Eight Landscape & Irrigation Contractors Win Jeffrey Scott’s 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Jan 14, 2019 | Mighty Oak Award

Eight outstanding irrigation and lawn and landscape companies across the United States and Canada were awarded Jeffrey Scott’s 2018 Mighty Oak, based on their performance as a business leader and outstanding achievements made by their companies.

These awards were announced at Jeffrey Scott’s recent Leader’s Edge peer group meetings held across the USA and Canada. Criteria for winning this prestigious award are:

  • Serving as a positive example to others in the profession.
  • Working with the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
  • Achieving significant growth benchmarks.
  • Contributing to the advancement of the landscape industry.
  • Engaging in continual personal and professional development.

Honorees are chosen from the international participants in the Leader’s Edge peer groups for landscape business owners run by Jeffrey Scott.

Based on their business and personal achievements for 2017, we asked the recipients what made them proudest of this outstanding award:

Richard Wynia and his firm Landart, Ontario, Canada. “It was a humbling and encouraging feeling to be recognized by our peers for the work that we have put into the business over the last year!”

Chris Cotoia and his firm Executive Landscaping, Dennis, MA. “I am so honored to be recognized by my Leaders Edge peers for the 2nd time in two years with the Mighty Oak Award. We work in an amazing industry. I started a small company in 1996 with just a couple of young guys mowing lawns and now we have an amazedly dedicated, highly motivated talented team of professionals. This last year has been focused most on personal growth for myself and our leadership team and I am truly proud of our business accomplishments. Knowing that we can always do better and being involved with Jeffery and my “leaders edge team” I look forward to endless possibilities.”

Trevor Lively and his firm BlueJay Irrigation, Ontario, Canada. “This winner of this award is selected by the peer group members. It makes me proud that the hard work of our team at Blue Jay Irrigation was recognized by my peer members. I was able to share the team’s achievement at our spring training week, it was a great way to kick off our season and motivate the team to strive for an even more successful season in 2019.”

Dave Wright and his Wright Landscape Services, Ontario, Canada. “The Leaders Edge Peer Group challenged us to be bold. We used that boldness to grow our top line by 30% and set in motion a plan to tackle our elephant in the room, a chunk of long-term debt that is hampering our growth.”

Darin Brockelbank and his firm Metrogreenscape, Charlotte, NC. “In business If you work hard to help others first then good things just come your way.”

Martin Silverman and his firm Martin John Company, Libertyville, IL. “Our success is a team effort thanks to the long hard work and dedication of all involved. Working with Jeffrey and our peer group over the years has taught us many valuable skills that has helped our business to reach our goals.”

Pam Dooley and her firm Plants Creative Landscapes, Decatur, GA.” What makes me most proud of winning the Mighty Oak Award is being recognized by my peers for the progress we’re making as a company. Learning from this group, as well as being held accountable to the higher standards that we set for each other, motivates me to continue growing as an owner.”

Tim Stevens and his firm F&B Landscaping, Colorado Springs, CO. “It is a true honor to be given this award by my peer group. This acknowledges that we are doing things right and validates the hard work and dedication of the entire company.”