Be Territorial About Leads

When I do sales seminars for contractors I am always surprised at the number of salespeople who do not introduce themselves to the neighbors of their clients. It’s not uncommon for me to find that less than 5 percent of the participants make it a point to knock on the doors of the three to […]

ALCC’s New Sustainable Landscape Management Program

  Professional Landscape Contractors are often sought out to create the backyard of their customers dreams, but did you know with the rise in social awareness towards the environment, customers are also looking to their contractors for ways to be more environmentally conscious? Something as simple as educating customers on the benefits of a smart […]

Business Excellence Series – Competitive Edge

COMPETITIVE EDGE: How to Create Emotional Bonds, Show your Value, and Escape the Price Driven Sale If you want to close more sales and get new innovative strategies for preserving your profitability, then this is the workshop for you. COMPETITIVE EDGE is a complete sales program designed to help you position yourself as the “contractor […]

Fall & Winter Service Offerings for Landscape Professionals

Colder weather doesn’t mean your profits need to cool down. The fall season in is a great opportunity to capitalize on sprinkler system and water feature winterization, fall fertilization and aeration, lighting and hardscape installations, clean-up services, snow removal and holiday lighting installations to keep profits rolling in while building your client base for next […]

MCS Landscape Supply Joins Forces

PRESS RELEASE MCS Landscape Supply has joined the Heritage Family of Companies McKinney, TX – September 27, 2019: Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that MCS Landscape Supply (“MCS” or the “Company”), a family-owned distributor of hardscapes and landscape supplies, has joined the Heritage family of companies. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the Company […]

From Retention Pond to Underground Stormwater Management System

A property owner in the Denver metro area partnered with their contractor, 303 Landscapes, to resolve their retention pond problem.  303 Landscapes with the support of CPS Distributors and NDS Drainage installed an underground stormwater management system. The problem area: retention pond (and mud pit) in the backyard. In order to move forward, the team […]

CPS Distributors Opens New North Colorado Springs Branch

PRESS RELEASE CPS Distributors Adds North Colorado Springs Branch to Support Local Contractors McKinney, TX – August 5, 2019: Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that CPS Distributors has opened a branch at 4710 Northpark Drive, Suite 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 to benefit local professional contractors.  This location will carry a full […]

How to Safely Knock Out Japanese Beetles and Grubs

Safe to say you’ve experienced having yours and/or your customer’s beautiful landscape become a feeding ground for Japanese Beetles, Scarabs, and Grubs. Maybe you’ve tried or recommended the soap and water trick only to learn that it was waste of time and other pest control products often come with a lengthy list of warnings – […]

Power Consideration for Professional Patio Lighting

An article written by Prime Patio.   Are you amidst the planning process for a patio lighting project? An important part of the planning process is your source of power. Certain things to take into consideration pertaining to power are the types of bulbs you’ll be using, socket wire type, and the location of your […]

Rain Bird’s Top 10 for Smart Irrigation Month

Championing the need for water conservation technology and training, Rain Bird has shared with us their top 10 water-efficient tips and products for Smart Irrigation Month this year. 10. Tip! Learn at your fingertips with Irrigation Association’s webinar series. The Irrigation Association continues to seek out resources for irrigation professionals to enhance their education and […]

Hardscape projects like yours, deserve products like this

Shop our vast selection of hardcape products and accessories online or in our store. We offer quick order fulfillment and deliver from all CPS Distributors locations. BELGARD   Belgard products combine weather resistant beauty and long-lasting durability that last for decades with minimal maintenance. PAVERS | WALLS | PORCELAIN TILE UNILOCK   Offering exceptional product […]

Reclaimed Water – the good, the bad and the solution.

Water… when fresh, is perfect for drinking. Black water or wastewater when filtered and highly treated becomes grey water also known as reclaimed water which is suitable for irrigating plant life. Reclaimed water is filtered and highly treated with phosphorus, nitrogen and other chemicals to remove the harmful bacteria and bring it back to its […]

Upselling with Hardscapes

An article written by Belgard. For additional Belgard news and product information visit Belgard News. Particularly in neighborhoods where all of the homes have a similar look, today’s homeowners often love to add unique embellishments that will set their home apart from the crowd and allow them to exhibit a bit of individuality. This mindset […]

CPS Distributors Opens New South Denver Branch

PRESS RELEASE | FOR RELEASE 8:00 A.M. CST, JUNE 5, 2019 CPS Distributors Adds South Denver Branch to Support Local Contractors McKinney, TX – June 5, 2019: Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that CPS Distributors has opened a branch at 7660 E. Jewell Avenue, Suite A, Denver, CO 80231 to benefit local […]

Selling Strategies for Landscape Contractors

“It’s not just that people want to deal with someone they like. It’s that they want to deal with someone who likes them, and who is like them.” – Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence People and Persuade You’re an expert in your trade and offer a service that brings value […]

2019 CPS Tailgate Schedule

The 2019 CPS Tailgate season is upon us! Come by for lunch, visit with industry leading vendors and CPS staff to get the latest product updates, trends and news. Don’t Forget to take advantage of the 1-Day Tailgate Specials! Thank you and we appreciate your business!

Pentair Pro Dealer Promotion

THE PENTAIR PRO DEALER PROGRAM Welcome to the Pentair Pro Dealer program! The Pentair Pro Dealer Program is open to dealers in the water well, sump sewage, plumbing, water treatment, agriculture or irrigation industries, who purchase eligible products from authorized Pentair Water Supply Distributors. As a Pro Dealer, you share a reputation of quality in […]

Top 5 Time Saving Irrigation Products

We’ve all heard it and many live by it, “Time is Money!” and who doesn’t want to save time on their irrigation projects? Finishing the job faster means increased bottom lines, more clients, and more success! Work smarter, not harder with our Top 5 Time Saving Irrigation Products designed to speed up your job times […]

Low Cost Online Marketing Tools for Landscape Professionals

Big Online Marketing on a Small Budget It’s no secret….. Your customers are online, and your landscaping business needs to be too. Think your old-school approach to finding business will still work? Think again. It’s time to shift your focus towards how you will leverage online marketing tools to acquire and keep new customers. Most […]

Best Practices for Porcelain Pavers from Belgard

Belgard has been leading the way in hardscape innovation, products, and design for decades. With close attention to current and upcoming outdoor living trends, Belgard has since introduced a vast line of porcelain pavers. Covering a wide variety of styles, colors, and shapes, Belgard’s porcelain line is sure to have something for everyone. Check out […]

How to Sell Professional Patio Lighting

How to Sell Professional Patio Lighting Patio lighting is an easy add-on sale to any landscape or outdoor living project. Installation is a breeze and the aesthetic it provides captures the attention of your customer’s neighbors and friends. Here are some quick tips on closing the sale: Sell the lifestyle: Patio lighting makes outdoor spaces […]

2019 Green Industry Outlook

The Irrigation & Green Industry magazine surveyed 437 landscape contractors around the country at the end of 2018 and crunched the data to create a report on some of the hot topics in the industry. The result is a very interesting look into the state of the industry with topics ranging from employee wages to […]

DHS Issues Additional 30,000 H-2B Visas for 2019

The new round of 30,000 visas to be issued requires that the non-immigrant worker applicant has been previously enrolled in an H-2B program within the last 3 seasons. This release doubles the amount of 15,000 additional visas that were released last year. Also, the announcement of the additional visas was released two full months earlier […]

NALP Launches Apprenticeship Program Through U.S. Department of Labor

The NALP has launched an apprenticeship program that offers job seekers a path to a new career in the industry through a paid apprenticeship with a professional landscape company. The program is registered through the Department of Labor which provides significant state and federal funding for companies interested in participating in the program, including grants […]

Find Out the “It” to Close More Sales

Imagine a situation where you check all the boxes on closing a deal with a prospect. Your presentation is perfect! You’ve invested a generous amount of time understanding your prospect’s needs. You worked hard to establish rapport, asked engaging questions to better understand the prospect’s wants, needs, perceptions & concerns and you’ve prepared the perfect […]

CPS Spring Fling 2019 – One for the Ages!

CPS Celebrates it’s 31st Annual Spring Fling Event Life offers few inevitables: Death. Taxes. And an AMAZING CPS Spring Fling event every year! Our 31st annual CPS Spring Fling was another huge success as over 1,200 of the very best and brightest industry professionals gathered together to show and learn about the latest in green […]

The FAQ’s on GeoRipper

Gone are the days of digging trenches by hand. Now you can dig trenches in a fraction of time using the MiniTrencher GeoRipper. GeoRipper uses two-stroke and four-stroke engines that are specifically designed to work in hostile environments. GeoRippers are designed to minimize downtime thereby maximizing your time on the job. Below are a series […]

Let’s Talk Spring Fertilization & Aeration

It’s that time of year again when we know spring is right around the corner.  This means it’s time to wash the ice melt out of our fertilizer spreaders, service the ‘ol aerator, sharpen all the tools and start planning for the season ahead. Let’s talk about the first fertilization of the season. This application […]

Irrigation Troubleshooting 101: Understand What You are Troubleshooting

To have your irrigation run effectively, you must have two equally important but different systems work properly: Power and Water. Water is needed for the plants to have the nourishment to grow. Power is needed to control where and when the water is applied. Water can be managed using a few or a multitude of […]

Successful Recruitment Strategies for Landscape Professionals

It’s no secret, the landscaping industry is in a labor crisis. This year, the demand for H-2B seasonal foreign workers far exceeded the supply. In fact, requests were so high that the iCERT website was crashed 5 out of the first 10 days of eligibility as business owners scrambled to submit 97,000 requests for only […]

What’s New for 2019

See it here first – The new products for 2019! Contact your local CPS branch or visit Shop.CPSdistributors.com for your pricing and availability. BELGARD® We are excited to announce that we will now be carrying another leading paver manufacturer, Belgard. Belgard offers contractors a variety of quality pavers, wall, and Mirage porcelain tile. From eye-catching driveways, […]

Fourmile Sandstone – A Quarry Providing More Than Just Quality Sandstone

Locally owned, carefully mined, masterfully cut.  One of our newest products lines, Fourmile Sandstone, offers unique and beautiful sandstone boulders, steps, slabs, and wall block. Beyond the product, is an impactful story – one that explains how they came to be and their plans for the future. Down a winding road, tucked away in Canon […]

When’s the last time you reviewed your insurance policy?

Sponsored Article As the new year begins, take time to review your insurance. Ask yourself, did you get the policy that you thought you purchased? Are you covered for snow removal and if so, is it for shoveling snow or plowing snow? The risk for shoveling snow is less than plowing and some insurance companies […]

Landscaping Safety PPE List

Supervisors in the landscaping industry must prioritize the health and safety of their workers above all other matters in their daily operations. Outfitting your employees with the proper PPE (personal protection equipment) is essential to meeting safety guidelines in the workplace. A basic understanding of industry standards and regulations will help you properly outfit your […]

Boost Your Sales with these 5 Outdoor Living Trends

Homeowners are continuing to spend more and more money on their homes and more specifically their backyards. Benefits often include a greater return for their property and another living space for their family and friends to gather. Now with new technology, outdoor living spaces can be enjoyed longer throughout the year. From innovative landscape lighting […]