Working for Your Lawn Care Company's Success

The Ohio Lawn Care Association is dedicated to providing its members with the resources needed in cultivating a more successful business. These tools, along with continuing education seminars and events, are ways in which members can improve personal performance as well as company performance in the lawn care industry.

Home Advisor

If It’s All About Who You Know, You’ll Want to Know Us. With 7 million consumers generating highly targeted leads every five seconds, HomeAdvisor is one of the most powerful lead generation tools around. Combine that with the expertise and resources of HomeAdvisor’s industry-leading service marketing department and you’ve got an ally that will put your business in front of the consumers who will help you achieve the results you demand.

Over 85,000 contractors count on HomeAdvisor. You can too! Since 1998, HomeAdvisor has been helping home improvement professionals generate new business by delivering highly targeted, real-time leads. HomeAdvisor maximizes your marketing efforts by giving you total control of your customer experience - enabling you to manage your budget, tasks, and coverage area so you can grow your business and increase sales.

Contact: Jason Covington
Home Advisor
Business Development Group-National Accounts
Phone: 877-800-3177 ext. 8049

Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program

CareWorks Consultants Inc. (CCI) is proud to be the administrator of the Ohio Lawn Care Association workers’ compensation program. The association’s group participants are projected to save over $350,000 in 2012 due to program stability and comprehensive quality services.

CCI analyzes each employer’s unique claim and premium history to find the highest level of savings – from the BWC maximum to a lesser percentage for companies with claims. For more information, or for a no-cost, no-obligation quote of your potential premium savings, contact Jason Bainum, the association’s CareWorks Consultants representative at 800-837-3200 ext. 7264, via email at


Shawn Combs
Careworks Consultants, Inc.
Phone: 614-526-7264
Fax: 614-210-5889

Michael Coates, BWC Rep.
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Phone: 614-562-5372

May 2019 Newsletter

CWC Seminar Flyer 2019 Registration Form
April 2019 Newsletter

February 2016 Workers' Comp Update
Winter Slips and Falls

2018 Group Rating Accountability Letter

RC 360 Safety Banner
Workers Comp Updated Section

Careworks - Group Retrospective Rating Options
BWC addresses issues with first invoices sent to Employers
BWC-MCT Approved Group Rating Safety Accountability
BWC Assignments FY16

Discount Pricing on Pest Evaluation and Suppression Techniques (P.E.S.T.) Newsletter

Contact: The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
72 Dorchester Square
Westerville, OH 43081-3350
Phone: 614-899-1195 or 800-825-5062

Fleet Fuel Program

  • No Monthly Fees – SuperFleet has no card fees, no monthly or annual fees.

  • Driver Convenience – SuperFleet cards are accepted at over 7,500 Midwest locations.

  • Volume Rebate Program – 10¢ / gallon at Speedway, Gas America and Rich Oil locations and 5¢ / gallon at Marathon locations for the first 90 days on both gasoline and diesel fuel. Then earn volume rebates up to 5¢ / gallon at Speedway, Gas America, Rich Oil and Marathon locations every month.

  • Individual Limits – Set spending limits and restrictions per card per day.• Detailed Reporting – Daily, Weekly, semi-monthly or monthly reports available via email or FTP.

  • Added Security – Increased card and driver restrictions with a click of the mouse.

  • Online Control – Immediate card and driver restrictions with a click of the mouse.

  • Fleet Maintenance – 15% discount at Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations.

  • Free Web-Portal access to SuperFleet® Manager gives you access to your account 24-7

Contact: Rick Prebles
724 Pleasant Valley Dr
Springboro, OH 45066
Phone: (513) 360-0999
Fax: (419) 422-9225  

SuperFleet Flyer
SuperFleet Application

Pest/Plan Diagnostics

OLCA members receive free diagnostic services (limit 3 per company per year) at the C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic, a leading diagnostic service at The Ohio State University, with state-of-the-art diagnostic skills, testing and procedures.

Contact: Nancy Taylor
OSU Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic
Phone: 614-292-5006

Legislative Representation

Ohio lawn care operators are represented at the Ohio Statehouse by Capitol Consulting Group - protecting our industry from harmful legislation.

Contact: Belinda Jones, Lobbyist
Capitol Consulting Group
Phone: 614-224-3855
Cell: 614-679-5062

Applicator/Technician Training Programs

Educational programs specifically geared to lawn and landscape professionals are offered year-round throughout the state. Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License Re-Certification credit is available.

Visit the OLCA Calendar of Events page for more details.
Phone: 800-510-5296

Newsletter and Website

OLCA keeps you informed about the industry on a state and national level. News regarding environmental regulations, legislation, research, cultural practices, business operations, safety, and green industry news and events are covered in the OLCA News newsletter.

Contact: OLCA
Phone: 800-510-5296


OLCA recommends and provides funding support for research specific to the lawn care industry. This information is shared at educational events, in the newsletter and on the website. Grants are provided to universities, community colleges and technical schools throughout the state for special projects, research and educational programs benefiting the lawn care industry.

Contact: OLCA
Phone: 800-510-5296

Environmental Benefits

Your lawn provides many environmental benefits

On-Hold Marketing

Messages Sold-On-Hold’s marketing program includes a series of customized messages written and recorded by a professional team of writers and voice talent to then be broadcast over your telephone hold system. Through OLCA membership you can receive special member rates.

Contact: Ron Smith SOH Productions
136 Mill Street Suite 230
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Phone: 800-473-1585
Phone: 614-523-3535


OLCA offers an annual Scholarship Fund. This financial aid is awarded to qualifying children of OLCA members and/or outstanding Ohio students who desire a career in the green industry. More than $3000 is awarded each year to students around Ohio. 

Visit the OLCA Scholarship page to apply.

Contact information: OLCA
Phone: 800-510-5296

Marketing Materials

Members who order marketing and print promotional materials from Focal Point Communications, a leading lawn care marketing and communications company in Cincinnati, OH receive up to 10% discounts.

Contact: Focal Point Communications:
Toll Free: 800-525-6999

Soil Sampling

Through an arrangement with CLC LABS, OLCA members receive 10% discounts on soil samples.

Contact: Dr. Chuck Darrah
Phone: 614-888-1663
Fax: 614-888-1330

Safety Manual

All members of the OLCA Workers Compensation Group Rating Program receive a complete safety manual at no charge. Members not in the group may purchase a safety manual for just $149.99 (normally $300!). RiskControl360 also offers safety training events, risk management assessments and unlimited telephonic consultations.

Contact: Lisa Shaver
5500 Glendon Ct, Ste 360
Dublin, OH 43016
Toll Free: 877-360-3608, Ext. 2367
Phone: 614-827-0367

Discounts at Industry Events

OLCA members pay less when registering for OLCA events, including field days and training sessions. You also pay less when registering for the Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Show.

Contact: OLCA - 800-510-5296
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation: 614-285-4683