Native Edge Landscapes

Boulder, Colorado - September 20


Owner Tom Sunderland started Native Edge in 2001 with just one person - himself! Since then, they've grown to become a $6 million thriving business employing over 65 outdoor living professionals.  As a primarily landscape design and construction firm, they focus on building relationships with retirement communities and mixed use commercial accounts. Their all-natural approach to plant horticulture doesn't include any spraying and instead promotes soil nutrition and proper maintenance techniques, which led them to opening a service department 5 years ago. 

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Passion for People

Native Edge has never used and doesn't plan to use the H2B program as a source to recruit new employees. Instead, they have two full-time individuals who are solely focused on HR, Safety and Culture.  Their passion for finding people who love the outdoors and see a future in landscaping has required them to elevate their employee processes to provide more consistent feedback to each individual on the team as they promote a "career relationship" approach. 

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The Power of Place

Their unique facility features separate 1950's properties, about a 3-minute walk from one another, forming a small village. While it's not the traditional warehouse most companies see, it's located just 10 minutes from all of their clients and in the heart of potential employee residences, which made it a smart transition in 2016. The team is currently remodeling their design studio to have a congruent look as the nearby arts community.  

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Finding the Sweet Spot

It's easy to see that Native Edge is the leading expert for extremely large design build and construction projects by taking a look at their website.  Their process for figuring out how to profitably manage these $50,000 - $500,000 and up projects has been their secret sauce. Now they're working on bringing that same level of competency and expertise to smaller projects and their quickly growing landcare division, which is diversifying from 100% single-family residential to multifamily residential, retirement/assisted-living communities, and school campuses.

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Native Edge Face to Face Details

When & Where

4625 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

Event Date 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Light breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM.

Meetings start promptly at 8:00 a.m. 

A formal agenda will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event. 


Travel Details


Denver International Airport is 40 miles away. (Approximately 1 hour drive)

Hotel Recommendations

Holiday Inn Express, Boulder
4777 North Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
(North end of Boulder on Broadway. 2 minute walk to Native Edge or open space trails.  10 minute "Skip" bus ride to Pearl Street.)

Hotel Boulderado or St. Julien
(Downtown Pearl Street Mall. 10 minute easy bus ride down the Broadway on the Skip to Native Edge. Very easy without rental car.) 

Boulder Marriott
2660 Canyon Boulevard
BoulderColorado 80302


$299.00 per person

There is a maximum of 4 participants per company at each event.

Register below or call (440) 352-8211.

Register for Face-to-Face Events

My experience at Michael Hatcher and Associates for Face to Face in 2017 was fantastic.  JP Horizons did an awesome job making the day fun with learning and sharing.  Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of that.  I look forward to unpacking my notes and pulling out all the info I can - as well as attending more events next year.

John Richter
Richter Landscape

Smart Companies

Special thanks to our 2018 event sponsors!

Modeco Systems
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Turf Ex
The Integra Group
Blizzard Snow Plows
Snow Ex
Fisher Snow Plows