the 2010 Green Industry Conference on Sustainable Landscaping. View presentation.
Pacific Landscape Management uses goats to control blackberries at AmberGlen Business Center. We contracted with Goat Rentals Northwest. Read article from the Daily Journal of Commerce.
What we're trying to create is the ‘Prius of landscape services.’ It's a hybrid - we're not all organic, but we're doing various things to be more environmentally friendly. Limiting noise is just one more positive thing we're doing.” Read more.
Named one of the Greenest Companies in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. The list includes employers on a statewide trend toward more sustainable business practices.
Pacific Landscape Management is named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Portland Business Journal.
Pacific Landscape Management is named one of the best companies to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine.