Grounds Maintenance Services Named Finalist in “Business Excellence Awards” Competition

Jan. 14, 2013

Brookfield, Wis. – Grounds Maintenance Services is a finalist to be named “Best Overall Company” in a global competition sponsored by ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm.

Grounds Maintenance Services is one of just five companies remaining in the “Best Overall Company – Less than 50 Employees” category, from a cast of nominations submitted from around the world. The Brookfield landscaping and winter services company is competing in ActionCOACH’s annual “Business Excellence Awards” competition.

The “Best Overall Company” award recognizes businesses “that demonstrate exceptional ‘best practices’ that lead to outstanding results year-over-year.” The award has four levels based on number of employees. Winners of this award, and 11 others, will be announced Jan. 25-26 at ActionCOACH’s “Business Excellence Forum” in Las Vegas.

The “Best Overall Company” nomination for Grounds Maintenance Services detailed how the business not only survived - but grew - during a year when weather conditions seemed to conspire against it. The mild winter of 2012 gave way to an early spring and lengthy drought, conditions not friendly to a business dependent on plowing snow, cutting lawns and building landscapes.

“The last year was certainly challenging, but we continued to grow and move forward by improving customer service and operational processes,” said Todd Ruedt, owner of Grounds Maintenance Services. “We’re both proud and humbled to be a finalist for this prestigious award. We thank all our customers and hard-working employees for helping create the opportunity.”

Ruedt also commended Tom Palzewicz, his longtime adviser at ActionCOACH of Elm Grove, for their work together. Ruedt, a Brookfield native, has more than 25 years experience in landscaping and lawn maintenance. His company has a long record of involvement with and support of organizations dedicated to improving the Brookfield community.

Founded in 1999, Grounds Maintenance Services offers a full range of landscaping and yard maintenance services, plus in-home Christmas tree delivery, holiday lighting setup and snow plowing. Its professional staff prides itself on helping homeowners grow their dreams, one yard at a time.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Brookfield Academy: Dec. 3, 2015 12:27 PM

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 12:10 PM

» Swanson Elementary Cub Scouts to collect donations for seventh annual Ben Levie Toy Drive 10:11 AM

» SPORTS NOTES NOV. 19 11/25

» Glacier girls hockey to return eight players 11/25

» SCORECARD: Elmbrook Swim Club 11/25

» Brookfield/Catholic Memorial boys hockey team co-op begins fourth season 11/25

» Brookfield East has surprising gridiron season 11/25

» Brookfield panel recommends approval of public assistance for Milwaukee Tool expansion 11/24

» Brookfield Central's Kennedy proud of football team's effort in winning conference title 11/24

» Fairview South's annual Silent Auction and Craft Fair to raise funds for school iPads 11/24

» City of Brookfield to discuss potential financial aid for Milwaukee Tool expansion 11/24

» Sport Shorts: Nov. 26, 2015 11/24

» Oak Creek girls basketball team pulls away from Brookfield Central in second half 11/24

» Sports Notes: Nov. 26, 2015 11/24

» Brookfield East's Matt Szews named Volleyball Player of the Year, first-team all-state 11/24

» Brookfield Academy: Nov. 26, 2015 11/24

» Elm Grove library friends group kicks off holiday season with Lights of Love and tree lighting event 11/23

» Elm Grove board approves small levy increase 11/23

» School Notes: Nov. 26 11/23

» Brookfield Square to open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening, 6 a.m. for Black Friday 11/23

» New Brookfield classes combine fitness for moms with their kids in strollers 11/23

» Elm Grove to vote on 2016 budget tonight 11/23

» Brookfield East girls basketball team starts out 2-0 11/23

» Brookfield East soccer team names three senior captains as MVPS 11/23

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



2015 Writing Contest


(Click image for details)

Local Business Directory