Honoring you! - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Honoring you!

PLANET loves to honor our members and the great work that they do throughout the entire year. Our members and this industry, are committed to serving the world’s green spaces and those who use them! They are dedicated to providing the best for their customers and representing PLANET well.

This past fall, PLANET introduced our newest award—the Community Stewardship Award—to recognize PLANET member companies that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication and consistent contribution to the good of their communities.



PLANET designed this award to honor our member companies or student chapters that have made significant quality of life improvements in their communities through their volunteer work over the course of at least three years. One of the goals of this award was to help member companies become leaders in their communities, which in turn will not only help build trust in them but in our industry as a whole. These all reflect our industry’s commitment to being a steward of the environment and to making our communities safer, better places to live.

PLANET joined forces with Landscape Management as a media partner to help promote the great work that our industry does and share these winning companies. It was the first year and so we weren’t sure what to expect as far as submissions were concerned, but we were pleasantly surprised when we received approximately 60 applications of which every single one of them were exemplary displays of the amazing work and thoughtful spirits of our membership.

Today, PLANET is pleased to share the first two (of six) category winners that have been published in Landscape Management’s magazine to date. The winner of the Small Green Industry Service Provider (GISP) category (under $1 million annual revenue) is Utopian Landscapes, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, featured in the January Landscape Management issue. The Medium GISP category ($1 to $5 million annual revenue) had a tie amongst Drake’s 7 Dees, Portland, Oregon and Southeastern Outdoor Management, Panama City, Florida of which both are featured in their February issue. Take a minute to read all about the amazing work that these three companies do for their community.

Be on the lookout for the subsequent issues of Landscape Management, as they feature the remaining winners from the Large GISP, State Association, Supplier, and Student Chapter categories.
Stay tuned as PLANET makes plans to feature more of the amazing work submitted by many of the applicants. They are too good not to share with you!