Jeff Waters to Receive Landscape Leadership Award

Rockville, MD (October 24, 2019)—The Landscape Contractors Association MD • DC • VA (LCA) announces the recipient of the Landscape Leadership Award: Mr. Jeff Waters, Green Store Area Business Manager, SiteOne Landscape Supply. Jeff will receive the award at the Excellence in Landscape Awards Celebration Dinner on December 5 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

“LCA only rarely awards the Landscape Leadership Award. It is reserved for those individuals who have made a significant contribution to LCA and had a positive impact on the landscape industry in this region,” Aaron Raines, LCA President, said. “We appreciate Jeff’s dedication to the industry and his desire to share his years of knowledge with peers.”

Jeff, a Baltimore native, began his career in the nursery/landscape industry in high school working at Metzler’s Garden Center and Landscape. He continued his work at the prominent garden center and landscape contractor through college, graduating from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree in ornamental horticulture and a minor in landscape design.

In 1994, Jeff left Metzler’s and began work as a sales manager at Shemin Nurseries. There, he quickly rose to general manager as the company grew from two nurseries to three. In 2015, Shemin was acquired by John Deere Landscapes and rebranded as SiteOne Landscape Supply. Jeff assisted throughout the acquisition and rebranding. He has earned three Vice President’s awards and three President’s awards throughout his time with the company.

Jeff has been actively involved in industry organizations and in the sharing of industry knowledge. He has served on the Garden Centers of America board of directors, the Maryland Nurserymen’s Association board (as well as the secretary and vice president of the organization) and the LCA board of directors, including as president.

LCA congratulates our 2019 Landscape Leadership Award recipient!

Since 1967, the Landscape Contractors Association MD • DC • VA (LCA) has been dedicated to promoting excellence in all facets of the landscape industry by providing education on industry best practices, sharing updates, and helping to connect local green businesses. We encourage members to strive to be the best by recognizing their exceptional work through our Excellence in Landscape Awards program.