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Founder, President
 Stephen L. Crowe


Founder of Sunshine Landscaping Co, Stephen Crowe leads Sunshine Landscaping Company. Steve's scientific and technical approach to landscaping and lawn care, as well as his deep interest in the outdoors, is the basis of Sunshine Landscaping's services and methodologies. Steve’s goals are about improving the lives and landscapes of all of his customers, through his knowledge, talent, education and a lifetime experience of being “out in the field.”

Steve began his business adventure with self-employment at age 15. In the 33 years since, he has discovered that the most important aspect of his business today is that in order for a business to grow successfully and be successful, they need to be the EXPERT in what they do.

Qualifications of Steve’s

MA Professional, Certified Pesticide License # 10328

Honors Graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, College of Natural Resources and the Environment, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Major in Turf Agronomy

Certifications requiring continuing education to retain:

Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional since 1993

Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist since 1984

Massachusetts Pesticide License

Lifetime of Achievements/Accolades

  • In 1998, Steve was recieved the Green Mountain Club Presidents Award
  • In 2003, Steve was recognized by the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Park Office, and the Appalachian Trail Conference for volunteering more than 1,000 work hours in support of protecting and managing the Appalachian Trail.
  • Awarded the American Hiking Society’s Volunteer of the Year Award for the New England Region at the AMC Worcester Chapter’s Mt. Wachusett National Trails Day event on June 3, 2006. The Volunteer of the Year Award honors volunteers for their tireless efforts to preserve and maintain America’s trails.
  • Green Mountain Club, life member (since 1985)
  • Member '265 Mile Club" Long Trail Protection Fund
  • GMC Budget and Finance Committee 1990 - 1991
  • Chairman Trails and Shelter Committee for the Worcester Section of the GMC (1992 to present), which is 13 miles of Long Trail/Appalachian Trail around Stratton Mountain and the Pond
  • Leader for GMC Basic Maintenance and Grip hoist Workshops
  • Co-Leader, Save the Long Trail HIKE-A-THON with the Worcester Section - 10 mile loop hike of Stratton Mountain
  • Appalachian Mountain Club, member (since 1994)
  • AMC Stewardship Awards - Warren Hart Award (1998), Pychowski Award (1996 and 1997)
  • Developed the Alpine Skills Adopter Workshop
  • Adopter for the Nelson Crag Trail (1990 to present)
  • Section Leader, Franconia Ridge - North (1992 to present)
  • Volunteer Project Leader for the Reconstruction of the Pine Hill Trail at Wachusett Mountain (2002 to present)
  • Worcester Chapter Trails Chair (2007 to present)
  • Nominated for Worcester Chapter Appie of the Year 3 times.
  • Member Trails Steering Committee (club-wide)
  • Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Life Member (since 1994)
  • Baxter State Park Volunteer (since 1990)
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  • 2010 The Landmark Readers Choice Award

Landscape/Parks/Other Professional Affiliations

Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts: member (since 1985)

  • President (1992 - 1993)
  • Board of Directors (1988 - 1994)
  • Committee Chairs (education, flower show, newsletter, and membership-2011)
  • Green Industry Council, Treasurer (1991 - 1993)
  • Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals: charter member (since1986)

 Additional activities in support of our national park system and hiking and trial community:

  • New England Representative to the Baord of Managers (1997-2003)             Committees:  Land Trust, Strategic Planning,
  • Chair of the ATC Bieenial Meeting and Conference at Waterville Valley-2003

Achievements/Accolades of Sunshine Landscaping Co.

  • "2010 Best Landscaper" Holden Landmark's on-line Readers Choice
  • 2009/2010 Best of Cherry Valley Award
  • Certificate of Recognition = Supporting our Nations Troops
  • 2000 Leicester Business Association Business Person of the Year

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  Local Professional Affiliations

Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts, Past President, Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals, Former Officer,

Worcester Executive Association (Past President and Dedicated Member)                      

Snow and Ice Management Association        

Leicester Business Association, Committee Member                        

Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce                                         

Central Massachusetts Builders Association

Professionals at work.......

Contact us at (508) 892-3042 or reach out to us at our "Contact Us" link, or send an e-mail to to find out what we can do for you, today!

MA Professional, Certified License # 10328