Experienced in the trade since 1987, Shayne Newman founded YardScapes, Inc. in 1990 and holds the title of president. He is originally from Telluride, Colorado, but has lived in New Milford for the past 30+ years. Shayne received a B.S. in Finance from UCONN, is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, holds a Connecticut Supervisory Pesticide License, and is a Certified Landscape Designer.
Always involved in the community, Shayne created and hosts the YardScapes Quad-Am Golf Classic, that has raised $96,000 for area nonprofits since 2006. Additionally, YardScapes has participated in PLANET’s Day of Service since its inception, volunteering time and materials to revitalize civic venues including The Creative Playground, The Pratt Nature Center, Harrybrooke Park, Sullivan Farm, the Brookfield Public Library, The Children’s Center, the Abbey of Regina Laudis, and Sarah Noble Intermediate School.
Shayne was featured on FOX News for his participation in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, the cover of the January 2007 issue of Lawn & Landscape Magazine for his business innovations, and Total Landscape Care as 2011’s Landscaper of the Year finalist.
The Connecticut affiliate of the American Psychological Association honored Shayne with two of its five 2008 Psychologically Healthy Work Place Awards: Employee Growth and Development and Employee Recognition. He received awards alongside Pratt & Whitney and Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp.
YardScapes, Inc. is the recipient of 2011’s Chamber of Commerce Big Business Award.
He enjoys time with his three daughters, Liliana, Marlee and Ava and is particularly fond of Ralphie, whom he welcomed to the family in 2013. You can find him playing on any of the YardScapes sports teams, skiing, or hacking up the golf course.