TLC announces ‘Landscaper of the Year’ finalists

Updated Mar 15, 2013

Total Landscape Care magazine and Case Construction Equipment announced the 12 “Landscaper of the Year” award finalists at the GIE+EXPO exhibition on Oct. 29.

The winners and their guests will receive a cruise in the Bahamas on Nov. 5 through Nov. 8.

During the cruise event, one of the 12 finalists will be named “Landscaper of the Year,” and their company will be featured on the cover of the January 2011 issue of Total Landscape Care.

Sponsored by Case Construction Equipment, the “Landscaper of the Year” program honors landscapers who exemplify the highest standards of landscape professionals, including business savvy, marketing and equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.

In addition to winning an all-expense-paid cruise, each of the 12 finalists will be highlighted in a feature story in Total Landscape Care during 2011.

The 12 finalists:

  • Chad Beidel, Outside Solutions, Sykesville, Maryland
  • John Cullen, Celtic Gardens, Dexter, Michigan
  • William Dickerson, WT Dickerson Enterprises, Monticello, Florida
  • Gene Ebertowski Jr., Flora Terra Landscape Management, San Jose, California
  • Steve Emmerson, Royal Landscape & Maintenance, Gotha, Florida
  • Matthew Esch, Esch Landscaping, Pigeon, Michigan
  • Thomas Nierman, Nierman Landscape & Design, Woodstock, Illinois
  • Shayne Newman, YardApes, New Milford, Connecticut
  • Chris Okeson and Chris Songstad, Luxury Landscaping & Lawn Care, Audubon, Minnesota
  • Doug and Carol Rowald, Heart of Texas Landscape & Irrigation Co., Belton, Texas
  • Jeff Schwartz, Greenskeeper Environmental, Burtonsville, Maryland
  • Jay Townsend, J.W. Townsend, Charlottesville, Virginia

For more information about the 2010 event finalists or to enter the 2011 competition, click here. Log on next week to see who wins.

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