Members in the News


  • Craig Ruppert honored as Business Person of the Year by the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County
    Ruppert Landscape, Founder/CEO Craig Ruppert (far left) was honored by the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County (CBN-MC) as the 2013 Catholic Business Person of the Year at its annual Gala on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. More
  • Lawns by Yorkshire landscaper pitches in to enrich the lives of inner-city youth
    Westwood-based award-winning Lawns by Yorkshire’s ( CEO Steven Jomides and his wife Andrea have partnered with New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, his wife Amber, and their non-profit charity organization PitCCh In Foundation (, devoted to enriching the lives of inner city youth primarily in the New York City tri-state area and raising their self-esteem through the support of academic and athletic programs.More
  • ECHO introduces new chain saws with tool-less chain tensioning
    The latest additions to ECHO’s chain saw line-up are the CS-370F and CS-400F. Both of these saws are based on the popular CS-370 and CS-400 but feature the new FasTension™ Tool-less Chain Tensioning System. More
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association recognizes NHLA Founding President, Jesus ‘Chuy’ Medrano, with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award
    The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), congratulates founding member and immediate past president, Jesus ‘Chuy’ Medrano, Landscape Industry Certified, on his being named the Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association (RMRTA) 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipient in recognition of his dedication to the landscaping industry and utmost professional integrity. More
  • James Martin Associates celebrates giving back
    James Martin Associates, an industry leading snow and landscape management company, presented a check in the amount of $4,260 to the North Shore Women’s Board of the American Cancer Society. The money was raised at the 5th annual Partner Appreciation Event. More
  • McKay Lighting to hold 2-day Lighting Summit
    The Lighting Summit, a two-day conference for dedicated landscape lighting professionals, will be hosted by Jerry McKay, founder and president of McKay Landscape Lighting, Jan. 22–23 in Omaha, Neb. From his 20-plus years of experience in the landscape lighting business, McKay will share how to create a better finished product and grow your customer base through Internet marketing, strategic partnerships, etc. More
    At the Tree Care Industry EXPO in Charlotte, NC November 14-16, ECHO is putting a focus on chain saw power by emphasizing its most powerful top handle saw, the CS-355T, and its new highest horsepower per displacement saw, the CS-620P. More
  • Jack Jones Promoted to Region Manager
    Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the promotions of Jack Jones to the position of Region Manager where he will oversee branches in Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. In this role, Jones will help maximize the division’s capabilities in people development, customer service and profitability. More
    Rich Olivas of Silverwood Landscape in Costa Mesa, Calif. has won Rain Bird’s Project PRS contest. Olivas saved 14,690,650 gallons of water thanks to the use of pressure-regulating irrigation system components. More
  • Newtown, CT: Babe Ruth kids to play like the Yankees! 
    The official sod grower of the New York Yankees—DeLea Sod Farms, in connection with Shemin Landscape Supply, has provided the sod for the newly rebuilt state-of-the-art Newtown Babe Ruth Field. Shemin CEO Steffan Burns is a Sandy Hook parent. He knew firsthand that Newtown would be in need of a new field—when the town lost access to Sandy Hook School, they also lost access to the adjacent ball field. More
  • Bayer CropScience announces David Wells as golf business manager 
    Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, announced the appointment of David Wells as golf business manager for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In this role, Wells will lead Bayer’s presence in the golf market segment with a focus on all current and future products, services, equipment and programs. More
  • John Cericole promoted to shop manager in Ruppert’s Philadelphia, Pa., branch 
    Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the promotion of John Cericole to the position of Shop Manager in our Philadelphia branch. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing, servicing and painting vehicle fleet and equipment, controlling costs, managing employees and enforcing policies and procedures. More
  • Southern Botanical named to Inc. magazine’s Hire Power list of top job creating companies
    Dallas, Texas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. was featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past 18 months. More
  • Sebert Landscaping Goes Gold 
    It felt like a long time coming, but it was worth the wait. Sebert Landscaping, based in Bartlett, Illinois, was first notified by the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter in January that it's corporate office achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. Last month, the USGBC's LEED Gold plaque arrived to make it even more official. More
  • Farmside Landscape & Design “In-vested” in Fighting Cancer
    Don’t be surprised if sometime this month you see a group of strong, rugged landscapers donning pink vests as part of their work attire. It’s Farmside Landscape & Design’s way to join in helping raise awareness in the fight against Cancer. For the month of October, Farmside’s staff will go pink. More
  • Preserving Our Connection with Nature
    As our urban areas continue to grow and spread, it is more and more important that people take steps to preserve some connection with nature, says Chris Raimondi, CLP, head of the award-winning horticultural company The Raimondi Group IncMore
  • Organic Lawn Care Made Simple
    Natural Technologies Inc. announces the successful growth of the BeeSafe® Organic Lawn Care Applicator Network. There are now 65 Certified BeeSafe® Applicators across 29 states. More
  • D Home Magazine names Southern Botanical the “Best of Big D: Outdoors at Home
    D Home Magazine recently named Dallas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. “Best Lawn Care Company” in their annual Best of Big D issue. Southern Botanical was not only chosen by the D Home editors as “Best”, but they were also voted “Best Lawn Care Company” in the D Magazine Readers Choice competition. More
    When the going gets tough….the tough get going. This old adage has never been proved more true than through Thursdays’ charity golf tournament. Event sponsor, Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers presented local charity, Human Solutions with a check for $100,402 to help fund two shelters and other programs for homeless families. More
    Winning does not come easily in landscape design and installation circles, but Lambert Landscape Company may be setting a new tone. On August 16, Lambert won a Gold Award honoring their excellence in residential installation from the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA), capping the fourth year Lambert won Gold, the previous three being for exterior residential landscape maintenance. During the same time, Lambert also won TNLA’s highest award, the Platinum, twice. More
    Monrovia, the leading grower of premium plants, is introducing nine exclusive and semi-exclusive new varieties for 2014. “We partner with the best breeders and plant hunters like Dan Hinkley to uncover improved varieties,” said Nicholas Staddon, director of new plants. “We look for plants that are healthier, hardier and easier to care for—plus those with outstanding color, shape, flowers and foliage.” More
  • Norman Goldenberg to retire from Terminix
    Norman Goldenberg, senior vice president of government affairs and industry relations for Terminix, and a former PLANET president, has announced plans to retire from the company at the end of this year. He plans to continue working with Terminix on a consultative basis through 2015. More
  • Gareth Asten joins ValleyCrest as Corporate EVP & CFO 
    ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, the nation’s largest integrated landscape services firm, today announced the addition of Gareth Asten to its executive team. Gareth joins the Calabasas, Calif.-based firm as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. More
  • Bayer CropScience Announces John Wendorf as T&O Market Segment Manager and Wes Kleffner as Area Sales Manager
    Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the appointment of John Wendorf as market segment manager, and Wes Kleffner as area sales manager, for the North American Turf and Ornamentals business. Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wendorf will focus on business development and strategy to support the growth of Bayer’s portfolio of T&O solutions for professional land care managers andconsumers. ....more
  • Southern Botanical earns Grand Platinum at TNLA, as well as 2 Gold and 2 Bronze Awards
    Southern Botanical Inc. received the coveted Grand Platinum Award Friday night in Dallas from the 2012-2013 TNLA Texas Excellence in Landscaping Awards. This year’s winning entry is a breathtaking Dallas residence submitted in the Residential Maintenance category. For the fifth year in a row, they were also awarded prestigious Gold Awards for Commercial Landscape Installation over $100,000 and Residential Maintenance. More…. ....more
  • The Fockele Garden Company Names New Account Manager
    The Fockele Garden Company has promoted Nathan Ausborn to Account Manager. In his new role, he will focus on customer relations, crew training, and horticulture services.  Ausborn started in the Landscape industry in 1999, and has experience with golf course irrigation and maintenance and sports turf management.  He also has prior experience as an Account manager.  He had been with The Fockele Garden Company for one year prior to this promotion. ....more
  • Bayer CropScience Joins Zuma’s Rescue Ranch to Create Healing Spaces
    Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, gathered more than 200 employee volunteers onBayer’s 150th anniversary, Aug. 1,  to foster a healthier space for people in need at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch. Zuma's Rescue Ranch is an animal-assisted learning center in Denver that pairs rescued horses with at-risk children to help them learn to bond, build trust and develop life skills to support their future. Bayer donated employee time, expertise and manpower – as well as Bayer Advanced products – to provide this facility with much needed beautification, new construction and maintenance updates. ....more