Strauser Nature's Helpers

East Stroudsburg, PA - September 19


Zech Strauser started Strauser Nature's Helpers in 1998 while coaching mogul skiing in Vermont at the age of 20. Starting with a push mower he bought from a golf course and cutting 2-feet tall grass at bank-owned homes, he would split the profits with whichever friend he had convinced to drive him to a site that day. Twenty years later his team of 20-50 people, depending on the season, passionately serve as Strauser Nature’s Helper.

Rooted in environmentally-responsible lessons learned from generations of Pennsylvania farmers, Strauser’s green thumb sensibility is grounded in their passion for nature, respect for the seasons, and commitment to seek a better way to care for what grows.


Core Services

Commercial Landscape Maintenance and Snow Management are the core services offered by Strauser and the majority of their business is with commercial properties, homeowners associations, apartments, resorts / hotels, and government sites. Serving three regions in Eastern Pennsylvania--the Poconos, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley--the company is focused on establishing each region as stand-alone branches over the next few years.

Strauser snow truck

A Better Way to Live, Work, and Play

The Strauser systems and processes revolve around what they call A Better Way Performance Program which is established to deliver a better return on investment for clients and value driven personal service with attention to the health and safety of the environment. At Strauser, being Nature’s Helper also means being a steward of the greater business community that drives economic growth and, above all, being an advocate for high quality public and private green spaces as fundamental to profitability and a better way to live, work and play. 

Some of the environmentally friendly practices Strauser Nature’s Helpers uses seek to do the following:

  • Reduce stormwater runoff and filter environmental wastes using rain gardens, improved drainage, constructed wetlands, and bioswales.
  • Reduce water use through the design and implementation of smart irrigation alternatives, cloud-based irrigation technologies, remote-control water-monitoring practices, water-tolerant plantings, and better landscaping techniques.
  • Use integrated pest-management practices to monitor infestations and control disease.
  • Use native plants in meadows, understory plantings, and woodland edge reconstruction.
  • Create a healthy soil environment with beneficial microbes, naturally-derived fertilizers, soil conditioners, and compost.
  • Integrate and adopt renewable energy and sustainable alternatives, including LED lighting, propane, solar, battery, and robot-powered equipment.
Strauser Edibles

Come Alive Outside

Zech Strauser and his team have been actively engaged in Come Alive Outside since its foundation 8 years ago. Come Alive Outside is 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2014 that works closely with partners in healthcare, public health, outdoor recreation and the landscape profession in order to get people off the couch and back outside in communities across North America! As a board member of this nonprofit for the last 4 years, Zech knows the vision of his company and the mission of the Come Alive Outside nonprofit are in perfect alignment.

Strauser Come Alive Outside Green Street Challenge

Strauser Nature's Helpers Face-to-Face Details

When and Where

2193 Milford Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Phone: (570) 424-9434

Event Date 
Thursday, September 19, 2019

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

Light breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.

Meetings start promptly at 8:00 a.m. 

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

Travel Details


  1. Lehigh Valley International Airport
    44 miles (Approximately 50-minute drive with usual traffic)
  2. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
    60 miles (Approximately 1-hour drive with usual traffic)

Hotel Recommendation:

Hampton Inn Stroudsburg/Poconos
114 South 8th Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 18360
Phone: 570-424-0400


Registration Information

$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 2019 event sponsors!

Fisher Snow Plows