7:30 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
(Provided in the training room)
8:00 am – 9:30 am
TimeScape New Features and Integrations
9:00 am – 9:30 am
GPS...The backbone of knowledge
9:30 am – 10:45 am
The importance of Work Orders and your budgets
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm
What does an hour cost you and Protecting your devices
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Stop the Leaks!
1:30 pm – 3:00
Budgets…. Are you Efficient?
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Time with our sponsors
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Track your materials, inventory and assets
Join us for our continuing to learn with some great experts from the industry. After each session there will be a Debate and Discussion that will provide the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the information shared by our experts so that you have the confidence to go back and take action on the things you learned.
Utilizing your data
Paul Washburn, Acres Group
How others use TimeScape
Jim Paluch grew up in the Landscape Profession, starting on landscape crews in high school, becoming a Landscape Architect in 1982 and then going on to become a multi-million dollar landscape sales professional. Jim has helped thousands of individuals and organizations across North America excel over the past 30 years. He has written hundreds of articles and been published as an industry expert throughout those years dozens of times. His motivational newsletter has reached 7,500 readers weekly over the past 15 years, and Jim has received the Ohio Landscape Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jim’s ability to help audiences address obstacles and discover opportunities that lie between the current state they are in and the future state they desire to move toward is remarkable. His talent in facilitating a group and creating a collaborative effort where ideas and solutions can emerge to be implemented always produces inspiring results for everyone involved. Paluch has created innovative training programs like the Face-to-Face Tour, the Working Smarter Training Challenge, Leadership Jams, Sales Jams and Owners Network that have elevated the businesses and leaders in hundreds of companies across North America. Jim’s 3 books have sold over 600,000 copies, and he is founder of Come Alive Outside, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps Landscape Professionals actively engage children, adults and entire communities in collaborative projects that promote healthier lives outside.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Jodi planted her new roots in Texas in 1997 and began her landscaping career and journey with a small company in Lewisville. After learning the basics from a mentor there, she moved on to commercial maintenance as an area manager for The Green Company, who was bought out by TrueGreen Landcare in 1999. She then went to work for Complete Landsculpture where she worked to expand her education and experience growing from an Area Manger to Operations Manager in the 9 years that she spent there. In March of 2008, Jodi joined the team at Lambert Landscape Company in Dallas, as Office Manager of the of Garden Services group. Bringing with her a wealth of industry knowledge, regarding design, sales, property management, marketing, purchasing and scheduling, she was very quickly promoted into a leadership role within the company. Jodi currently serves as the Vice President of Production Operations overseeing the Design, Development, Maintenance, Enhancement, Irrigation, Tree and PHC groups of the company. She manages a talented staff of Landscape Architects, Horticulturists, Certified Professionals, Licensed Irrigators and Technicians, Arborists and Certified Applicators. The focus of Lambert’s is to create and maintain exceptional outdoor environments that enhance lifestyles and property values for its clientele. Jodi’s expertise and positive direction has proven invaluable to the growth and outstanding success of Lambert’s. The portfolio of award winning gardens that are created by this talented team have been locally and nationally recognized, supporting the reputation that Lambert’s is proud to uphold. With endless energy, Jodi reaches beyond her responsibilities to Lambert’s, to help nurture the positive direction of the industry as a whole, by volunteering to serve on the board of Texas Nursery Landscape Association, Region IV. Jodi has also enjoyed serving her community with volunteer service for local charity functions, such as the Cattle Barons’ Ball and Crystal Charity Ball, and looks forward to continuing to build upon those relationships. Jodi and her husband Nicholas live in Lewisville and enjoy traveling and anything that involves being outdoors!
Jeff Sebert is president and founder of Sebert Landscaping, 32-year-old commercial landscape contracting firm based in Bartlett, Illinois, that is among the top 100 largest landscape contractors in the U.S. He has devoted his entire career to professionally serving the landscape industry throughout metropolitan Chicago land area, having launched Sebert Landscaping after working in the industry through high school and college. Sebert has five Chicago-area offices, a 225-acre nursery in Marengo, Illinois and recently opened an office in Wisconsin.
Jeff is a proponent of Open-Book Management and Lean Management strategies. The company’s tagline of “Lean strategies for greener environments,” encapsulates that position. By committing to innovative and cost saving measures pursuing propane mowers and battery powered equipment for companywide use, Jeff seeks to reduce our carbon foot.
Sebert Landscaping’s corporate office, is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and its 30,000 square-foot office and fleet center featuring a green roof and solar panels, are further evidence of Jeff’s commitment.
His environmental and managerial innovations have won him an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Daily Herald.
Jeff is a lifelong outdoorsman. He enjoys skiing, hiking and fishing. He has been married for 25+ years and has two sons. Jeff also raises bison on his Farm in Marengo in an effort to help restore an iconic part of the North American landscape that was at one point nearly extinct.
Paul has been with the Acres Group for over 22 years. Successful background of planning and managing major initiatives to achieve long term growth and financial strength. Solid history of adapting to changing business environments and creating accurate, useful and timely financial reports and analysis. Especially skillful at identifying opportunities for improvement, translating into specific objectives, creating project plans, and managing through to completion. Proven ability to improve business results, delivering significant and sustainable efficiencies and cost reductions.
Rob has been with Tovar Snow Professionals for 9 years and is responsible for all their IT Systems.
Creating systems that work for people, not systems people have to work.
Experienced Information Technology Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the facilities services industry.
Rob is responsible for all IT related functions including network design, network management, help desk technician, project management, and research and development. Since starting with Tovar I have expanded the IT network to include an additional four locations including moving the entire IT infrastructure to a new corporate building. I have also implemented a on-premise Microsoft Exchange server, on-premise Microsoft CRM server, and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization servers.
Stop the Leaks!
Unless you’re one of those extraordinary landscape companies, at any given time, a third of your workforce has been with you for less than 3 months. They’re leaking profits because there is no practical solution to the weak productivity of newer employees. They’re slow, they make mistakes, they’re hard on equipment, sometimes they’re dangerous. And we don’t do much to help them, as training is expensive and time-consuming. The best third of your workforce is 50-100% more productive than this new third. How do we get from here to there?
After 20 years landscaping, Jay Murray said enough! In 2008, leveraging a university commerce background with minors in film and computer science, he built GREENIUS. Using an online learning platform, GREENIUS lets their 700 client companies get the first third closer to the last third faster. Not instantly, but the quicker that gap gets closed, the quicker new employees become profitable for us.
Murray will take you through the numbers and you can see for yourself that you’re leaking the profits that you deserve.
Jay Murray is the CEO of TLC Landscaping in London Ontario. They have been in business for 32 years and specialize in residential Design-Build-Install and residential condominium care. They have a team of 150 people.
Jay is also the CEO of GREENIUS the online equipment training business for the landscape industry. Over 50,000 landscape technicians had done their training with the GREENIUS training system. See what Greenius is all about.
Jay is a Western University (Commerce) and Guelph University graduate (hort diploma). Jay is an Ontario certified Horticuturist and has the Certified Landscape Managers designation from CNLA.
Jon LeBeau is the Business Development Manager charged with building channel market sales in strategic vertical markets. Jon has 11 years of experience in GPS sales into channel markets and ERP software partnership.
Jon’s projects include ERP integration and M-M machine integration with software partners in diverse industries including: Copier Machines, Beverage Vending, Police/EMS CAD, Towing, Alarm Security, Snow Removal and Landscaping, Pest Control & Construction Equipment Rental.
Jon led the market analysis and spearheaded the sales efforts in the Ground Services market including the Snow & Ice Removal, Landscape, Paving and Sweeping industry. As the Vertical Market specialist Jon directs all industry tradeshows and relationships and provides product development needs analysist for new feature implementations. Jon also leads onboarding training for major customers and follow-up reviews.