May 15, 2016
Gelderman Landscape Services was awarded 2015 Employer of the Year by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce at an awards gala held on April 7 at the Burlington Convention Centre.

With nearly 500 business people in attendance, Gelderman joined an impressive list of previous winners, including major Burlington  companies such as Deloitte, O.C. Tanner and AXYZ International.

Upon receiving the award, Gelderman company president Nathan Helder said, “I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of Gelderman Landscape Services. Thank you to the Chamber, judges and greater community.”
Heidi Cowie, incoming chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, announced the winners of the Business Excellence Awards.

“Each year, the Chamber is faced with some very difficult decisions to choose award recipients,” said Cowie. “The calibre of businesses operating in Burlington becomes more impressive each year. We had a number of extremely impressive nominations in every category and it becomes increasingly difficult to single out the winners.”

Helder concluded his acceptance speech, stating, “From our humble beginnings in 1955, our goal has always been, and continues to be, to show care in all that we do. To have thrived over the last 60 years is mainly due to our amazing staff throughout the decades. Our tag line, ‘Caring is our nature,’ starts with our staff. We have learned to treat them as assets, not liabilities. We invest in training and treat them well, and they in turn take care of our clients. We believe that our staff comes first, and then customers, not the other way around.”  

This is the second business award presented to Gelderman Landscape Services in the past week. On April 1, the company was presented with an Outstanding Business Award from the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce. In the fall of 2015, Gelderman also won the City of Hamilton’s Business Appreciation Award.