About the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA)

Want to learn more about the largest landscape contractors association in California? You’re at the right place!

History records the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) incorporating in 1952. In reality, our collaborative work on behalf of California’s landscape contractors started much earlier.

CLCA’s roots were born locally, as there were three regional landscaping trade groups each working on behalf of the industry. Realizing that other trades wished to limit the work landscape contractors could do under their C-27 license, the regional groups banded together and the statewide CLCA was created.

Fast forward from 1952 and it is very clear that landscape contracting, and CLCA, has grown and evolved. The association that was formed to protect the scope of work allowed under the C-27 license has expanded to include:


CLCA’s members are as diverse as the landscape contracting industry. We are proud that our members are landscape contractors, vendors to the trade, educators, government personnel, consultants, landscape architects, landscape designers, teachers and students.

CLCA is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit trade association governed by a board comprised of members. The headquarters office is located in Sacramento, California.

Looking to connect locally? CLCA has local chapters throughout the state that also offer education, social events, and networking for CLCA members.

These and many other benefits and services make CLCA membership valued by those in California’s landscape contracting industry.

Our Mission, Vision & Code of Ethics

The association’s core goal is to support CLCA members as they create beautiful, enduring landscapes that improve the quality of life.


Our Board of Directors


Our Presidents


Our Chapters


Our Staff


Our Auxiliary


Our Distinguished Members