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NALP Announces 2021 Safety Recognition Awards Recipients

Nineteen Companies Win “Best of the Best” Safety Awards

Fairfax, VA., (October 26, 2021) —
 The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced the recipients of this year’s Safety Recognition Awards at its annual conference, LANDSCAPES 2021.

The national program acknowledges industry companies that consistently demonstrate their commitment to safety. NALP’s Safety Recognition Awards are open to the entire industry. 

This year, 119 companies participated, 316 awards were earned for the performance period from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

Award categories include “No Vehicle Accidents,” “No Injuries or Illnesses,” and “No Days Away from Work” as well as the “Overall Safety Achievement Award.” Companies that participated in previous programs were also eligible for the “Most Improved” category. View a list of all award recipients.

The “Best of the Best” award was earned by the following companies who, for the past three years, have maintained the “Overall Safety Achievement Award – Gold Level” status:

  • Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. – Lake City, PA
  • Alliance Landscape Company – Ft. Worth, TX
  • Bauer & Gudeman, Inc. – Bloomington, IL
  • Clippers LLC – Sterling, VA | An Aspen Grove Landscape Company
  • Curby’s Lawn & Garden, LLC – Gardner, KS
  • Duke’s Landscape Management – Hackettstown, NJ
  • Integrated Landscape Management (Tree Branch) – Tempe, AZ | An Aspen Grove Landscape Company
  • James River Grounds Management – Portsmouth, VA |An Aspen Grove Landscape Company
  • James River Grounds Management (Richmond) - Glen Allen, VA |An Aspen Grove Landscape Company 
  • Mahoney Associates Inc. – Southampton, NY
  • Pacific Federal Management – Tumon, GU
  • Reliable Property Services (Madison) – Waunakee, WI| An Aspen Grove Landscape Company 
  • Reliable Property Service (Madison Golf) – Waunakee, WI | An Aspen Grove Landscape Company
  • SchoggenScapes, Inc. – Clinton, MS
  • The Landscape Partners (GIC) – Fort Worth, TX | An Aspen Grove Landscape Company
  • The Pitt, LLC – Hagatna, Guam
  • T.R. Gear – Fairfield, OH | An Aspen Grove Landscape Company
  • Trio Outdoor Maintenance – Lenox, Michigan
  • United Right-Of-Way – Phoenix, Arizona

Companies that participate in safety programs such as the NALP Safety Recognition Awards and the NALP Safe Company Program often receive benefits such as reduced injuries and hazards. These companies also demonstrate a commitment to a safe workplace. Learn more about the Safe Company Program on the NALP website. Rancho Mesa Insurance is a proud partner of both the NALP Safe Company Program and the NALP Safety Recognition Awards.

About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit