Leesburg-based Blake Landscapes announced this week that, based upon a competitive solicitation, it has been awarded the contract for landscape maintenance and associated services at Washington Dulles International Airport. The contract, awarded to Blake Landscapes by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), took effect December 1 and also includes a separate landscape maintenance contract for the Dulles Toll Road.
“We’re excited about this partnership with MWAA and to have the opportunity to showcase our services at one of our region’s most important facilities–and on one of its most important highways,” Said Blake Landscapes President Jay Frye.
As part of the contract requirement, Blake also enrolled in the Federal Government’s E-Verify program, which verifies new employees’ legal eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Participation in the program is voluntary for most businesses.
“E-Verify is a great addition to our ongoing efforts to assemble and maintain the best team in our industry,” Frye said.
Blake Landscapes, which is locally owned and operated and has been in business since 1951, will operate a facility and satellite office on the airport property. The company’s operations center is located on 10 acres on Samuels Mill Court in Leesburg. Blake Landscapes employs more than 80 people and serves local government clients, including the counties of Loudoun and Clarke, as well as some of the region’s premier residential communities.