Best Landscape Company
David Hawkins Jr., had dreams of becoming a farmer.
But without a farm of his own, Hawkins decided to start a landscaping business.
“He thought landscaping would be the next best thing,” said Kristi Hawkins, David’s daughter-in-law and the company’s office manager.
Hawkins launched Hawkins Landscaping Inc., in 1974. The family-owned and operated business has grown to become one of the area’s leading service providers.
With more than 40 years of experience designing elegant and inviting outdoor environments, Hawkins Landscaping Inc., has become one of the area’s preeminent landscape installation and construction contractors. Perhaps its most high-profile job to date has been installing the landing strip for the president at Camp David.
The company, which is based in Thurmont, has about 25 employees, including David’s son, Dave Hawkins III, who is the general manager. “David Jr., the owner, is already planning for his beloved grandsons, who are 3 and 1, to one day take over,” Kristi said.
In a competitive field, Hawkins Landscaping truly stands out. The company was recognized as the 2017 Large Business for the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County. It also won the 2017 Autumn Classic Landscape Contest at this year’s Great Frederick Fair. The theme was “Dream-scaping: A Magical Floral Fantasia.”
“We used the fair’s theme as inspiration and wanted to create a bright, colorful display anchored by strong structural concepts (hardscapes),” Kristi said.
Hawkins Landscaping also was recognized as Best of the Best honorees by The Frederick News-Post in 2015 and 2016 — and now in 2017. “Every time Hawkins Landscaping wins an award, we are reminded of how lucky we are to do what we love and be successful at it,” Kristi explained.
Hawkins also sets itself apart from apart from its competition by offering services year-round. “Whereas most landscaping companies close in the winter months, Hawkins Landscaping is a year-round landscaping company that offers services throughout the winter months,” Kristi said.
The team at Hawkins Landscaping can handle your entire project from design through construction, as well as maintenance. Whether you need to develop a full-site landscape plan or revitalize your existing landscaping, Hawkins is the authority on innovative landscape design and installation.
The staff of professionally-trained and certified landscapers will help you realize the full potential of your landscape visions. That includes landscaping, hardscaping, maintenance, lighting and drainage projects. “We also offer a year-round maintenance program that includes yearly maintenance on your lawn, plants and trees. We also offer commercial snow removal. There is no off-season for Hawkins Landscaping,” Kristi said.
About 400 homes and businesses are on the company’s year-round maintenance plan. These customers keep coming back, Kristi said, because of the knowledgeable professionals who work there. “Once you sign up to do a job with us, we want to make you a lifetime client since we offer a yearly maintenance program. We want to help you protect your investment,” she said.
“Hawkins Landscaping wants to thank their hardworking and dedicated employees,” Kristi said. “Without them, none of this would be possible. We also want to thank all the support we have received from past, present and future clients.”