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Hardscape Award Winners Announced




Pacific Outdoor Designs won an award in the "10,000-50,000 sq. feet concrete paver" category for its work at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort. The project involved removing a large amount of old concrete pool decking and walkways from the existing swimming pool area. There was 83 feet of tumbled charcoal coping installed for the two swimming pools. The pavers extended out through a wide main entry and also led to various walkways for the four surrounding hotel buildings and the parking lot. The large entryway leading to the pools had to blend in with many curving landscaped islands and the two pools with many sweeping curves.
Photo: Pacific Outdoor Designs

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The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) along with the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association has announced the 3rd Annual HNA Hardscape Project Award winners.

The Hardscape Project Awards recognize outstanding hardscape projects by contractors in residential and commercial/industrial applications.

"Recognizing a project through these awards is important to the industry", said Roberto Nicolia, Chairman of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, "this awards program acknowledges some of the best hardscape installations in North America."

Projects include but are not limited to walkways, patios, driveways, plazas, parking lots, etc. In its third year, the awards program received 77 entries. The Commercial/Industrial HNA Hardscape Project Awards winners were recognized in categories of clay brick, concrete pavers, segmental retaining wall and a combination of all hardscape products in project sizes of 1,000 to 10,000 square feet, 10,000 to 50,000 square feet and more than 50,000 square feet.

The Commercial/Industrial award winners are:

Combination - 1,000 - 10,000 sq. feet, Ryan Palmer Foundation Healing Garden at The Children's Hospital Northwest Texas Heathcare Systems, project contractor Krause Landscape Contractors, Amarillo, Texas; 10,000 -50,000 sq. feet, "Bleachers from Block," project contractor BC Hardscapes, Lawrence, Kan.

Concrete Paver - 1,000 -10,000 sq. feet (tie), Chickasaw Medical Center, contractor Heartstone of Oklahoma, Ada, Okla.; 1,000 -10,000 sq. feet (tie) Ocean View, contractor Torrison Stone & Garden, New Haven, Conn.; 10,000-50,000 sq. feet, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort, contractor Pacific Outdoor Living, Oxnard, Calif.; More than 50,000 sq. feet, The Boulevard Mall of Louisiana, contractor Syrstone, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.

Clay Brick - 1,000 -10,000 sq. feet, Miami Conservancy District, contractor Outdoor Enterprise, Dayton, Ohio; 10,000 -50,000 sq. feet, Imaginary Garden, contractor Fred Adams Paving Company, Cary, N.C.; Segmental Retaining Wall - 1,000 -10,000 sq. feet, Lake Arrowhead Golf Club, contractor Paul's Landscaping, Nekoosa, Wis.; 10,000 - 50,000 sq. feet, The Shops at Sycamore Creek, contractor Soil Retention Products, Inc., Corona, Calif.

The Residential HNA Hardscape Project Awards recognized outstanding residential projects in clay brick, concrete paver, segmental retaining wall and a combination of all hardscape products in projects of under 1,000 square feet, 1,000 to 5,000 square feet and more than 5,000 square feet. Award recipients included:

Combination - under 1,000 sq. feet, Church Residence, contractor Pajtas Companies, Inc., Perry, Mich.; 1,000 -5,000 sq. feet, Miller Residence, contractor Krause Landscape Contractors, Amarillo, Texas; more than 5,000 sq. feet, McGraw Residence, contractor Oak Leaf Landscaping, Howard, Ohio. Concrete Paver - under 1,000 sq. feet, Owens Residence, contractor Landis Hardscape Specialist, Harrisburg, Pa.; 1,000 - 5,000 sq. feet, Lamontagne Residence, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; More than 5,000 sq. feet, Harmon Residence, contractor Stone Creations, Scottsdale, Ariz. Clay Brick - under 1,000 sq. feet, Reese Residence, contractor Switzer's Nursery and Landscaping, Inc., Northfield, Minn. Segmental Retaining Wall - 1,000 - 5,000 sq. feet, Landel's Residence, contractor Wickenburg Landscape and Irrigation, Inc., Wickenburg, Ariz.



Stone Creations in Scottsdale, Ariz. was honored in the "Combination - More than 5,000 sq. feet" residential category for their work on the Harmon Residence. Over 21,000 square feet of tumbled pavers were installed in the driveway, patios and pool areas. The tumbled pavers are accented with a non-tumbled paver used in the border and in bands throughout. The backyard consists of four patios and two pools all at different grade levels that are all connected with paver walkways.
Photo: Stephen Cutter, cutterworks.com

Honorable Mentions

Concrete Pavers - residential under 1,000 sq. feet, Lander Residence, Newburgh, N.Y., contractor Harmony Hill Landscaping, Inc. Residential 1,000-5,000 sq. feet, Brindza Residence, Downers Grove, Ill., contractor All Seasons Pools. Residential over 5,000 sq. feet, Mega Residence, Rehoboth, Mass., contractor Best Hands Landscape Construction and Design. Commercial 1,000-10,000 sq. feet, Carmel Country Club, Charlotte, N.C., contractor Unit Paving. Commercial 10,000-50,000 sq. feet, Park 542, Chicago, Ill., contractor C.R. Schmidt, Inc. Commercial over 50,000 sq. feet, Warrenville Road, Warrenville, Ill., contractor C.R. Schmidt, Inc.

Combination - Residential under 1,000 sq. feet, Bartel Residence, Watertown, Wis., contractor Unique Services Inc. Residential 1,000-5,000 sq. feet, North Dallas Driveway, Dallas, Texas, contractor Precision Pavers, Inc. Residential over 5,000 sq. feet, HGTV House, Sandia Park, N.M., contractor Masonry Construction Services. Commercial 1,000-10,000 sq. feet, The Barns, Peapack, N.J., contractor Iannella Contracting. Clay Brick - Commercial 10,000-50,000 sq. feet, F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitor Center, Akron, Ohio, Contractor R.B. Stout. Segmental Retaining Walls -commercial 1,000-10,000 sq. feet, Chick-Fil-A, Fairfax, Va., contractor Metroplex Retaining Walls of Virginia.


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