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

Rich Angelo

President and Operations Manager of STAY GREEN INC since 1970, Rich Angelo has achieved prominence in the landscape maintenance field, and is the former President of The California Landscape Contractors Association. The many associations he has made throughout the years offers him and STAY GREEN INC’s clients, a wealth of resources.

Prior to 1970, he worked in all areas of the horticultural industry including nursery production, landscape management, green-industry sales, corporate management, purchasing, supervision, marketing and advertising.

 Rich Angelo graduated from Pierce College with an AA in Ornamental Horticulture, and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Cal Poly Pomona. He holds a C- 27 contractor license along with Pest Control Advisors and Applicators licenses and is a Certified Arborist.

“I continue to be determined to learn through research that is available in the ever expanding field of Landscape Maintenance, installation and pest control.”