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Turf Care Products Canada named as one of ‘Canada’s Best Managed Companies’

Company honoured for innovative, world-class business practices


May 6, 2021
By Turf Care Products Canada

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Turf Care Products Canada, a distributor of turf equipment, irrigation systems, golf cars, parts, accessories, and low voltage lighting products, has been named as one of Canada’s best managed companies.

The “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” program, sponsored by Deloitte and now in its 28th year, recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

The 2021 award winners are among the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies that have demonstrated leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

“In an ever-changing world where more and more business is done remotely, one of Turf Care’s differentiation points is that we still believe in doing as much business as we can face-to-face with our customers, allowing us to continue to build and nurture longstanding relationships,” Turf Care’s president Tim Trimper said.

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Turf Care’s has a staff of 150 employees working in seven offices in Ontario and Quebec. With is a strong emphasis on workplace culture and community, the company supports a variety of employee-led social and charitable initiatives from staff barbecues and social events to local outreach through food drives and fundraisers.

“This year’s best managed winners demonstrate the organizational grit required to thrive in these increasingly uncertain times,” Kari Lockhart, partner, Deloitte Private and co-leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, said. “By putting their people first, and showing the courage to experiment and take risks, they were able to overcome some of today’s most pressing challenges. This year’s winners were able to succeed because they weren’t afraid to fail.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. The 2021 best managed companies share commonalities that include (but not limited to) enabling a remote workforce, making employee health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility, and a significantly heightened focus on cash flow.

“Being named one of Canada’s best managed companies is great recognition for the entire staff and management team,” Andrew Sunn, Turf Care’s CFO, said. “It’s gratifying to see that since acquiring Turf Care in 2019, we have made a positive impact not only on the financial results, but also on the culture of the company.”