The Stay Green team spent Saturday, May 14, in a celebratory mood, for our 8th annual Employee Appreciation Picnic, held at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park in Stevenson Ranch.
This year, we saw the best turnout yet for our picnic, with nearly 500 employees and their families in attendance. Highlights of the day included a mariachi band, face painting and games for the kids, a taco bar, and some great raffle prizes including a 40-inch TV and a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball package worth $500.
“Stay Green was started 46 years ago as a family business, and despite our growth through the years it still feels very much like a family,” Stay Green CEO Chris Angelo said. “Our annual picnic is always a great time of enjoying a day together and thanking our team members for their dedication and quality work.”
The picnic is also our time to present milestone awards for employees who have been with us for a certain number of years. This year, we had 11 employees celebrating five years, six celebrating 10 years, three celebrating 15 years and two celebrating 35 years. Juan Perez and Jose Pelayo Guzman have worked loyally with Stay Green founder Richard Angelo since the company was still a small operation.
“It’s difficult to overstate how much we value the loyalty and dedication of our employees,” Richard Angelo said. “Their commitment to excellence has helped make Stay Green what it is today. This company has flourished in ways I never imagined when I started the business.”
This year’s picnic set another record, with more than $10,000 in sponsorships from our fantastic equipment partners. This year’s sponsors included Bishop Co.; BOSS; Bruce Wilson & Company; Dubbs Technology; Enterprise Fleet Services; Ewing; Harris Office Products; Hunter; Hydro-Scape Products, Inc.; Lockton; Mellady Direct Marketing; PDQ Rentals; Poole & Shaffery, LLP; Sol Print Solutions; Stern, Kory, Sreden, & Morgan; Stotz Equipment; and Village Nurseries.
“We couldn’t do the work we do without excellent partners, and we really appreciate all they do to support us as well as their support that takes our annual picnics to the next level,” Chris Angelo said.
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About Stay Green Inc.
Stay Green Inc. delivers the quality, expertise and resources only an industry leader can provide, combining exceptional client service with an unsurpassed reputation for excellence that spans four decades. Based in Santa Clarita, the company has more than 300 employees working in Landscape Maintenance, Plant Health Care, Tree Care, Water Management Services and Landscape Design/Build Services. Stay Green serves clients throughout Southern California, and exercises environmental stewardship through its Sustainability Practices, which are applied across all service lines to help customers protect the environment as well as the bottom line. Stay Green Inc. is recognized as a leading provider of high-quality landscape services, having achieved a 95 percent customer retention rate, along with receiving the industry’s most prestigious awards.