FORT MYERS, FL (March 28, 2008) -Two Shell Point employees, Scott Herron and Ed McCoy, earned the certification as Florida Landscape Technicians from the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association according to Steve Morton, Landscape Planner of Shell Point.

“Both Scott and Ed have shown true dedication to the profession and to the organization by working to expand their professional certification, demonstrating the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve such a certification,” said Morton. “Shell Point is proud to note that in addition to the professional achievement of Herron and McCoy, there are seven employees out of the thirteen who are certified as Florida Horticultural Professionals.”

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) is a network of professionals who work in unison to shape the future of Florida’s nursery and landscape industry. FNGLA, founded in 1951, is Florida’s oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the Florida’s environmental horticulture industry, and works to better the industry through education and certifications.

Herron joined Shell Point as a Crew Leader in 2007. He is originally from Detroit Michigan where he worked for a prominent landscape company for 13 years. McCoy has been with Shell Point since June 2006 and also serves as a Crew Leader. His experience has covered many areas of the Country in different types of climate settings, and before joining Shell Point he owned a landscaping business in Naples, Florida.

Both Herron and McCoy also serve as mentors to other staff members in the area of Landscape Management. They work closely with other employees to ensure that proper horticultural practices are in place and that all staff members are knowledgeable and aware of how to keep Shell Point beautiful.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is CCAC Accredited and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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