Developing and Retaining Hardscape Talent

Jan 24 2017 - 1:00pm

Although demand for hardscape services is at an all-time high, the shortage of a qualified labor force is hindering growth for many companies.  The labor force entering the hardscape industry is dwindling in number and the people who are entering are less skilled.  Meanwhile, the products used are more diverse and the applications that are being requested are more complex. Labor has become the limiting factor.  What can we do?  Come and learn a method for developing the hardscape talent you have and ideas for retaining them in the future. 

Session Track: 
Shaping Leadership



Adam DeLamielleure is a Green Industry “lifer”.  He grew up in a family of landscapers and started working in design/build in high school.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture from Michigan State University in 1996.

After graduation, he continued working for various landscape design firms, ultimately becoming a hardscaping specialist.  In 2008, he left the design/build world and began working at Unilock as a Territory Manager.