Encore Landscape Management Co-Owners (left to right) Juan Hernandez and Mike DiFabbio.

     PHOENIX, ARIZ. (June 27, 2022) – Encore Landscape Management was recently named as one of the 2022 Best Landscape and Lawn Care Companies to Work For. This inaugural awards program was created in 2022 and is a project of Lawn & Landscape magazine and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment, benefiting the industry’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. The 2022 Best Landscape and Lawn Care Companies to Work For list comprises 15 companies.

“Our culture is everything,” said Mike DiFabbio, Co-Owner of Encore Landscape Management. “When we started the company, we locked ourselves in a room for a couple days to hammer out our vision and values and determine what was important to us. The environment that we provide for our employees was a common theme we kept coming back to.

“We’d all been a part of some good companies in the past, but we knew we could create something really special for our employees at Encore. So, to be recognized for that and to be voted as a top place to work in our industry is truly an honor,” DiFabbio said.

Encore Landscape Management will be recognized in the June edition of Lawn & Landscape where the rankings will be revealed for the first time along with profiles of each winning company.

“Encore is intentional about creating an environment in which our employees feel good and are absolutely valued. We work hard and play hard, and it’s an honor to be recognized for the workplace we’ve created,” said Co-Owner Juan Hernandez.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have 50% or more of revenue coming from landscaping services, which includes maintenance, chemical lawn care, irrigation, design/build, hardscapes, tree care and interior landscaping, and landscape lighting;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
  • Be based in the U.S. or Canada;
  • Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in the U.S. or Canada;
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

“These companies exemplify the professionalism and excellence that the industry can provide,” said Brian Horn, Editor of Lawn & Landscape magazine. “Lawn & Landscape is proud to acknowledge these businesses and tell some of their stories.”

Companies in the industry entered the two-part process to determine the Best Landscape and Lawn Care Companies to Work For. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

For more information about Encore Landscape Management visit encorelm.com.