Thursday, January 28, 2010

Netzley nominated for OLCA award

Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care a member of the Ohio Lawn Care Association is a long standing member of the organization. Recently OLCA announced a New Applicator of the Year Award. Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care submitted a nomination for Matthew Netzley.

Matthew Netzley has been employed with Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care since 1997 and has 12 years experience in Lawn Management that includes, mowing fertilizing and pest control. Matt has a crew of 6 that he supervises and a customer list of business, commercial and residential customers of over 150. Matthew has held his Commercial Applicator license for 6 years. Matthew is certified and trained in categories 8 and core.

The Ohio Lawn Care Association (OLCA), in partnership with Dow Agro Sciences, recently announced the creation of the new Ohio Lawn Care Applicator of the Year Award. This award will convey and illustrate the mission statement of OLCA: “Improving the environment through better lawn care”

OLCA represents nearly 500 professional lawn care companies throughout Ohio, and its mission is demonstrated every day by its members. “We feel it is our obligation and in the true spirit of the organization’s mission to establish and sponsor a prestigious award such as this”, informed Public Relations Committee Chairman Robert Palmer, Weed Pro Ltd. “It is the skill and knowledge of the applicators that make this industry thrive, and this award gives OLCA a chance to highlight the accomplishments of our members”.

Matthew utilizes the Problem Solving process consisting of a sequence that fits together depending on the type of problem there is to be solved. He begins by defining the problem, working with his supervisor to analyze the problem, generates possible solutions, selects the best solution and plans and executes the next course of action. Matthew works with t he company and the customer to find the best solution to any issues that come up. This is why when a customer selects Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care, we send Matthew on site for the work because of his commitment and dedication to our customers.

On December 8 at the OLCA Annual Meeting that was held during the Ohio Turf grass Conference and Show in Columbus, Matthew was chosen as a top three finalist for the Ohio Lawn Care Applicator of the Year award sponsered by Dow Agro Sciences.

The Ohio Lawn Care Association is committed to promoting and protecting the lawn care industry in Ohio.

(Netzley third from the left)


  1. Hurray for Matt,So well deserved,

  2. Nice to see that kind of commitment from our local businesses and employees. I guess it means more when they take their time with the customers as I know Fitzwaters has always done our family well. Thanks and Congrats!

  3. Congratulations Matt from your Indiana family.


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