With dozens of landscape enthusiasts nominated and over 100,000 votes cast, the time has come to announce the winners of the inaugural Mark Awards. These awards recognize our industry’s best in three categories – Dealer of the Year, Best Lawn Care / Landscaping Company and Crew Member of the Year. All of the winners will receive a prize and a trip and personal tour of our plant in Beatrice. Additionally, the grand prize winners will receive a custom trophy created by our Beatrice plant employees.
CREW MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Eden Guerra of The Woodlands, Texas, was named Crew Member of the Year. Eden was awarded a trip for two to Hawaii plus $1,000. Described as a man with the highest levels of integrity, Eden inspires his team day in and day out to be craftsmen and to take pride in their work.
Carlos Davila of East Orange, NJ won second prize and $2,000. Third prize and $1,000 was awarded to Mark Stegmeier of Stow, OH.
LAWN CARE/LANDSCAPING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
The Yard Men in Warren, WI, received the Best Lawn Care/Landscaping Company of the Year Mark Award with nearly 30,000 votes from his peers. Zak Matouke and his crew have gone from five customers to more than 150 in just three years. The Yard Men’s customers rave about the dependable and high-quality work Zak and his teams deliver. The Yard Men will receive a new Exmark Lazer Z® plus $1,000.
Second prize and $2,000 were awarded to Magnolia Landscape LLC, of Virginia Beach, VA. Third prize and $1,000 went to Xtreme Lawn Pros in Fort Myers, FL.
DEALER OF THE YEAR
D&J Equipment of Longwood, FL earned Dealer of the Year and received $5,000. Customers know and respect D&J’s commitment to service—both at the time of purchase and if in need of repair. Customers are pleasantly surprised to receive their product and/or parts needed within a day of ordering, a turnaround time that is uncommon.
Erb Equipment Co. Inc., of Fenton, MO won second prize and $2,000. Third prize and $1,000 was awarded to Sarlo Mowers LLC, of Bonita Springs, FL.
Congratulations to all the winners, we look forward to seeing you in Beatrice. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations, voted and who helped make the inaugural year of the Mark Awards a success.
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