May 15, 2014
David Lammers of Garden Grove Landscaping won the Burlington Chamber Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, handed out on April 10 at the Burlington Convention Centre.

The awards, in six categories, are judged on overall business excellence, excellence in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, environment, employee welfare, innovation and market growth.

“The Chamber was faced with some very tough decisions to choose finalists and winners this year,” said chamber president Keith Hoey. “The task force received almost 70 nominations and the calibre of the companies seems to be getting better every year.”

Lammers started his company in 1990 with a single lawn mower. Garden Grove now includes landscape construction, lawn irrigation and snow plowing, as well as landscape maintenance. Adopting a reuse-recycle approach with garden waste and organic matter, he is developing compost for use in the company’s tree planting and landscape rejuvenation.  

Founders David and Paul Lammers have grown Garden Grove Landscaping to become one of the largest landscape firms in the region. “Our family values run deep in our history as a company and we continue to provide the same personal caring touch of a small business today that we did when we first started. We founded our company on strong principles with a ‘customer first’ approach. This continues to be the foundation and the culture of who we are now, and will be in the future,” says Lammers.

Garden Grove has been a member of LO since 1997.