Small Business Owner, Landscape Professional
27 years of experience in landscaping and maintenance
Troy Springer started his career in the landscape business when he founded Springer Lawn Care in 1992 while in college at the University of South Florida. Springer Lawn Care was predominately a mowing and traditional landscape operation. As a devoted wildlife enthusiast, Troy realized that his business practices were harming what was most important to him. He began learning about native plants, experimenting with them and implementing them more and more in his landscape projects. In 2005, Troy closed Springer Lawn Care and opened Springer Environmental Services Inc., with a whole new brand of landscape style. Today, 98% of all plant materials used in Springer Environmental Services designs and installations are native. In addition to installing landscapes, over the years Troy has developed specific maintenance strategies for eco-friendly landscapes.
Troy is an active member of FANN and serves on the Board of Directors. He is also an active member of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS), serving as the chapter’s president for two years and chairperson for the 2012 FNPS Conference held in Plant City. In 2014, he received the Florida Native Plant Society’s Green Palmetto award for service.