Monday, December 3rd, 2012
RACINE, Wis. (Dec. 3, 2012) – New Holland Construction and Total Landscape Care magazine today announced the winner of the 2013 Landscaper of the Year program – an annual program that recognizes the best and brightest from among thousands of professionals who work in the landscaping industry. Nancy Marshall and Becky Whitacre, owners of Smalls Landscaping Inc. located in Valparaiso, Indiana, will be featured on the cover of the January 2013 edition of Total Landscape Care magazine. The 11 other Landscaper of the Year program finalists will be featured in the magazine throughout 2013.
Sponsored by New Holland Construction and produced by Total Landscape Care, the Landscaper of the Year program honors landscapers who exemplify the highest standards of their profession, including business acumen, quality and aesthetic excellence of their project work, marketing and equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.
Smalls Landscaping was selected for its outstanding examples of ambitious landscaping design and construction projects for well-known clients, ranging from Oprah Winfrey to celebrity athletes. The company also provides unique and artistic plantings and landscapes for smaller properties that are equally dazzling.
“Smalls’ designs and execution are second to none,” said Billy Sims, editor of Total Landscape Care. “Marshall and Whitacre, who are sisters, have more than 60 years of experience with plant materials, and they are shining examples of a family run business.”
Smalls family business was founded in 1940 by the sisters’ parents, Walter & Helen Small. “My parents instilled a tremendous amount of knowledge, a passion for landscaping and a strong work ethic in both of us. We’re proud to carry on their vision today and are thrilled to be the recipients of the Landscaper of the Year award,” shared Nancy Marshall.
“The Landscaper of the Year program illustrates New Holland Construction’s commitment to hard-working landscape contractors,” said Curtis Goettel, brand marketing manager, New Holland Construction. “We are pleased to honor Smalls Landscaping as this year’s winner, and we congratulate the other finalists for their extremely unique projects.”
The 12 finalists and their guests joined representatives from New Holland Construction and Total Landscape Care for an all-expenses-paid cruise to the Bahamas, Nov. 9-11. All of the finalists will also receive a free, one-year lease on a New Holland 200 Series Skid Steer Loader, along with a toolbox set valued at more than $2,500.
About Smalls Landscaping
Sisters Becky and Nancy have a passion for landscaping that was inspired by their father who founded Smalls in 1940. Today, the award-winning company has clients throughout Northwest Indiana and across the United States. Featuring 12 acres of unusual and exceptionally mature plants and trees used in their custom projects with a team of talented designers, installation and maintenance professionals. Whether landscaping, hardscaping, water features, or seasonal decor, Smalls has a highly regarded reputation for artistic designs and quality craftsmanship.
About Total Landscape Care
Total Landscape Care magazine and associated digital media is produced by Randall-Reilly, the leading business-to-business media and information company reaching the trucking and construction industries. TotalLandscapeCare.com is the landscaping industry’s premier business to business website for green industry professionals. For information, contact the editorial staff at 800.633.5953 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
About New Holland Construction
New Holland Construction in North America manufactures and markets a full line of skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, loader backhoes, tractor loaders, compact excavators and compact wheel loaders. More information is available at www.newholland.com. New Holland is a division of CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), which is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI). More information about CNH can be found online at www.cnh.com.