CAN DO held its 12th annual Curb Appeal Awards ceremony to recognize companies in its Humboldt, Valmont and McAdoo Industrial Parks, the CAN DO Corporate Center and Humboldt Station that create a vibrant and welcoming design to their facilities through their landscaping and grounds maintenance.
The awards were presented during an industry mixer held Thursday at Residence Inn by Marriott in Humboldt Station. The mixer was co-sponsored by Residence Inn and Coordinated Health.
The Curb Appeal Award plaques were presented in the categories of Companies with 1 to 100 employees, Companies with more than 100 employees, Commercial Service and Commercial – Hotels, Restaurants, Retail.
Cargill Meat Solutions was named the overall Curb Appeal Awards winner for 2019. Vito’s Landscaping did the work at the company’s facility in the Humboldt Industrial Park.
Recipients in the 1-to-100 employees category are: The H&K Group Hazleton Site Contractors, 69 Green Mountain Road in Humboldt, Johns Manville and High Mountain Hardware.
In addition to Cargill Meat Solutions, recipients in the more-than-100 employees category are: Hershey Company, Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, and Fabri-Kal.
The Commercial Service award was presented to Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences and the Commercial – Hotels, Restaurants, Retail award was presented to Turkey Hill Mini Market.
CAN DO President and CEO Kevin O’Donnell said, “When CAN DO purchased the land for the Valmont Industrial Park more than 60 years ago, we set a precedent from the beginning that our parks were going to be the epicenter of business and industry in Greater Hazleton. But, we also made it our mission to preserve as much of the natural beauty of these areas as possible. We started the Curb Appeal Awards program because we felt that those companies who maintained their properties best should be recognized.”
O’Donnell thanked Nancy Stasko, of CAN DO, for coordinating the awards and mixer each year. He also recognized representatives from the award-winning landscaping companies and several dignitaries who were in attendance.
O’Donnell thanked Curb Appeal Awards committee co-chairs Barbara Cassise and Sherri Homanko for serving as award judges, as well as the rest of the committee – Charles Burkhardt, Donna Palermo and Nancy Stasko.
Committee members encouraged companies in all of CAN DO’s parks to begin reviewing their facility’s curb appeal in advance of next year’s awards.
Award sponsors are: Eddie’s Lawn Care, Gottstein Contracting, J & S Landscaping, NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association, Nause Landscaping, T. Verrastro Beverage Co. and Larry Walko Landscaping.
“We want to thank all our sponsors. We appreciate their commitment to the Curb Appeal Awards program and to business relations in Greater Hazleton,” O’Donnell said.