CLCA honors members for outstanding contributions

Updated Feb 19, 2013

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) honored members Chuck Carr, Tom Noonan and Robert L. Crudup Jr. for their outstanding contribtuions to CLCA. They were recognized at the annual leadership conference and installation luncheon in San Jose, California, on Jan. 10.

Chuck Carr was presented CLCA’s 2011 Member of the Year Award by Peter Estournes CWM, CLIA, CLP, prior 2008 award recipient and co-owner of Gardenworks. This award is given annually to a contractor member for outstanding accomplishments and contributions throughout the year.

Tom Noonan CID, CLIA, water management specialist at Ewing Irrigation Products was presented the 2011 Associate Member of the Year for his multiple contributions to CLCA. His award was presented by Heath Bedal 2009 president and 2003 Associate Award winner.

Longtime member and president of ValleyCrest Tree Company, Robert L. Crudup Jr. was also awarded CLCA’s Allegiance Award, which is the most prestigious award a member can receive. This award is only given to those who have been a member for at least 15 years, who have actively been involved on the state level for at least 10 years and who are currently active on the state level. Former Allegiance Award winner Barry Cohen (1980) presented Crudup with the award. Only 24 people have ever received the Allegiance Award.

The California Landscape Contractors Association is a non-profit trade organization of licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors. Also included among its approximately 2,800 members are landscape suppliers, landscape architects, public officials, educators and students. For more information, visit

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