Two Teams, One Dream!
weCARE Day 2014
On Friday November 7, 2014, The Grounds Guys of St. Catherine’s and The Grounds Guys of Niagara Falls teamed up together for this year’s weCARE Day. The two teams joined forces at the Hannah House Maternity Home in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
One of our biggest events every year at The Grounds Guys® is weCARE Day™, which occurs on the first Friday of each November. On this day, our entire national workforce mobilizes as an army of volunteers to help out at local charities, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities (an organization that provides a home-away-from-home for families of critically ill children who are receiving treatment at a hospital). Our teams wash windows, plant flower bulbs, install mulch, clean-up landscapes, cook and serve meals, and whatever else is needed to help out.
Celebrate Niagara Was a Success
On Tuesday October 28, 2014 Area Managers Jeff McGee and Eric Valcourt of The Grounds Guys of Niagara Falls attended the Niagara Chamber of Commerce 125th annual “Celebrate Niagara”awards dinner. They had been nominated for “Small Business of the Year Award (50 employees or less) along with 8 other local businesses. To their surprise they WON!
“We’re very proud if this one and are happy that the Niagara business community has recognized and shown their love for the Green & Yellow. It’s truly been a team effort the past couple years so half of this award belongs to our best buds and neighbours in St.Catharines, Chris and Karen Woernert.” – Jeff McGee
The Grounds Guys of Niagara Goes Two for Two at SFEST14
Tuesday September 23, 2014
For the second year in a row, the Grounds Guys of Niagara was successful in receiving The Grounds Guys Top Quality Service for Residential Customers Award. The passion they put into their work is impeccable, and nothing short of absolutely professional. Truly emphasizing that they have “Don’t Just Do It – Own It!” attitudes. Congratulations to the both of you, it was truly well deserved. Lets see if the third time is going to be a charm at SFEST15!
Robb Botticella, The Grounds Guys of Niagara Falls, Recognized for Work at Historic Drummond Hill Cemetery
November 20, 2013
The Grounds Guys® Team Member Robb Botticella was recognized by Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls, with a Certificate of Thanks for his extensive work providing maintenance at the historic Drummond Hill Cemetery.
The Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara is a historic cemetery dating back to the 1700′s and was also the site of the famous “Battle of Lundy’s Lane” in 1814.
The Grounds Guys Team Member Robb Botticella was recognized for his dedication to the grounds, as well as for taking the initiative to uncover grave markers that had become buried or overgrown. His work in uncovering grave markers allowed some visitors to discover distant relatives long thought lost, and resulted in many emails of thanks from city officials, museum staffs and visitors to the cemetery.
“We are so pleased that Robb was recognized by the city for his hard work,” said Jeff McGee, Area Manager of The Grounds Guys of Niagara Falls. “Robb is an irreplaceable member of our team who takes ownership of the task at hand and takes pride in a job well done. He is the embodiment of our company’s Code of Values and our 8 guiding Principles, the first of which is to ‘Create a Remarkable Experience for our Customers’!”
This article originally ran in the Niagara Falls Review on November 3, 2013.
The Grounds Guys of Niagara Receive Two Awards at SFEST 2013
Jeff McGee and Eric Valcourt of The Grounds Guys of Niagara were presented with two awards during the Gala Awards Dinner at SFEST 13, the annual conference for franchise owners of The Grounds Guys Landscape Management and The Sprinkler Guys Lawn Irrigation Solutions.
The Team from Niagara first received the Top Quality Service for Residential Customers Award, evidence of their effort and attention to quality throughout the year. The Niagara team then followed this up by winning the Rookie of the Year award, presented to them based on their outstanding performance in their first 12 months with the franchise system.
Congratulations Jeff and Eric on these achievements!
weCare Day 2013
The Grounds Guys Niagara Regional Team proudly volunteered at the Alzheimer’s Society Niagara Region Family & Community Resource Centre for weCARE Day, the annual day of giving back for Grounds Guys and Sprinkler Guys franchises across North America. The Niagara team did pruning and a fall clean-up of the gardens so that the centre’s clients and families can enjoy them for next spring! After the day of work, the team hauled away three loads of leaves and branches.
The staff was happy to their grounds cleaned up and especially happy that some overgrown bushes were cut down so they can all see out their windows from their offices again. What a great day! Everyone definitely had fun and loved it!