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Southern Botanical honored by Inc. magazine

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The magazine's Hire Power Awards recognize top job creating companies in the past 18 months.

| December 3, 2013

New York, NY – Dallas, Texas-based Southern Botanical was featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past 18 months. Southern Botanical employs 225 people and generated 123 jobs from January 1st, 2012 to June 30th 2013, placing it among the top private business job creators nationally and ranking at #7 within the state of Texas. Southern Botanical came in at the #3 position within the Construction category across the US.

“Our purpose at Southern Botanical is to create an environment of limitless opportunity for our team and to provide our clients with stellar service and gardens that improve their quality of life,” says Jason Craven, Southern Botanical’s President and CEO. “While resting on our laurels isn’t a part of our DNA at Southern Botanical, stopping every once and a while to smell the roses is very important. We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. magazine and are honored to be in the company of such an exemplary group of peers.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that only 222,000 full-time jobs were added in 2012—compare those numbers to the honorees of the Inc. magazine’s HIRE POWER AWARDS, which created 69,182 jobs between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The numbers become even more amazing when you look closer—the top job creator, Universal Services of America added 14,240 employees to a workforce of 35,000; second-place Vivint added 1,943 to 6,496 and third-place Heartland Dental Care added 1,759 to 4,965. These small to mid-sized companies and others just like Southern Botanical, Inc. could hold the key to restoring America’s economic vitality.

“For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time,” says Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. “The HIRE POWER AWARDS are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it’s fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy.”

Southern Botanical is among the 437 private growth companies that are HIRE POWER AWARDS honorees, leading the way in creating more American jobs. While the honorees are found across the country in 25 categories, industries with the most Hire Power companies include health, financial services, software, human resources and IT services. States with the most honorees include California, Florida, Texas, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and Utah.

Southern Botanical is the DFW benchmark for high-end landscaping and garden management. A turnkey vendor for complete indoor and outdoor horticultural décor, irrigation, drainage, pools and hardscape installations, Southern Botanical has one objective - total commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs. They hire licensed and certified professionals to lead their teams, and employees attend a weekly continuing education program focusing on efficiency, quality control, communication and professionalism. Their clientele includes many high-end residences, exclusive hotels, HOA’s and commercial properties. Southern Botanical has been included on the prestigious Dallas 100 list from SMU’s Cox School of Business and actively supports community schools and charitable causes.

For more information, contact Scott Peck at 903.965.5651 or scott.peck@southernbotanical.com.

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