Kevin Kehoe, Industry Consultant, Author and Founder of Aspire Passes Away

Kevin Kehoe with his daughter, Julia, who joined Aspire as a Business Development Representative at an Aspire 2019 event. (Photo: LM Staff)

Kevin R. Kehoe, 67, longtime columnist for landscape management magazine and founder of Aspire Software, passed away on Friday, September 30in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Prior to founding Aspire, Kehoe was a nationally recognized consultant for over 35 years, 26 of which were in the landscape industry with Three-point group.

He writes his first column for ML in January 2008 and his last column in April 2022. Many in the industry, including MLSeth Jones, editor, Ben Gandy and Ken Thomas of Envisor Consulting and Marty Grunder, p.resident and CEO Landscaping Grunder Co. and The Grow group, thanked Kehoe for his contributions to the magazine and the industry after his last column. Kehoe too just wrote his first book, An amazing shot and started the Kehoe Family Foundation.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently honored Kehoe with its 2022 Lifetime Leadership Award to 2022 Elevate Conference and Exhibition. The award recognizes an NALP member who has dedicated their life to the landscaping and lawn care industry.

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