About Blue Ribbon Landscapes

Mission

To design, craft, and manage unigue gardens. To add equity to our client's property while working with skill and passion, constantly striving for perfection.

CRAFTSMANSHIP • INTEGRITY • ATTENTIVENESS • CONSCIENTIOUS

Blue Ribbon Landscape & Maintenance, Inc. was formed in 1999 in Nampa, Idaho as a full-service landscape maintenance company for residential and commercial clients. Blue Ribbon now serves more than 250 residential and commercial customers across the Treasure Valley.

Services include weekly lawn care services, landscape maintenance services, tree and shrub care, aeration and fertilizer application, personal gardening, irrigation maintenance, landscape design & construction, and more (see our Services)

Our maintenance programs are geared toward complete landscape management versus a “mow-and-go” approach. Our plant healthcare program is one of the best in the valley and includes organic soil-enhancing products. We emphasize water management, and encourage you to consider our Evapo-Transpiration system (download) – a sprinkling/water usage program that can cut water use by 30%.

Blue Ribbon’s landscape construction projects focus on natural design elements, tailored to client preferences. Projects include pavers (patios, walkways, etc), brick and rock retaining walls, water features, irrigation design and installation, rock gardens, large scale plantings, landscape lighting and outdoor living spaces.

We’re intently focused on customer value: always targeting the lowest price while using state-of-the-art equipment and employing skilled and certified technicians to deliver unmatched quality workmanship. Hence our motto: “The relentless pursuit of perfection.”

Professional Licenses

Administration

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Hans Ellis

Administrative

Hans is the President of Blue Ribbon, he started the company back in 1998 with the motto “The relentless pursuit of perfection,” he’s always striving to provide Blue Ribbon customers with an experience they can’t get anywhere else.  Hans has the following certification and licenses; Certified Landscape Technician, Certified Arborist, Nursery/Florist License, Chemical Applicator License and he was elected to the Idaho Nursery and Landscape board of Directors and became INLA’S president in 2019.  When not running Blue Ribbon you can find Hans involved in at least one of the following outdoor activities: Archery, camping, fishing or white water rafting with his family.

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Danny Talich

Operations Manager

Danny has been with Blue Ribbon since 2013. He has over 15 years of experience in the irrigation field and is a licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and Certified Landscape Irrigation Technician. In 2021, Danny was promoted to Operations Manager and has done a great job overseeing the maintenance, enhancement, irrigation, and snow divisions of Blue Ribbon. Technical training, diagnostic troubleshooting, and water conservation are all high on his list of objectives to teach others as well as passing along his experience to the rest of the team. In his spare time, Danny likes to sing and make music. He can play multiple instruments and loves to write.
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Diana Avila

Office/HR Manager

Diana joined Blue Ribbon Landscape and Maintenance in the fall of 2020. She has been a lifelong resident of Caldwell which she prides herself on. She has three children; Isaiah, Isaac, and Sarah. And, an eight-year-old grandson named Elijah. Diana has spent most of her career working in the public school system as an Advocate for federally funded programs from Migrant Head Start to High School. Diana obtained her Associate's Degree in Social Work in 2008 from Treasure Valley Community College and then completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management in 2019 from Grand Canyon University. Outside of work, Diana enjoys helping her local church, refurbishing furniture when time allows, and traveling with her family and friends. Her favorite vacation spot is Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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Tim Roach

Shop Manager

Tim is the Shop Manager and has been with Blue Ribbon since the spring of 2014. Tim’s main focus is to keep all the trucks and equipment up and running ensuring that we are meeting our client’s schedules. When not being kept busy maintaining the shop, he has his Applicator License through the Idaho Department of Agriculture and will lend a hand to the Plant Healthcare Department. In his downtime, Tim likes to take adventurous trips through Idaho’s wildlife fishing and hunting.
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Veronica Alfaro

Accounts Payable

Veronica joined the Blue Ribbon team in August 2021. She comes from a background in accounts payable and payroll in the construction field. She is the friendly voice behind the phone. She helps streamline the office and helps our administrative staff, keep the ball rolling. When not in the office, she enjoys family time as well as spending time with her daughter, Daisy, and her dog, Precious.
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Aimee Trail

Accounts Receivable

Aimee joined the Blue Ribbon family in March 2022, her main focus within the company is accounts receivable. She grew up in Nampa, Idaho, and is proud to say she was here long before it was cool. She has been married since 2008, and they have 2 incredible boys, Isaac and Liam. Apart from her role here at Blue Ribbon, she also manages the books for her husband's business. When she is not working, she spends most of her time just being a mom, to her kids, dogs, cat, a mini-mule, and a whole lot of chickens.

Maintenance

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Jeremy Sims

Maintenance Account Manager

Jeremy is the Maintenance Account Manager for Canyon County area. He comes with over a decade in the Landscape Maintenance Industry and has a strong background in Commercial Irrigation Systems. Jeremy is certified through the INLA as a Landscape Technician and is a Licensed Professional Applicator. Jeremy comes with a great attitude, attention to detail, responsiveness, and a strong work ethic. When not at work crunching numbers or making your property shine, you can find Jeremy spending quality time with his 2 sons at their basketball games and track meets. Jeremy also enjoys time up in the mountains, at the river, and smoking meats in his backyard.
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Shane Fleming

Maintenance Account Manager

Shane joined Blue Ribbon in the Fall of 2021 as the Maintenance Account Manager for the Ada County area. Shane is a Boise State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science. He has over 12 years of experience in the Landscape Industry and is a former Landscape Owner/Operator with a strong background in Irrigation Management. Shane believes in reliability, honesty, and hard work. When not working, his passions include oil painting, archery hunting, and fly fishing.
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Everado “Lalo” Arizmendi-Trujullo

Maintenance Crew Leader

Lalo joined Blue Ribbon in the Spring of 2014, he quickly worked his way up to Maintenance Crew Leader. Lalo has an eye for doing a quality job while always having a smile on his face. When not busy at work he spends time with his family and taking care of his animals on his farm.
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Gildardo Ocampo

Maintenance Crew Leader

Gildardo has been a part of the Blue Ribbon family since 2016. Gildardo has been running his own crew since the Spring of 2019. He has proved himself as a strong leader with high attention to detail and his speed is unmatched. When not at work Gildardo enjoys BBQing with his family.
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Raymundo Gonzalez

Maintenance Crew Leader

Raymundo came on board at Blue Ribbon in the Spring of 2012. Even though Raymundo runs a tight ship and pushes his crew to perform to the best of their abilities, he is always polite and has earned the respect of all employees. When not working at Blue Ribbon Raymundo works on his family’s avocado orchard in Mexico.
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Efrain Gomez

Maintenance Crew Leader

Efrain has been with Blue Ribbon since the spring of 2007. One of his many talents is the ability to focus on detail, leaving our customers with a finely manicured lawn. Efrain’s positive outlook and attitude make him an ideal leader at Blue Ribbon. When not cutting and trimming lawns you can find Efrain playing soccer with friends.
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Angel Andrade

Maintenance Crew Leader

Angel has been with Blue Ribbon since 2016. Angel is our maintenance crew leader, he has several years’ experience in pruning and maintenance. Angel enjoys delivering an exceptional finished product and growing relationships with our clients. When Angel isn’t working you can find him spending time with his wife and kids.
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Jaime Delgado

Maintenance Crew Leader

Jaime has been with Blue Ribbon since May 2015. He enjoys doing lawn care work and makes his best effort on each job. In his free time, he likes to go out with family, and do housework, and also he likes to do mechanical jobs if time permits.
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Francisco Trujillo

Maintenance Crew Leader

Francisco has been with Blue Ribbon since June 2021. He is a meticulous worker and puts his best efforts possible to maintaining the cleanliness of jobs and making them look beautiful. Francisco enjoys going fishing and having gatherings with friends to play poker.

Landscape & Design

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Joe Hoover

Landscape Project Manager

Joe joined Blue Ribbon in the fall of 2021 as the Landscape Project Manager for the Landscape Division He has been in the landscape industry as a kid, although professionally he has been in the industry for 14 years. He originally started in athletic field construction and maintenance with a focus on Sports Turf Management and Agronomy. He started growing more towards the landscape construction part of the industry throughout his years of experience. He is excited to be in this role and help create quality landscapes for our clients to enjoy. He and his wife enjoy being outdoors, camping and doing projects around the house. They have four pets: cat Doug dogs Rhea and Kane, and a lizard named Lizzy. On his time off, he enjoys woodworking, metal fabrication, and building furniture. In their free time together, Joe and his wife Jessica enjoy little renovation projects around the house.
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Oscar Mariscal

Landscape Foreman

Oscar is a Landscape Crew Foreman. He started Blue Ribbon in May of 2021. Oscar loves getting along with his coworkers and enjoys the work he does on a day-to-day basis. In his free time, Oscar loves spending time with his family, completing projects at home, and traveling.
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Omar Maravilla Contreras

Landscape Foreman

Omar is a Landscape Crew Foreman; he started working for Blue Ribbon in August of 2019. Omar enjoys his job and he takes pride in seeing the projects from beginning to end. Omar enjoys fishing, camping, and driving to Jackpot. He also enjoys traveling to Washington.
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Miguel Artega

Landscape Foreman

Miguel joined Blue Ribbon Spring of 2020.  He brought with him four years of farming experience and an additional three years of irrigation experience.  Miguel began in our Landscape department but made the switch three month later to Irrigation, which is a great fit for him because of his background.  Miguel is a quick learner, who enjoys putting in a hard day’s work.  

When not working Miguel enjoys fishing, camping, spending time with his kids, fixing up and maintaining his backyard so he can enjoy barbequing with family and friends.

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Miguel Calderon

Landscape Field Supervisor

Miguel is a Landscape Foreman at Blue Ribbon; he started working for Blue Ribbon in the summer 2008. He is currently ICPI certified and his extensive knowledge and passion for turning over a perfect landscape project. Miguel’s attention to detail on his projects always seems to exceed customer expectations. During Miguel’s downtime, he likes to attend church functions with his family.
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Henry Sanchez

Enhancement Crew Leader

Henry has been with Blue Ribbon since 2014, he started out as a Maintenance Crew Leader and has since transitioned to be our Enhancement Crew Leader. If your lawn needs spruced up or just requires a little extra TLC, Henry is the one to make that happen. When Henry’s not at work improving lawns, you can find him barbecuing with his family or out on his boat looking for catfish.

Irrigation

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Miguel Artega

Irrigation Technician

Miguel joined Blue Ribbon Spring of 2020.  He brought with him four years of farming experience and an additional three years of irrigation experience.  Miguel began in our Landscape department but made the switch three month later to Irrigation, which is a great fit for him because of his background.  Miguel is a quick learner, who enjoys putting in a hard day’s work.  

When not working Miguel enjoys fishing, camping, spending time with his kids, fixing up and maintaining his backyard so he can enjoy barbequing with family and friends.

Plant Health Care

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Andy Anderson

Plant Health Care Manager

Andy joined Blue Ribbon in July 2021 as the Plant Health Care Manager. Andy has been a Licensed Professional Applicator since 1993. Andy obtained his Pest Management certification through Perdue University and has 12 years of experience in pest control servicing residential, commercial, and industrial clients. In addition, Andy has 17 years in the Lawn and Tree care industry and is a Certified Arborist. He enjoys working with trees, diagnosing issues, and providing solutions. His professional licenses specialize in the areas of area fumigation, agriculture herbicide, core competency, commodity pest, general pest, general vertebrae, ornamental herbicide, ornamental insecticide, public health, and structural pest. In his spare time, he likes to spend time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time gardening.
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Robert Crutcher

Plant Health care

Robert started his career at Blue Ribbon in September of 2021. He has worked in the lawn care and maintenance industry for 7 years and his specialty is keeping lawns healthy and weed-free. For Robert, the most enjoyable thing about his job is being able to drive past the grass he fertilizes and see it lush, dark green, and healthy. While work is enjoyable for Robert, he mostly enjoys riding a motorcycle and participating in charity events through the motorcycle community
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Isaiah Brittell

Plant Health Care

Isaiah started with Blue Ribbon back in 2017 but moved away for a brief period in early 2019. He returned to Blue Ribbon in June 2021 and is currently a Pesticide Applicator for the Plant Health Care Division. His greatest asset is his attention to detail and being thorough to ensure that the job is done right the first time. Isaiah is passionate about the outdoors so in his free time you can find him somewhere in the mountains or on the lake.
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Cody Thomas

Plant Health Care

Cody joined Blue Ribbon recently in March. He owns a farm with his wife and two kids. In his spare time, he likes to fish, gaming, and watching anime with the family.

Customer Testimonials

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