Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies and Rancho Mesa Participate in Nationally Renowned LANDSCAPES 2017

Author, Drew Garcia, NALP Program Director, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

  Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies and Rancho Mesa Insurance Services NALP Program Team

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies and Rancho Mesa Insurance Services NALP Program Team

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) and Rancho Mesa Insurance Services (RMI) teamed up at the annual LANDSCAPES 2017 convention, the Green Industry & Equipment (GIE) Expo, and the Hardscape North America (HNA) Tradeshow, in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 17-20, 2017.  

The group consisted of Senior Vice President Margaret Hartmann, NALP Assistant Director of Underwriting Valerie Contreras, NALP Program Underwriter Davis Cooper, NALP Client Services Coordinator Emily Docuyanan, and NALP Senior Loss Control Specialist Steve Hamilton from BHHC, and agency Principal Dave Garcia and NALP Program Director Drew Garcia from RMI.

  Davis Cooper, NALP Program Underwriter, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Davis Cooper, NALP Program Underwriter, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

The BHHC and RMI group participated in a multitude of event programs as speakers, ambassadors, and audience. BHHC and RMI championed four breakfast table topics, a breakout education session based on risk mitigation and cost savings, and took time to speak with association members about the program within National Association of Landscape Professionals' (NALP) booth at the expo.

  NALP Program Board Presentation

NALP Program Board Presentation

  Sam Steel, NALP Safety Advisor & Steve Hamilton, BHHC

Sam Steel, NALP Safety Advisor & Steve Hamilton, BHHC

  Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting

“The event was a great success," said Dave Garcia. "It’s amazing to see so many like-minded people dedicated to improving themselves and their companies while building upon the professionalism this industry holds as standard.  We are so proud to be a part of this amazing industry and look forward to a long lasting partnership with NALP for years to come.”

  NALP Group

NALP Group

  Davis Cooper and Drew Garcia at the booth

Davis Cooper and Drew Garcia at the booth

  Davis Cooper speaking with attendees at the booth

Davis Cooper speaking with attendees at the booth

I really enjoyed connecting with NALP members and learning about their individual companies. LANDSCAPES provides an environment for motivated industry professionals to share ideas, learn, and form long lasting relationships. The overwhelming commonality is this identified desire for industry veterans to give back to the community that helped them succeed. It’s easy to build off that energy and puts into perspective that our Work Comp Program is providing the level of specialized attention this industry deserves. I'm excited to keep the momentum going while constantly looking for ways to improve our product so that we can provide more to lawn and landscape professionals.

For more information about the NALP Workers' Compensation Program, contact Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc. at (619) 937-0164.