Welcome to Automated Success, the only father-daughter podcast in the outdoor automation market.
This week’s guest is Frank Mariani, who’s been at the helm of Mariani Landscape, a family of businesses founded in 1958 by his father, Vito Mariani, for 47 years and counting. Learn Frank’s secrets to building, growing, and constantly improving a successful, sustainable business.
In 1973 Frank Mariani became owner of Mariani Landscape, founded by his father, Vito Mariani, Sr. in 1958. It is now nationally recognized for design, installation and maintenance with numerous awards from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Frank also owns Mariani Plants, a 700+ acre wholesale nursery on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. In 1998, Frank became a partner in Hampshire Farms, a 50 acre perennial farm in Hampshire, IL. As CEO, Frank’s leadership ensures that all provide the best quality and highest customer satisfaction possible.
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2:19- Why “It’s Good to be King”
5:55 - Who’s Coming to Your Funeral?
9:03 - Leadership
12:59 - The Mariani Response to COVID-19
16:58 - The Evolution of Frank Mariani & Company
22:09 - How to grow sustainably
30:24 - Why Competition Is a Good Thing
31:46 - How Robotic Mowers Are Improving the Landscape
39:17 - Why Investing in Automation Is Worth the Risk
41:53 - Being Good Neighbors
50:51 - Why You Shouldn’t Wait for a “Full Solution”
1:00:03 - The Next Generation
1:10:34 - Why Chicago Is Still a Great Place to Do Business
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