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Houston Landscapes Unlimited Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Eye on the Future

After a Quarter Century, New Emphasis on Sustainability Signals Continued Changes

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/21/08 -- Dean Carpenter is in the real estate, environment, logistics and beautification business. It takes just one company to do it all. With more than 120 employees dispatched to service approximately 500 properties with a fleet of 37 trucks, Houston Landscapes Unlimited ( has matured into a highly sophisticated business enterprise. The company marks its 25th anniversary this week.

Looking back on his first quarter century in business, Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of Houston Landscapes Unlimited, says he could not be more proud of what Houston Landscapes Unlimited has accomplished. The company helps its customers, which include planned community developments to commercial properties of all sizes, create and maintain lush gardens and picturesque environments.

Houston Landscapes Unlimited's distinctive trucks are a familiar sight throughout the Houston metropolitan area. Projects include Grand Mission, Lakepointe, Riverstone, Seven Meadows, Sugar Land Town Square, Summerwood and Telfair, just to name a few.

"We are proud of the role we play in cultivating an urban ecosystem that helps to moderate temperatures, clean the air of pollutants, maintain property values and enhance the Houston area's livability," said Carpenter, who started the business as a one-man operation mowing lawns. "After 25 years, it's clear that there will always be more to learn, with more interest than ever in creating beautiful outdoor environments that are more natural, water efficient and sustainable."

Last year, Carpenter earned certification as a Landscape Irrigation Auditor. The professional development initiative helps customers beautify their properties while staying on the leading edge of reducing waste and improving efficiencies.

According to the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, the Houston area continues to be among the strongest landscaping markets, with total landscape sales of more than $811 million in 2005, the most recent year for which data is available.

Editor's Note: A high-resolution photo of the 25th anniversary cake cutting ceremony is available for download at An additional high-resolution photo of Mr. Carpenter is available for download at

About Houston Landscapes Unlimited

Founded in 1983, Houston Landscapes Unlimited is a full service landscape and irrigation company that offers beautification services along with installation, landscape management and irrigation services. Houston Landscapes Unlimited's crews maintain an array of properties, including office buildings, retail developments, business parks, multi-family complexes, homeowner associations, industrial facilities, and public facilities and parks. For more information, visit

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