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Automating Success with Joe Langton

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Our goal with this show is to inspire all of our listeners to incorporate automation into their businesses and maximize the associated benefits for the business and employees by sharing experiences, insights, and amazing interviews with the best thought leaders in the industry.Please check out Autom… read more


#6 You’re Part of Our Family w/ Frank Mariani, Owner & CEO, Mariani Landscape

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.


But before we start this week’s episode, I want to invite you to check out where you can watch each episode's BEST Business Automation and Growth strategies, and download a FREE copy of Joe’s “12 Keys To Maximizing your Business Potential!”

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Our goal is to inspire every listener to incorporate automation into their business. Thank you.

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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