The Toro Company, headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., in partnership with Aquascapes Design, announced that Dylan Arlotta of Garden State Koi in Warwick, N.Y., won a Toro Dingo TX 420 compact utility loader and bucket attachment at the Aquascapes Pondemonium 2006 event held in Chicago. The Toro Dingo TX 420 giveaway was part of Toro’s Gold Sponsorship of Aquascapes Design’s 2006 Pondemonium event.
Arlotta is the manager of the installation division at Garden State Koi, a MasterProPond distributor for Aquascape Designs and NurseryPro. Garden State Koi’s installation division consists of nine employees who install 50 to 70 ponds per year.
After attending one of the Pondemonium seminars, Arlotta made a commitment to contribute more to his company’s bottom line by setting an annual installation sales goal of $720,000 so that he could afford to add a Dingo loader to his equipment fleet. Arlotta surpassed his sales goal and reached $750,000 in construction sales, and was surprised to win the Toro Dingo TX 420 compact utility loader for his efforts.
From left to right are Greg Whitstock, CEO of Auqascapes, Dylan Arlotte, manager at Garden State KOI and Mark Peckerschneider from Toro.