Heads Up’s Gary Mallory among New Mexico’s ‘Top CEOs’

September 19, 2014 -  By


Gary Mallory

Gary Mallory

Albuquerque Business First named Heads Up Landscape Contractors CEO Gary Mallory among its “Top CEOs” for 2014.

The awards by the state’s weekly business magazine recognize the top performing executives in the New Mexico business community for their leadership.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for my stewardship, especially among such distinguished business leadership,” Mallory said. “Heads Up has come far as a company in the 40-plus years since we started as a two-man residential lawn sprinkler service. But leadership is nothing without the tenure of our employees, our strong relationships with our suppliers and our stellar record of customer service. This recognition is really about all of them, too.”

Mallory has overseen Heads Up’s growth into a nearly $18 million company, putting the firm at No. 75 on the 2014 LM150 list.

Eddie Padilla, VP and director of sales and marketing, nominated Mallory for the award.

“Gary leads by example,” Padilla wrote in the nomination. “He is always the first one to work and often the last one to leave. Gary’s leadership skills go well beyond teaching me and others about income statements, customer service and running a business. He allows people to make mistakes so they will learn and make better decisions next time. He allows all of us to spread our wings and take on new challenges, come with new ideas and run with them and allows us to challenge the status quo. In my mind there is no other person I would rather work for.”

LM Staff

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