2019 Hardscape North America Awards Recognize Outstanding Residential and Commercial Projects

Contractors, producers and designers claimed winning entries and honorable mentions at the 2019 HNA Awards presentation during the Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The awards honor top residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets.

The HNA Awards are produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and Brick Industry Association (BIA). The 2019 awards program is sponsored by Belgard, iQ Power Tools, and Keystone Hardscapes.

The number of competitors grows each year from across the United States and Canada. This year, a record 165 projects entered 18 hardscape categories including clay brick, segmental retaining walls, porcelain, vintage installations, concrete pavers, a combination of hardscape products, natural stone, and outdoor living features. Projects built between November 1, 2015 and June 30, 2019 were eligible for entry into the competition.

“Each year at HNA Awards presentations we see more tremendous work on display, the product of great creativity, attention to detail, and collaboration between designers, manufacturers and installers. We’re proud to honor their exceptional accomplishment.”   – Dr. Marshall Brown, Chair-Elect, ICPI

Hardscape contractors received awards for a diverse and very impressive group of projects juried by industry experts for their excellence in design, quality, compatibility, and construction. The awards reveal the highest level of detail from planning through project completion to produce exceptional results for project owners. The presentations also demonstrated that designers, product manufacturers, distributors, and installers must all play collaborative roles to achieve successful projects worthy of national recognition. The organizers and judges of the Hardscape North America contents are pleased honored to recognize award recipients for their exceptional work.

EDITOR’S NOTES:

Please see the following pages of this press release for more information about each project. Additional project images are available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/icpi/albums/72157711278277301.

About Hardscape North America

Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and distributors/dealers. It brings top-notch education, certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products, demonstrations and networking opportunities. HNA is an ICPI event. For more information, visit www.hardscapena.com.

About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

ICPI is the trade association representing the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association’s membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.icpi.org.

2019 HNA AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Clay Brick – Residential

  • Winner – The Opus, Concord, MA
    • Contractor – Roots & Rocks Landscape Artisan, Groton, MA
    • Manufacturer – Pine Hall Brick Company
    • Designer – Dan Gladu
  • Honorable Mention – 650 Emerson, Denver, CO
    • Contractor – Singing Hills Landscape, Aurora, CO
    • Manufacturer – Interstate Clay Pavers
    • Designer – Kaylin Kittle, Ivy Street Design

Clay Brick – Commercial

  • Winner – Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
    • Contractor – NER Construction, Wilmington, MA
    • Manufacturer – Belden Brick Company
    • Designer – Wessling Architects
  • Honorable Mention – ENCORE CASINO, Everett, MA
    • Contractor – BrightView, Boston, MA
    • Manufacturer – Belden Brick Company
    • Designer – Lifescapes International, Inc. in collaboration with Wynn Design & Development

Clay Brick – Permeable

  • Winner – C & O Canal Washington DC, Washington, DC
    • Contractor – Imperial Stone Paving, Elkridge, MD
    • Manufacturer – Belden Brick Company
    • Designer – Peck+Peck Architects

Segmental Retaining Walls – Residential

  • Winner – Fly Rod Trail Residence, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    • Contractor – Progressive Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    • Manufacturer – County Materials Corporation
    • Designer – Progressive Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal
  • Honorable Mention – Entertaining in Farmington, Farmington, CT
    • Contractor – Clarke Landscapes LLC, Bolton, CT
    • Manufacturer – Unilock
    • Designer – Mather Clarke

Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial

  • Winner – Encore Dealership, Mobile, AL
    • Contractor – Synergy Earth Systems LLC, Daphne, AL
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Synergy Earth Systems LLC
  • Honorable Mention – Beautiful Entryway to Luxury Living, Livingston, NJ
    • James R Ientile, Inc, Marlboro, NJ
    • Manufacturer – Clayton Block
    • Designer – Geller Sive, LLC
  • Honorable Mention – FEDEX Ground Distribution Hub, Middletown, CT
    • Contractor – Earth Retention Systems, Danielson, CT
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Advantage Engineers, LLC

Porcelain Paver – Residential

  • Winner – Lotz Residence, Irvine, CA
    • Contractor – Richard Lusk Landscape & Design, Newport Coast, CA
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Aaron Sevilla
  • Honorable Mention – Otero Hinckley Project, Hinckley, OH
    • Contractor – Otero Signature Homes, Chagrin Falls, OH
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Ted Otero

Porcelain Paver – Commercial

  • Winner – 30 E Huron, Chicago, IL
    • Contractor – TOPIARIUS, Chicago, IL
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Delph Gustitus
  • Honorable Mention – Sky Harbor Towers, Phoenix, AZ
    • Contractor – Re-Create Companies, Phoenix, AZ
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Sharon Miller

Natural Stone

  • Winner – 715 Sheridan – Lakefront Retreat, Evanston, IL
    • Contractor – Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, Evanston, IL
    • Manufacturer – Eden Valders Stone
    • Designer – Timothy Benz
  • Honorable Mention – Lim Residence, Marlborough, CT
    • Contractor – Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, CT
    • Manufacturer – Oakville Stone
    • Designer – Ryan King, Bahler Brothers

Outdoor Living Features

  • Winner – Greenway Village, Granby, CT
    • Contractor – Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, CT
    • Manufacturer – Techo-Bloc
    • Designer – Ryan King
  • Honorable Mention – Backyard Entertainment Venue, Kingman, AZ
    • Contractor – Innovative Stoneworks & Landscaping, Kingman, AZ
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Kevin Wilkerson

Vintage Installation

  • Winner – Cream of Wheat Row House, Minneapolis, MN
    • Contractor – Villa Landscapes, Oakdale, MN
    • Manufacturer – Willow Creek Concrete Products, Inc.
    • Designer – Kelly O’Donahue

Concrete Paver – Residential – size less than 3,000 sf

  • Winner – Private Resort in Hebron, Hebron, CT
    • Contractor – Clarke Landscapes, Bolton, CT
    • Manufacturer – Unilock
    • Designer – Mather Clarke
  • Honorable Mention – Poolside Retreat, Bennington, NE
    • Contractor – Executive Outdoor Living, LLC, Omaha, NE
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Susan Gregory, Executive Outdoor Living, LLC
  • Honorable Mention – Rustic Mountain Living, Millersburg, PA
    • Contractor – GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
    • Manufacturer – Techo-Bloc
    • Designer – GoldGlo Landscapes

Concrete Paver – Residential – size more than 3,000 sf

  • Winner – Tuscan Retreat, Timnath, CO
    • Contractor – Lindgren Landscape, Fort Collins, CO
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designer – Georgia Perry
  • Honorable Mention – Franklin Paver Pool Patio, Franklin, IN
    • Contractor – Calvin Landscape LLC, Indianapolis, IN
    • Manufacturer – Unilock
    • Designers – Jeremy Burns and Daniel Camacho

Concrete Paver – Commercial – size less than 15,000 sf

  • Winner – Palmer Field, Middletown, CT
    • Contractor – Torrison Stone and Garden, Durham, CT
    • Manufacturer – Cambridge Pavers
    • Designer – Brian Murphy, Landscape Architect, PLA, ASLA
  • Honorable Mention – Phoenix Corporate Center, Phoenix, AZ
    • Contractor – European Pavers Southwest Inc, Phoenix, AZ
    • Manufacturer – Belgard

Concrete Paver – Commercial – size more than 15,000 sf

  • Winner – Confluence Park, San Antonio, TX
    • Contractor – Cribley Enterprises, San Antonio, TX
    • Manufacturer – Keystone Hardscapes
    • Designer(s) – Lake Flato Architects and Rialto Studio
  • Honorable Mention – Miller Park, Chattanooga, TN
    • Contractor – Fischer Brothers LLC, Chattanooga, TN
    • Manufacturer – Wausau Tile Tectura Designs
    • Designer(s) – Spakman Mossop Michaels, Eskew +Dumez + Ripple

Concrete Paver – Permeable

  • Winner – Confluence Park, Denver, CO
    • Contractor – Stonecreek Hardscapes, Thornton, CO
    • Manufacturer – Keystone Hardscapes
    • Designer – Wenk Associates
  • Honorable Mention – Travis at the Lake Apartments, Austin, TX
    • Contractor – Tuscany Pavers LLC, Georgetown, TX
    • Manufacturer – Keystone Hardscapes
    • Designer – Open Air Studios

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – size less than 4,000 sf

  • Winner – Rustic Paradise in the Middle of the City, Omaha, NE
    • Contractor – Executive Outdoor Living, LLC, Omaha, NE
    • Manufacturer(s) – County Materials Corporation/Belgard/Natural Stone
    • Designer – Jake Johnson
  • Honorable Mention – Farmington Backyard Oasis, Farmington, CT
    • Contractor – Clarke Landscapes LLC, Bolton, CT
    • Manufacturer – Unilock
    • Designer – Mather Clarke, Clarke Landscapes LLC
  • Honorable Mention – Harkness Pool Patio, Great Falls, VA
    • Contractor – Holloway Company, Sterling, VA
    • Manufacturer – Natural
    • Designer – Ted Tidmore

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – size more than 4,000 sf

  • Winner – Natural Stone Wonder, Passaic County, NJ
    • Contractor – Monello Landscape Industries, LLC, Wayne, NJ
    • Manufacturer – Natural stone marble
    • Designer – Joe Monello, Monello Landscape Industries, LLC
  • Honorable Mention –Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, AZ
    • Contractor – G&T Custom Homes, Scottdale, AZ
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
    • Designers – Lynn Tenney and Kori Tichenor

Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial

  • Winner – SkyDeck at the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg, TN
    • Contractor – Hickory Hardscapes, Knoxville, TN
    • Manufacturer – Belgard
  • Honorable Mention – Main Entry Plaza Redesign, Itasca, IL
    • Contractor – Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services Company, Elgin, IL
    • Manufacturer – Rochester Concrete Products
    • Designer – Todd Williamson