Industry suppliers are essential business partners for lawn and landscape operators.These professionals supply plant material, fertilizer, control products, irrigation systems and maintenance equipment to allow landscapes to come to life. Lawn care professionals work most closely with sales professionals in the supply and distribution chain as these individuals develop relationships with their clients and almost become extensions of the team. However, there are a lot of other professionals who work in companies that supply to the industry including technical specialists, research scientists, innovative product developers, and even government relations specialists. Most industry suppliers offer solid training programs to help their staff members have current and timely information to share with customers.
Industry Supplier Essentials
- Medical coverage
- Paid vacation time
Education requirements vary from a bachelor’s degree, to a master’s degree or doctorate (for scientists), to a degree in agricultural engineering (for equipment manufacturers) or a degree in horticulture (for plant supply)
*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.
Ken Taylor, Industry Supplier
Serving on the Board of Directors of major industry associations, Ken approaches each business relationship with the commitment of being responsible for the customer’s experience with his organization.