Membership Benefits

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

EDUCATION

Professional Development – Educational programs and materials for both supervisory and technical members. ILCA education provides industry-specific business and technical training. View our Education Events

LAWS/REGULATIONS

Understand how laws, regulations, unions, and prevailing wages impact business and the industry.

  • Legislative Representation
  • Prevailing Wage and Union Information

MARKETING

  • Media and Consumer Exposure
  • ILCA website has a searchable database for consumers.

PROFESSIONALISM

  • Identity and Affiliation
  • The Association educates consumers about the benefits of membership via the website and consumer publications.

DISCOUNTS

  • Supplier Network – ILCA is home to almost 200 industry suppliers. These suppliers offer plant material, landscape supplies, power equipment, concrete and stone products, design services, fencing, financial and human resource services, insurance, legal advice, lighting, seed, soil, mulch, etc. ILCA supplier members support our contractor members and vice versa. Some offer exclusive deals, services, and terms to ILCA members.

NEW PRODUCTS/TECHNOLOGY

  • Quality Programming – Experience the latest products and services at must see trade shows.
  • iLandscape Show – The Midwest’s premier horticultural trade show is an event like no other.
  • Summer Field Day – This refreshing local event showcases exhibitor products in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

TRADE PUBLICATIONS

  • The Landscape Contractor – the monthly flagship of ILCA publications
  • Membership Directory and Buyers Guide

SUPPORT

  • Promote the profession you are passionate about to schools, the public, and other professionals
  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Elementary and high school career presentations
  • Outreach to student and career-change programs

NETWORKING

  • ILCA brings large and small contractors, suppliers, educators, students, and industry leaders together at events including: Membership Meetings, Golf Outing, Awards, and other social and networking events. View Events

SHOWCASE YOUR WORK

  • Excellence in Landscape Awards Program – celebrating the best of exterior/interior, commercial/residential/multifamily/public works installation/maintenance projects by member landscape contractors. View past winners

COMMUNITY

  • Professional Alliances – ILCA maintains formal and informal relationships with a community of non-profit associations, regulatory departments, and government agencies.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Committees – Find a voice within ILCA on one of the numerous standing committees and task forces. Use your experiences to improve the membership of others.

  • Awards Committee and Judges
  • Certification Committee
  • Design Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Experience Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Future Landscape Industry Professionals (FLIP)
  • Golf Outing Committee
  • Latino Relations Committee
  • Magazine Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Professional Oversight Committee
  • Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Summer Field Day Committee
  • Sustainable Landscaping Committee
  • Women’s Networking Group

DIRECTION

  • Full-time Professional Staff – Use the expertise of our dedicated staff to maximize your membership experience.