Inside Scoop

January 2024
In This Issue

Loren McIrvin

Loren McIrvin
Allied Landscape

Empowering Your Landscape Team: A Blueprint for Success in the New Year
As landscape business owners embark on a fresh year, inspiring the team through education becomes a catalyst for growth and success.

The CLCA EB is working hard to offer great educational opportunities in 2024 and will also be giving contractors a chance to benefit from a new “Contractor Partner” level sponsorship that will offer the following advantages:

• Logo with link on
• Logo on all event announcements and event table tents
• Logo in monthly mid-month e-newsletter
• Free attendance at all lunch meetings
• One dinner for the Beautification Awards Presentation
• One baseball ticket (includes tailgate party)

CLICK HERE to read about the chapter’s 2023 accomplishments and sign up to Partner with us in 2024 today!

Landscape Industry Trends for 2024

So far, the 2020s have been banner years for the landscape industry. However, the upcoming presidential election, talk of a potential recession, climate change and other factors are all impacting client demand and trends.

Landscape professionals across the country share what they are seeing when it comes to these elements influencing consumers and what they see happening in 2024.

Photo: Chip-N-Dale’s Custom Landscaping, Inc.

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California Company Uses Phased Approach to Transition to Battery Equipment

When the California Air Resource Board (CARB) proposed banning the sale of virtually all carbon-emitting landscape equipment starting in 2024, this legislation simply accelerated Cagwin & Dorward’s plans to transition to electric equipment.

The Petaluma, California-based company sees electric and robotic equipment as the future of the industry and has been planning for this shift for a long time.

“We’ve been slowly converting our smaller equipment over to electric,” says Andy Hawley, regional branch manager for Cagwin & Dorward. “Any time we have some old equipment that we need to replace, we replace it with some portion of still two-cycle and also electrical equipment. It’s been more of a phased approach to replacing older equipment.”

Photo: Cagwin & Dorward

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NorCal Landscape & Nursery Show

The NorCal Landscape & Nursery Show is coming to the San Mateo Event Center on February 8th, 2024 from 8am – 4pm.

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Todd Gerrow - A-G Sod Farms

Be a Partner for Success!

The CLCA East Bay Chapter would like to invite you to become a Partner for Success in 2024. Being a Partner is an excellent opportunity for suppliers to gain access to potential buyers and educate licensed contractors about the latest technologies. The 2024 Partners for Success Program also includes a new contractor level.

In 2023 the chapter offered our members opportunities to network, participate in educational trainings and give back to the East Bay community with volunteer projects. CLICK HERE to read about the chapter’s 2023 accomplishments and sign up to Partner with us today!

Upcoming Events

CLCA East Bay Chapter Events for 2024
  • New Year Kick Off Networking Event
    January 25th
    6PM – 8PM
    Calicraft Brewing, Walnut Creek
    Appetizers will be provided by Golden Gate Truck Center while you mingle with the 2024 Board of Directors, Chapter Partners, and other landscape industry professionalsThere is no charge to attend this event however registration is requested:
  • East Bay Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
    February 1st @ 11am
    CLCA Members are welcome to join.
    Contact: Laura Leuer
  • Management Training
    February 15th
    Topics will include:
    -Team member empowerment / managing up
    -Culture, alignment, and clear expectations
    -Customer satisfaction/communication
    -Details and Registration will be announced soon
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Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.
L.H. Voss Materials, Inc.
Monarch Truck Center
West Coast Turf

Partners for Success

CLCA East Bay Chapter Invites you to become a partner

Read about the chapter’s 2023 accomplishments and sign up to Partner with us in 2024 today!

Become a Partner
Become a CLCA Member
Pacific Nurseries
California Truck Centers
Delta Bluegrass - Jeff Henninger