TreeTown USA CEO Jonathan Saperstein Named National Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
HOUSTON, Nov. 26, 2018 – TreeTown USA CEO Jonathan Saperstein has been honored with an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Gulf Coast Area Award, and named a national finalist in the consumer products and retail category, which recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services, and jobs that keep the worldwide economy and local communities moving forward.
The selection was by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders for his contributions within the nursery and agriculture industries. Under his leadership, TreeTown USA has expanded significantly, both organically and through various acquisitions. With this recent growth, the company is now the country's largest wholesaler of trees and ornamental woody shrubs with 18 growing facilities producing 33 million plants on more than 6,000 acres across Texas, Florida, Oregon and California.
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs who do things differently for more than three decades,” said Debra von Storch, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “We are proud to announce the 2018 finalists who boldly break the mold to create new solutions, innovations, and possibilities that redefine how we live, work, and play.”
“I’m truly honored to be selected for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award and humbled to share this honor with the other incredible entrepreneurs who are contributing to and leading innovation in their respective fields,” said Saperstein. “My goal has always been to run a business that is not only green in its very nature, but that also promotes a safe, reliable, and caring work environment and culture for our incredible team, so I am happy to accept this award on their behalf.
“My family and I are very proud of everything we have accomplished together, but none of it would be possible without all the efforts of our team. Even though this is a very impressive accomplishment for all of us, we need to remember that no matter what accolades we get, we know there is room for improvement, and if we strive for perfection, we will achieve excellence,” he added.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership, and achievement since 1986. Their companies have succeeded in invigorating their industries and benefitting their communities while also encouraging and empowering others to follow their lead. In 2018, the 231 award winners represented 187 entrepreneurial companies employing more than 213,000 people with a job growth of 46 percent. They generated revenue of more than $66 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 56 percent.
About TreeTown USA
TreeTown USA, founded in 2001, is a privately owned business headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 18 growing facilities totaling over 6,000 production acres across Texas, Florida, Oregon, and California. With its recent acquisition of a West Coast Division, including Village Nurseries and Hines Growers, the combined company now has a coast-to-coast footprint for its broad mix of high-quality plant material that includes over 5,000 unique plant selections and variations. To learn more about TreeTown USA, visit the company’s website at http://www.treetownusa.com.
Daly-Swartz PR for TreeTown USA
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