Service in the Sunshine State

Departments - Good Works

Austin Outdoor lent a hand to a few nonprofits across Florida.

June 16, 2011

Each of Austin Outdoor’s districts participated in a community service project to enhance the landscape of a nonprofit organization in the area.

The East Central Florida district and Northeast Florida district teamed up with Dragon Flowers, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind’s agribusiness program, to enhance the landscape in five areas throughout the school.

The Central Florida district teamed up with The Sunshine Foundation to help decorate the cottages throughout its Dream Village by hanging lights and wreaths for the holiday season.
The Southeast Florida district teamed up with House of Hope, an organization that provides food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and case management services to Martin County residents, in order to enhance the landscape throughout the facility. “We are so proud to have had the opportunity to team up with these wonderful organizations,” said Austin Outdoor President Bill Dellecker.

Here are some photos from the projects.

Robert Jones and Coco Lopez, account managers at Austin Outdoor, installed approximately 75 plants and a fresh application of mulch, along with drip irrigation throughout the front entrance of the House of Hope.        Austin Outdoor’s Project Manager Cheyne Solesbee and Senior Account Manager Scott Barnes go over the landscape installation plans for the enhancement project at Bryant Hall – the newly constructed blind high school, which was lacking a landscape due to budget restraints – at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.




Austin Outdoor’s Senior Account Manager Chris Bower, Account Manager Troy Abbott and Aquatics Manager Paulo Paternes work to create a holiday atmosphere for visitors to The Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village in Davenport, Fla.
    Students and faculty at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and Austin Outdoor employees work together to beautify the landscape throughout the campus.  Combined, more than 60 students and 30 Austin Outdoor employees participated in the project.