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Northwest Connecticut’s award-winning landscape firm, YardApes is a full-service design, construction and maintenance company serving residential and commercial clients since 1990.

Ten Things You May Not Know About Us:

1 Some of our clients from 1990 are still clients today. We’re grateful for our community’s support. Thank you for helping us follow our passion.

5 YardApes has softball, football and basketball teams. But, it’s our little-known bowling team that has the best record.

9 The Connecticut affiliate of the American Psychological Association honored YardApes with two of its five 2008 Psychologically Healthy Work Place Awards: Employee Growth and Development and Employee Recognition. We received awards alongside Pratt & Whitney and Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp.

2 Shayne went on only one interview after college. It was then he decided: A. he didn’t like to wear suits; B. he’d rather work for himself; and C. he preferred the outdoors to the indoors.

6 Shayne started in marketing, eventually graduating from UCONN with a degree in finance. He also took Film 101 and from his cursory knowledge, will tell you how every movie is going to end. Or at least when a character will die.

10  There is a tipi at YardApes World Headquarters! We’ve yet to hold a meeting in the tipi, unless you count after-hours. It gets deep.

3 Mike Weiland came up with our name. He called his niece and nephew Yard Apes, a reference from the book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 – when they’d roughhouse on the lawn.

7 YardApes was named 2011′s Landscaper of the Year finalist. We were among the 12 finalists chosen by the Total Landscape Care editorial staff in recognition of “exemplifying the highest standards of landscape professionals, including business acumen, marketing and equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.”

4 Shayne sits on the board of directors for NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals), a national trade association advocating the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism.

8 The Quad-Am Golf Classic began as YardApes’ Annual Hackfest, an end-of-season company outing. To date, we’ve raised over $84,000 for local nonprofits.

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Our Core Beliefs

AUTHENTICITY // in all things.
In our communication, our company, our relationships.

COMMUNITY // we believe in the power of community to change lives.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY // we are constantly evaluating our strategies to better suit the needs of the world around us.

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PASSION // without it, we are nothing.

LEAVE A LEGACY // we believe everyone, everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.

We believe everyone everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.

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