Top 12 Landscapers in the Country

Updated Oct 30, 2014

LOY LogoTLC picks its Landscaper of the Year finalists.

After going through all of the applications, calling references, check safety records and doing background checks, the TLC editors have picked the 2015 Landscaper of the Year finalists.

The finalists are from all across the country and offer a variety of services — from maintenance and irrigation to design/build and snow removal. But they all have one thing in common: They have created a successful, thriving business.

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We will be visiting all of the finalists in the next month to hear their stories, learn what has helped them grow their company and see their projects. Then in November, all of the finalists will come together for a cruise with the TLC staff, and we will name one the Landscaper of the Year. All of the landscapers will be featured in the magazine in 2015.

Here are TLC’s 12 Landscaper of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order by company name):

Arborscapes Inc.
Nathan Morrison & Jason Tebben
Pineville, North Carolina

Chip-N-Dale’s Custom Landscaping
Greg Struhl
Las Vegas, Nevada

Drost Landscape Design
Robert Drost
Petoskey, Michigan

Greenleaf Landscaping & Gardens
Kenneth & Dorene Schuster
Greenleaf, Wisconsin

Kirk’s Lawn Care
Kirk Brown
Spring City, Pennsylvania

Lawn Butler
Rudy Larsen
Centerville, Utah

Living Water Irrigation and Landscape LLC
Mark G. Brotton
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sonoran Oasis Landscaping
Deborah Munoz-Chacon
Tucson, Arizona

T. O’Donnell Landscaping
Tim O’Donnell
West Seneca, New York

TDH Landscaping LLC
Dick and Russell Irvin
Monkton, Maryland

Tom’s Outdoor Living
Tom Butchko
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Varsity Landscaping & Grounds LLC
Michael A. Anderson
Roanoke, Virginia

Each year, TLC chooses the 12 best landscapers in the nation for its Landscaper of the Year contest, which is presented by Case Construction Equipment. Read more about this program at See photos of the 2014 finalists’ projects in our Photo Gallery.

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