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Green View Companies receives national environmental improvement award

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[NOV. 9, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- Green View is proud to announce that it was awarded a Distinction Award for Hortica, The Florist Mutual Insurance Company, in the 35th annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America.

Hortica is located in Edwardsville. Since it is the first corporate headquarters in Green View's self-owned development, the landscape design is intended to be a flagship of quality landscaping for future developments. The design also needed to incorporate an opportunity for Hortica's employees to experience quality design and horticultural elements as a reminder of what and whom their company represents on a daily basis. Hortica also intended for the design to afford educational opportunities, not only on a local level but regionally and nationally as well. Finally, in another important consideration, the client requested a design that would soften the large parking expanses and transition areas without affecting extensive security camera sight lines.

"It has always been Green View's approach to employ exceptionally talented landscape architects and designers, as all award-winning projects begin with the design," said Thomas Hoerr Sr., chief executive officer of Green View Companies. "In addition, Green View has some of the top skilled craftsmen in the area to execute these designs. When you combine the two areas of expertise, the results consistently win national awards, as we have for the past decade."

Green View Companies is a multifaceted firm operating throughout the state of Illinois with landscape design/build, installation, maintenance, production facilities and five retail centers. For more information about Green View, visit www.greenview.com.

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The Environmental Improvement Awards Program of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America reflects the association's commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of our landscape. The program is designed to reward landscape-contracting professionals who execute quality landscaping projects and to recognize citizens who underwrite such work. In sponsoring the awards program, the association also strives to increase public awareness of environmental improvement through quality landscaping and to encourage the landscape contractor's consistent use of quality materials and workmanship.

Judges for the 35th annual exterior Environmental Improvement Awards Program were Robert McDuffie, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.; Shirl McMayon, CLP, Chicago Park District, Chicago; and John Peterson, CLP, Wheeler Landscaping Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

The Associated Landscape Contractors of America represents approximately 2,800 professional exterior and interior landscape, maintenance, installation and design/build contractors and suppliers nationwide.

[Green View Companies news release]

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