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Southern Botanical is again named to prestigious SMU Dallas 100 list.

Southern Botanical is again named to prestigious SMU Dallas 100 list.

November 4, 2015, Dallas, Tx--

At Wednesday night’s gala event, Southern Botanical, Inc, a Dallas-based landscaping and garden management company, was named number 66 on the prestigious SMU Dallas 100™ list. For 25 years, the Caruth Institute has annually ranked the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies based on sales growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. The top 100 fastest growing companies were revealed in descending order at the awards ceremony.

SMU Dallas 100“Landscaping is something I do because I love it. Crafting what I love to do into a successful and growing business is an incredibly rewarding experience,” said Jason Craven, President/CEO for Southern Botanical. Craven credits the company’s growth to a philosophy of focusing on the client, the company’s top-flight management and highly trained, dedicated teams.

“The key statistics of the Dallas 100™ are always so impressive year after year,” said Jerry White, the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, who has been at the helm of the event since it began in 1990. “These outstanding companies are one of the main reasons Dallas is such a dynamic city for business. In this, the silver anniversary year of the SMU Dallas 100™, it is our privilege to honor the vital contribution of these companies and the entrepreneurial spirit of their founders.”

Dallas 100™, cofounded by the Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area. To qualify for the Dallas 100, a company must meet a number of criteria based on its legal status, location, sales history, credit report, and character.

Southern Botanical is the benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management in Dallas and Houston. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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Southern Botanical wins Grand Awards from NALP for Commercial & Residential projects

Southern Botanical wins Grand Awards from NALP for Commercial & Residential projects

Dallas, TX, October, 23 2015 – 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that Dallas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. has been awarded 2 prestigious Grand Awards for their exemplary work on two spectacular properties. The awards were presented at the 46th annual National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program. This is the premier national awards program in the landscape industry and the awards ceremony is part of NALP’s Green Industry Conference. The Grand Award is the program’s top category. NALP’s awards program recognizes interiorscape, landscape, and lawn care professionals who design and create superior projects, and reflects the association’s commitment to supporting members in the creation and preservation of great landscapes.

27-smThe two winning entries included an urban park in the Commercial Landscape Management category for Institutional Maintenance and a North Dallas residence in the Residential Contracting over $1 Million category. Klyde Warren Park, which spans a major freeway between the Dallas Arts District and Uptown was selected for its meticulous attention to detail and beautiful results. Because the park is built on a bridge, it requires specialized soils, fertilization and watering practices as well as other unique attention to keep this high-traffic and popular attraction looking its best. The Residential winner is a magnificent Dallas estate that features a huge underground cistern installed to capture and re-purpose rain and landscape runoff water for irrigation.

dallas-residential-landscaping-1-2-m-rt-smNALP (formerly PLANET) is the trade association for the landscape industry, representing the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. Members also include students, consultants, industry suppliers, state associations and affiliate members.

Southern Botanical is the benchmark for landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire only licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and all employees attend a weekly continuing education program. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties, but no job is considered too big or too small.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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Southern Botanical rises to 45 on Landscape Management list of 150 largest companies

Southern Botanical rises to 45 on Landscape Management list of 150 largest companies

June 25, 2015, Dallas, Tx--

Landscape industry publication Landscape Management recently released its LM150 list of the nation’s largest green industry companies and Dallas-based Southern Botanical came in at number 45. The company also ranked in the Top 25 in several industry categories. Southern Botanical was ranked number 18 for Residential, number 9 for Design/Build + Installation and number 10 for Irrigation. The company’s 19% growth rate in 2014 also landed Southern Botanical at the number 6 position regionally for growth. The list is published each year and ranks landscape companies based on annual revenues and specifies number of employees and revenue increase percentages from year to year. Southern Botanical, Inc has successfully grown year after year by concentrating on meticulous attention to detail, personalized client service and maintaining a well-trained, highly qualified team.

LM150_2015“It is great to find success in what you love to do,” says Jason Craven, Southern Botanical’s President and CEO. “I credit our dedicated and talented team for keeping their focus on superior client service and I am truly grateful for our clients who give us the opportunity to practice our craft on their spectacular properties.”

Growth has always been part of the plan. Since Jason Craven started the company in the 90’s mowing lawns while still in high school, the company has been growing dramatically. From those humble beginnings, the company now has a reputation of striving for perfection, over 200 employees during the peak season and revenues that have it placed among the largest in the country. Southern Botanical has also made sure to pursue and implement the latest industry and business technological advances.

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports community schools and charitable causes.

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Southern Botanical rises on Lawn & Landscape’s national 2015 Top 100 list

Southern Botanical rises on Lawn & Landscape’s national 2015 Top 100 list

May 19, 2015, Dallas, Tx --

Landscape industry publication Lawn & Landscape recently released its prestigious Top 100 list of landscape companies nationwide and Dallas-based Southern Botanical is #46 this year. The annual list ranks landscape companies based on annual revenues and specifies number of employees, number of locations and revenue increase percentages from year to year. Southern Botanical, Inc has successfully grown year after year based on its focus on meticulous attention to detail, personalized client service and a well-trained, highly qualified team. They were ranked #86 in 2012.

Top 100 Shield_toro high res“Our Top 100 list includes some of the best and brightest leaders in the landscape industry,” says Lawn & Landscape Editor and Associate Publisher Chuck Bowen. “These companies have achieved a level of growth that very few others can claim.”

Growth has always been part of the plan. Since Jason Craven, Southern Botanical’s President and CEO started the company in the 90’s mowing lawns while still in high school, the company has been growing dramatically. From those humble beginnings, the company now has a national reputation, a prestigious clientele and over 200 employees.

Lawn & Landscape is the leading b2b publication serving the $70-billion landscape and lawn care industry. With a suite of services – including a monthly print edition, dozens of enewsletters, native iOS apps and events – L&L provides landscape business owners with the research, insight and analysis to help them grow their companies.

Southern Botanical is the benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management in Dallas and Houston. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools and charitable causes.

This year’s list was compiled by Lawn & Landscape editors during the spring of 2015. Email Bowen at cbowen@gie.net with comments or questions about the list.

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Southern Botanical wins 2015 TEXO Distinguished Building Merit Award.

Southern Botanical wins 2015 TEXO Distinguished Building Merit Award.

May 1, 2015, Dallas, Tx--

For the third year in a row, Dallas, Texas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. has been awarded the TEXO Distinguished Building Merit Award. This year the award was for their beautiful work at the Vendome in Dallas. TEXO’s Distinguished Building Awards program identifies construction projects completed by TEXO members in North and East Texas. These awards are based on unusual construction techniques, special obstacles, personnel, quality control and safety. This was Southern Botanical’s third entry into the annual competition, and the third time the landscape company has been awarded for construction and their role as general contractor.

!TEXOLogo+tagThis challenging project required complete cooperation, careful timing and a commitment to precision. Having to work around an existing underground parking garage, limited site access and the need to crane large trees in and out throughout the process certainly tested the Southern Botanical team’s attention to detail. The end product, however, was a beautiful, serene enclave for the residents of this luxury highrise.

vendome-dallas-landscape-2TEXO is the construction association representing commercial contractors in North and East Texas. It is the name of the new association formed from the consolidation of the North/East Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (QUOIN) and the Associated Builders and Contractors North Texas (ABCNT). With the consolidation of the two associations, TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest associations affiliated with both the national ABC and AGC. It serves a membership of more than 1,900 commercial contractors. Learn more about TEXO at www.texoassociation.org.

vendome-dallas-landscape-14Southern Botanical is the benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management in Dallas and Houston. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools and charitable causes.

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Southern Botanical wins national Excellence in Construction Award from ABC.

Southern Botanical wins national Excellence in Construction Award from ABC.

March 5, 2015, Washington, D.C. –

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) congratulated the winners of the 25th annual national Excellence in Construction Awards and named Dallas, Texas-based Southern Botanical as the Pyramid level winner for the Specialty Contractor/Hardscape category for their beautiful renovation at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. Representatives of Southern Botanical and other award winners received their awards during ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

EIC Award“Each year we are honored to recognize the very best construction projects the industry has to offer and this year’s winners’ commitment to quality and safety throughout the planning, execution and delivery of each of these projects is truly remarkable,” said 2015 ABC National Chair Pamela Volm. “These projects, the contractors who carried them out and their employees are a perfect embodiment of ABC’s value proposition: to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.”

The Excellence in Construction awards program honors all construction team members and projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Association of Women in Construction, as well as representatives from higher education, among others.

RT-pool copySouthern Botanical is the benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools and charitable causes.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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Southern Botanical celebrates 20 years of beautiful landscapes and unsurpassed service!

Southern Botanical celebrates 20 years of beautiful landscapes and unsurpassed service!

February 24, 2015, Dallas, Tx--

Texas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. has just marked its twenty-year anniversary. In 1995, with a single truck and a passion for helping clients keep their landscapes beautiful, Jason Craven founded what was to become Southern Botanical. Now 20 years later, highly-trained teams fan out across Texas each day by the hundreds in sparkling white vehicles providing landscaping, maintenance, irrigation, tree care and other services to clients in the DFW and Houston metro areas.

Southern Botanical 20 years landscapingWhile the scale of operation has changed dramatically in 20 years, the passion for delivering the highest quality service and creating the most beautiful landscapes has never varied. Their client-first philosophy of anticipating needs along with their meticulous attention to detail has resulted in healthy growth year after year. Southern Botanical has grown from a handful of employees to a staff of over 250 highly-qualified team members.

Southern Botanical is unique in the green industry for its innovative and service-oriented approach to the landscaping business, and well-known for their high-quality work. They routinely win the industry’s top awards both regionally and nationally, including two Gold and two Silver awards from the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and a Grand Award from PLANET this last year alone. They provide both Commercial and Residential services.

Under Mr. Craven’s leadership, the Southern Botanical team has also become known for industry-leading use of cutting-edge technology, going the extra mile for each client, expanding the philosophy of sustainable landscaping, and the company’s support of their industry and the communities in which they serve.

Southern Botanical is a full service landscape construction and maintenance provider whose mission statement is, “To be the benchmark in the green industry while enriching the lives of our team, our clients, and our community.” Southern Botanical has a total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools, cultural entities and charitable causes.

For more information and our press kit, visit our website at SouthernBotanical.com

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Southern Botanical receives top landscaping honors – multiple Gold & Silver TNLA Awards

Southern Botanical receives top landscaping honors – multiple Gold & Silver TNLA Awards

January 1, 2015, Dallas, Tx--

Southern Botanical Inc., for the seventh year in a row, has been awarded prestigious Gold Awards from the 2014-2015 TNLA Texas Excellence in Landscaping Awards. In addition to two landscape Gold Awards, they were also awarded two Silver Awards. This year’s awards included the Gold Award for Commercial Installation over $100,000 and a Gold Award for Residential Installation over $100,000. The Silver Awards were earned for Commercial Maintenance and Residential Installation $25,000-$100,000.

vendome-dallas-landscape-12The winning properties included two beautiful residential projects, a luxury residential high-rise and the expansive George W. Bush Presidential Center. Each project was unique and meticulously executed.

Sponsored by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, the Texas Excellence in Landscaping Awards program is the state’s premier industry event and recognizes excellence in installation, design, design/build, maintenance and special projects. Award recipients will be honored at the TNLA Awards Dinner in Dallas, Texas during the August EXPO. Entries were judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship and attention to detail, in addition to specific criteria listed in each category. Each of the entry categories was evaluated independently; the type, size,and cost of the project were not criteria for judging. The judging panel is composed of Texas judges with expertise in regional conditions and landscaping feats meriting distinction.

formal-garden-landscape-dallas-2TNLA’s Anna McGarity commented, “We applaud you on your bold talent and forward-looking vision that sets the standard for landscaping excellence in Texas and ensures a bright future for this industry.”

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties, but no job is considered too big or too small. They have been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively support the community, schools and other charitable causes.

For more information, visit www.southernbotanical.com or contact Scott Peck.

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Southern Botanical wins Turf Maintenance Award

Southern Botanical wins Turf Maintenance Award

December 18, 2014, Dallas, Tx--

Dallas, Texas-based Southern Botanical, Inc. was honored for the second year in a row at the annual Texas Turfgrass Association’s Conference held in Fort Worth on December 16-18, 2014. They were awarded for their work on one of their residential client’s grounds in the Turf Landscape Maintenance category for 10,000 square feet and above. The requirements included maintaining the entry for at least two years and that the turf was at least two years old. Other criteria that are measured for the winner of this award are the type of turfgrass, a description of the maintenance program and equipment used, the irrigation system, operating budget and special challenges. Together the Garden Management and Agronomy teams worked to make this immaculate project into an award winning property.

Residential Lawn ServiceSince 1947, the Texas Turfgrass Association has provided education and research for the turfgrass industry in Texas. TTA’s members work together to improve and advance the professional standards for those working in the turfgrass industry.

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports the community, schools and charitable causes.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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Southern Botanical wins Grand Award for George W. Bush Presidential Center work

Southern Botanical wins Grand Award for George W. Bush Presidential Center work

Dallas, TX, December, 3 2014 –

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced that Dallas based Southern Botanical, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious Grand Award for their exemplary work on the GWB Presidential Center. The awards were presented at the 45th annual PLANET 2014 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program. This is the premier national awards program in the landscape industry and the awards ceremony is part of PLANET’s Green Industry Conference. The Grand Award is the program’s top category.PLANET’s awards program recognizes interiorscape, landscape, and lawn care professionals who design and create superior projects, and reflects the association’s commitment to supporting members in the creation and preservation of great landscapes.

commercial landscaping dallasThe Bush Center sits on 23-acres of the SMU campus and includes the George W. Bush Library, George W. Bush Institute and a 15-acre urban park featuring native landscaping and a rainwater collection system that will provide 50 percent of irrigation needs. It also features a Texas Rose Garden, possessing the same proportions, orientation and organization as the White House Rose Garden.

“It is an incredible honor to be part of the team that created this beautiful and historic center,” said Jason Craven, President/CEO of Southern Botanical.
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism.

Southern Botanical is the benchmark for landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire only licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and all employees attend a weekly continuing education program. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties, but no job is considered too big or too small.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com

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