NALP Field Trip: Frank & Marty's Excellent Adventure

September 1–2, 2021
Gaithersburg, MD

Fasten your seatbelts for this fun-filled, idea-packed adventure with some of the best in the business.

Go behind the scenes at the NALP Field Trip: Frank & Marty’s Excellent Adventure. This event is a mix of interactive facility tour and education sessions, giving you an in-person inside look at one of the most successful landscape companies in the country. This September, don't miss the chance to "get on the bus" and head to Ruppert Landscape in Laytonsville, Maryland. Sought after industry pros Marty Grunder and Frank Mariani are your hosts for this incredible event. Fasten your seatbelts for this fun-filled, idea-packed, adventure.

Best event I’ve ever attended. I left with three pages of takeaways to improve our company.
— Jesse Brough, Blessing Landscapes, Portland, OR

If you want to see what’s possible for your business, you need to go on Frank & Marty’s Excellent Adventure.
— Michael Pope, Pope Landscape & Irrigation Co., Garner, NC

Tour an Industry Powerhouse and Drill Down on Tactics in Focused Educational Sessions

The tour will take you through every department of Ruppert Landscape while at their corporate headquarters in Maryland, where you’ll hear directly from their team how they do what they do. Ruppert is a highly-respected giant in the commercial landscaping space, and any company will be able to learn from the way they operate.

In addition to the tour, this two-day program will feature interactive educational sessions on:

  • How Ruppert prioritizes it’s people and company culture 

  • Knowing your costs and getting paid your worth 

  • And winning with efficiency

Smart companies know training is an investment, not an expense. This event is a wonderful opportunity for you to reward your team, develop their skills, and grow the value of your business. The Focus Is You.

This event is an information firehose for improving your business.
— Barry Burkholder, Burkholder Landscaping, Malvern, PA



3:00–3:30 p.m.

3:30–3:50 p.m.
Who is Ruppert?

3:55–4:45 p.m.
The Ruppert Way: Internal Service

4:50–5:00 p.m.
What You’ll See Tomorrow at Ruppert

5:00–5:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.
VIP Dinner

September 2, 2021

6:00–6:30 a.m.
Grab-and-Go Breakfast

6:30 a.m.
Buses depart for Ruppert

7:00–11:00 a.m.
Tour of Ruppert Landscape

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

12:45–1:15 p.m.
Q&A with Team Ruppert

1:15–1:45 p.m.
Constructive Critique: What Would You Start, Stop, and Keep?

1:45–2:00 p.m.

2:00–2:50 p.m.
Your Ideal Client: Creating a Unique Value Proposition

3:00–3:30 p.m.
The Wrap Up

Questions? We’re happy to answer them. E-mail, or call us at 1.866.478.6337.

We look forward to seeing you soon!