Innovative foliage grower Herman Engelmann Greenhouses of Apopka, Fla., will receive ECGC Distributors’ 2007 Award of Distinction during the Tropical Plant Industry Expo on Jan. 18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
ECGC Distributors represents 12 of the largest independent garden centers in the United States, including Al’s Garden center in Oregon; Armstrong Garden Center in California; English Gardens in Michigan; Green View Companies in Illinois; Homestead Gardens in Maryland; Mahoney’s Garden Centers in Massachusetts; Martin Viette Nurseries in New York; Molbak’s in Washington; McDonald Garden Centers in Virginia; Pasquesi Home and Gardens in Illinois; Petitti’s Garden Centers in Ohio and Southern Homes and Gardens in Alabama.
ECGC’s award recognizes the premiere interior plant grower providing the most distinctive product and service in the prior year. Foliage buyers at all ECGC firms perform an evaluation on each preferred vendor. This evaluation contains objective criteria and a graduated scale that evaluates product and customer service. Scores are tabulated and
rankings are reported back to all foliage growers. For 2007, Hermann Engelmann Greenhouse received the highest score.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and appreciate being a vendor partner to such a great organization,” says President/CEO Wolfgang Engelmann. “The ECGC award means so much to all of us here at Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses because it is an affirmation of the high quality work we do and the strategic direction we have chosen. We are looking forward to serving the ECGC group even better in 2008.”