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President’s Message............................................................. 4 ALCA Sponsors.................................................................... 4 Calendar of Events............................................................... 4 New Members..................................................................... 5 CEO’s Message................................................................... 6 2020 Board of Directors and CEO......................................... 7 43rd Annual Excellence in Landscaping Awards.......8-10, 12-13 2020 ACLP Schedule......................................................... 11 ALCA Trade Show for Landscape Professionals...................... 13 ALCA Member Profile: West Coast Turf/Western Sod............. 14 ALCA Member Profile: The Synthetic Grass Store................... 15 ALCA Mixers – Arizona Wholesale Growers......................... 16 ALCA Holiday Mixer.......................................................... 17 Join ALCA Today................................................................ 17 Member Updates.................................................... 18, 20-21 Resource Guide................................................................. 22

2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

Marty Monroy Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock

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Vice President

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Dwight Faires

Printing

Clayton Graham

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Secretary

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Kim Kleski

Kleski & Associates

Treasurer

Steve Shields

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Chief Executive Officer Judy Gausman judy@ALCA.org

The ALCA Influence is the official publication of the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association. ALCA and The ALCA Influence assume no responsibility for the statements or opinions appearing in articles under an author’s name. The services of an attorney or accountant should be sought in legal and tax matters. For editorial information, contact the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, 5425 E. Bell Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254; telephone, (602) 626-7091; facsimile, (602) 626-7590; e-mail, judy@ALCA.org.

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s this year comes to an end, I would like to take a minute and reflect on where I started with ALCA, when my leadership roll evolved 2 years ago as becoming your ALCA President, and to where I am today. When I first served on the Board of Directors in 2010, I never imagined where that pivotal roll would eventually lead me. I took a leap, as I have done from time to time, and graciously accepted this opportunity as Director of Programs. I remember thinking just how I was going to play a key-roll and where I wanted to make an impact. As those years passed, I made friendships and built relationships that will last a lifetime. In 2018 when I Marty Monroy was first introduced as 2020 ALCA President ALCA’s President, I was nervous but ready for this new challenge. I had grown personally & professionally and from that growth I was able to be that key player that was needed. With the help of our outstanding Board of Directors we have accomplished our goals set in place 2 years ago. • Increased membership • Increased visibility with property management companies and the public • Expanded ALCA’s educational opportunities by offering the ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician program So, as I sit back and think about what is to come in my role next year in 2020 with ALCA still as your President. I can’t help but think of where I started, where I am today, and where I will be tomorrow. I am excited of the growth opportunities and the goals set in place as I have no doubt in my mind we will be successful. I look forward to continued friendships and relationships that empower me each day! By the end of this year take time and reflect, set goals for yourself professionally and personally, and look forward to taking a leap. Cheers to a wonderful 2019 and an even better 2020! Marty Monroy, ALCA President

Special Thank You to our

ALCA Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS

All Season Wholesale Growers Arizona CLA Belgard Hardscapes Civano Growers Courtesy Fleet Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock Evergreen Turf, Inc Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Grand Materials & Supply Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety Horizon Distributors, Inc Hunter Industries / FX Luminaire Kalamazoo Materials LeBaron & Carroll Mountain States Wholesale Nursery Northwestern Mutual Rain Bird Corporation RDO Equipment Co. Rodeo Ford SiteOne Landscape Supply Southwest Sod, Inc Sunrise Nursery, LLC The Synthetic Grass Store / Arizona Turf Masters The Toro Company / Irritrol / Unique Lighting Systems West Coast Turf

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January 1 New Year’s Day - ALCA Office Closed 14 Board of Directors’ Meeting 14 Economic, Tax and Succession Planning Workshop – ALCA Office 15 Phoenix Member Mixer – Sponsored by Empire Truck & Trailer 16 ACLP Plant Identification – ALCA Office 18 ACLP Plant Identification – ALCA Office 23 ACLP Soils & Fertilizer – ALCA Office 24 Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) Workshop – ALCA Office 25 ACLP Plant Identification – Tucson

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Tucson Member Mixer – Sponsored by Mountain States Wholesale Nursery ACLP Planting & Tree Staking – ALCA Office ACLP Planting & Tree Staking – ALCA Office ACLP Irrigation Tech I – ALCA Office ACLP Planting & Tree Staking – Tucson ALCA Trade Show – SRP Pera Club

March 5 17 18 19 21 25 26 28

How to Fill Out the Awards Application – ALCA Office ALCA Board of Directors’ Meeting Phoenix Member Mixer- Sponsored by Courtesy Fleet ACLP Annuals & Perennials – ALCA Office ACLP Annuals & Perennials – ALCA Office ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician (ACIT) Maximizing Efficiency (1 of 3) – ALCA Office ACLP Plant Problem Diagnosis – ALCA Office ACLP Annuals & Perennials – Tucson

*Dates Are Subject To Change*

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Cheers to a wonderful 2019 and an even better 2020!

2020 Calendar of Events


NEW MEMBERS Arizona Custom Landscape & Maintenance, LLC

Bradley James Biggs 628 N Westwood, Mesa, AZ 85201 (480) 217-0249 Phone bradleybiggs@gmail.com We are a design, build and maintenance company. We are joining ALCA for the training programs. ROC# 161294 Contractor Class 1

City of Goodyear

Wayne Smith 200 S Calle del Pueblo, Goodyear, AZ 85338 (623) 882-7537 Wayne.smith@goodyearaz.gov www.goodyearaz.gov City of Goodyear Parks Department manages all the parks, right of way, trails and facility landscapes in the city. Municipality

CTS Greenwaste Recycling

Mike Webb P.O. Box 481, Higley, AZ 85236 (480) 310-8316 Mobile mike@ctsgreenwaste.com www.ctsgreenwaste.com CTS Greenwaste Recycling is able to take in organic waste that other green waste operations cannot handle and creates a bio-rich soil amendment saving time and expense for our customers and keeps these materials from burdening our landfills across the state of Arizona. Associate Class 1

Culture Index

Michael Strati 5402 E Crocus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (505) 917-1682 Phone mstrati@cultureindex.com https://www.cultureindex.com/ Working with business owners / entrepreneurs to drive top & bottom lines and scale their business through psychometric data. Helping predict improved sales, people performance and ROI on dollars spent. Associate Class 1

JAIN Irrigation

Mike Palumbo 2851 E Florence Ave, Fresno, CA 93721 (909) 637-7181 Mobile mpalumbo@etwater.com www.jainsusa.com JAIN Irrigation and ETwater are manufacturers of quality smart controllers and high efficiency, low-volume drip irrigation products. Associate Class 1

Liberty School District #25

Kevin Gates 19871 W Fremont Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326 (623) 474-6632 Phone kgates@liberty25.org We are a school district with three grounds staff dedicated to furthering our education and knowledge of the grounds field. Affiliate

Serious Landscaping and Grounds Care LLC

Dalton Gormey 6915 W Columbine Dr, Peoria, AZ 85381 (623) 707-9379 Mobile superseriouslandscape@gmail.com We are a small business based out of Peoria that specializes in landscapes, all maintenance and design aspects. We are also affiliated with the tree care industry heavily as our owner is a certified arborist. We take a ton of pride in everything we do because we understand that as a small business, reputation is everything. ROC# 318620 Contractor Class 1

Top Quality Lawn and Grounds Service, LLC

Richard Carrillo PO Box 456, Glendale, AZ 85311 (623) 879-9159 Phone topqualitylawn@hotmail.com Top Quality Lawn is an all-around landscape, One Call Landscape Maintenance irrigation and maintenance company. We value and Tree Care the fact that we strive to be the Top in Quality and Randy LaFave Service for every one of our customers. Our team 447 W Watkins Rd Ste 7, Phoenix, AZ 85003 has been trained in every area of landscape, (602) 526-6529 Phone irrigation and maintenance along with an randy@onecallarizona.com attention to detail that is second to none. Top ROC# 270889 Quality Lawn has continuously exceeded the We are an arborist providing tree trimming and expectations of our customers for over 25 years removal. We also provide landscape commercial and with our commitment to customer satisfacmaintenance, artificial turf, landscape lighting and tion, we plan to stay at the Top in Quality and hardscape installation, residential construction Service for many years. and maintenance, and irrigation construction and ROC# 192733 repair. Contractor Class 3 Contractor Class 2

Desert Restoration, LLC

Jose Morales 7246 W Winslow Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85043 (602) 488-0720 Phone Jmorales@desertrestorationaz.com I recently started my business focusing on residential install jobs. We do landscape lighting, hardscapes, irrigation systems, and maintenance. ROC# 314669 Contractor Class 1

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Desert Surfaces LLC

Paul Kerr 5332 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205 (480) 417-8279 Mobile paul.kerr@desertsurfaces.com www.desertsurfaces.com Desert Surfaces LLC is a supplier of landscape material, boulders, granite, rock and gravel. Associate Class 1

Infinity Insurance Partners

Dave McDough & Jessica Loomis 4455 E Camelback Rd, E-260, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 512-1319 Phone davidm@infinityinspart.com jessical@infinityinspart.com www.infinityinsurancepartners.com Infinity Insurance Partners does work comp, business, auto, general liability, property, bonds, cyber and EPLI insurance. Associate Class 1

Whether you’re a homeowner, landscaper or groundskeeper, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is prepared to help you. Call today at 602.271.4266 www.southwestsod.com

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CEO’S MESSAGE

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eriously, where did the time go? Basically, the busier you are during a time interval, the faster that time interval will feel like it passed. Well, there was a lot happening in 2019 so I’d like to recap some of the ALCA highlights. ALCA continues to grow its membership. Providing educational opportunities was once again at the top of ALCA’s to do list and boy was the calendar full. With over 80 volunteers to assist with these trainings, ALCA was able to accomplish the following: • 1,400 students attended ACLP workshops • 43 attended ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician workshop • 265 individuals attended SLM workshops • 80 business owners/managers attended various business oriented workshops In addition to these educational opportunities, over 320 members and guests enjoyed the annual ALCA trade show in February, 38 foursomes participated in the Sky Blu Underwood Golf tournament in May, and over 750 people attended the monthly member mixers. ALCA Board Members Bob Franchetto and Warren Runcorn took charge coordinating volunteers and worked very hard on the Arms of Love Foster Care community project by transforming the back yard for the young women aging out of foster care. As a member of the Arizona State Contractors Coalition (ASCC), ALCA and its members supported SB 1271 which was passed in the legislation in April. This bill will change Arizona law so contractors that make a mistake on residential construction project will only pay their fair share of the loss. The liability will not be passed along Judy Gausman to contractors who did nothing wrong. ALCA CEO A survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and funded by the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA) and the Arizona Nursery Association (ANA) produced the 2018 Arizona Green Industry Economic Impact Survey which measures annual sales, expenses and other key indicators to give an accurate view of the industry’s economic impact. The full report can be viewed on the ALCA.org website under Resources/Advocacy. With requests for more irrigation training, ALCA’s Education coordinator Heather Taylor continues to work diligently with volunteers on the ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician workshop. Offered in both the spring and fall of 2020, this program includes hands-on activities focused on the optimization of water usage and the efficiency of existing irrigation systems. The 3-day program will focus on site assessment, maximizing efficiency and troubleshooting & repairs. A big thank you to the ALCA team whose personal commitment to quality is obvious in everything they do. As the Education Coordinator, Heather Taylor does a phenomenal job focusing on curriculum development and coordinating the volunteers and instructors. Courtney Nielsen is a super star who has developed a great rapport with the members and keeps the ALCA office running smoothly. I am truly blessed to work with these amazing ladies who work with a purpose and pride. I would like to thank all of the ALCA members who support, participate, and encourage each other to succeed, all in an effort to elevate the integrity and professionalism of the landscape industry. With your support and the direction of a focused and dedicated Board of Directors, ALCA continues to flourish. Best to you in 2020, Judy Gausman, CEO

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

Excel Exce llence ALCA’S

43RD ANNUAL

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PROGRAM

Members of the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association gathered to celebrate and recognize the fine work and artistry that the landscape industry provides to our beautiful state at the 43rd annual Excellence in Landscaping Awards Gala held on November 23, 2019, at the beautiful Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park. The ALCA awards program reflects the association and industry’s commitment to designing and maintaining our southwest environment as well as applying practices and methods that promote sustainability. There are many people that contribute their time and talents throughout the year to make this program a success. As the Director of the Awards Program, Beth Postma with All Season Wholesale Growers, spearheaded and coordinated ALCA’s largest event of the year. Thank you to the judges who contributed their time and expertise by viewing photos in the ALCA office and onsite visits in the heat of the summer. They were Dwight Faires, Beth Postma (All Season Wholesale Growers), Jean Coté (Mountain States Wholesale Nursery), Jackie Lyle (Civano Growers), Brian Whitcher (The Toro Company), Kim Kleski (Kleski & Associates), Christopher Cole (West Coast Turf), and Roy Mosel (Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply). Much appreciation goes to Jackie Lyle with Civano Growers for furnishing the colorful and beautiful table centerpieces. Thank you to Roby Everhart with Sunwest Golf & Reclamation for sponsoring the music during the cocktail hour and to Mike Uhrich with Genesis Landscaping for showcasing his talents on the piano. For dessert, everyone enjoyed some delicious warm chocolate lava cade, fresh berries and raspberry coulis sponsored by Association Outsources Services whose company collects the advertisements for the ALCA Influence magazine and the ALCA website. Thank you to all of the generous members who donated items for the silent auction that everyone enjoyed during the cocktail reception. Proceeds of over $9,000 went to the Jim Trog Water Management Memorial and ALCA Scholarship Funds. A special thank you goes to former lifetime achievement winner, Ed Macias for recognizing and announcing the Special Award winners. As the Master of Ceremonies, Brian Qualls with Unique Lighting Systems provided a Blue Hawaiian toast before introducing the awards. ALCA is truly fortunate to have members that support the awards program by sponsoring the various categories. Their generosity is amazing. These sponsors will be recognized with the winners throughout each issue of the ALCA Influence magazine. And of course, there would not be a program without the landscape contractors who submit their beautiful landscape projects. Forty companies took the time and effort to take photos, fill out the application and compete against fellow ALCA members and friends to win an award. By participating in the program, these companies will be able to market to their clients, recognize their employees for their hard work, dedication and outstanding landscape projects and be recognized in the industry by being a leader of the pack and competing with the best! A gallery of the award-winning projects may be viewed at ALCA. org/Gallery and in the upcoming issues of the 2020 ALCA Influence magazine.

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

2019 Presidential Award

Sponsored by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

The Presidential Award is given to a project that demonstrates the highest level of excellence and creativity. This award is the “Best of Show� chosen from over 80 submitted landscape projects.

Southwestern Native Landscape, Inc. Tiku Residence The design concept of the Tiku residence focused on balance and serenity. The clients wanted separate areas of tranquility and escape while maintaining a larger pool area for entertainment. The areas around the property included the pool/ entertainment space, the spa and fire patio, the vortex fountain entrance, the artificial turf playing field, the linear tiered rose garden, and finally the Japanese Zen garden. While the clients desired a diverse planting palette, the focal point of the Japanese Zen garden was to be more traditional with respect to plantings. With the inclusion of the meandering water feature, raised platforms were added to provide a tranquil setting to perform yoga. A considerable challenge with this project included the necessity of blending with sizeable retention basins required by the Town of Paradise Valley. Finally, the creative use of LED lighting helped to enhance the overall nighttime ambiance.

Doug Donahue (left) with Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply presented the award to Craig Giffen.

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2019 Best Landscape Management Award

Sponsored by Evergreen Turf

The Best Landscape Management Award reflects and recognizes the precise efforts of landscape care. Proper pruning of all plant material follows the sustainable landscape management practices. Proper monitoring of irrigation systems minimizes water use but is sufficient for all species to flourish. Attention to every detail gives this project a pristine look that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

SDL - Service Direct Landscape, LLC The Enclave at Borgata

Dave Thomas (left) with Evergreen Turf presented the award to Enrique Olea with SDL - Service Direct Landscape, LLC.

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Located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Enclave at Borgata offers luxury living in a community the homeowners call “Paradise on Earth.” The resort landscape is meticulously maintained to mirror the upscale feel of the community. Crews are onsite two days a week. Sustainable landscape practices are key to the desired look of the landscape. Long hedge rows of common myrtle are pruned and shaped with hand pruners and shears giving a natural look and constant blooms of white flowers. With the exception of tall ficus hedges that provide natural screens and homeowner privacy, most plant material onsite is pruned by hand. Two rows of stately Chinese pistache trees greet homeowners and visitors to the front office. An open courtyard next to a large shade trellis adorned with constantly blooming San Diego Red Bouganvillea and a grouping of evergreen elms provide a tranquil setting for the homeowners. The community pool is completely enclosed with plantings of green hopseed bush and mediterranean palms. Wrought iron fencing is adorned with beautiful yellow Lady Bank’s Rose. The lush oasis blended with desert-adapted groundcovers, shrubs, and trees providing homeowners in this community their own “Paradise on Earth.”


This educational program is for those aspiring to be professional landscapers. The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association schedules a series of four-hour workshops and online exams covering 10 topics designed for interaction and hands-on learning. * Dates and locations are subject to change. * * Please park in the middle section of the ALCA parking lot and not in front of the businesses *

WHERE: ALCA Office

5425 E Bell Rd, Ste 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Tucson—Randolph Center 200 S Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711

WHEN: 7:30 am—11:30 am (ALCA Office) 9 am—1 pm (TUCSON)

COST PER WORKSHOP:

Early registration: $60/ALCA members $120/non-members

Register within 72 hours: $80/ALCA members $160/non-members

CERTIFICATION: Anyone may attend the

workshops to increase their knowledge and skills. To become certified, students must attend all 10 workshops and pass the online exams. *Students will have two additional

opportunities to pass the exam at $25 per retake.

Once passed, students will be declared an AZ Certified Landscape Professional when he/she receives at least a minimum score of 70% on all 10 exams.

REGISTER: www.ALCA.org/calendar CEUs AVAILABLE:

2020 Workshops Plant Identification Soils & Fertilizer

ALCA Office Thursday Jan 16 Jan 23

Tucson

Saturday Saturday Jan 18 Jan 25

ISA = 3.5 CEUs

Planting & Tree Staking Irrigation Tech I

Feb 13 Feb 20

Feb 15

Feb 22

ISA = 3.5 CEUs / IA = 4 CEUs

Annuals & Perennials Plant Problem Diagnosis

March 19 March 21 March 28 March 26

ISA = 3.5 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs

Turf Care & Installation Plant Identification

April 16 April 23

April 18

April 25

May 16

May 23

June 18 June 25

June 20

June 27

July 16 July 23

July 18

July 25

Aug 20 Aug 27

Aug 22

Aug 29

Sept 17 Sept 24

Sept 19

Sept 26

Oct 17

Oct 24

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Irrigation Tech I Tree & Shrub Pruning Planting & Tree Staking

May 7 May 14 May 21

ISA = 3.5 CEUs / IA = 4 CEUs

Pesticides & Calibration Annuals & Perennials ISA = 3.5 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs

Safety & Tools Turf Care & Installation ISA = 3.5 CEUs

Soils & Fertilizer Tree & Shrub Pruning ISA = 3.5 CEUs

QUESTIONS: Call the ALCA office at

(602) 626-7091 or email Heather@ALCA.org

Irrigation Tech I Pesticides & Calibration

ISA = 3.5 CEUs / IA = 4 CEUs / PMD = 4 CEUs

Plant Problem Diagnosis Safety & Tools

Oct 15 Oct 22

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ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

ALCA 2019 SPECIAL AWARDS Chosen by their peers, four ALCA members were honored with special recognition at the 43rd annual “Excellence in Landscaping” awards gala at the beautiful Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park on November 23, 2019. These individuals have demonstrated a strong dedication and commitment to ALCA and the landscape industry.

Thank you to our Special Award Sponsors

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Brian Ham, Garrett Ham, Richard Spross/Santa Rita Landscaping, Inc. Sponsored by Civano Growers In 1985, Brian and Garrett Ham began Santa Rita Landscaping out of two pickups and a barn after hearing neighbors complain about their landscapers never calling them back or doing what they said they would. The two soon realized that if they followed through on their promises, and treated their clients right, they could be successful. The company began growing, with emphasis moving from residential maintenance to installation, growing from two trucks and a few tools to multiple trucks and the need for a construction yard to store the equipment. In 1990, Brian and Garrett were approached by US Homes (now Lennar Homes) with their first opportunity to break into the homebuilder market. The Santa Rita team exceeded expectations and quickly became known as the “go-to” landscape contractor for homebuilders. These relationships created opportunities to expand into commercial construction, maintenance, and waste services. It was around this time that Richard Spross began his own landscape company, Southwest Enviroscapes. Richard had spent time working underneath landscape architects and landscape contractors in the Tucson area, and realized a need in the market for a professional commercial construction landscape contractor. At Southwest Enviroscapes, Richard created a highly talented group of professionals that quickly became a market leader for commercial construction through strong relationships and a reputation to complete projects on time and budget. Both Santa Rita Landscaping and Southwest Enviroscapes were hit hard by the Great Recession starting in 2008, but both were able to make a profit every year and become stronger companies for it. However, as a

result, Brian, Garrett, and Richard all realized a need to diversify their offerings and create a company that could serve all of their clients’ Jackie Lyle presented the award needs and be viewed as to Garrett Ham “Southern Arizona’s Landscape Solution.” Having all grown up together in Sahuarita, AZ and sharing common values of professionalism and integrity, it seemed like a natural fit to merge the two organizations. In 2012, Santa Rita Landscaping and Southwest Enviroscapes Richard Spross merged, truly creating “Southern Arizona’s Landscape Solution.” Since 2012, the three have focused on growing Santa Rita Landscaping into a destination company and building a team that can carry on their vision and the remarkable culture that they have created to take the organization to an even higher level. Brian, Garrett, and Richard have long been a true asset of the landscaping industry in Arizona by Garrett Ham creating lasting partnerships with vendors, clients, employees, and local communities that helped create a stronger landscaping industry in Arizona.

OUTSTANDING LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR Scott Cosgrove/ELS Maintenance

Bryan Lemieux (left) presented the award to Scott Cosgrove.

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Brian Ham

Sponsored by Horizon Distributors Scott Cosgrove has been in the green industry for 14 years. He has spent nearly 10 years managing HOAs, concentrating his efforts on water management and making irrigation systems efficient. Scott is an ISA certified arborist and currently serves as the arbor manager at ELS Maintenance. Scott truly believes in giving back to the industry he loves by generously donating his time to instruct ACLP Workshops to fellow landscape contractors. As an IA Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Scott has spent the past year attending monthly meetings to create and instruct ALCA’s Certified Irrigation Technician program. Born in Illinois, Scott and his sister were raised in a military family with both parents having successful US Air Force careers and teaching careers. From a young age, Scott has always enjoyed the outdoors, camping, traveling and sports. In his spare time, Scott enjoys watching all sports and is a big NASCAR fan. If his family isn’t traveling, Scott is planning the next adventure destination. He enjoys spending time with his wife Brittney and step-daughter, McKenna. They can all tell you that Scott is a fantastic cook, really great at woodworking and photography. Congratulations to Scott Cosgrove, ALCA’s 2019 Outstanding Landscape Contractor of the Year.


ALCA LANDSCAPING AWARDS

OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR Monte Hoskins - Courtesy Fleet Sponsored by Courtesy Fleet After spending 38 years in the Seattle area, Monte Hoskins left the clouds and rain behind and moved to Phoenix in 2007. Monte Hoskins has been in the commercial automotive field for over eight years and the Commercial/ Fleet Sales Manager for Courtesy Fleet for the past four of those years. During this time, he has consistently been the number one salesman leading the team in customer retention. Monte has been a member of ALCA for the past six years and immediately became active in the association. He serves on the Member and Public Relations Committee and has been the Chairman for the silent auction for the past three years. Monte shows his support not only by volunteering his time, but also by being one of ALCA’s Platinum Sponsors where Courtesy Fleet participates in every event ALCA hosts throughout the year. If you are ever at an ALCA mixer, trade show, golf tournament and the awards program, you will be sure to see Monte there. Congratulations to Monte Hoskins, ALCA’s 2019 Outstanding Associate Member of the Year.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Doug Donahue – Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply Sponsored by ALCA As a residential and commercial sales representative for Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Doug Donahue is responsible for providing irrigation supplies and solutions to large commercial irrigation, landscape contractors and municipalities. Doug uses his knowledge and expertise to instruct the ACLP Irrigation workshops. For the past year, Doug has been instrumental in creating, developing and instructing students for the new ALCA Certified Irrigation Technician program. Doug has contributed countless hours to ALCA above and beyond his full-time job with Ewing. He has played a critical part to the success of the irrigation programs and to ALCA. It is a great honor to recognize Doug Donahue as the 2019 Outstanding ALCA Volunteer of the Year.

Heather Taylor (left) and Judy Gausman (right) presented the award to Doug Donahue

ALCA CEO, Judy Gausman presented the award to Monte Hoskins

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR Trace Lockwood / Kalamazoo Materials Sponsored by Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock Trace has spent the last 30 years in the landscape distribution industry. He has worked hard at building a strong reputation known for his reliability and strong focus on customer service. His career in the industry started in Las Vegas at Turf Equipment Supply Company, a division of ARTESCO in Phoenix and led him to his current position as Regional Sales Manager at Kalamazoo Materials where he is tasked with performing a diverse range of responsibilities. In his professional life, Trace is well-known for commitment to his service oriented approach to work, and his never-ending motivation to yield results. With his vast amount of experience and knowledge of the landscape distribution industry, he has helped streamline operations while keeping a strong open line of communication with his team and clients. His colleagues know him as the dedicated worker he is, and appreciate the hard work he puts into following up with his clients and maintaining his jobsites. In his personal life, Trace’s two biggest passions are his family and music. In 2013, he was inducted into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His proudest moments are the birth of his daughter, the finalization of his son’s adoption earlier this year and the birth of his grandson in March of this year. Having been married for 23 years, Trace considers his life to be a full and enriched one. He wishes to continue facing life with honesty, integrity, and a sense of humor….all the while working hard to see continued growth in his professional career. Congratulations Trace Lockwood, ALCA’s 2019 Outstanding Customer Service of the Year.

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ALCA MEMBER PROFILE WEST COST TURF/WESTERN SOD

West Coast Turf/ Western Sod

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And Mr. Wise Grass—Our Sod Blog…….

Danek has been roped into his role as our resident “Mr. Wise Grass.” His blog “Ask Mr. Wise Grass” (found at http://mrwisegrass.com ) offers turf advice, tips, insights, and answers. “I am passionate about grass, and I love helping people get their lawns in top condition,” Danek said. WCT/ WS offers “Lunch and Learn” presentations for those wanting in on the latest detailed industry product information—just ask! Contact West Coast Turf/Western Sod at 800/832-8873, online at www.wwestcoastturf.com, or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ westcoastturf. Life is short. Sod it!

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Environmentally friendly turfgrasses are vital to the future of the industry, and one of our answers is the Platinum Paspalum. “I’ve been in the industry for a long time, and I haven’t seen a grass out there better for our desert,” Jay Danek explained. WCT/WC has recently introduced Kurapia sod—a newly developed drought tolerant natural groundcover. It creates highly unique and versatile landscape design. It requires less water, and maintenance than traditional turfgrasses. It has the look of a lawn—it grows close to the ground and rarely exceeds 1” high. If left un-mowed, it produces small white sterile flowers, or they can be mowed off for a textured simple green look. It is found to be tolerant of saline, acidic, and basic soils, and grows best in full sun or partial shade. It is not recommended for heavy traffic areas. “The market is certainly buzzing over Kurapia sod. It wasn’t available in sod form before but we’ve got it now. It is more costly than traditional turfgrass, but those who have tried it are loving it and using it on more projects after their first time. It is a pretty cool plant, and we’re happy that we have the fields established here for sale,” said Danek. “We’ve also expanded our inventory of St. Augustine, and our popular EZ-Turf,” Danek said. “And--BOBSod is still the homeowner ‘go to” grass. But the new grasses and Kurapia are the ones that everyone wants to know more about.”

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he Synthetic Grass Store was Arizona’s first true superstore for wholesale grass, materials, tools and rental equipment. Through The Synthetic Grass Store, Stephen and Bonnie Mull simplified the artificial grass buying process for customers ranging from seasoned landscape architects and general contractors to do-it yourselfers. “We became like The Home Depot of synthetic grass,” says Bonnie. “Our customers can get everything they need under one roof in one of our 3 metro Phoenix locations.” Mark Breauninger is the new Operations DirecWith over 13 years of experience in the artificial turf industry; Stetor for SGS, and long term ALCA member Tim phen and Bonnie along with their partner Doug Porter have witnessed Foraker joined AZTM as their Operations Direcever-changing synthetic grass products, systems and manufacturing tor. Both Mark and Tim have helped streamline techniques in the industry. Due to the volume of new products that processes and work daily to ensure both companies are running as efficiently hit the market on a daily basis, the owner team travels the globe to meet as possible, all while maintaining stellar customer experiences. with multiple vendors. The Synthetic Grass Store (SGS) prides itself as a Customer service and innovation are of upmost importance to Arizona market leader in product innovation as they constantly search for top notch Turf Masters and The Synthetic Grass Store, Stephen explains that “We products at the best prices. strive to gain our customers respect by standing behind what we do, the Bonnie, Stephen and Doug have worked extensively to overcome some products we supply and the service we are known for within the synthetic issues within the artificial turf industry. As described by Doug “our objective grass industry. Our belief is that we are in business with our customers. It is to provide the best the industry has to offer that benefit all our customers’ is with this mindset that Bonnie, Stephen and Doug envision the continued needs.” Stephen goes on to explain “throughout the years there have been a growth and success of Arizona Turf Masters and The Synthetic Grass Store. few recurring issues; such as climates with extreme heat and also pet usage. Visit us at any of our AZ locations: Based on these concerns the owner team collaborated to engineer a system 720 E Auto Circle Dr 1250 N Fairway Dr, Ste C107 that will reduce both these issues.” Ste #131 Avondale, AZ 85323 Bonnie, Stephen and Doug are ecstatic to release a few details about a Mesa, AZ 85204 602-491-2991 new system for pet owners relating to artificial grass. A new Pet Shield Sys602-491-2990 tem is currently being launched with antimicrobial technology specifically 3321 N Freeway Rd developed within artificial turf that will reduce the smell of pet urine with 2720 E Mohawk Ln Tucson, AZ 85705 an antimicrobial fiber and backing system. The newly developed Pet Shield Phoenix, AZ 85050 520-690-8873 grass will be called Kool K9 60. In addition to the antimicrobial technology, 602-996-8873 contactus@syntheticgrassstore.com Kool K9 60 has been engineered with a hollow blade to allow the air to circulate, which will keep the temperature of the grass lower. The second part of the Pet Shield System will include the use of a Microban® infill called Envirofill. Microban® antimicrobial protection is infused into Envirofill Home of the during the manufacturing process to help prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew that can Re ee d Pu cause stains and odors. This premium Pet Shield sh Pistachio Tr system will reduce the odor from pet usage, along Forrest Equipment Rentals, LLC Desert Forrest Nursery, LLC 602-831-8000 623-935-1859 with reducing the temperature of the grass www.forrestequipmentrentals.com www.desertforrestnursery.com info@forrestequipmentrentals.com forrest@desertforrestnursery.com Alongside driving industry standards, keeping their customers at the core of everything they do is Growing on over 135 acres Located within From 1 gallon to 72” boxes the key to success for Bonnie, Stephen and Doug. Desert Forrest Nursery Contract grows available Stephen attributes the successes of Arizona Turf Providing all your Schedule a tour today equipment needs Masters (AZTM) and The Synthetic Grass Store Delivery to: AZ, CA, NV, TX, NM (SGS) to “starting small, growing with integrity and always being dedicated to our customers.” It is this dedication that drives AZTM to make every possible effort to complete an installation project, irrelevant of the obstacles. One such obstacle meant overcoming the logistical challenges to get multiple 1,000 lb rolls of artificial turf up onto the 17th story of a building in downtown Phoenix. In 2019 The Synthetic Grass Store and Arizona Turf Masters added two leaders to their teams; January/February 2020

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ALCA MIXERS

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Mountain States Wholesale Nursery offers over 400 taxa including desert adapted trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, accent and flowering perennials, groundcovers and vines. We specialize in providing landscape plants that fuse natural beauty with water efficiency. It is our goal to provide quality plant material that integrates the spirit of landscape design, while reflecting the beauty of the natural desert.

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ALCA MEMBER UPDATE

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ALCA MEMBER UPDATE

Harlow Gardens Harlow Gardens, Run by 3 Generations of Family, Celebrates 80 Years in Business

Family-run Harlow Gardens is celebrating its 80th anniversary in landscape design, installation, maintenance and retail in Tucson, Arizona, a Southwest city of 1 million residents. Members of the Harlow family have been active in industry organizations since 1961. “We’ve seen a lot of changes in landscape prac• 1976: Among the first to become Arizona tices, both nationally and here in the Southwest,” Certified Nurserymen. says, William “Bill” Harlow, who owns Harlow • 1989: Inducted into the Arizona Landscape Gardens with his twin brother, John M. Harlow Contractors Association Hall of Fame for Jr., and his son, John C. Harlow. 30 years working to improve the industry. “It’s been an honor to be a part of this industry • 1993: Tucson Landscape Advisory Comand provide for our customers the best practices mittee. we’ve developed over the decades.” Harlow Gardens was founded in 1939 as a William “Bill” Harlow landscape design firm by Bill and John M.’s father, • 1973: American Association of Nurserymen John M. Harlow Sr. The retail nursery, gift shop public relations committee until 1983. and landscape maintenance services were added • 1974: President of Arizona Nurserymen’s later. Tolson Irrigation became part of Harlow Association until 1976. Gardens in 2015. • 1976: Vice president of the Arizona Certified The twin’s mother, Mary Louise, ran the flower Nurserymen. Among the first to become shop and their sisters chipped in when needed. Arizona Certified Nurserymen. Bill’s wife, Marion, was the first buyer for the • 1977: Leader with the Arizona Nurserygift shop. John Jr.’s children—Steve, Brad and men’s Association. Debbie—along with Bill and Marion’s daughter, • 1979: Member of the American AssociaJennifer, did stints in the business. tion of Nurserymen’s national marketing Harlow Gardens has designed and installed committee. thousands of commercial and residential land• 1987: Officer of the Independent Nurseries scapes. It often appears in “Best of…” lists and of Arizona for many years. has earned dozens of industry and local landscape Harlow History design awards. • Before 1935: John Harlow Sr. practices landThe company has been in the forefront of scape architecture in Duluth, Minnesota. establishing practices such as the Arizona Certi• 1937: Harlow and wife, Mary Louise, travel fied Nursery Person program. In 2006, Today’s throughout the Southwest looking for a Garden Center magazine named Harlow Gardens winter location to augment the Minnesota one of the nation’s “100 Revolutionary Garden business, which is slow in the winter. Centers.” In 2009, the Arizona Nursery Associa• 1939: Harlow opens a landscape architection gave Harlow Gardens its Pioneer Award. ture and construction business in downtown Tucson. A Legacy of Service • 1940: William and John Jr. are born in The Harlows have been active participants and Duluth. They move to Tucson with their leaders in government and industry organizations. mother and sister to join John M. Harlow Sr. John Harlow Sr. • 1947: Property at 5620 E. Pima is purchased • 1958: Pima County Planning and Zoning with the hopes of growing plants. Commission for 14 years. • 1951: The twins start working in the busiMary Louise Harlow ness, accompanying their father to Bisbee to • 1971: Treasurer of the Allied Florists of sell bare root roses from the back of a truck. Southern Arizona until 1975. They also sell Christmas wreaths door to • 1974: State Florist’s Association board door from a red wagon. until 1976. • 1957: After operating in different locations, the entire business is moved to its current John Harlow Jr. location, 5620 E. Pima St. • 1966: President of the Tucson Nurserymen’s • 1960: Harlow Jr. joins the business full time, Association. first working in the nursery and delivering • 1974: President of Arizona Landscape flowers, then moving to landscape design. Contractors Association.

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This photo of employees with us over twenty years: From Left: Clay Thompson, Senior Designer; Bill Harlow, Debbie Mounce, Retail Manager, John M. Harlow, Tom Lash, Horticultural Manager, John C. Harlow

• 1968: William Harlow joins the business full time as business manager. • 1970: Harlow Sr. resigns as company president and retires, selling the business to his two sons. Harlow Jr. is elected president. • 1974: Harlow Sr. dies. • 1976: Mary Louise retires from the business. • 1998: John C. Harlow works full time for the business. He eventually becomes president, taking over from his uncle. • 1999: Harlow Gardens earns a Copper Cactus Award from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona as best place to work. • 2000: Mary Louise dies. • 2017: Harlow Jr. retires.


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RESOURCE GUIDE/AD INDEX COMMERCIAL/FLEET VEHICLES

LANDSCAPE MATERIALS

Courtesy Fleet (866) 980-4543 courtesyfleet.com Please see our ad on page...................18

Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock (602) 353-1020 cuttingedgecurbing.com Please see our ad on page...................21

INSURANCE

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Hill & Usher (602) 667-1848 trimrisk.com Please see our ad on page...................16

Material Delivery, Inc. dba MDI Rock (602) 569-8722 mdirock.com Please see our ad on page...................22 Pioneer (480) 739-6505 pioneerco.com Please see our ad on page.....................2

Australian Outback Plantation (623) 780-8500 australianoutbackplants.com Please see our ad on page.....................7 Desert Forrest Nursery/Forrest Equipment Rentals (623) 935-1859 desertforrestnursery.com Please see our ad on page...................15 Desert Tree Farm (602) 569-6604 deserttreefarm.com Please see our ad on page...................23 Mountain States Wholesale Nursery (623) 247-8509 mswn.com Please see our ad on page...................17

LIGHTING

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Brilliance LED, LLC (800) 867-2108 brillianceled.com Please see our ad on page.....................4

Evergreen Turf, Inc. (480) 456-1199 evergreenturf.com Please see our ad on page..... Back Cover Southwest Sod (602) 271-4266 southwestsod.com Please see our ad on page.....................5 West Coast Turf (888) 893-8873 westcoastturf.com Please see our ad on page.....................7

IRRIGATION PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS

Horizon (800) PVCTURF (782-8873) horizononline.com Please see our ad on page...................19 Hunter Industries (760) 744-5240 hunterindustries.com Please see our ad on page...................19 LANDSCAPE CERTIFICATION TRAINING/TESTING

NURSERIES

Metro Institute (602) 452-2901 metroinstitute.com Please see our ad on page.....................6 LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT

A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales (480) 539-8700 a-zequipment.com Please see our ad on page...................16

RIVER ROCK

All Season Wholesale Growers (602) 276-0230 allseasongrowers.com Please see our ad on page.....................3 Arid Zone Trees (480) 987-9094 aridzonetrees.com Please see our ad on page...................21 Arizona Wholesale Growers (623) 581-3100 azwholesalegrowers.com Please see our ad on page...................21

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A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales........16 All Season Wholesale Growers..............3 Arid Zone Trees...................................21 Arizona Wholesale Growers.................21 Australian Outback Plantation................7 AZ Big Tree Movers.............................14 Brilliance LED, LLC................................4 Courtesy Fleet.....................................18 Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock......21 Desert Forrest Nursery/ Forrest Equipment Rentals...................15 Desert Tree Farm.................................23 Evergreen Turf, Inc................ Back Cover Hill & Usher.........................................16 Horizon...............................................19 Hunter Industries.................................19 Material Delivery, Inc. dba MDI Rock....22 Metro Institute.......................................6 Mountain States Wholesale Nursery....17 Pioneer.................................................2 Southwest Sod......................................5 West Coast Turf....................................7 Western Tree Company.........................3 Wilbur Ellis............................................6

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