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WHEN TURNING YOUR LANDSCAPE VISION INTO A REALITY,

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President’s & CEO’s Message................................................ 4 ALCA Sponsors.................................................................... 5 Calendar of Events............................................................... 5 New Members..................................................................... 5 What Is Distracted Driving?................................................... 6 2019 Board of Trustees and CEO.......................................... 7 Pre Certification Applicator Training....................................... 7 2018 ALCAs Excellence Awards....................................... 8-10 ALCA Membership Application............................................ 11 ALCA Member Profile: Civano Growers................................ 12 ALCA Member Profile: Dirt Insurance & Risk Management...... 13 ALCA Member Profile: Cuttting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock.... 14 ALCA Member Profile: Ewing Irrigation & Supply................... 15 Quantifying Shade Produced by Desert-Adapted Landscape Trees..................................... 16-17 Tax Reform & Critical Challenges......................................... 18 SLM City of Glendale......................................................... 18 ACLP Soils & Fertilizer........................................................ 18 ACLP Plant ID.................................................................... 18 2019 ACLP Schedule......................................................... 19 Member Update: Arid Zone Trees........................................ 19 Member Update: Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock Joins SiteOne Landscape Supply........................................................ 19 How do I Keep my Top Talent and Align Them With my Strategic Vision?................................................... 20 ALCA’s Excellence in Landscaping Awards Gala.................... 20 ALCA Mixer – Arizona CLA................................................ 21 Resource Guide................................................................. 22

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

Marty Monroy Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Variety ‘AZT’

Quality, Uniform, Desert Adapted Trees

SIMPLY THE BEST Prosopis Hybrid ‘AZT’ Thornless Mesquite Cercidium praecox ‘AZT’ Sonoran Palo Verde Olneya tesota ‘AZT’ Desert Ironwood Cercidium Hybrid ‘AZT’ Thornless Hybrid Palo Verde Chilopsis linearis ‘AZT Bi-Color’ Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis ‘AZT Desert Amethyst’ Desert Willow Cercidium Hybrid ‘DM’ Desert Museum Hybrid Palo Verde* *AZT propagates the ‘Desert Museum’ with the guidance and permission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Specimen Trees for Desert Landscapes

ARID ZONE TREES

phone (480) 987-9094 fax (480) 987-9092 e-mail: e-mail:information@aridzonetrees.com aridzonetrees@msn.com

WWW.ARIDZONETREES.COM

PUBLICATION Advertising

TRADITION. QUALITY. EXPERIENCE.

President Elect

Association Outsource Services, Inc. (916) 961-9999 www.aosinc.biz

Dwight Faires

San Tan Landscape Management, Inc.

Printing

Diversified Print Solutions

Vice President

Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association

WE WATCH THE GRASS GROW SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO.

Clayton Graham

Sundance Landscape & Maintenance

Secretary Kim Kleski

Olsson Associates

Treasurer

Steve Shields

5425 E Bell Road, Suite 105 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 602-626-7091 Fax: 602-626-7590 www.ALCA.org

Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety

Chief Executive Officer Judy Gausman judy@ALCA.org

Whether you’re a homeowner, landscaper or groundskeeper, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is prepared to help you. Call today at 602.271.4266 www.southwestsod.com

The ALCA Influence is the official publication of the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association. ALCA and The ALCA Influence assume no responsibility for the statements or opinions appearing in articles under an author’s name. The services of an attorney or accountant should be sought in legal and tax matters. For editorial information, contact the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, 5425 E. Bell Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254; telephone, (602) 626-7091; facsimile, (602) 626-7590; e-mail, judy@ALCA.org. March/April 2019

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PRESIDENT’S & CEO’S MESSAGE

Leaders vs Managers

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ho likes to be managed? As a business owner, you manage your money, equipment, and inventory but, anything with a soul, you lead. It doesn’t matter who signs the checks, who gives the orders or who discusses the tasks at hand; if you look behind you and no one is there, you are not a leader. We had the privilege to attend NALP’s Leader Forum this past January and enjoyed the keynote speaker, Wes Gipe with the Aileron, as he talked about creating a culture of leadership. Take a look at some of the approaches to go the extra mile and gain loyal employees. Leadership is a learned behavior and refers to an individual’s ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward organizational success. Influence and inspiration separate leaders from managers, not power and control. When we were asked how many of the last 5 employees left because they could not perform the job, most people responded 1 – 2 people and found that most employees do not quit the company, they quit their leader. As we sat down with over 150 landscape industry professionals, we were tasked to list the most desired traits of leaders and at the top of the list we found: • Listen and learn – give the person in front Marty Monroy 2019 ALCA President of you your full attention. • Exemplify strong moral values – integrity, ethical, doing the right thing, trustworthy • Praise others – we all crave acknowledgement and appreciation. In a world of competitive wages, compliments and acknowledgement of good work has a lot of value. Share specifically what you appreciate and you can inspire them to be the best version of themselves. • Be consistent with your words and actions to create a climate of trust. People will Judy Gausman know where they stand and have faith in ALCA CEO you and your responses. Leaders set the mood for the day. We all have moods and emotions but there are few things more disruptive than a moody person in the workplace. Think about setting the right example that others can respect. Coming to work happy and positive, productive and serious are contagious traits, so are pessimism, apathy and contempt. In the spirit of leadership development remember this, it doesn’t matter who signs the checks, who gives the orders or who discusses the tasks at hand; if you look behind you and no one is there, you are not a leader. Respectfully, Marty Monroy and Judy Gausman

We do the

groundwork for you.

Hill & Usher’s Trim Risk for Maintenance or Construction

602.667.1848 • www.trimrisk.com

Hill & Usher • 3033 North 44th Street, #300 • Phoenix, AZ 85018

Jean Cote Sales Representative Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho Main

(623) 247-8509

Mobile (623) 764-1027 Email

jean@mswn.com Toll Free (800) 840-8509 Fax (623) 247-6354 13803 W. Northern Avenue Glendale, AZ 85307

GROWING NATIVE DESERT TREES & ORNAMENTAL SHADE TREES

24” Box up to 48” Box Arizona Certified Nursery Certifiable to ship out-of-state Contract Growing for Large Projects SALES:

Hunter Hawkins 602.625.1566 hunter@westerntree.com

Mo Ibarra 602.763.8004 mo@westerntree.com

Eric Johnson 602.738.8733 ej@westerntree.com

Office 602.243.6125 • Fax 602.243.3764 3401 E. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040

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NEW MEMBERS Blue Raven Landscape + Design

Taleb Subh P.O. Box 12439 Prescott, AZ 86305 (928) 379-6479 Office (928) 821-0916 Mobile taleb.blueravenlandscape@gmail.com blueravenlandscape.com We are a design, build and maintain landscape company. We focus on the sites opportunities and challenges in order to make every project enhanced to the client’s personal palate with a professional touch. Our company is motivated by the need to help clients incorporate the native beauty in landscape and to teach the understanding that water conservation plays an important role in the sustainable beauty of the landscape. Contractor Class 1

Brown & Brown Insurance

Rich Cober 2800 North Central Avenue, #1100 Phoenix, AZ 85308 (602) 494-6732 Office (480) 399-0028 Mobile rcober@bbphoenix.com www.bbphoenix.com Brown & Brown Insurance is a national insurance brokerage with a hometown feel. Associate Class 1

Collazo, Edwin

4337 W Blacksmith St Tucson, AZ 85741 (520) 870-1650 Mobile edwincollazo27@gmail.com Affiliate

Desert Paradise Landscape

Juan Valverde 2721 S Pecan Mesa, AZ 85202 (480) 788-0453 Office (480) 600-2109 Mobile info@desertparadiselandscape.com www.desertparadiselandscape.com Desert Paradise Landscape is a full service landscape company, offering residential and commercial maintenance and installation. Contractor Class 1

Echo Mountain Landscaping LLC

Eric Tongate 17610 N 17th Place #9 Phoenix, AZ 85022 (623) 332-5286 Office echomountainlandscaping@gmail.com Echo Mountain Landscaping was started in 2016. We may be a newly formed company but we come with lots of experience. The owners are the operators and have been working for other companies for many years. Contractor Class 3

Joseph Motta

Ringo Canyon Granite LLC

Chad Anderson 4650 North Klain Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 (520) 820-4323 Office http://azlandscapingsupplies.com ringocanyon@aol.com Ringo Canyon Granite LLC is a family owned source for landscape materials in the northern Tucson, south Phoenix, Florence, Coolidge, and Casa Grande areas. We supply landscape materials such as boulders, rip-rap, screened landscape rock, 1-3’ track out rock, 3/8 minus, 2mm minus infield mix and more. Not only is our material aesthetically appealing, it complies with the stringent requirements specified for use on most public works projects. We have quality products and excellent customer service, truly setting us apart from our competition. Associate Class 1

Special Thank You to our

ALCA Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Rigoberto Polanco 22358 E Ellsworth Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142 (480) 358-3000 Office rigoberto.polanco@queencreek.org Affiliate

TRH Landscape Inc

Timothy Hendrickson P.O. Box 1498 Cortaro, AZ 85652 (520) 682-5964 Office (520) 904-4117 Mobile tim@trhlandscape.com TRH Landscape Inc is locally owned and operated. We pride ourselves on customer service, reliability and on time service at a competitive rate. At TRH, we will work with you to develop a custom landscape program to fit your needs. Contractor Class 2

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Courtesy Fleet/Commercial Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock DIRT Insurance & Risk Management Evergreen Turf, Inc Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Grand Materials & Supply Horizon Distributors, Inc Hunter Industries / FX Luminaire Mountain States Wholesale Nursery Rain Bird Corporation RDO Equipment Co. Rodeo Ford SiteOne Landscape Supply Southwest Sod, Inc Sunrise Nursery, LLC The Synthetic Grass Store / Arizona Turf Masters

Joseph Motta 4242 W Topeka Dr Glendale, AZ 85308 (623) 512-5243 Mobile moeyjotta@gmail.com Affiliate

The Toro Company / Irritrol / Unique Lighting Systems

Morgan De Cota, Ana

Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety

Ana Morgan De Cota 4502 N 70th Dr Phoenix, AZ 85033 (602) 361-2690 Mobile anamorganphx@icloud.com Affiliate

Town of Queen Creek

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSOR West Coast Turf

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Free Workshop – How to fill out the awards application ACLP Annuals & Perennials – ALCA Office ACLP Annuals & Perennials – ALCA Office ALCA Board of Directors’ Meeting Phoenix Member Mixer- Sponsored by Courtesy Fleet/Commercial ACLP Plant Problem Diagnosis – ALCA Office SLM – ALCA Office ACLP Annuals & Perennials – Tucson

April 11 ACLP Turf Care & Installation – ALCA Office 13 ACLP Turf Care & Installation – ALCA Office 17 Phoenix Member Mixer- Sponsored by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply 18 ACLP Plant Identification – ALCA Office 25 PMD Pre Cert Applicator Training – ALCA Office 27 ACLP Turf Care & Installation - Tucson

May 2

ALCA Golf Tournament benefiting the Sky Blu Underwood Scholarship 9 ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning – ALCA Office 11 ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning – ALCA Office 15 Phoenix Member Mixer- Sponsored by Cox Cactus Farm 16 ACLP Planting & Tree Staking – ALCA Office 17 ALCA Board of Directors’ Planning Meeting 18 ACLP Tree & Shrub Pruning – Tucson 23 ACLP Irrigation Tech I – ALCA Office 31 Deadline for Excellence in Landscaping Awards Applications 31 Desert Horticulture Conference – JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson *Dates Are Subject To Change* March/April 2019

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CEO’S MESSAGE

ARIZONA WHOLESALE GROWERS “Growing Forward” since 1982

What Is Distracted Driving?

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istracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.

Consequences

In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed. 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to eliminating risky behaviors on our nation’s roads NHTSA leads the fight nationally against distracted driving by educating Americans about its dangers and partnering with the States and local police to enforce laws against distracted driving that help keep us safe. NHTSA’s campaigns and public service announcements make the case to Americans that safe driving means driving without distractions. You’ve likely seen or heard our public service announcements, but we’re also on Facebook and Twitter sharing stories and tips to help save lives. The foundation of NHTSA’s efforts on distracted driving and other risky driving behaviors is our partnership with the States and local police. The States determine laws affecting distracted driving, but NHTSA provides Federal investments in the locally driven strategies that address the States’ specific needs. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590

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Now with nearly 150 acres of premier growing facilities we are providing the Valley with the widest selection of shrubs, trees, ornamentals, small and specimen size Agaves, Aloes, cacti and succulents. We know that for you, Time is Money, so we are focused on improving your purchasing experience; with an expanded pre-pulled order area, increased delivery capacity, and enhanced ‘Plant Locator’ services to find the plants you need even if we don’t have them in stock. TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: 24032 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85085 (623) 581-3100

4204 E. Lone Mountain Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (480) 488-1968


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2019 Board of Trustees and CEO The ALCA Board of Trustees is committed to maintaining the properous growth and representation of ALCA members. The Board’s primary responsibilities are to look beyond the day-to-day operations and create long range goals for the association. The Trustees consists of past and present Board leaders whose hard work, dedication and vision have been instrumental in the success that ALCA has achieved today.

Secretary Glenn Fahringer Earth Care “For All That’s Green” Inc.

Barb Stropko New Desert Gallery, Inc.

President Robin Franklin Goodwill of Central Arizona

President Elect Rod Pappas, Xeriscapes Unlimited Inc.

Bob Meier Adaptive Insurance

Bill Krause Terra Designs Inc.

Michael Rockwell, Azul-Verde Design Group Inc.

For Core, Right‐Of‐Way and   Ornamental & Turf Cer�ca�on  Bob Underwood AAA Landscape

Craig Potter

  7 CEUs from PMD/Dept of Ag   

April 25, 2019   7:30 am—3:30 pm 

During this workshop, you will review            the study materials in prepara�on for the   cer�ed applicator exam   

ALCA Office  5425 E Bell Rd, #105  Sco�sdale, AZ  85254 

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Dale Micetic

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$275/Non‐Members

Cover Na�onal Core topics including:   IPM strategies   Labeling and formula�ons   Pes�cide safety   First aid and emergency response  Review federal and state laws and regula�ons  Perform exercises in calibra�on, mixing                    and applica�ons  Iden�fy regional weeds and weed management  strategies  Iden�fy ornamental and turf pests and pathogens   

Lunch included 

Ornamental & Turf: pest management, including weeds, in the      maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubs, owers, and turf by a    means other than use of a fumigant.   

Right‐of‐Way: pest management, including weeds, in the          maintenance of public roads, electric powerlines, pipelines, railway          rights‐of‐way or other similar areas by means other than use of a  fumigant. 

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Awards of Excellence

2018 Excellence in Landscaping Awards Awards of Excellence

Harvest Design Group Single Family Residential Installation $70,001 - $100,000 Hempleman-Cowgill Residence – Phoenix, AZ Located in the historic Willow neighborhood in downtown Phoenix, this project included a full demo of the rear yard and overhead shade structures. Harvest Design Group designed, fabricated and installed the custom overhead shade structures, the down lighting, a “bird’s nest” fireplace, steel trellises, a dining table, bench seating and barbeque countertop. Raised plate steel planters were fabricated and planted with bamboo for privacy. In addition, Harvest Design Group custom machined and fabricated the driveway shade structure and driveway gate. The design reflects minor artistic elements while blending in with the architecture and history of the home and neighborhood.

Harvest Design Group Single Family Residential Installation $250,001 - $300,000 Hermann Residence – Scottsdale, AZ Harvest Design Group performed a complete renovation of this Old Town Scottsdale home. Custom water jet cut aluminum panels were powder coated and installed as shade covers for the carport in addition to matching screen enclosures for rooftop air conditioning units. A custom ramada was fabricated from steel, along with a floating steel frame seating bench around the sunken lawn area. Raised steel plates were used for planter walls, incorporating infrastructure lighting and electrical wires. A large feature of this property is the wood disc panels that were designed, fabricated, and installed. The installation of all plant material and artistic pavers completed this beautiful front and backyard transformation.

Grounds Control LLC Commercial Installation $500,001 - $600,000 Broadstone Arts District – Phoenix, AZ The Broadstone brand name is one of the most prestigious in today’s multi-family industry. Grounds Control proudly partnered with Alliance Residential and Collaborative V Design Studio to produce this magnificent urban loft project in the heart of downtown Phoenix. There are 3,200 shrubs, 195 large box trees and 27 full-size palms packed into three quarters of an acre. The space constraints and numerous raised planters meant that planning had to be perfect. One of the highlights of the construction phase was the craning of date palms over the building itself to their permanent homes in the courtyard.

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Awards of Distinction

Pascale Land Design Single Family Residential Installation Under $25,000 Lang Residence – Phoenix, AZ

Tree Pros LLC Tree Care Excellence in Tree Care – Paradise Valley, AZ

Flowing Wells Landscape & Pools Single Family Residential Installation $250,001 - $300,000 James Place – Chandler, AZ

DTR Landscape Development Commercial Installation $500,001-$600,000 Queen Creek Public Safety and Fire Station – Queen Creek, AZ March/April 2019

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Sponsored by:

Judges Awards

Sunburst Landscaping Single Family Residential Installation Under $25,000 Alofs Residence – Scottsdale, AZ Vox Landscaping & Construction/Deseno, LLC Single Family Residential Installation Under $25,000 Van Orman Residence – Sun City, AZ

DTR Landscape Development Commercial Installation $200,001 - $300,000 Inspire on Earll – Scottsdale, AZ

Innovative Stoneworks and Landscaping Single Family Residential Installation Under $25,000 Desert Oasis Front Yard – Kingman, AZ Sunburst Landscaping Single Family Residential Installation Under $25,000 Mendez Residence – Phoenix, AZ

CareScape, Inc. Commercial Maintenance $250,001 - $350,000 Stetson Hills – Phoenix, AZ

CYC Landscaping Single Family Residential Installation Under $25,000 Walsh Residence – Mesa, AZ

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Innovative Stoneworks and Landscaping Single Family Residential Installation $70,001 $100,000 Outdoor Living & Relaxation – Kingman, AZ


YOU MAY ALSO REGISTER FOR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE AT WWW.ALCA.ORG Company____________________________________________ Primary Contact____________________________ Address____________________________________________ City/State/Zip________________________________ Phone___________________ Fax___________________ Website________________________________________ Email___________________________________________________________________ Cell___________________ Average # of Employees _______ Please provide a brief profile of your organization: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Membership Type (Based on annual sales revenue in the landscape Industry) Contractor Member: person, partnership or corporation actively engaged in the construction or maintenance of landscapes.

Associate Member: person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in a business or industry allied with the landscape industry.

Contractor Class 1 (Sales Revenue under $100,000) $275 or 690 Hunter Points

Associate Class 1(Under $1M)

$550

Associate Class 2($1—$5M)

$715

Associate Class 3($5—$10M)

$880

Associate Class 4 (Over $10M)

$1100

Municipalities, golf courses, ACLP students & Educators

$150

High School/College Student

Free

Contractor Class 2 (Sales Revenue $100,001—$500,000) $370 or 925 Hunter Points Contractor Class 3 (Sales Revenue $500,001—$1.5M) $580 or 1450 Hunter Points Contractor Class 4 (Sales Revenue Over $1.5M) $880 or 2200 Hunter Points Architects & Designers $275

List or check project and/or service types: Arborist - Certified Backflow Services BBQ supplies, Fire Pits, Fireplaces Boulder/Granite-Wholesale Cacti/Succulents-Wholesale Chemicals-Wholesale Color/Shrubs-Wholesale Curbing Equipment Sales/Rentals Financial Garden Centers GPS Tracking Hardscape Installation Horticulture Consultant

Insurance Interior Plantscaping Irrigation Construction/Repair Irrigation Manufacturer Irrigation Supplier Landscape Architect Landscape Commercial Construction Landscape Commercial Design Landscape Commercial Maintenance Landscape Lighting Installation Landscape Lighting Manufacturer Landscape Lighting Supplier Landscape Material Supplier Landscape Residential Construction

Landscape Residential Design Landscape Residential Maintenance Legal Marketing Masonry/Paving Merchant Services Misting Nursery Organic Fertilizer-Wholesale Paver Supplier Pest Control Applicator Pottery-Wholesale Propane & Alternative Fuel Risk Management

Rock/Gravel-Wholesale Sod/Turf-Wholesale Swimming Pool/Spa Installation Synthetic Grass Supplier Tree Relocation Tree Trimming/Removal Trees/Palms-Wholesale Truck/Vehicle Sales Waste Disposal Water Feature Installation

Payment Method Check

Credit Card

Hunter Points

Card Number _____________________________________________________________ Exp date_____________ Name on Card_____________________________________________________________ Amount_____________ ALCA • 5425 East Bell Road Suite 105 • Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone:(602) 626-7091 • Fax (602) 626-7590 • www.ALCA.org/application


ALCA MEMBER PROFILE CIVANO GROWERS

Civano Growers: Pioneering Plants that Beautify the Southwest

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ocated south of Tucson, Civano Growers is a premier producer of plants that thrive in the Southwest. We take pride in growing plants that are sustainable and eye catching, and we strive to employ relevant and innovative industry practices to increase plant production and quality. MORE THAN A NURSERY Not everyone grows plants with the same passion and purpose as Civano. Our patented varieties are hand selected for performance and hardiness because we recognize that plants are the best and most cost-effective way to beautify and enhance the urban environment. Each year, we introduce plants that are triedand-true. We recently released an oak tree that is certain to make a huge impact on the Phoenix plantscape. Quercus fusiformis ‘Joan Lionetti’ is an amazing cultivar that was named after an equally amazing woman. The Joan Lionetti plateau oak is bulletproof-- it is drought tolerant, cold hardy, low litter, requires no canopy pruning, and has perfectly symmetrical shape.

Richard Adkins, Parks Supervisor for City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation, agrees, “This tree should be a great addition to our palette as well as a fitting tribute to Joan”.

QUALITY PLANTS FOR QUALITY PROJECTS

You deserve high quality plants, and our professionals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your projects. Our growers have high standards and are detail oriented. Our sales team is dedicated and friendly. Whether you’re an architect, grower, landscaper, or an independent garden center, Civano Growers is here to help you achieve your mission.

A LOCAL COMPANY WITH A REGIONAL IDENTITY

At Civano Growers, our roots run deep. Established in 1998, our family-owned business focuses on exactly that--family. We value our employees as if they are a part of our family--because they are. We celebrate our customers as if they are a part of our family--because they are. It’s because

of these relationships that we continue to lead our industry in the Southwest. Today, we’ve expanded into a regional plant provider distributing to six states across the Southwest. Our brands, including Civano Select and Civano Native, can be found in garden centers and landscapes from Dallas to San Diego.

OUR GARDEN CENTER

Since 1999, our destination garden center has provided a little something for everyone. Serving the Tucson area, we’ve created an experience that is family friendly. Our garden professionals are excited to assist avid home gardeners in an environment that enlightens and inspires.

ON THE HORIZON

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Our focus is on the future. We don’t follow, we lead. We constantly evaluate our procedures to streamline our processes. We make efforts to work smarter and more efficiently with our time. We embrace and drive change, and we foster a culture that encourages continuous improvement. Our core beliefs drive us to constantly improve and expand. The future is no different, as we are happy to announce the introduction of Civano Ornamentals, our plant breeding program. Civano Ornamentals is different in that our proprietary plants aren’t exclusive. We want to share our proprietary plants with growers that are willing to finish them. As a result, these proven plants will be available on a larger scale to a wider audience. We look forward to serving you, our client, for many decades to come. Civano Nursery 12190 S Old Nogales Highway Tucson, AZ 85756 (520) 546-9200 www.civanogrowers.com


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utting Edge Curbing is a landscape material company aimed at providing competitively priced extruded concrete curbing, landscape materials and products for residential and commercial applications while maintaining superior customer service, quality workmanship and long lasting relationships with the landscaping industry, our community and our customers. We continue to add products and strive to be your one stop shop for landscape materials and supplies. One call is all it takes to order granite, mulch, curbing, sod, block, flagstone and pavers. We are conveniently located off Grand Ave so our friendly staff can load up your materials and supplies quickly and get you on your way in no time. Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock is no longer just a curb company. We are a hauling company with a fully stocked retail yard and a proud distributor for Belgard, Southwest Sod, Evergreen Turf, Phoenix Paver, Western Block and AZ Best Block. We carry over fifty colors of landscape rock, river products, soil mixes, rip rap and boulders. If you need your materials delivered, our knowledgeable sales staff will insure that your order is accurate and our experienced drivers will get your materials to you on time. Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock is equipped with a certified scale so you can be sure that you are receiving the correct amount of material that you order. If you have not been to the yard lately, come check us out. We have over 100 products on display so if you have some rock that needs to be identified, chances are we have it here. All of our curbing styles and colors are also on display for you to compare. While you’re there, pick up your irrigation supplies. Contractor and landscaper discounts are available as well as volume discounts for material orders over 50 tons. Valley wide delivery is always free on orders of 10 tons or more with no zone minimums to worry about. Same day service is available so if you need something today, don’t hesitate to call and see if we can get you taken care of. Are you tired of paying a crew to wait for the rock to arrive so they can spread it? At Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock, we call you the night before delivery is scheduled to confirm a time window of when we will arrive so you can schedule your crew accordingly. It’s just one more way that we are working to offer our customers the best service in the industry. Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock offers 14 different styles of curbing to choose from in 16 different Davis colors. We use triple washed sand for a more uniform color and polypropylene fibers to give you the finest quality cement in your concrete border. Rebar is available for installation in curbing when specified by architects or for those who are concerned about maintaining the integrity of the extrusion should any large vehicles drive over the curbing. It may be specified when 6×6 or taller curbing is required to hold back an embankment or severe drainage area. We warranty our curbing for one-year against defects in materials and workmanship.

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We have new items arriving monthly. Stop in to see why Cutting Edge Curbing Sand and Rock has been helping our customers create curb appeal in the valley for over 13 years. We are located on 67th Avenue on the west side just south of Northern. Our address is 7540 N 67th Ave Unit A Glendale, AZ 85301. Tel. 602-353-1020 Fax. 602-353-1027

Web: www.cuttingedgecurbing.com Email: info@cuttingedgecurbing.com Orders: orders@ cuttingedgecurbing.com Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, check in on Foursquare and follow us on Twitter! Customer Service is #1, when doing business with Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock!

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Ewing Irrigation & Supply

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xciting things are happening at Ewing Irrigation Products as the company approaches its 100-year anniversary. Ewing is pleased to announce a new hire and two promotions in Arizona to help serve the needs of contractors here even better. And, Ewing Hardscape Services is celebrating their first anniversary here in Arizona. After an extensive search, Dusty Ross has been hired as an Account Manager in Arizona, joining the team of Doug Donahue, JJ Markell, and Ben Schottke. Dusty is a recent transplant from Michigan. He loves Arizona so far and wishes he’d made the move sooner. Dusty is married and has two children. He is looking forward to meeting his customers and “getting to be part of their team”. He is excited to be a part of the Ewing family and contributing to the great culture there. He loves hockey and plays a mean goalie.

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Esai Arvizo and Eliot Chaffee have been promoted to Branch Managers. Both have completed all four levels of the rigorous Ewing University Dusty Ross program, as well as completing certifications in hydraulics, irrigation troubleshooting, and low-voltage lighting, earning them consideration as Branch Managers. Esai hails from New Mexico and has been with Ewing for four years. Esai is managing Ewing’s Scottsdale branch. It was his goal to be a Branch Manager from day one. Having achieved that goal, he is working hard alongside his customers, helping them to grow their businesses. Eliot is also a valley transplant, coming to us from the Portland area. He has been with Ewing for three years and will be managing the North Mesa branch. Eliot loves all the opportunities for growth at Ewing. As Branch Manager, Eliot is “excited about the different avenues to serve his customers with more face-to-face time and to meeting his customers in their element”. Dusty, Esai, and Eliot are all excited to get to know their respective customers and to develop an environment of world class service for Arizona contractors. Ewing Hardscape Services has shown amazing growth in their first year. All popular landscape rock and soil amendment products are available to Ewing customers, as well as boulders, pavers, and synthetic turf. Ewing Hardscape currently has three valley locations in Deer Valley, El Mirage, and Guadalupe. A fourth location is planned for the Queen Creek area in the Fall. Ewing’s fleet of trucks is standing by to make sure that you have the hardscape materials needed for your project, when and where you need them. Ewing Irrigation Products is getting bigger and better but is still family-owned and proud of its roots. For more information, please call 602-437-9530 or visit our website at www.ewingirrigation.com.

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Quantifying Shade Produced by Desert-Adapted Landscape Trees Ed Mulrean, Ph.D., Enumeral Research and Consulting, LLC and Arid Zone Trees, Justin Morrow and Kevin Salamandra, Arid Zone Trees

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ased on studies conducted during the summer of 2018, shade from desertadapted landscape trees lowered soil surface temperatures by 14 to 27% (19 to 41° F) relative to adjacent unshaded surfaces. Trees planted along the Arizona State Highway 202 easement were measured using an IR thermometer (Klein Dual-Laser IR5 Infrared Thermometer) to compare surface temperature differences within and outside the tree shade canopy. Trees planted along this highway proved to be an ideal population for quantifying the potential for shade from desert-adapted landscape trees to mitigate the effects of the urban heat island. All trees along the easement were planted following ADOT and USDOT specifications, initially using identical container sizes, seed-grown trees (primarily in 1 and 5 gallon containers) and similar backfill. Irrigation equipment, planting and watering methods, maintenance and rock mulch surface treatment (decomposed granite) were identical along the entire length of the highway. This level of uniformity in construction and maintenance allowed us to make credible comparisons between an assortment of tree species, planted at different times and at various locations along the extensive 202 easement. Trees within the Arid Zone Trees (AZT) production inventory were initially sampled to allow benchmarking of the IR thermometer and digital sling psychrometer (a device used to quickly and repeatedly measure ambient air temperature and relative humidity) before making field measurements along the highway. A total of nine (9) landscape tree species were measured in #25, #45 plastic containers and 48” boxes. Soil surface temperature (exposed and shaded), ambient air temperate, and relative humidity were measured using ten (10) individual trees from each species and container size. Surface temperatures were recorded, one sample in the middle of the shade canopy and one in the unshaded surface adjacent to the tree. Table 1 shows a summary of these data. Particularly striking were the exposed soil temperatures: while ambient air temperatures ranged from 98 to 105.5° F, exposed soil temperatures were 132 to 158° F. Average temperature reductions among Prosopis species were about 31 F° or 20%, compared with Cercidium species

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which produced 21.5° F or 14.6% reduction. The sample size was too small for statistical analysis but the observations are not surprising given the differing canopy structures between these genera. This sampling method was then used on trees planted along the 202 easement and are shown in Table 2. Tree calipers, an accepted indicator of overall tree size and maturity, ranged from 3” to 8” and, on average, were substantially larger than any of the trees sampled in the nursery. Here again, temperature reduction by tree shade was 20 to 30% (25 to 43° F), with dense canopy species like Thornless Mesquites providing the largest reduction (42.8° F), and Willow Acacia, Acacia willardiana, providing the least (25° F). With ambient air temperatures hovering around 100° F and relative humidity typically below 30%, exposed soil temperatures were again surprisingly high, 120 to 145° F. Certainly, the high ambient air temperatures of the hot summer months in the desert southwest contribute to the urban heat island. The bulk of the accumulated heat comes from radiant heating directly from the sun. In the same way that a car steering wheel can heat to temperatures far in excess of those of the ambient air, exposed soil surfaces, pavement, hardscape, reflective glass, and all other non-organic elements of the built environment absorb and accumulate radiant heat from the sun. Blocking the sun’s rays, by any means, will, to some extent, reduce the cumulative radiant heating of cities. Landscape trees are durable, popular, and attractive sources of shade within communities. The results of our 2018 studies begin to quantify the temperature-buffering effects provided by desert-adapted landscape trees. While additional work is needed to fully assess desert trees’ potential to offset the urban heat island, these results suggest that reductions of at least 14 to 30% (20 to 43° F) are possible. The authors wish to thank the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Arizona Department of Transportation, and Arid Zone Trees for their support and assistance.

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Tax Reform & Critical Challenges

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LCA hosted a seminar to take a look at the critical challenges and opportunities facing business owners. Thank you to Justin Jensen and Fredy Hernandez with Morrison Clark & Company CPAs who highlighted qualified business income deductions, wage limits, Section 179 deduction, net operating losses, and much more. Kent Welborn and John Hunt with Northwestern Mutual discussed succession and estate planning, owner & employee compensation planning that included motiving millennials in this tight labor market. You may read more about “How Do I Keep My Top Talent” in this issue of the ALCA Influence magazine.

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n January 18, the City of Glendale partnered with ALCA to offer an in-house workshop and certification for Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) to their employees. City of Glendale Right of Way supervisor Fred Sanchez coordinated efforts to set-up the training led by ALCA’s education coordinator Heather Taylor. ALCA is excited to support the City of Glendale in making efforts toward implementing more sustainable landscape practices.

Soils & Fertilizer

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n January 17, Rebecca Senior from the U of A Cooperative Extension led a lively presentation for the ACLP Soils and Fertilizer workshop. Rebecca shared her expertise about how soil characteristics affect landscaping practices. Students learned about common soil challenges in our area and how to improve plant success through taking good care of the soil, as well as how to calculate fertilizer application rates.

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hree workshops were offered in January for the ACLP Plant Identification course. The classrooms were transformed into a mini plant nursery as Jeffrey Payne with Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Bruce Solomon with Arcadia Color Garden Nursery, and Scott Shannon with AAA Landscape presented the information to nearly 100 students at the ALCA office and at the Randolph Center in Tucson. Students were introduced to nearly 100 of the most commonly encountered landscape plants in our area, as well as how to use web-based resources to support further explorations into Plant ID. Thank you to Arizona Wholesale Growers for supplying the plants for students to view up close and personal.


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Arid Zone Trees A Quarter Century of Quality and Consistency: ‘Variety AZT’ Turns 25

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Mar/Apr 2019 ACLP Schedule Brought to you by the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association ALCA.org (602) 626-7091

COST: $60/ALCA Member $120 Non Member REGISTER: www.ALCA.org/Calendar LOCATIONS: ALCA Office—5425 E Bell Rd #105, Scottsdale AZ 85254 Randolph Center (auditorium)—200 S Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85711 Annuals & Perennials  

Discuss selection and transportation of annuals Demonstrate bed preparation for annuals or herbaceous perennials: soil preparation, calculating amendments or mulch Identify the blooming season for common annuals and herbaceous perennials Demonstrate proper planting techniques Discuss pre and post irrigation techniques Discuss flower bed maintenance including irrigation, fertilization, pruning, deadheading and mulching Troubleshoot common diseases, insects, weeds and abiotic problems

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Plant Problem Diagnosis — ISA = 3.75 CEUs & PMD = 4 CEUs      

Differentiate between plant stress disorders and biological diseases Discuss the importance of proper plant care in an urban environment Identify common weeds and recommend appropriate control methods Recognize common insects and determine what controls are needed Determine if a pathogen is present and if it is treatable Identify plant nutrient deficiencies and how to treat accordingly

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Identify the varieties of turfgrass used in the Desert Southwest Demonstrate mechanical steps to properly install sod Discuss proper cultural practices including mowing techniques, thatch removal, overseeding, fertilization and irrigation for various turfgrass varieties Problem solving strategies for common turfgrass diseases and pests

Plant Identification — ISA = 3.75 CEUs     

Provide plant anatomy terminology, scientific names of plants and how to pronounce them Recognize plants that perform well in Arizona landscapes Demonstrate proficiency in identifying plants by their leaves, flowers and fruit Distinguish the different types of palms and pines in our region Compare and contrast different species within a genus

DATES TO CHOOSE FROM: March 14 or 16 ALCA Office—Scottsdale 7:30 AM—11:30 AM or

March 23 Randolph Center—Tucson

March 21 ALCA Office—Scottsdale 7:30 AM—12:30 PM

hen Arid Zone Trees began to grow specimen sizes, desert adapted landscape trees in 1982, trees were grown from collected native seeds. It quickly became obvious that this method of propagation produced trees that were highly variable physically (appearance) and horticulturally (growth and development over time). Cloning or vegetative propagation was the best option for producing wholesale quantities of trees with uniform, desirable characteristics. We approached cloning desert trees with two principles in mind: first, that there are many individual trees within a given desert tree species that may exhibit desirable characteristics for landscape applications; and second, that all trees developed and marketed by ‘AZT™’ needed to possess attractive physical and durable horticultural characteristics. To satisfy both goals, we embraced a multiple clone approach. By identifying a number of trees from within a single species with desirable characteristics, we can offer a high level of uniformity while maintaining genetic diversity. Our search for new trees to clone is ongoing and offers the opportunity to introduce new clones when suitable selections are identified. We continue to build and expand our inventory of #25 and #45 containers, and 48” boxes. AZT’s Hold Order Policy provides an opportunity for landscape professionals to select, tag and hold ‘Variety AZT’ trees for their projects. It offers clients a simple way to pre-approve and reserve trees in advance of construction. For more information, contact us by phone at (480)-987-9094 or email Ed Mulrean at ed@ aridzonetrees.com or info@aridzonetrees.com. Visit our website at www.aridzonetrees.com.

Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock Joins SiteOne Landscape Supply

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April 18 ALCA Office—Scottsdale 7:30 AM—12:30 PM

What is the ACLP certification process? Anyone may attend the workshops to increase their knowledge and skills. To become ACLP certified, each student must attend all 10 workshops and pass the exams. Participants will be declared an AZ Certified Landscape Professional when he/she receives a minimum score of 70% on each of the exams. Questions: Contact the ALCA office at (602) 626-7091 or email Heather@ALCA.org.

iteOne® Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE: SITE), the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscape supplies in the United States, announced the acquisition of Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock, a leading distributor of hardscapes and landscape supplies in Phoenix, Arizona. “Cutting Edge is a great fit with SiteOne as they expand our geographical presence across the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. We are committed to delivering the best experience to our customers, and the combination of Cutting Edge and SiteOne brings us one step closer to achieving that goal,” said Doug Black, Chairman and CEO of SiteOne Landscape Supply. “Cutting Edge has an outstanding history and talented team that shares SiteOne’s passion and desire to provide quality products, exceptional service and superior value to our customers,” said Black. “This marks our first acquisition in 2019 as we continue to expand the number of markets in which we provide a full range of landscape supplies and services to our customers.” March/April 2019

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How do I Keep my Top Talent and Align Them With my Strategic Vision? Article Provided by M. Kent Welborn, Estate & Business Planning Specialist at Northwestern Mutual / (602) 808-3458 and John Hunt, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual / (602) 808-3416

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ith unemployment levels near all-time lows, employers are finding it more challenging to keep their top talent. In fact, one of the most common challenges we hear from our most successful entrepreneurs is “How do I keep my top talent and align them with my strategic vision?” While there are many strategies we use to help reward and retain top talent, a popular idea is creating a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP). SERP plans are attractive for their ability to defer income taxes for the employee and serve as an incentive to the employee. A SERP plan is a benefit which can be used by a business to recruit, reward, and retain select key employees. The parties enter into a written agreement whereby the business makes a promise to pay the select employees an amount in the future if certain conditions are met. Employers may choose to informally fund an SERP plan with a life insurance policy. There is no deduction for amounts used by the employer to informally fund the SERP plan, whether using a life insurance policy or otherwise. Because of the new tax reform, tax rates on business income

are lower now and therefore the tax cost to the employer of making the non-deductible expense is less. This could be a significant advantage if taxes increase in the future when the benefit is paid out to the employee. The employer deducts the amount paid as reasonable compensation at the time of payout under the SERP plan. The key employee includes the amount as compensation at the time of payout.

Planning Opportunity:

Identify the key employees your organization wants to reward and retain. Establish a SERP plan to provide those employees an incentive. Amounts set aside to informally fund a SERP plan are not currently deductible. With the lower corporate and individual tax rates, it takes fewer non-deductible dollars to informally fund an arrangement. If corporate rates increase in the future, the deduction at the time the SERP plan is paid to the employee will be more valuable. Life insurance is an ideal asset to informally fund a SERP plan since cash value grows taxdeferred and the policy provides an income tax free death benefit.

If the benefit promised by the SERP plan is tied to the life insurance policy’s cash value, the cash value carried on the books offsets the entity’s SERP liability. The lower personal income tax rates are set to sunset after 2025 but the lower C Corporation income tax rates are not scheduled to sunset. For shorter deferral periods, there is not much time for life insurance cash value to build-up, so other assets might be better informal funding vehicles, but life insurance can still act as a cost recovery vehicle. With the new tax rates and the tight labor market, now is great time to work with a trusted advisor to identify compelling opportunities to reward and retain the best and brightest of your organization to ensure your future success.

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Arizona CLA Sponsors First Mixer of 2019

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hank you to Alex Sales and Daniel Dang with Arizona CLA for sponsoring the ALCA mixer held at the beautiful Lou’s Bar & Grill at Papago Golf Course. You couldn’t ask for nicer weather and a more beautiful backdrop for the 75 guests that attended. Thank you to Shawn Cox with Arizona Wholesale Growers for facilitating the round table discussion on state of the plant industry and talking about nursery plant inventory and levels. Lucky winners of the raffle were Mike Uhrich with Genesis Landscaping who took home a round of golf for 2 and lunch at Lou’s. Fernando Vega with Arizona Wholesale Growers walked away with cash from the 50/50 drawing.

About Arizona CLA

Every employer knows that the actual cost of paying each employee is significantly higher than his or her hourly rate. Even if you don’t offer benefits, there are still some taxes and expenses that you can’t avoid. Working with an independent contractor like Arizona CLA Landscape is the best solution if you don’t want the extra burden of insurance and payroll processing cost. In addition to the previously mentioned cost benefits, Arizona CLA takes care of the payroll taxes and deductions for their employees. Hiring Arizona CLA Landscape as an alternative becomes cost efficient, risk adverse, and provides fewer legal obligations to the company. In this way, employers can remain more focused on continuing to grow their companies. You may contact Arizona CLA by calling (602) 849-6058 or email Alex Sales at Alex@ArizonaCLA.com

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Courtesy Chevrolet (866) 809-7065 courtesyfleet.com Please see our ad on page...................17

Evergreen Turf, Inc. (480) 456-1199 evergreenturf.com Please see our ad on page..... Back Cover Southwest Sod (602) 271-4266 southwestsod.com Please see our ad on page.....................3 West Coast Turf (888) 893-8873 westcoastturf.com Please see our ad on page...................23

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Hill & Usher (602) 667-1848 trimrisk.com Please see our ad on page.....................4 IRRIGATION PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS

Horizon (800) PVCTURF (782-8873) horizononline.com Please see our ad on page...................23 Hunter (760) 744-5240 hunterindustries.com Please see our ad on page...................21 LANDSCAPE CERTIFICATION TRAINING/TESTING

Metro Institute (602) 452-2901 metroinstitute.com Please see our ad on page...................15 LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT DEALER

Stotz Equipment (520) 631-7145 stotzequipment.com Please see our ad on page...................19 LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

Pioneer/Grand Materials 480-739-6505 pioneerco.com Please see our ad on page.....................2 Wilbur Ellis (480) 921-8500 wilburellis.com Please see our ad on page.....................6 LIGHTING

Brilliance LED, LLC (800) 867-2108 brillianceled.com Please see our ad on page...................14 NURSERIES

All Season Wholesale Growers (602) 276-0230 allseasongrowers.com Please see our ad on page...................22 Arid Zone Trees (480) 987-9094 aridzonetrees.com Please see our ad on page.....................3 Arizona Wholesale Growers (623) 581-3100 azwholesalegrowers.com Please see our ad on page.....................6 Desert Forrest Nursery/Forrest Equipment Rentals (623) 935-1859 desertforrestnursery.com Please see our ad on page...................18 Mountain States wholesale Nursery (623) 247-8509 mswn.com Please see our ad on page.....................4

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Western Tree Company (602) 243-6125 westerntree.com Please see our ad on page.....................4 TRUCKS

Chapman Chevrolet & Isuzu (866) 412-2712 chapmanchevrolet.com Please see our ad on page...................22 AD INDEX

All Season Wholesale Growers............22 Arid Zone Trees.....................................3 Arizona Wholesale Growers...................6 Brilliance LED, LLC..............................14 Chapman Chevrolet & Isuzu.................22 Courtesy Chevrolet..............................17 Desert Forrest Nursery/ Forrest Equipment Rentals...................18 Evergreen Turf, Inc................ Back Cover Pioneer/Grand Materials........................2 Hill & Usher...........................................4 Horizon...............................................23 Hunter.................................................21 Metro Institute.....................................15 Mountain States wholesale Nursery.......4 Southwest Sod......................................3 Stotz Equipment..................................19 West Coast Turf..................................23 Western Tree Company.........................4 Wilbur Ellis............................................6

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Chapman has been in the commercial truck business for over 30 years, and we’re still family owned and operated. That means you can count on an old-fashioned commitment to quality, service and caring. Things that seem to be missing in business lately. But at Chapman, we’ve always placed a higher value on reputation than on finances. Maybe that’s why we’ve got the highest customer service index in Arizona. We lease and sell the best commercial vehicles available. We back them up with the best customer service in the Valley, including dedicated commercial service facilities. Plus, we respect and appreciate your bottom line, so we make the deal fit. And we do it all with a big smile and a warm handshake. Yes, you can buy or lease a truck anywhere. But there’s only one Chapman Experience.


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