DENVER, Colo. – Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care, based here, earned ColoradoBiz Magazine’s 2012 Top Company Award in the Services category. This is Swingle’s second time achieving this honor, having first won the award in 2004. It was also one of three Top Company finalists in 2009.

Finalists were selected based financial performance, community involvement and outstanding achievement in product innovation, operational excellence and/or marketing effectiveness. Winners were chosen by a panel of Colorado business and public policy leaders. Each company must be headquartered or have a significant presence in Colorado.

Swingle, founded in 1947, met these criteria in part through its design and successful implementation of lawn and tree treatments crafted specifically for Colorado’s environment and supporting a broad range of charitable causes and community programs. Swingle is a major sponsor of an ongoing effort to end child abuse in Colorado and of multiple area events including the Denver Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale and a $25,000 scholarship for horticulture studies.

Additional considerations included Swingle’s support of GreenCare for Troops, which provides lawn and landscape management for families whose major breadwinners are serving active duty in the armed forces; and its outreach to 20,000 customers through interactive marketing methods including Facebook and Twitter. Swingle’s customer satisfaction and retention rates are consistently among the highest in the industry.