Grunder landscaping co. field trips

Dayton, Ohio

Give us 24 hours. We’ll give you your best year yet.

Our GLC Field Trips bring owners and their teams onsite to Grunder Landscaping Co. headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, which president and CEO Marty Grunder has led to become one of the most successful companies of its kind in the Midwest. You’ll spend a jam-packed day going behind the scenes with Marty, touring the facility and grounds, meeting with the GLC leadership team to see how they operate and optimize each area of the business, and watching how their crews return for the day and roll out in the morning. We purposely limit attendance at this event so we can guarantee you get the one-on-one attention you need. View the full agenda to see what we have in store.

Upcoming EventS

  • August 9-10

  • October 4-5

  • November 1-2

  • December 6-7


Seeing Grunder Landscaping in action has really helped me realize what’s possible and what it will take to transform The Flower Guys into my market’s premier landscape company.
— Greg Slatner, President, The Flower Guys, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Seeing Is Believing

Our Field Trips begin with an afternoon tour of Grunder Landscaping Co. and a dinner with the group so you can get to know Marty and the other attendees and have some fun, too. The next day we’ll spend at GLC, where Marty will lead you through presentations and in-depth discussions on the keys to business success:

  • Performance improvement

  • Operations, including scheduling, quality control, and equipment maintenance

  • Leadership skills

  • Attaining and retaining a high-performance team

  • Marketing and communications

  • Sales, from training to tracking

  • Client satisfaction

The Focus Is You

We purposely limit attendance at these field trips to keep the focus on you, your questions, and the challenges you face. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your professional network with other landscapers from around the country.



3 p.m.
Teams arrive at GLC.

3:15–4:00 p.m.
Tour the GLC grounds.

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Watch the GLC teams return for the day.

5:00–5:30 p.m.
Tour the GLC facility

5:30 p.m.

Day II

6:45 a.m.
Teams arrive at GLC.

7:00 a.m.
Self-drivers should arrive at GLC.

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Watch GLC’s morning rollout

8:00–9:45 a.m.
The 4 Pillars of Success

9:45–10:15 a.m.

10:15–11:00 a.m.
Human Resources

11:00-11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

12:15–1:15 p.m.

1:15–1:45 p.m.

1:45–2:30 p.m.
Seth Pflum, Chief Operating Officer

2:30–3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

The Field Trips are extremely informative and a great way to see and hear how another operation does things. They’re beneficial to companies of any size.
— Wesley Addington and Justin Skipper, Wesley’s Landscape & Lawncare, Westfield, IN
“What I liked best about the GLC Field Trip was how open Marty and his team were about their company—the issues, the mistakes, and the successes. It was eye-opening to see the amount of organization that goes into their operation.”
— Geno Neri, Neri Landscape & Maintenance, Batavia, IL

Event Details

  • $1,595 for the first registrant

  • $1,295 for each additional person from your company

  • ACEs and Field Trip alumni receive one discounted registration per company at $1,200.

Includes dinner on day one, lunch on day two, and a business book of our choice. Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included.



We recommend the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing for our Field Trip guests, which is about a mile from Grunder Landscaping; to reserve a room there, call 937.535.2222 or book online. If they are fully booked or you prefer to stay with a different brand, the Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites are both nearby. 

The Staybridge Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn are both located within a shopping center that has restaurants and bars nearby if your team would like to make plans outside of the event times. 


Dayton International Airport (DAY) is the closest to the hotel, around 30 minutes away.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is about an hour’s drive to and from the hotel.
Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is about an hour and a half from the hotel.

Cabs, Uber, and shuttle services are available from these airports, but it may be cheaper and simpler to rent a car. If you’d like to share transportation, please provide us with your travel information. If other attendees contact us with similar requests, we will connect you with them to make arrangements.

Parking and Ground Transportation

Parking will be available at Grunder Landscaping Co. Attendees will park in the team member parking area; we will email you instructions on how to find it.

If you need a ride from the hotel to Grunder Landscaping Co. for this event, please email or indicate you need a ride when you fill out the survey we send after we receive your registration. We can provide transportation from the hotels listed above.


The dress code is business casual. Look ahead at the weather: you may want a rain jacket or coat, depending on the forecast. This event will mostly take place indoors, and we will do our best to adjust our schedule to keep you out of the rain for outdoor portions.



Most attendees take notes and pictures using their smartphone, or bring a notepad if you prefer to keep notes on paper!



If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance by emailing or indicating your dietary restriction on the registration survey we email you after you purchase your ticket. We are happy to make accommodations and will work with you to ensure you have plenty to eat!



Please call the office at 513.620.5200 and we will try to accommodate you. You will need to provide a credit card number that we can process automatically on agreed-upon dates and the entire balance will need to be paid before the event.



There are no refunds for our Field Trips. If you are unable to attend, we will issue you a credit for the entire registration amount, good for 18 months. Alternatively, you may transfer your registration to a substitute participant so long as you do so at least five business days prior to the event. No credits, transfers, or refunds are available on a transferred registration.


We’re always happy to answer them. Call us at 513.620.5200, or e-mail  

Cincinnati, Dayton, and local companies may attend with express approval.


We look forward to seeing you soon in Dayton!