Crystal Arlington is the First Female Named Planet Trailblazer in Landscape Management

November 8, 2012

  Debora Babin Katz


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Crystal Arlington is the First Female Named Planet Trailblazer in Landscape Management

Lake City, November 8, 2012—Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. announced today that the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named CEO Crystal Arlington to the elite status of Trailblazer.  Trailblazers are a select group of individuals nominated by their peers for being dedicated professionals who have made significant and long-term contributions to the green industry. The program was launched in 2002 to recognize industry leaders who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge with PLANET members. Arlington is one of 118 Trailblazers who has earned this designation and she is the first female to receive the honor in the category of Landscape Management.

 “The PLANET Trailblazer mentoring program has provided assistance to so many companies and individuals,” said AGMG CEO Crystal Arlington. “I am proud to join this group of dedicated green industry professionals and I look forward to helping others achieve success in the exterior maintenance industry.” Arlington was also the first female in the industry to receive dual certification as a PLANET Landscape Industry Manager and Certified Snow Professional with the Snow & Ice Management Association.  This year, she became ASCA Certified with the Accredited Snow Contractors Association.

Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc., headquartered in Lake City, PA, has grown to encompass work in 39 states with over 5000 Affiliated Partner Contractors.  The company provides exterior maintenance services including landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, lot sweeping and power washing to some of the country’s largest companies and property management firms.  

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is an association representing more than 100,000 lawn and landscape professionals in the United States and Canada. PLANET member firms provide a wide range of landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscape services, including consultation, design, installation, and maintenance. PLANET promotes professionalism in the industry by providing continuing education, legislative advocacy, and administering the professional certification known as Landscape Industry Certified.

For more information on Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. visit or (866) 923-2464.  For more information on the Trailblazer program and the mentoring opportunities it offers, contact Cheryl Claborn at 800-395-2522 or visit the PLANET website,