Financing the Off Season: A New “Way” for the Green Industry

Jan 22 2018 - 11:00am

For most in Michigan’s Green Industry, having a seasonal position is the norm.  This creates challenges for many, as they have to find a balance of working the long hours in the summer to working more or less “on call” in the winter.  The fluctuations in working hours are usually accompanied by fluctuations in pay as well.  This has become a determent to attracting career minded people to our industry.

But, what if we looked at the seasonality of business as a positive instead of a negative.  What if we taught those entering the industry how to prepare for the offseason so that it can become a time of growth instead of struggle?  This course will discuss this concept, provide some practical suggestions to implement it, and the benefits your company and our industry could potentially see.

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 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.