PGMS Announces Andrew Trimble as CGM #174

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Trimble: With the encouragement from other CGM’s that I have great respect for, it is a milestone that basically validates 30+ years in the green industry. It also shows to my superiors and clients that there is a level of professionalism associated with our industry that we all need to promote whenever possible.

PGMS: How has the CGM program helped you further your career?
Trimble: By having the CGM designation, I’ve added value to the company I work for thus adding value to myself. We must all continually strive to be valuable contributing members of our organizations. When we fail to do so, they will find those individuals that will.

PGMS: What advice do you have for aspiring CGMs?
Trimble: At first, one might not see the value of obtaining the CGM. However, to aspire to be a part of a relative small group of dedicated professionals that raises the professionalism and standing of the green industry is something to strive for. Is it easy? No! If it were, it wouldn’t mean as much. It’s truly worth the effort.

PGMS: What inspired you to pursue a career in the green industry?
Trimble: I enjoy the diversity in this industry. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work in several area, sod farming, Athletic Field construction and maintenance, landscape maintenance, and Arboriculture. There’s always something new and exciting.

PGMS: What do you feel is the biggest challenge green industry professionals are facing today?
Trimble: In my region one of the biggest challenges is finding new employees. With wages on the rise in competing trades, finding and keeping a well trained work force is becoming more difficult.

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