WinnScapes Wins Excellence in Business AwardWinnScapes, Inc., a Gahanna-based landscape and snow removal company, won a 2003 “Excellence in Business Award” from Snow & Ice Management Association, a non-profit trade organization based in Erie, Pa.
The award honors business owners who maintain a high degree of excellence in day-to-day operations. Applicants were judged based on demonstrated success in business practices, customer satisfaction, community relations, and accountability, which were thoroughly documented and supported by letters of reference.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for the way we serve customers and run our business,” said WinnScapes President Rick Winnestaffer. “Our company-wide dedication to exceeding customers’ expectations has driven WinnScapes to unparalleled success in the snow removal and landscaping industries.”
Winnestaffer, 40, formed WinnScapes in 1981 while he was still a senior in high school. As the business grew, he added snow emergency services to maintain cash flow and keep his employees busy throughout the year.
Today, snow and ice removal account for between 15 and 30 percent of the company’s annual revenues, depending on the weather.