Vande Hey Company was founded on the principles of hard work, dedication, and industry knowledge. The company’s roots and values run deep, making them more than worthy of the nomination for Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Large Business Achievement Award. BLC Community Bank was honored to not only nominate Andy and the Vande Hey Company, but to attend the awards dinner and cheer them on as they received this honor!

A Company Dedicated to Growth and Achievement

The Large Business Achievement Award recognizes a business member that has demonstrated excellence in business affairs, while adding to the quality of life in the Heart of the Valley. This award can be given to an individual or business that, through creativity, perseverance and innovation have excelled in their efforts to create jobs, products and opportunities for their employees. The company must demonstrate business success, community involvement, and innovation in business practices.

“I’m so happy for Andy and Maxine,” comments Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Adam Lange. “They have a great family, and run a very successful company that is so deserving of this award. It has been very rewarding to work with them as they have grown the company, and I look forward to many more years to come. Congratulations to Andy and his team on the achievement!”

After over 70 years, Vande Hey Company remains a family-oriented company whose name has become synonymous with lush lawns, beautiful flower gardens, remarkable hardscapes, and spectacular living spaces.

Growth is at the Root of Vande Hey Company’s History

In 1950, Len Vande Hey founded Vande Hey’s Landscaping in Little Chute, Wisconsin with an early business model focused primarily on installing lawns. After Len’s son Gerald returned from the army, he took over the family business. In 1975, Gerald relocated the company to its current location in Appleton, Wisconsin, and expanded its business operations to include a design center, outdoor living center, and operation facilities, outdoor structures, and athletics.

In 2002 Gerald’s son Andy – who now represents the third generation of ownership – took over the role of President, a position he holds today. Andy has continued to grow the company through strategic and innovative initiatives; adding custom-tailored outdoor living spaces and a design-driven sales approach to maximize customer service experiences.

Andy knows this award couldn’t have been achieved alone. He credits the hard work of his talented, dedicated team to their many successes, and thanked his employees for the commitment to the Vande Hey Company culture.

Keeping the Traditions Going

Vande Hey Company remains a cornerstone of the Heart of the Valley business family, and a testament to how a family-oriented company can make a difference in the lives of the individuals it serves throughout its community.

It's Vande Hey’s motto to give back to the earth and community for what it has given to them. They offer a unique variety of classes and events at their beautiful garden center, allowing them to share their expertise and knowledge. They remain active within their industry and community, keeping their team engaged and continuously giving back to nonprofit organizations, clubs and classrooms.

Vande Hey Company has been exemplifying how a company proactively adapts to changing markets conditions to best serve its community needs to transform their customers unique dreamscape into reality. Congratulations to them on all the achievements they have earned!

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