Hall Of Fame Inductees


The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.


Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.


Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.


Nomination Qualifications

  • Person with integrity and passion
  • Minimum 20 years in industry
  • Someone who has developed  or invented  new technology
  • Has made contributions that resulted in change
  • Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
  • Provided education and encouragement  with self-sacrifice
  • Changed the industry

Candy Fiske


Fiske Landscaping Inc is an established Landscaping Services business offering complete solutions to clients throughout the local and surrounding areas California. The company, which is located in San Ramon (California), and they have many years' of experience in the Landscaping Services trade. Established in 1958, Fiske Landscaping Inc has many years of experience in Landscaping Services

Candy Fiske was the leader of a group of dedicated individuals who visualized a foundation that would protect money obtained from donations by chapters, members, and families of contractors. Each chapter could establish a scholarship and memorial funds for revered members who had passed could be created in their name. The awards to students would come from the yearly earnings of each fund and the principle would remain in the foundation in perpetuity. In 1988 Candy saw the fruition of this vision in the creation of LEAF.

Candy was also president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Auxiliary and State Auxiliary. She and her husband Roger have been active for many years in CLCA leadership and activities. Over the past 30 years LEAF has awarded $523,175 in scholarships to 579 students attending junior college and university programs. The Board of Trustees is actively involved in the management of the funds, and the Selection Committee carefully reviews each scholarship application and selects qualifying students who are pursuing careers in Landscape Contracting and the Green Industry. The Auxiliary has served as the fundraising arm for LEAF, with the full support of CLCA members, and through donations to the Chapter and Memorial and Honorarium Funds. Thanks to the fundraising efforts and the generosity of our CLCA and Auxiliary members, LEAF recently reached the million dollar mark. This money is protected and will continue to grow and help students reach their goals. Thank you to everyone who has helped LEAF grow.