Lawn & Landscape’s 2022 list of the industry’s top 100 largest companies included The Greenery at #30 with an 8% increase in revenue from the previous year. The company also moved up one spot from the 2021 list.

“To be ranked among the country’s top firms during such uncertain times is extremely exciting,” says Ben Campsey, The Greenery’s CFO. “It is definitely a collaborative effort by all of our employee owners that has allowed The Greenery to have such success.”

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Overall, the lawn care and landscape industry flourished despite the uncertainties of the past several years. Landscape firms saw an 8% revenue growth from 2020 to 2021. That’s an increase of $400 million.

A common theme among all of the top producing lawn care and landscape companies seems to be a strong company culture. The self reported data included statements from employees expressing that among the uncertainty, a strong workplace culture helped them to feel more secure.

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“I believe that our family-like workplace culture as well as the strong foundation we have built around The Greenery’s core values has helped our company succeed even during a global pandemic,” says Lee Edwards, The Greenery’s CEO.

At The Greenery, our core values are important to us.

  • Culture of Safety – Our people are our most valuable asset
  • Employee Owned – We all have an ownership mentality
  • Quality, Production and Service – Our commitment to our clients
  • Community Responsibility – Strong community ties provides sustainability for our company and our people.
  • Continuous Pursuit of Improvement – To be the best landscape company in the markets we serve
  • Growing Tradition – Product, Company, Personally, Professionally…We continue to develop our people, our company culture and innovative spirit.
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While each year presents its own set of challenges, The Greenery is confident that we can continue to grow and succeed in the markets we serve with our dedicated team of employee owners working hard each day to enhance people’s lives through beautiful landscaping.

The Greenery is GROWING

It’s an exciting time to work at The Greenery, Inc. We are adding employee owners at leadership positions in many of our branches across the Southeast – in Hilton Head Island, Florida and Greenville, SC.

Gary Ostroski

At our Hilton Head Commercial Branch, we recently welcomed Gary Ostroski as the Branch Manager and he has been doing a fantastic job since joining The Greenery team. As Branch Manager, Gary is responsible for the success of the Hilton Head commercial business unit including business development, account management, people development and operational excellence. He also continues to develop long-term relationships and communicate on a regular basis with The Greenery’s valued clients of Hilton Head Island.

Gary has a Bachelor of Science in marketing from York College (PA) and an MBA from UMASS-Amherst. He brings a wealth of experience to this position working in the green industry since he was 16 years old. After graduating from college, he worked in commercial landscaping – filling leadership roles at two of the nation’s largest landscape firms. Gary relocated to Hilton Head this year with his wife, Mindy, and their infant daughter. The couple is enjoying the beach lifestyle and are excited to enjoy their first summer in the Lowcountry.

John Anderson

This spring, The Greenery’s Florida markets welcomed John Anderson as Regional Operations Manager for Greater Jacksonville, Amelia Island and Daytona. As Regional Operations Manager, John oversees all operations for The Greenery’s Florida markets. He also helps with business development, employee owner development, safety and customer satisfaction.

John has an AS degree in Ornamental Horticulture from SUNY Morrisville. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in landscape company management and has also worked as a consultant with Envisor Consulting. When he’s not working, John enjoys all outdoor activities including golfing, hunting, and fishing.

Jon Korman

Martex Services, a Division of The Greenery, Inc., recently promoted Jon Korman as the Branch Manager at the Amelia Island/Greater Jacksonville branch. Jon oversees commercial landscape business development and account management, at high operational standards. He also continues to develop long-term relationships and communicate on a regular basis with our valued clients of Amelia Island/and the Greater Jacksonville area.

Jon received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. He is a Registered Landscape Architect as well as a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Jon has worked with Martex Services since 2014 and has worked in the green industry in several capacities his entire career. Jon lives on Amelia Island with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, surfing, gardening and traveling with his family.

Julie Harris

At our upstate branch…The Greenery welcomed Julie Harris as the new Business Developer for the Greenville-Spartanburg office. Julie is responsible for networking and building relationships with potential clients to generate opportunities for company growth in Greenville-Spartanburg and the surrounding areas. She is excited to help The Greenery grow and expand in this market.

Julie has an AAS Degree in Horticulture from Upstate NY, certifications from Cornell University in Turf Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Prior to joining The Greenery, she worked more than 30 years in the horticulture industry including positions in operations, sales, and management. In addition to her role at The Greenery, Julie enjoys spending time with family – camping, hiking, fishing, and kayaking. And of course, she loves to garden!

The Greenery, Inc. is so excited to welcome these new members to our team. Interested in becoming one of our employee owners? Visit our careers page to apply today!