Thomas Crummy of Thomas J Crummy Landscaping has been elected Chairperson of the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI). The ALCI was founded in 1971 as a representative body for the developing landscape sector and from its inception it has endeavored to improve quality and standards in the landscape industry in Ireland. It is the leading professional body for landscape contractors in Ireland with over 140 members.

Ross Carew, Executive Secretary of the ALCI commented: “Thomas’s long established reputation in the industry has been formally acknowledged by his peers when they elected him as Chairperson of the ALCI. Thomas was instrumental in lobbying the Department of Finance to have Landscaping included on the HRI Scheme prior to Budget 2013 which allows qualifying members of the public to a 13.5% discount for landscaping work carried out by bona-fide landscape contractors, such as our ALCI members”.

Thomas himself is a native of Cloonloo in South Sligo, studied at local schools in Cloonloo and Boyle before attending Multyfarnham Agricultural College. Proceeded to qualify in Landscape & Amenity Horticulture at Reaseheath College, Cheshire in 1995, followed by internship with Ohio State University and later, in 2010 travelled to Atami in Japan to do a further education course in Japanese Garden Art & Garden Construction.

Thomas started Thomas J. Crummy Landscaping in 1998, services include landscape & garden design, garden construction and maintenance also operating a Sportsturf Management Division catering to GAA, Rugby, Soccer and Golf Clubs. Thomas J Crummy Landscaping has received in excess of twenty National awards, five of which they won in 2013 alone. A renowned Bord Bia Landscape Quality Award Recipient and was the first and only landscape contractor in the north-west region to achieve this Quality Award for excellence and has retained the prestigious award since 2005. Additionally, in 2011 the company was awarded the highest industry accolade when it was named the Bord Bia “Landscape Business of the Year 2010-2011”. The company is also ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management compliant.

For more information on services provided by Thomas J Crummy Landscaping visit their website or call 071 9663086.

Press Release 3 March 2014