40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Scott McAdam


McAdam Landscaping Inc.

Job Title

Executive Vice President


  • Became minority owner in Spring 2022 and transformed the financial and operational management by implementing better practices and more stringent cost accounting to grow profitability by 125%.
  • Exceeded $1 million in annual sales.
  • Past-president of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA), where he worked tirelessly to deem the landscape sector as essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and brokered the unification of ILCA and the Illinois Green Industry Association into one.


I Do: Scott has become an accomplished wedding officiant and considers himself a relatively talented amateur chef (who loves breakfast foods).

Fun Facts

A Tough Choice: “Becoming a father is the greatest personal accomplishment of my life … or shooting a career-best low round of golf of 67. That was pretty cool, too.”