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14 distributors recognized at Profile Products’ annual awards banquet

News | April 8, 2024 | By:

Several distributors were celebrated at Profile Products’ annual awards banquet, which was held in February during the International Erosion Control Association Conference. This exclusive event serves as a celebration of achievement and innovation within the industry, recognizing the exceptional contributions professionals have made throughout the year.

“Distributors work day in and day out to find the best solutions to projects that impact communities throughout the world,” said Adam Dibble, CPESC, CESSWI, vice president of environmental solutions at Profile®. “Their passion and hard work continue to move the industry forward, and these awards are just one way to recognize that.”

This year’s “Project of the Year” award recipients are Pacific Restoration Group, Inc. and Hanes Geo Components for their work restoring the San Dieguito Lagoon Wetland just north of San Diego, Calif. The area is one of California’s most sensitive coastal wetlands. Formerly used for agriculture, the project was centered around restoring the saltwater wetlands, enhancing and maintaining the natural flood control channel, and mitigating impacts of a bridge widening project. The team hydraulically applied ProGanics® DUAL™, a biotic soil technology to rejuvenate the lagoon embankments and flood plain areas to regrow native species. Within months of project completion, project success was evident with flourishing vegetation.

Flourishing vegetation on the San Dieguito Lagoon banks in California after successful erosion control application.

Additionally, this year’s “International Project of the Year” award winners are Goodrich Environmental and Evergreen Landcare for their work restoring a gold mine in Reefton, New Zealand. The Reefton Mine is located next to Victoria Forest Park, the largest conservatory park in the country. After closing in 2016, the mining company agreed to restore the area. The team hydraulically applied ProGanics® and Profile® Wood High Performance Mulch by helicopter and truck to revegetate the steep slopes and cliffs. Since the project began, the restoration efforts have proved effective with the establishment of new freshwater lakes, growth of native trees and movement of wildlife back into the area.

Aerial hydraulic application of ProGanics® in Reefton, New Zealand, to revegetate a closed gold mine.

“Project of the Year” award winners are selected based on the size and scope of the project, the quantity and variety of Engineered Specified Products (ESPs) used, the effort required to write the specifications and the amount and severity of obstacles to overcome.

“This year’s winning projects demonstrated two outstanding uses of our erosion control suite to restore and revitalize land that would otherwise be brushed aside as a loss,” said Wally Butman, vice president of international sales for Profile.

Other individuals and companies awarded for outstanding performance include:

Rookie of the Year Award: The most outstanding effort by a new ESP distributor

Bowman Construction Supply

Fast Lane ESP Growth Award: the most rapid growth over the past year

GroGreen Solutions

HydroStraw® Fast Lane Award: For the most rapid growth of HydroStraw products over the prior year


ESP All-Pro Team Award: The distributor sales representatives who exemplify outstanding promotion and sales of Profile ESPs

Alan Sutkowski, Ferguson Waterworks

Patrick Goosen, Brock White Canada

Josh Maddox, GroGreen Solutions

Joel Chambers, Ramy Turf Products

Pat Regan, Ramy Turf Products

Laura Finch, Ferguson Waterworks

Tren Hagman, Granite Seed

Mike Everhart, E.J. Prescott

Biotic Soil Media Pro Distributor Award: The most rapid growth of sales and outstanding promotion of ProGanics from a distributor 

Domestic winner: Hanes Geo Components

International winner: PGG Wrightson

ProGanics Pro Individual Award: The most rapid growth of sales and outstanding promotion of ProGanics by an individual

John Harrell, Green Resource

Jeff Forsberg, Hanes Geo Components

Ryan Anderson, Bowman Construction Supply

Scott Holloway, Hanes Geo Components

President’s Club Award: The distributor who sustains excellence and growth over a period of years, while promoting all of Profile’s product categories

GroGreen Solutions

Top Gun Award: The distributor who achieved the highest total sales in 2023

National: Hanes Geo Components

Regional: Ramy Turf Products

Erosion Control Industry Icons Award

Jay Selby Sr., Selby Soil & Erosion Control

Dick Schmidt, ACF West Inc.

Ground Assault Award: The distributor who best utilizes and promotes and soil testing, demonstrates agronomic expertise and is a champion of Profile’s ProPlus® Prescriptive Solutions

Ferguson Waterworks

Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Profile Products LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of highly engineered specialty agriscience materials that promote environmental sustainability while delivering superior performance for horticulture, erosion control, sports turf and other specialty applications. It’s Profile’s mission to consistently help customers establish sustainable green space through water and soil management and plant establishment. The company accomplishes this by bringing knowledgeable people, proven products, groundbreaking technology and personal services on-site to holistically meet real-world applications — assuring success in any environment. Learn more about Profile Products here.

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