WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
9:30 AM – 4:50 PM
NC Landscape Contractor Licensing Board
In layman’s terms, the law and what it really means to you, will be covered by members of the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board in everyday language. Most of the current licensees have been grandfathered in to be licensed. A high percentage of licensees have never read the law itself and have little understanding of the statute that governs the practice of Landscape Contracting. The law is written in legalese, but this class will reduce the legal language to a more informative and understandable discussion of applied compliance topics like continuing education, renewals, type of work regulated and operational business requirements. This will be a good forum for questions and answers.
NC Landscape Contractor Licensing Board
The law requires that a set of Minimum Standards for practice be established that also governs the practice of landscape contracting. These Minimum Standards have been developed by a committee of your peers, proposed and adopted in Rules that are approved by a legislative committee. These minimum standards cover topics such as Planting, Turf Establishment, Grading, Drainage Systems, Low Voltage Lighting, Pools, Retaining Walls, Paving Surfaces, Pruning and Native Grass Establishment.
Rules govern both the practice of being a Landscape Contractor and how you must conduct your business in the practice of your license. The Minimum Standards are a portion of these Rules, but there are other rules that will help you stay on track and hopefully this will simplify your day to day operational practices in order to operate easily within the law.
Understanding these critical practice guidelines can help you as a professional licensed landscape contractor and help reduce the chances of a Rules and/or Minimum Standards complaint.
Marcus VandeVliet, MV Enterprises
Job costing is required for an Owner & Manager to consistently track the performance of crews when you cannot be in the field. It is a vital tool to improve estimating, accountability and employee management. Job costing allows you to get a profit and loss statement for each project, providing current and accurate data. Job Costing software and reports will also be reviewed. Job Costing is your company’s scorecard, providing metrics for improvement.
Zach Bruce, Hortica Insurance
In this presentation, Zach will cover how to develop an emergency action plan, business restoration, Insurance options, and available resources to help you before during and following a natural disaster occurance.
Ryan Stroup, LandOpt,LLC
You can’t afford to wait for the phone to ring anymore! Being proactive means you are thinking ahead. Rather than being reactive and waiting for a response, you are projecting and learning more – leading to an increase in sales and the number of wins. Objectives include: Understanding of the proactive sales process, Understanding how your sales plan should work, Understanding the application and how it applies to your culture.
Leslie Herdon, Greenscape
Want to discover what makes an HOA run smoothly and what will make you a superstar with your community manager? How about those things landscapers do that drive them crazy too? We run down the list of community manager secrets straight from some of the areas, best HOA community managers in this session.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Look for these icons in the education session descriptions to ensure you can earn continuing education credits toward your state or national accreditations. Some CEUs may be pending approval.
⬤ LC Landscape Contractor License (NC) - Technical CEU
■LCB Landscape Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ LA Landscape Architect License (NC)
⬤ IC Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Technical Irrigation CEU
■ ICB Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ ISA International Society of Arboriculture - Certified Arborist
⬤ PA Pesticide Applicator License (NC)
⬤ NALP National Association of Landscape Professionals – Landscape Industry Certified
▲SAF Society of American Foresters