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Irrigation & Lighting chooses Watch Us Grow: 2023 Industry Standouts

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (July 13, 2023)Irrigation & Lighting magazine, the business publication serving contractors in those industries, named the three winners of its Watch Us Grow: 2023 Industry Standouts program. These irrigation and landscape professionals were chosen for their exceptional efforts in supporting successful business growth in the past year. The 2023 program was sponsored by Heritage Landscape Supply Group.

This year’s standouts include the following:

  • Loren McIrvin, owner of Allied Landscape, Livermore, California
  • Suzanne Saylor, director of Shearon interiors, Shearon Environmental Design, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • Aaron Walls, owner of Purple Walrus Landscape Company, Lewisport, Kentucky

Each of the winners was featured with an in-depth profile in Irrigation & Lighting’s Summer 2023 print and digital editions.

“The Watch Us Grow: Industry Standouts program celebrates contractors and business owners who excel at developing both their revenues and their teams. The three standouts chosen this year have shown a drive for education for both themselves and their teams, as well as the ability to continually grow and expand their business,” says Kyle Brown, Irrigation & Lighting editor-in-chief. “These professionals showcase how our industry contributes to a thriving economy, supports resource sustainability and provides valuable jobs in our communities.”

“It is truly a privilege for Heritage to sponsor the Watch Us Grow program,” says Chris McMurrough, chief operating officer of Heritage Landscape Supply Group. “We are honored to help recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of this year’s winners and the positive impacts that they make in their communities and to our wonderful industry.”

Read about this year’s winners and find out about last year’s featured class at