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Join SIMA for the 23rd Annual Snow & Ice Symposium

23rd SIMA Symposium

Hartford, CT. June 16–19th, 2020

SIMA Symposium-The Best Show in Snow

snow & ice industry awards

Our industry and the people in it are amazing! Take a look at who we were able to celebrate in 2019.

the award winners

Congratulations to everyone who received an award in 2019:

best snow & ice companies to work for in 2019

Company culture is a powerful morale booster for employees and for workforce recruiting and retention. With this award, SIMA will recognize companies in the industry that focus on being great places to work and promote the industry as one in which successful and rewarding careers can be built. Criteria relate to company culture, personnel support and engagement.

And the winners are:

  • Akehurst Landscape Service
  • Case Snow Management
  • Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services
  • David J. Frank Landscape Contracting
  • DJ's Landscape Management
  • East Coast Facilities
  • G. McNeill & Son Contracting Group
  • Greg's Lawn Service
  • Markham Property Services
  • Sneller Snow & Grounds
  • Strathmore Landscape Management
  • Troy Clogg Snow Associates
snow & ice all-stars:

And the winners are:

 Sales Employee of the Year
Gary Brester, Sales Manager / Senior Account Manager, Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services

 Office Professional of the Year
Jenna Monk, ASM, Human Resources Manager, Markham Property Services
Bernadette Fletcher, Payroll and Benefits Manager, Brilar

 Snow Operations Employee of the Year
Matt Mientus, ASM, Field Supervisor, emi landscape
Ravie Hong, ASM, Crew Supervisor, Case Snow Management

 Snow Operations Manager of the Year
Jay Poremba, ASM, Operations Manager, East End Snow & Ice Management
Aaron Birdseye, Operations Manager, Executive Property Maintenance

ceo of the year*

Sponsored by Western, Fisher and SnowEx

This award recognizes an outstanding executive whose primary responsibility is the overall management and leadership of a snow and ice management company.

And the winner is:

Patrick Kane, CSP
Evercor Facility Management

community service award

This award honors an individual or company that has demonstrated outstanding stewardship in the community through the giving of time, resources and/or financial support to organizations that support the greater good of humanity.

And the winner is:

Winter Services

A $1,500 donation in Winter Services' honor was made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, courtesy of SIMA.

sustainability leadership award

Sponsored by Morton Salt

The Sustainability Leadership Award recognizes a SIMA Member company that has placed a commitment to environmental responsibility at the forefront of their snow and ice management operations.

And the winner is:

Donovan Property Service

alan steiman symposium scholarship*

In recognition of longtime SIMA member, mentor and friend, SIMA created the Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship to be awarded each year to a first-time Symposium attendee that embodies Steiman’s spirit of camaraderie and his belief that education is essential to success in the snow and ice management industry.

The winner of the Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship receives:

  • 1 full registration (including all special events) for the 22nd Annual Snow & Ice Symposium
  • $500 travel stipend
  • Comped room at host hotel (up to 4 nights)
  • Recognition at the Snow & Ice Awards and Celebration Night

And the winner is:

Kevin Shackleford, Shackleford Landscape Group

company safety award

Safety Awards are given to companies who maintained exceptional safety standards to help protect their employees, clients and the public during the 2018-2019 snow season.

And the winners are:

  • Garden Grove Landscaping
  • Jack's Lawn Service & Snowplowing
  • Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group
  • The Lawn Pro
  • Markham Property Services
  • Arbutus Landscaping
  • Architerra
  • The Gordon Company
  • Greg's Lawn Service
  • Clapper & Company

Take a look at all all past award winners here.

2019 Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2019 Symposium Sponsors!