November 13, 2013
Founded in 2007 by Tyson and Anne Greenwalt, Carver's Ridge has grown tremendously, from a landscaping business to landscaping, engraving, and a specialty shop, currently employing two full time and four part time employees.
The gift shop and design center were heavily damaged by fire in December 2012, but that did not put an end to their hard work and dedication. Carver's Ridge came back bigger and stronger, and the celebration Rocktoberfest on October 26, 2013, was a testament to that.
This hard work and dedication to growth has not only paid off, it has resulting in Carver's Ridge being awarded the Small Business Leadership Award in the category of ten or fewer employees. This award is presented annually by Southwestern Community College and the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center at their Southwestern Business Conference, recognizing Carver's Ridge for their "outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and support of rural Iowa economic development."