In the Pink
When asked why she supports PLANET’s certification efforts, Amelia Collins Foote, Landscape Industry Certified Manager & Technician of Total Lawn Care Services in Tupelo, Miss., directs the discussion to the company’s fleet of 20 pink trucks. “Our trucks have been painted pink almost since my father and a partner started the company in 1989. They wanted to stand out among other landscape contractors and get people to talk about the company. Today, certification does some of the same things without the color.”
Since being certified doesn’t have the same attention-getting impact that pink does, her company promotes it in a variety of ways. Certification is referenced during the bidding process, in emails, and on the website and business cards. Press releases were also sent out announcing Foote’s accomplishments, and her truck has relinquished some of its valuable pink space to make room for a magnetic sign that promotes certification.
Read more on Amelia in the winter edition of Inside Certification.
Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP)—designed for landscape contractor business owners or managers.
Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior (formerly CLT-E)—designed for exterior technicians in softscape installation, hardscape installation, turf maintenance, ornamental maintenance or irrigation.
Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician (formerly CLT-I)—designed for interiorscape technicians.
Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician (formerly COLP)—designed for green industry professionals looking to expand or reinforce their knowledge of landscape plant life.
Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager (formerly CTP)—designed for lawn care professionals wanting a well-rounded foundation in warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance, troubleshooting, and customer relations. Administered by the University of Georgia.
Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician (formerly CTP-CSL)—designed for lawn care professionals focusing on lawn and grounds management in the northern United States (cool season lawns).
Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician National (New!)—designed for lawn care practitioners looking to underscore their professionalism and commitment to best practice.