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.
Dinner and book discussion

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.



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 work with a local hotel to secure a reduced rate for our guests. After you register for the field trip, we will e-mail you the hotel information.



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. Air fares vary greatly among these airports depending on the carrier.

Cabs, Ubers, 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. 



The dress code is business casual.



Don’t forget your camera and/or video camera, and a notepad. Masks are no longer required in Ohio, and will not be required while at Grunder Landscaping Co.



If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance by e-mailing so that we can prepare for you.  



If you need a ride from the hotel to Grunder Landscaping Co. for this event, please let us know by e-mailing We can provide transportation from the hotels at Austin Landing. 


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!