LandOpt opens annual contractors’ education event to nonmembers for first time

For the first time, LandOpt – which helps independent landscape contractors nationwide increase profitability, cash flow and revenue – is welcoming a limited number of nonmembers to participate in a portion of its annual education event.

To be held in Nashville August 1-2, Business & Barbecue brings together some of the industry’s top contractors for hands-on learning and peer to peer networking. It is being held at the award-winning Greathouse Company, one of the nation’s premier landscape contracting companies. A limited number of registrations are available for qualified contractors.

“Landscape contractors are being presented with so many great opportunities, while at the same time facing a growing list of challenges,” said Jim Westover, president of LandOpt. “As part of our commitment to the industry, we decided to make two days of our event available to nonmembers.”

The program, designed to help contractors improve their profitability, will include workshops on organizational structure, increasing sales, staffing and building a culture of accountability. The sessions will include a tour of Greathouse’s facilities, as well as social and networking opportunities.

Monday night, the talk moves from business to barbecue with dinner at Peg Leg Porker, renowned for its award-winning smoked meats. Attendees will enjoy a private event on the restaurant’s rooftop bar that features city views.

“For contractors who are serious about growing their business, this is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most successful companies,” said Westover. “It also is a great way to explore the benefits of LandOpt membership.”

Registration is $500. LandOpt has negotiated a discounted rate at a nearby hotel. Visit for more details and to submit a request to attend.