Blue Ribbon Landscape & Maintenance, Inc. was formed in 1999 in Nampa, Idaho as a full-service landscape maintenance company for residential and commercial clients. Blue Ribbon now serves more than 250 residential and commercial customers across the Treasure Valley.

Services include weekly lawn care services, landscape maintenance services, tree and shrub care, aeration and fertilizer application, personal gardening, irrigation maintenance, landscape design & construction, and more (see our Services)

Our maintenance programs are geared toward complete landscape management versus a “mow-and-go” approach. Our plant healthcare program is one of the best in the valley and includes organic soil-enhancing products. We emphasize water management, and encourage you to consider our Evapo-Transpiration system (download) – a sprinkling/water usage program that can cut water use by 30%.

Blue Ribbon’s landscape construction projects focus on natural design elements, tailored to client preferences. Projects include pavers (patios, walkways, etc), brick and rock retaining walls, water features, irrigation design and installation, rock gardens, large scale plantings, landscape lighting and outdoor living spaces.

We’re intently focused on customer value: always targeting the lowest price while using state-of-the-art equipment and employing skilled and certified technicians to deliver unmatched quality workmanship. Hence our motto: “The relentless pursuit of perfection.”

TEAM

Administrative

HANS ELLIS
Hans is the President of Blue Ribbon, he started the company back in 1998 with the motto “The relentless pursuit of perfection,” he’s always striving to provide Blue Ribbon customers with an experience they can’t get anywhere else.  Hans has the following certification and licenses; Certified Landscape Technician, Certified Arborist, Nursery/Florist License, Chemical Applicator License and he was elected to the Idaho Nursery and Landscape board of Directors.  When not running Blue Ribbon you can find Hans involved in at least one of the following outdoor activities: Archery, camping, fishing or white water rafting with his family.


ALICIA PAULEY
Alicia is the Office Manager; she joined the Blue Ribbon team summer of 2014.  With several years of experience in Office Management, she is able to ensure that our customers receive the quality service they’ve come to expect while ensuring that the Blue Ribbon Office runs effectively and smoothly giving our customers a pleasant and professional experience.    When not working Alicia enjoys spending her time traveling, her favorite spot to visit each year is Las Vegas.

 


NELLIE PERKINS
Nellie joined the Blue Ribbon Team in summer 2017 as an Administrative Assistant.  She’s the friendly professional voice behind the phone being the first point of contact for anyone calling into Blue Ribbon.  She helps keep the office in order while providing the best customer service available.  When Nellie is not answering phones and helping out others in the office you can find her running around town with her girls as she is involved with Girls Scouts, dance and soccer.

 


TIM ROACH
Tim is the Shop Manager and has been with Blue Ribbon since spring 2014.  Tim’s main focus is to keep all the trucks and equipment up and running ensuring that we are meeting our client’s schedules.  When not been kept busy maintaining the shop, he has his Applicator License through the Idaho Department of Agriculture and will lend a hand to the Plant Healthcare Department.  On his downtime, Tim likes to take adventurous trips through Idaho’s wildlife fishing and hunting.

Maintenance

DAVID CHISMAR
David has been with Blue Ribbon from the start, he is currently the Maintenance Department Manager.  David’s knowledge and upbeat professional attitude make him an asset to Blue Ribbon.  He keeps the crews motivated, making sure that all the properties are up to par and provides quality customer service to Blue Ribbon’s customers.  When not in the office you can find David either out at his property where he takes care of several animals or out and about in the great outdoors where he enjoys mountain biking, hiking and archery.

 


SCOTT CARVER
Scott is a Maintenance Account Manager, he has been with Blue Ribbon since spring 2016 but his experience in the landscaping industry started back in 2004. His main focus is personalized customer care and employee communication.  Scott is driven to see that the accounts he manages look their very best while keeping his customers pleased with the service they receive. Currently, Scott holds an Applicators License through the Idaho Department of Agriculture.  When Scott is not working at Blue Ribbon you can find him in the summer’s mountain biking or hiking and during the winter he’s shredding the slopes.


EFRAIN GOMEZ
Efrain has been with Blue Ribbon since spring 2007.  One of his many talents is the ability to focus on detail, leaving our customers with a finely manicured lawn.  Efrain’s positive outlook and attitude make him an ideal leader at Blue Ribbon.  When not cutting and trimming lawns you can find Efrain playing soccer with friends.

 


HENRY SANCHEZ
Henry has been with Blue Ribbon since 2014, he started out as a Maintenance Crew Leader and has since transitioned to be our Enhancement Crew Leader.  If your lawn needs spruced up or just requires a little extra TLC Henry is the one to make that happen.  When Henry’s not at work improving lawns, you can find him BBQ’ing with his family or out on his boat looking for catfish.

 


AURELIO AYALA
Aurelio joined the Blue Ribbon team in spring of 2016. His is a Maintenance Crew Leader and has one speed: high gear.  Combine his hard work ethic and his go-getter attitude and you get an amazingly manicured yard.  Outside of providing great lawn care service, Aurelio likes to take his boat out on the Idaho Lakes and work on catching “the big one”.

 


EVERADO “LALO” ARIZMENDI-TRUJULLO
Lalo joined Blue Ribbon in the Spring of 2014, he quickly worked his way up to Maintenance Crew Leader.  Lalo has an eye for doing a quality job while always having a smile on his face.  When not busy at work he spends time with his family and taking care of his animals on his farm.

 

 


RAYMUNDO GONZALEZ
Raymundo came onboard at Blue Ribbon in the Spring of 2012.  Even though Raymundo runs a tight ship and pushes his crew to perform to the best of their abilities, he always polite and has earned the respect of all employees.  When not working at Blue Ribbon, Raymundo works on his family’s avocado orchard in Mexico.

 


PABLO CALDERON
Pablo joined Blue Ribbon in Spring of 2011. Pablo is a motivated crew leader always striving for perfection in the lawns that he cares for.  When not working Pablo takes care of several rental properties he owns and enjoys tending to a vegetable garden and grape vines.

 

 


JILDARDO OCAMPO
Jildardo has been a part of the Blue Ribbon family since 2016.  As of Spring 2019 Jildardo will be running his own maintenance crew.  He has proved himself as a strong leader with high attention to detail. When not at work Jildardo enjoys BBQing with his family.

Landscape & Design

CARLOS MORALES
Carlos has been with Blue Ribbon since spring 2014, he is currently the Landscape Project Manager.  He has an excellent eye for detail and has a wide range of landscaping knowledge.  His leadership and communication skills go above and beyond.  Carlos’ knowledge and expertise, along with being ICPI certified provides our customers with a great finished product they can show off for years to come.  When he’s not working Carlos enjoys spending time with his family, they like to travel along Idaho and Oregon.  When they’re not traveling you can find Carlos in his backyard cooking and enjoying time with family and friends.


MIGUEL CALDERON
Miguel is a Landscape Foreman at Blue Ribbon; he started working for Blue Ribbon in summer 2008. He is currently ICPI certified and his extensive knowledge and passion for turning over a perfect landscape project has made Miguel one of Blue Ribbon’s most valued employees.  His attention to detail approach on his projects always seems to not only exceed our expectations but the customers as well.  During Miguel’s downtime he likes to attend church functions with his family.

 


JUAN MORALES
Juan has been with Blue Ribbon since spring of 2017, he is currently a Landscape Forman.  Juan has an amazing understanding and knowledge regarding landscape installation.  He is known for his detailed perfectionism and his positive work attitude which he contributes to “always working smarter, not harder.”  When Juan is not working you can either find him at the local shooting range, taking his dogs for a walk or enjoying quality time with his family and friends.

 


JOSE MORALES
Jose has been with Blue Ribbon Landscape since spring of 2017.  Jose’s skills and abilities in the landscape department continue to help catapult Blue Ribbon in a positive direction.  This year Jose will be taking on a new role as Crew Leader, with his positive attitude and willingness to help new crew members his crew will be delivering beautifully finished products.  When Jose isn’t working you can find him spending time with his family, going on vacations and making new memories.

 

Irrigation

DANNY TALICH
Danny has been with Blue Ribbon since 2013. He has over 15 years of experience in the irrigation field and is a licensed backflow prevention assembly tester and Certified Landscape Irrigation Technician. Danny manages Blue Ribbon’s irrigation division and his main objective is to keep our clients’ lawns and gardens green and healthy.  Technical training, diagnostic troubleshooting and water conservation are all high on his list of objectives to teach others as well as passing along his experience to the rest of the team. In his spare time, Danny likes to sing and make music. He can play multiple instruments and loves to write.


MARIO NAVARRO
Mario joined Blue Ribbon in the Spring of 2005, he is one of our Most Tenured and Valuable Employees.  Mario started out as a Maintenance Crew Leader but has since transitioned to the Irrigation department where he is responsible for keeping sprinkler systems operating at peak efficiency at many of our HOA’s and commercial properties.  Mario’s main goal is to always have his customer’s properties looking top notch.  While not working in Irrigation you can find him repairing any mowers or maintenance equipment as needed at the shop, he is truly a “jack of all trades.”  When not hard at work Mario enjoys being with his family and enjoying all the fun adventures Idaho outdoors has to offer.


GEOFF HELLIWELL
Geoff has been with Blue Ribbon Landscape and Maintenance since 2013.  Geoff is a very dedicated worker and has been a wonderful addition to the Blue Ribbon Staff.  He has over 4 years in the IPM industry and is licensed by the State of Idaho Agriculture Department.  Geoff is an extremely detail oriented worker, he stays up to date on all new fertilization and pest control products.  He loves nothing better than seeing emerald green lawns showing that all his hard work and dedication has paid off.  When not working Geoff likes to play video games.

 


ANGEL ANDRADE
Angel has been with Blue Ribbon since 2016.  Angel is our pruning crew leader, he has several year’s experience in pruning and enjoys delivering an exceptional finished product and growing relationships with our clients.  When Angel isn’t working you can find him spending time with his wife and kids.

 

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