Bruce Fritzinger, RLA
2014 Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame
Award is to recognize individuals who have served PLNA, the horticulture
industry and their community throughout their lifetime. This award is designed
as a tribute to volunteerism in PLNA and outstanding achievements in the
horticulture industry. The recipient is judged on their promotion of PLNA and
the industry, their standard of ethics, and the level of activity within the
Association. The PLNA Hall of Fame Award has a strong history in the
Association, with the first recipient Albert F. Meehan in 1952.
The recipient of the 2014 Hall of Fame Award is Bruce Fritzinger. Bruce is the Chairman and head of the
Landscape Architecture division of Plantique, Inc. in Allentown. Talk about a lifetime in horticulture, Bruce
was born into it with his father starting the business the same year Bruce was
born. Bruce continued his love for
horticulture, obtaining his Landscape Architect degree from Penn State University and
becoming a Registered Landscape Architect.
Returning home to the business, Bruce became one of the lead designers
and has earned many awards for for his designs.
Those awards have come from PLNA, the Lehigh Valley Builders Association and more,
but Bruce believes that customer satisfaction and giving back to the community are
more important than awards. Bruce spends
his spare time and money working with non-profits and charity events, such as
the Hispanic American Organization, the Environmental Club at William Allen High School, the Wildlands Conservancy and many
to his community service, Bruce has served on the PLNA Board of Directors; is
current Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the PLNA Foundation and serves on
the PLNA Membership Committee. Bruce is
also a dedicated judge for the CLT exam.
We look forward to many more years of Bruce’s leadership and commitment
to the industry.