Landscaper of the Year finalists recognized at GIE+EXPO

Total Landscape Care and Case Construction Equipment recognized the 2009 Landscaper of the Year finalists at the Case indoor booth at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.

Sponsored by Case Construction Equipment, this annual program recognizes 12 finalists as the best and brightest in the landscaping industry. On November 14-17, the finalists and their guests enjoyed an all-expenses-paid, four-day cruise to the Bahamas, where the winner was named during a gala banquet.

The winner receives a plaque and will be featured on the cover of and in the January 2009 edition of Total Landscape Care. Each of the 11 finalists will be featured in a story about their businesses in the magazine during 2009.

Finalists are:

-Gary Anderson, Gary Anderson Landscaping, Andover, Minnesota
-Robert Bangs, Windswept Gardens, Bangor, Maine
-Brian Cuccaro, New Castle Lawn and Landscape, Mohnton, Pennsylvania
-Andrew and Kathleen Dangelo, The Ohio Valley Group, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
-Sid Grant, Grant Garden Group, Gainesville, Georgia
-Roger Grothe, Aloha Landscaping, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
-Mark & Kay Halla, The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center, Chaska, Minnesota
-Brian Lemmerman, Somerset Landscape Maintenance, Chandler, Arizona
-Jeremy L. McSorley, Greener Landscaping, Lowell, Massachusetts
-Jerry Merrill, Merrill Quality Landscapes, Rexburg, Idaho
-David J. Nelson, Land Expressions, Mead, Washington
-Todd Reinhart and Chad Reinhart, Reinhart Grounds Maintenance, Bloomington, Illinois

The mission of the Landscaper of the Year program is to recognize successful, professional landscapers who have impeccable reputations with their customers, suppliers, and employees and are giving something back to their industry, communities and families through a “best practices” operation of their businesses.

Nominations for the 2010 Landscaper of the Year program will be accepted starting in March 2009. Visit for updated information.

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