ALCC Service Awards - Char Chacon, Scott Fritchie Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 04:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Char Chacon is Garvey Person of the Year
Chacon, a Colorado native having a horticulture degree from CSU with an emphasis on business management, started at Designscapes Colorado in 2001, exactly one week after she graduated. She is now the Residential Team Manager and as evidenced by her nomination for an MVP Award this year, the company is very thankful for her many contributions over the years.  

Beyond her contributions within her company, Chacon’s contributions within the industry have also been noticed. She has participated on many ALCC volunteer committees and efforts throughout the yearsfrom Career Pathways and workforce development, to Day of Service and legislative efforts. And you may recognize her voice since she has been one of the voices of the ELITE Award category introductions for several years.

Chacon is passionate about encouraging involvement of women in the green industry. She was the first woman manager at Designscapes Colorado, and then went on to implement a women’s leadership program there called Cultivate. She is also the committee chair of ALCC’s recently-formed Women in Green Committee, and looks forward to getting more women involved in leadership. In the bigger picture, Chacon says that she loves to help any company, team or peer to be better, and advocates for the industry by emphasizing its many paths for personal and professional growth. Go here for more.

 Scott Fritchie receives Stan Brown Award
Scott Fritchie began at LL Johnson in 2000, as a salesperson with no sales experience. His career plans were to be a mechanic for an airline, but as usual, life had other plans and he ended up at LL Johnson because of his mechanical knowledge and love of machinery. He leaned on his knowledge of mechanics and provided excellent customer service. He eventually became one of the top salespeople in the company and is now the Grounds Power Equipment Division Manager.

LL Johnson has been a supportive partner of ALCC’s for many years and is currently a platinum sponsor. Fritchie and many other LL Johnson team members have been involved with the Landscape Industry Certified Technician testing as volunteer judges. With the recent transition of the testing to an online format, ALCC now offers the Landscape Technician Boot Camp training. Fritchie and LL Johnson were some of the first to jump in to help develop the training and teach machinery lessons.  

Fritchie enjoys building relationships with customers, and also helping others advance their knowledge and meet their goals. LL Johnson’s focus on customer service and training in the industry was a great fit for him from the start. Go here for more.

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