Sterling Blake has always been a very ambitious man. Perhaps the passion for his landscape and irrigation business, Sterling Silver Scape and Sod, is derived from his humble beginnings as a farm worker in his Jamaican homeland. As a young man, Sterling dreamed of the possibilities offered in America and arrived in South Florida in 1979.
He worked for six years in the sugar fields, until settling in Osceola County in 1985. Sterling adds, “I had the option of moving further North, but given my love of agriculture and wanting to pursue work in that industry, staying in Florida was a better fit.”
By 2003 Sterling’s company had grown to a workforce of 105, and was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as one of the top 25 minority-owned businesses in the Central Florida region.