About FNGLA

Wendell E. Butler Award

 

Renamed the Wendell Butler Award in 1975, this award is recognized as FNGLA's most prestigious award. This award recognizes an individual who serves FNGLA and the industry by providing leadership, service, contributions and has shown a sincere interest in the advancement of the association and the industry. The person's involvement in FNGLA has made a positive impact on the success of the association, its members and the industry and serves as an example to others. The award winner then sits on the next year's Industry Awards Selection Committee.

Award Criteria: An individual who is currently a member of FNGLA and has proved faithful and exceptional service to the horticulture industry and FNGLA, not withstanding personal gain. Previous Butler Award winners are not eligible, nor is the incumbent FNGLA President.

2017 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Wes and Vickie Parrish, Parrish Nursery, retired

With over 50 industry years under their combined belts, you can’t talk about FNGLA’s Broward Chapter without instantly thinking of this dynamic duo! While they’ve had their hands on almost every chapter activity for at least the last decade, both are very active in FNGLA state activities too—with Vickie serving on multiple committees, and Wes having been FNGLA President and NHF President. 2017 brought huge change for this couple—retiring from their business and welcoming their first grandchild! We celebrate their many years of commitment to FNGLA.


2016 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Bob Cook, FCHP
Southern Agricultural
Insecticides, Inc.
Ft. Myers, FL

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2015 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Theresa & Kevin Riley, FCHP
Rockledge Gardens, Inc.
Rockledge, FL

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2014 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Chet Peckett
Pecketts, Inc.
Apopka, FL

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2013 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Nancy G. McDonald
N.G.M. Productions
Mt. Dora, FL

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2012 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Gary Hennen
Oglesby Plants International

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2011 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Sylvia Gordon
Landscape by Sylvia Gordon

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2010 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient

Frye

Jerry Frye
Frye Farms, Homestead, FL

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2009
M.E. "Buck" Wurster, FCLC, of B & L Landscape Co., Inc.

2008
Roger and Janice Brooks of Four B's Nursery, Inc.

2007
Gary Roberts, FCLD

2006
Kevin Kraft

2005
Tommy Aiello

2004
George Hackney

2003
Joe Hoak

2002
Marvin Gross

2001
Bill "Rocky" Klinger

2000
Alan Shapiro

1999
Gene Batson

1998
Russ Mueller

1997
Joe Cialone Sr.

1996
Randy Strode

1995
Bob Mellen