U.S. landscaping industry loses another of its longtime leaders

Originally posted in Totallandscapecare.com John Gachina, founder and president of Menlo Park, California-based Gachina Landscape Management, has died, the company announced this week. “John passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 27th, and was surrounded by his loving family and the love of the Gachina Landscape Family,” the statement read, noting that the landscaping industry had “lost one of its pioneering icons.” A champion of sustainability in landscape design and operations, Gachina founded his company in 1988, working out of his home in Cupertino with just two employees. Today, Gachina Landscape Management employs more than 350 people. Early on, Gachina emphasized training and continuing education for both himself and his employees. He took pride in the fact that as many as half of the company’s managers had joined Gachina Landscape Management in entry-level positions and worked their way up through the ranks. The company says it will announce a “Celebration of Life” service for Gachina on its Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial donations to the JobTrain program, which Gachina supported enthusiastically through the years. Originally reported in www.totallandscapecare.com

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To the Gachina Family—

At this time of year, I look back and remember why I am grateful.

It is because of all the people in my life who support and encourage me.
It is because of you.

I am grateful that this amazing and diverse group of people found their way to this company. You are the reason why the leadership, the client relationships, the quality of service, the cooperation and engagement is second to none. You have many reasons to be proud.

We lead in the green industry.

I am thankful for your continuing support to our success.

Enjoy your time off with family and friends.

Take care,
Jackie



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