Beacon Award

STEPHEN CROWE HONORED WITH BEACON AWARD

Steve Crowe of Sunshine
Landscaping Co., Inc. is
presented with the Beacon
Award by his friend and
colleague Joann Vieira,
Director of Horticulture at
Tower Hill Botanic Garden,
at the Massachusetts
Association of Landscape
Professionals’ s April
membership meeting.
 

 

Natick, Massachusetts ––– Stephen Crowe, owner of Sunshine Landscaping Co., Inc. in Cherry Valley, Mass., was recently named the 2017 Beacon Award winner by the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP).  Steve was honored for his achievement in the field of commercial horticulture. 

Established in 2001, the Beacon Award is the highest honor the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals bestows on an individual. It is given to a person whose actions serve as a guide and a challenge to other members in the landscape profession.

“Industry pioneers like Steve Crowe have set high standards for technical innovation and a scientific approach to service in the landscape and lawn care profession,” said Cara Christopher, president of MLP.  “It is an incredible achievement to be selected as a Beacon Award winner.”

“I am deeply honored and grateful to accept this prestigious award,” said Mr. Crowe. “This is a an important time to be a lawn care professional. Our service, as environmental stewards, has never been more essential,” he concluded.

About Sunshine Landscaping Co., Inc.

Stephen L. Crowe is a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional and founder of Sunshine Landscaping Co., Inc. in Cherry Valley.  Steve and his committed crew of landscape professionals specialize in residential landscape construction, as well as lawn care for clients across central Massachusetts. More information about Sunshine Landscaping Co., Inc. can be found at www.sunshinelandscapingco.com.


The Beacon Award is the highest honor the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals bestows on a member of the association. It is given to a person whose actions serve as a guide and a challenge to other members in the landscape contracting profession.

Guidelines

MLP members are encouraged to nominate colleagues for Beacon award consideration.  Please write a letter to the MLP board of directors with the name of your nominee and include the reasons why you believe he/she should receive the Beacon award.  Take the award’s purpose and title into consideration when crafting your nomination letter.  Be specific, cite examples, include details and, if possible, ask for letters of support for your nominee from other members.  

Nomination letters may be sent via regular mail or e-mail to:

Beacon Award 
MLP Board of Directors
8-D Pleasant Street South
Natick, MA  01760

info@mlp-mclp.org (“Beacon Award” in Subject Line please)

Timeline

  • September 10 - Deadline for submission of Beacon nominees & letters of support
  • Late September - Board members review nominations and deliberate
  • Late October - Final decision is made regarding Beacon recipient
  • Nov/Dec - Beacon recipient is notified/presenter selected
  • February - Beacon recipient announced at annual meeting
  • March - Announcement made via meeting notice/speech written
  • April - Beacon Award presented at membership meeting

Beacon Award Recipients

2001 - Owen Regan

2002 - Roger Cook, MCLP, MCA

2003 - Virginia Wood

2004 - Dan Foley, MCLP

2005 - Mike Lueders, MCLP

2006 - John Filias, MCLP

2007 - Rudy Piantedosi, MCLP

2008 - Mike Davidsohn, MCLP

2009 - David Rykbost, MCLP

2010 - Jon Ciffolillo, MCLP

2011 - Genie Holland, MCLP

2012 - Monique Allen, MCLP

2013 - Roger B. Sturgis, MCLP

2014 - Matt Gramer, MCLP

2016 - Carol Robertson, MCLP

2017 - Stephen L. Crowe, MCLP, MCH