PLANET Announces Newest Trailblazers

TrailblazersPLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, has announced its newest Trailblazers, individuals who are nominated by peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the landscaping industry.

Each Trailblazer sets aside one day per year to provide on-side mentoring to a PLANET member.

Additionally, the members participate in the Trailblazers on Call program that provides members with answers to business questions.

The lifetime honor is given for excellence and achievement in the areas of lawn care, design/build/installation, interior plantscaping, irrigation and water management, and landscape management.

The new new Trailblazers include:

Darin Brockelbank, Metro-GreenScape, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
Joel Hafner, Landscape Industry Certified, Fine Earth Landscape, Inc., Poolesville, Maryland
Bill Arman, The Harvest Group, Dana Point, California
Steve Hill, Landscape Industry Certified, Turftenders Landscape Services, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina
David Hupman, Landscape Industry Certified, BRICKMAN – Central Region, Mason, Ohio
Roscoe Klausing, Landscape Industry Certified, Klausing Group, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky
Mike Mason, The Lawn Pro, Louisville, Kentucky
Jerry Schill, Schill Grounds Management, Inc., North Ridgeville, Ohio 
Doug Smellage, Lawns of Dallas, Inc., Dallas, Texas

These new Trailblazers will be recognized during PLANET’s Green Industry Conference, October 22–24, in Louisville, Kentucky.


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