About the NJLCA

About the NJLCA

The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) is a proven resource to the landscape contractor, green industry service provider and supplier as well as the consumer.  We are a community of green industry professionals who are dedicated to advancing the integrity, proficiency and continued growth of the landscape industry. We do this through education, training and legislative advocacy.

When you join the NJLCA you will become part of a professional organization that supports and protects your rights as a small business owner. As a member you will receive valuable information and benefits that are indispensable to the ongoing success of your business and the landscape industry itself. With a full time staff, we are ready, willing and able to help you with all of your green industry needs.


In 1966, in a courtroom in Hackensack, NJ, Roger Dammer (Founder), Bob DeRosa, Skip Powers, Skip Gallione, Aubrey Hampton and Don Leuffgen, six landscape contractors, changed the face of the landscape contracting business in New Jersey by forming the Bergen County Landscape Contractors Association (BCLCA). Now, many years and several hundred members later, the Association has evolved into the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) to be more inclusive of landscape contractors located throughout the state of New Jersey.

Mission Statement

We are a group of professional landscape contractors dedicated to advancing the integrity, proficiency, profitability and personal growth of the landscape professional.

Through educational seminars, trade shows, social events, networking opportunities, membership meetings, magazines and professionalism in all that we do, the Association is able to fulfill its mission.

Unique Value Proposition

The NJLCA prides itself on our 5 pillars:

Safety – Safety is job one at the NJLCA. Safety for our members, safety for their employees and safety for the general public, is paramount to everything we do. This includes our Landscape Industry Certification Exam and OSHA courses, along with training from the state and local police departments.

Community – The NJLCA is a community of landscape professionals who openly share their knowledge and experience with one another while raising “the bar” for the entire green industry. We support our local communities through our volunteer work and partnership with Green Care and Snow Care for Troops (link).

Advocacy – As an association, we protect our member's from unfair business practices and governmental regulations while supporting and promoting the value our industry brings to both the public and private sectors.

Professionalism – Professionalism is more than just a word to our members. It is a primary goal of our entire organization. From working with their clients to working with each other, NJLCA members pride themselves on being industry professionals.

Education – We provide an educational component to everything we do. This includes our weekly eblasts, monthly membership meetings, tri-annual magazine, annual Trade Show and scholarship program. NJLCA University, which is held each winter, provides in-depth classes and workshops for professional landscape contractors.