What is the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association?
IPLCA members are the leading industry professionals in the state of Iowa
The Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA) is an affiliated state chapter of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and an allied association of the Iowa Turfgrass Institute (ITI). IPLCA's purpose is to promote the lawn care and landscape industry through professionalism, community involvement and a commitment to serve the needs of our customers. IPLCA members are dedicated to providing professional services from well-trained and certified applicators with safety and Iowa's ecology in mind. IPLCA strives to provide its member companies with the right information at the right time, allowing them to be proactive instead of reactive. The safety of the public is the number one priority of IPLCA. IPLCA is committed to serving its membership and advancing the professionalism of lawn care specialists throughout the state of Iowa.
IPCLA was founded on November 22, 1983. The original Board of Directors consisted of: Gerald Boulton, Daniel Corrigan, Alan Duey, Patrick Freemire, Michael Grooms, Norman Hummel, Dayl Inglett, Daryle Johnson, Richard Mulder, Dennis Pennington, and Doug Tyrrell. Dennis Pennington acted as the first President. IPLCA became a very active professional group in 1987 with the implementation of the Groundwater Protection Act. IPLCA joined with the Iowa Turfgrass Institute in 1995 for the purpose of increasing educational opportunities for its members. IPLCA has earned the respect of regulators and legislators in working to maintain fairness in public policy. In 1995, IPLCA moved its office to Ames in association with the ITI, the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association (Iowa GCSA) and the Iowa Sports Turf Managers Association (ISTMA). In 2011, IPLCA, in addition to the other allied associations of the ITI, moved its office to Ankeny, where it remains today. Contact us.