Gardeners’ Guild, Inc. Earns Awards

Gardeners’ Guild, Inc., (GGI) an employee-owned landscape contractor noted for its comprehensive services and innovative sustainable landscape management programs has just received two separate awards for its Safety and Team Building Jamboree.

The Safety Jamboree is an annual company-wide event that features a partnership of its professional service vendors and equipment suppliers. The event is held at the San Rafael Community Center and features a variety of health and safety, ownership and team building, and hands-on equipment training for the entire staff. The outcome is to build an awareness that by working together, every one will become successful and work safely. The “ownership” behaviors that are developed translate into a workforce that is empowered to take constructive action on behalf of the customer.

The Zenith, Gardeners’ workers compensation insurance provider awarded GGI the Zenith Safety Award for Outstanding Performance, citing GGI’s “diligent efforts in enhancing the organizational culture.” The ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Association, California/Western States Chapter, awarded GGI the 2004 Best ESOP Event award for the Safety & Team Building Jamboree.

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