CALABASAS, Calif.-  ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, headquartered here, earned recognition as one of Training magazine’s 2012 Top 125 training companies. Training Top 125 award winners were honored at a black-tie gala awards show attended by 600 on Feb. 13th in Atlanta. In its second year entering the recognition program, ValleyCrest earned a ranking of No. 114 and is the only landscape services firm named on the list.
 
The Training Top 125 annual ranking honors organizations around the world that offer outstanding employer-sponsored workforce training and development. The top five ranked companies selected for the award in 2012 include: Verizon, Farmers Insurance, Miami Children’s Hospital, Mohawk Industries and McDonald’s.
 
Parke Kallenberg, Vice President of Training for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, added, "We would like to dedicate this year’s award to Burt Sperber who was so proud of the company winning this award the first year and always believed in the importance of training our employees."

Sperber passed away in September 2011 after founding and for more than six decades leading a company that today employs more than 10,000 who take care of the landscape needs of thousands of commercial customers across the United States.