Wendell E. Butler Award

Wendell E. Butler Award

Description: This award is recognized as FNGLA's most prestigious. This award recognizes an individual who serves FNGLA and the industry by providing leadership, service, contributions and has shown a sincere interest in the advancement of the association and the industry. The person's involvement in FNGLA has made a positive impact on the success of the association, its members and the industry and serves as an example to others. The award winner then sits on the next year's Industry Awards Selection Committee.

Award Criteria: An individual who is currently a member of FNGLA and has proved faithful and exceptional service to the horticulture industry and FNGLA, notwithstanding personal gain. Previous Butler Award winners are not eligible, nor is the incumbent FNGLA President.

2019

Lloyd Singleton, FCHP

New Hanover County NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum, North Carolina

2018

Billy Butterfield, FCLC

AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services, Orlando, FL

2017

Wes & Vickie Parrish

Parrish

Formerly Parrish Nursery, Inc., Davie, FL

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2016

Bob Cook, FCHP

Cook

Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Ft. Myers

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2015

Theresa & Kevin Riley, FCHP

Riley

Rockledge Gardens inc., Rockledge, FL

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2014

Chet Peckett

Peckett

Pecketts inc., Apopka, FL

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2013

Nancy G. McDonald

McDonald

N.G.M. Productions, Mt. Dora, FL

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2012

Gary Hennen

hennen

Oglesby Plants International

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2011

Sylvia Gordon

gordon

Landscape By Sylvia Gordon

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2010

Jerry Frye

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Frye Farms, Homestead, FL

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 Award Winners


2009: M.E. "Buck" Wurster, FCLC, of B & L Landscape Co., Inc.

2008: Roger and Janice Brooks of Four B's Nursery, Inc.

2007: Gary Roberts, FCLD

2006: Kevin Kraft

2005: Tommy Aiello

2004: George Hackney

2003: Joe Hoak

2002: Marvin Gross

2001: Bill "Rocky" Klinger

2000: Alan Shapiro

1999: Gene Batson

1998: Russ Mueller

1997: Joe Cialone Sr.

1996: Randy Strode

1995: Bob Mellen