Robert graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He also completed the required courses to earn an Associate’s Degree in Investment Economics and Analysis. Robert has become a National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Certified Landscape Professional (CLP), a level of certification that fewer than 1% of landscape contractors have achieved. He has also completed the required exams to become a Snow and Ice Management Association of America (SIMA) Certified Snow Professional (CSP). In order to stay abreast of the changing laws that affect the industry, Robert keeps his Turfgrass and Ornamentals Pesticide License current. He is the Past President of the Illinois Landscape Contractor’s Association (ILCA), and has chaired and been involved on several committees for the Association.