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Joe Chiellini & Mark Almeda

Southern FL

Joe Chiellini - President/CEO, ASI: Joe is the founder and CEO of ASI Landscape Management, originating in 1993.  In its humble beginnings ASI was a two-man residential lawn service. Currently under the leadership and guidance of Joe Chiellini, ASI is now a multi county commercial business, employing 180 individuals with three branches covering the greater Tampa Bay and Orlando marketspace.  Joe Chiellini recently retired from his career as a Captain for Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue.  Joe served the people of Hillsborough County for almost 30 years all the while building and growing his landscape management company to where it is today.  

Joe is active in the Green Industry as well as in the local community.  He spends much of his time giving back in as many ways as he can.  Within the business world, Joe does both local and national consulting with a focus on training and strategic planning.  In the community, Joe has hosted events such as Wrestling for a Cause, golf tournaments, Give Back Days and various fundraisers benefiting children and families in our area who are in need.  Fifteen years ago, Joe started the Krewe of the Knights of St. John, a local HCFR philanthropic Krewe to help serve the spouses and children of fallen firefighters.  Joe is also an active member in his Parish of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where he lectors, works on beautification projects and serves with the men of the parish in fundraising.


AWARDS/ACCOLADES:
Host of National GROW Meeting, 2018
National Association of Landscape Professionals “Trailblazer” National Award 2015
Invited Community Guest of MacDill Refueling Mission, 2016
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Small Business Leader Finalist 2013
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business Finalist 2013
Florida Apartment Assoc.—Multiple Awards, both Company and Personal
Bay Area Apartment Assoc.—Multiple Awards both Company and Personal
Multiple highlights in the National Lawn and Landscape Magazine
Profiled Personally in Kawasaki Engines magazine.

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS:
Aileron Client Advisory Council
MacDill Airforce Base Honorary Commander
Leadership Tampa Bay member currently
National Association of Landscape Professionals
Bay Area Apartment Association/Florida Apartment Association/National Apartment Association
Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association
Florida Irrigation Society
Florida Turfgrass Association
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Planet—Professional Landcare Network
Westshore Alliance
President, The Krewe of the Knights of St. John

Mark A. Almeda - VP/COO, ASI: Mark began his association with ASI in 1995 as the first full time employee of the company's predecessor, Lawncombers USA.  His first job was a crew member going from job to job, maintaining lawns and landscapes by mowing, weeding, fertilizing and adjusting irrigation systems.  He quickly advanced to the position of Foreman, where he assumed a management role, assigning and supervising workers and overseeing the quality of the work.  Mark's management style and attention to detail did not go unnoticed and in 2005 he became a partner and vice president of the company.  Mark has held this position to this day.  Throughout his 20 plus years of experience, Mark has gained and shared his knowledge and expertise with hundreds of ASI team members.  He and Joe Chiellini have managed to grow the company despite the unpredictable nature and growing competition of the landscape industry.  Mark strongly supports both personal and professional development for himself and ASI team members.  He has participated in numerous management and business-related classes and training sessions and readily applies the lessons to his management role within the company.  Mark holds the company's horticulture license and continually attends continuing education classes to maintain the most current industry standards.  As the Vice President of Operations, Mark controls all aspects of the division, including the crews, fleet and equipment purchases, contracts, and assists in sales.  He regularly conducts personal visits with company clients to ensure satisfaction and quality.