Northwest Connecticut’s award-winning landscape firm, and the ONLY landscape industry ACCREDITED company in CT, YardScapes is a full-service design, construction and maintenance company proudly serving residential and commercial clients since 1990.
Ten Things You May Not Know About Us:
1 Some of our clients from 1990 are still clients today. We’re grateful for our community’s support. Thank you for helping us follow our passion.
5 YardScapes has softball, football and basketball teams. But, it’s our little-known bowling team that has the best record.
9 The Connecticut affiliate of the American Psychological Association honored YardScapes with two of its five 2008 Psychologically Healthy Work Place Awards: Employee Growth and Development and Employee Recognition. We received awards alongside Pratt & Whitney and Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp.
2 Shayne went on only one interview after college. It was then he decided: A. he didn’t like to wear suits; B. he’d rather work for himself; and C. he preferred the outdoors to the indoors.
6 Shayne started in marketing, eventually graduating from UCONN with a degree in finance. He also took Film 101 and from his cursory knowledge, will tell you how every movie is going to end. Or at least when a character will die.
10 There is a tipi at YardScapes World Headquarters! We’ve yet to hold a meeting in the tipi, unless you count after-hours. It gets deep.
3 We have evolved! In 2020, while dealing with a pandemic, we quietly celebrated our 30th year of business in northwest Connecticut. Shayne took some time to reflect on our story, our heritage, how we came to be who we are and where the company will go in the next few decades.
7 YardScapes was named 2011′s Landscaper of the Year finalist. We were among the 12 finalists chosen by the Total Landscape Care editorial staff in recognition of “exemplifying the highest standards of landscape professionals, including business acumen, marketing and equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.”
4 Shayne was recently appointed President of NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) in 2020 and started his new role on October 1, 2020.
8 The Quad-Am Golf Classic began as YardScapes’ Annual Hackfest, an end-of-season company outing. To date, we’ve raised over $96,000 for local nonprofits.
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Our Core Beliefs
AUTHENTICITY // in all things.
In our communication, our company, our relationships.
COMMUNITY // we believe in the power of community to change lives.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY // we are constantly evaluating our strategies to better suit the needs of the world around us.
PASSION // without it, we are nothing.
LEAVE A LEGACY // we believe everyone, everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.