Young Entrepreneur of the Year

The Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals who is 40 years or under and has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors, and serves as a shining example to current and future young professionals in the industry. This award can be self-nominating or nominated by a peer. This award will be presented at ELEVATE.


  • Must be 40 years of age or under at time of application.
  • Member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
  • Minimum of 3 years in the landscape industry.
  • Serves in a management level capacity at a landscape or lawn care firm.
  • Shows outstanding contribution to company growth.
  • Displays leadership and community service involvement.



2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient

Nick Brummel - Brummel Lawn and Landscape

Previous Award Recipients

2021 – Andrew Ziehler, Ziehler Lawn & Tree Care
2020 – Neil Bales, LandPatterns, Inc.
2019 – Casey Hurd, Greenscapes Land Care, LLC
2018 – Zeke Cooper, Managing Principal Aniwaya Design, Inc.
2017 – Mark Maslow, Southern Landscape Group
2016 – Rudy Larsen, Lawn Butler
2015 – Jeremy Thorne, ThorneCare Landscape Solutions, LLC