Exmark Names Best Dealer, Pro, Landscaping Company

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Exmark Names Best Dealer, Pro, Landscaping Company

More than 100,000 votes cast to name first-ever Mark Award winners

BeatriceNE (August 22, 2011) — Exmark, a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade mowers, announced winners of its inaugural Mark Awards. These awards recognize the best within the landscape industry in three categories–Dealers of the Year, Best Lawn Care or Landscaping Company, and Crew Member of the Year—as determined by 102,036 votes from visitors toexmarkpride.com.

“The Mark Awards were created to recognize the industry’s most deserving dealers, companies and pros.We’re inspired by the overwhelming support this year’s winners had within the landscape community,” shared Rick Olson, Exmark general manager. “We’re proud to help these winners further their businesses and celebrate their relationship with Exmark.” 

Each grand prize winner will receive a cash prize in addition to a trip to, and personal tour of, the Exmark plant in Beatrice, Neb. Additionally, custom-made trophies created by Exmark employees will be presented to each of the winners.

The Brickman Group’s Eden Guerra of The Woodlands, Texas, was named Crew Member of the Year. Guerra was awarded $1,000 and a trip for two to Hawaii. Described as a man with the highest level of integrity, Guerra inspires his team day in and day out to be craftsmen and take pride in their work.

“It’s not what he has done with our clients that will be everlasting, even though impressive. It’s the impact he has made with our teams,” shared Jeff Rupp, Guerra’s co-worker and nominator.

Carlos Davila of East Orange, NJ, won second prize and $2,000. Third prize and $1,000 was awarded to Mark Stegmeier of Stow, OH.

The Yard Men in Warren, WI, received the Best Lawn Care/Landscaping Company of the Year with nearly 30,000 votes from his peers. Zak Matouke and his crew have gone from five customers to more than 150 in just three years. The Yard Men’s customers rave about the dependable and high-quality work Matouke and his team delivers. The Yard Men will receive a new Exmark Lazer Z® plus $1,000.

Second prize and $2,000 was awarded to Magnolia Landscape LLC, of Virginia Beach, VA. Third prize and $1,000 went to Xtreme Lawn Pros in Fort Myers, FL.

D&J Equipment of Longwood, FL earned Dealer of the Year and received $5,000. Customers know and respect D&J Equipment’s commitment to service—both at the time of purchase and if in need of product support. Customers are pleasantly surprised to receive their product or parts within a day of ordering, which shows their commitment to service and the customer.

Erb Equipment Co. Inc., of Fenton, MO, won second prize and $2,000. Third prize and $1,000 was awarded to Sarlo Mowers LLC, of Bonita Springs, FL.

Announcing the Mark Awards Winners

Exmark can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/exmarkmowers and on Twitter attwitter.com/exmarkmowers.

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Note to Editors: All media inquiries, image or interview requests should be directed to Matt Gersib at (402) 314-2150 or mattgersib@gmail.com. For other inquiries, please contact Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc., P.O. Box 808, Beatrice, NE 68310-0808; (402) 223-6300.