Earl Tidwell Jr., owner of All Green Landscape Maintenance & Spray in Spokane, Washington, is the winner of Total Landscape Care magazine’s 2008 “Landscaper’s Dream Package.” The prize was awarded in December at Wendle Ford in Spokane.
Each year TLC works with partner-sponsors that donate products and services to create the Dream Package. The program is promoted through advertising in the pages of TLC, on their website and at industry tradeshows.
“This program allows our readers to relate to TLC and the dream package sponsors on a more personal level,” said TLC Publisher Dan Tidwell (no relation). “It’s fun and is a chance to give back.”
This year’s Dream Package, with a value of more than $50,000, included a Ford Commercial (LCF) truck, a Dixie Chopper propane zero-turn mower, a TG1000 curb machine from Tygar Manufacturing, a BE310-A Bedscaper from E-Z Trench Manufacturing, hand-held power equipment from Dolmar Power Products, turf and ornamental chemicals from Quali-Pro, and Pro Landscape Design Software-Version 14 from Drafix Software.
“I was looking through the pages of Total Landscape Care one snowy day and saw the information about the Dream Package,” Tidwell said. “I entered online, but when I got the call about winning I’d completely forgotten that I’d entered and thought it was some kind of come-on to buy something. Once I realized it was no joke, well, excited only begins to express my feelings.”