Awards and In the Media



4P Foods

2017 Farmer of the Year Award

Saunders Brothers, Inc




2016 GrowerTalks/Dümmen Orange

Young Grower Winner

Jane Stanley




Outstanding Department Alumni Award



Tom Saunders




Virginia Agribusiness Council

2015 Agribusiness of the Year

Saunders Brothers, Inc




The Washington Post June 2015

Boxwood Gets a Makeover

Saunders Brothers, Inc




Outstanding Alumni Leadership Award

2014 – 15

Jim Saunders




 Outstanding Department Recent Alumni Award


2014 – 15

Sonya Lepper Westervelt




2014 VNLA Professional of the Year

Presented to Paul Saunders

For outstanding service and dedication to the Nursery Plant Industry by the VA Nursery and Land Association.




Southern Nursery Association

2013 SNA Environmental Leadership Award

For Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Stewardship

Saunders Brothers, Inc




Greenhouse Product News 40 Under 40


Paul Westervelt




Environmental Steward of the Year 2012

Saunders Brothers, Inc

For the Environmental Stewardship, Adaption of Best Management Practices, providing Practices, providing Educational Resources, for the Consumers and green industry, and following leading horticultural standards to minimize production impact on our environment.

Presented January 10, 2013




The Saunders Family

2010 – 11

Hall of Fame Award




PPA Young Professional Award


Paul Westervelt




Southern Living March 2009

A Growing Tradition 

Saunders Brothers, Inc




The Washington Post January 2007

Boxwood is Back and Smelling Better Than Ever

Saunders Brothers, Inc



Alumni Distinguished Service Award


Paul Saunders