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James Martin Associates is committed to being a leader in all aspects of our industry. To accomplish this goal, we participate and play leadership roles within the following industry and community organizations.

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)



Since 1959, the ILCA has provided its 750 statewide members with the resources needed to enhance their performance and ensure continued growth and success. James Martin Associates shares the ILCA’s mission to enhance professionalism and capabilities through leadership, education, and valued services while promoting environmental awareness within the landscape industry. James Martin Associates is a founding member of the ILCECO Scholarship Endowment Fund.
National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)



As a professional business member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, formerly Professional Landcare Network, James Martin Associates shares the organization’s mission to cultivate and safeguard opportunities for the green industry and to create and maintain the quality of life in communities across America. Jim Martin served as a Board member from 2004-2006 and as President in 2007. James Martin Associates has one of the highest percentages of certified staff across the country, demonstrating our commitment to professionalism, measurable skill levels, and industry-leading safety practices.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)



The ASLA’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Jim Martin, Heidi Sibert, Tom Bolas and Tom Selinger are registered Landscape Architects on staff here at James Martin Associates.
International Facility Managers Association (IFMA)



IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. The association’s members, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management certificate programs.
Illinois Green Industry


landscaper affiliations

IGIA is proud to be a leader in the Illinois Green Industry. IGIA is a non-profit trade organization serving members in the Illinois nursery and landscape industry. Founded in 1925, IGIA is one of the oldest agricultural organizations in the state. The Association is a statewide organization that represents, educates and promotes growers/nurseries/re-wholesales, garden centers/retailers, irrigation contractors, landscape professionals and other green industry business. James Martin Associates is proud to be part of this organization and is committed to preserving the natural environment. JMA works to minimize the consumption of energy, reduce the creation of waste for landfills and systematically recycle all byproducts of the work they perform.

GLMV Chamber of Commerce



The GLMV (Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Area) Chamber of Commerce is the voice for local businesses and the community, helping to coordinate talents of local business people with issues of economic development, transportation, and schools. It’s mission is to be an active and positive force on behalf of its members and create a favorable environment for business, act as the medium for promoting economic and social progress, and foster a sense of community. James Martin Associates has been a member for more than 20 years.



Vistage International is the world’s foremost chief executive leadership organization, providing each member with an advisory board of CEO peers who spend one full day per month together working on each other’s businesses. Jim Martin, CEO of James Martin Associates, has participated and benefited from Vistage membership since 1999. His group includes members with total revenues of over $1.5 billion and over 5,000 employees.
Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)



SIMA is a non-profit professional trade association of over 1,500 snow-and-ice industry-related professionals in North America. James Martin Associates regularly attends networking and training opportunities for education on safety, quality operations, and information about maintaining ethical business practices in the snow-and-ice industry.
Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association (MELA)



MELA is a community of landscape designers, contractors, suppliers, and nurseries committed to sustainability who share common values and vision for the future of environmentally responsible landscapes. As a member of MELA, James Martin Associates seeks to educate and share information with our clients about sustainable, green practices for their landscapes.
Partner Companies
Developing and maintaining beautiful landscapes requires a well-coordinated team of business partners. We are proud to recognize the following companies who work with us to continually exceed our clients’ expectations.


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