Hardscape North America award winners and honorable mention recipients announced

outdoor living space with pool
The project "Lodge Living" from Monello Landscape Industries, LLC, won for the category "Combination of Hardscape Products- Residential."
Photo by Brandon Gailone of Brandon G. Photography, LLC

Contractors, producers, and designers had their time in the spotlight at the 2021 Hardscape North America Awards Recognition Presentation on October 21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Each year, the HNA Awards recognize exceptional residential and commercial hardscape projects including walkways patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets. Hardscape crews received recognition from industry experts for excellence in project design, quality, compatibility, and construction.

The number of entries received from across North America continues to grow. In 2021, a record 178 projects were submitted across 18 hardscape categories, including concrete paver, clay brick, segmental retaining walls, porcelain, natural stone, vintage installation, outdoor living features, and a combination of hardscape products.

The HNA Awards is a well-earned tribute to work that is elevating the hardscape industry in many ways. Being recognized are projects that are the result of exceptional teams delivering creative solutions, quality products, and reliable installations,” said Dr. Marshall Brown, ICPI Chair.

In total, there are 19 categories that highlight a variety of different types of work. Hardscape projects from across the country were entered and competition was steep. 

Monello Landscape Industries, LLC, in Wayne, New Jersey, won for the project photo featured above in the category of "Combination of Hardscape Products- Residential- more than 4,000 square feet." They also won for that same category, for projects "less than 4,000 square feet."

GoldGlo Landscapes in Millerburg, Pennsylvania won for the Outdoor Living Features category. They also won for the Concrete Paver Category for a residential project less than 3,000 square feet.

outdoor living space"Rustic Cottage Outdoor Living," a project by GoldGlo Landscapes won for the Concrete Paver category (Residential, less than 3,000 square feet).GoldGlo Landscapes

Here is a complete list of all of this year's project winners.

2021 HNA Awards Recipients:

Clay Brick Category

Clay Brick – Residential

Winner – Woodside

·     Contractor: Exterior Pavers Designs, Inc.

·     Producer: Basalite

·     Designer: NA

·     Owner: Marino

·     Project location: Woodside, CA

Honorable mention – Sandhills in Shaker

·     Contractor: Anchor Landscaping

·     Producer: The Belden Brick Company

·     Designer: Anchor Landscaping

·     Owner: NA

·     Project location: Shaker Heights, OH

Clay Brick – Commercial

Winner – Canton Centennial Plaza

·     Contractor: Enviroscapes

·     Producer: The Belden Brick Company

·     Designer: MKSK

·     Owner: The City of Canton

·     Project location: Canton, OH

Honorable mention – Patten Square

·     Contractor: Fischer Brothers LLC

·     Producer: The Belden Brick Company

·     Designer: WMWA Landscape Architects

·     Owner: City of Chattanooga

·     Project location: Chattanooga, TN

Concrete Paver Category

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

Winner – Rustic Cottage Outdoor Living

·     Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes

·     Producer: Unilock

·     Designer: GoldGlo Landscapes

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Millersburg, PA

Honorable mention – Girvan Pool Project

·     Contractor: Calvin Landscape LLC

·     Producer: Techo-Bloc

·     Designer: Daniel Camacho/Jeremy Burns

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Zionsville, IN

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

Winner – Lewin Residence

·     Contractor: Hollywood Stones

·     Producer: Mega Bergerac

·     Designer: Landmark Custom Homes

·     Owner: Lewin Brothers

·     Project location: South West Ranches, FL

Honorable mention – Patterson

·     Contractor: Dorantes Landscaping

·     Producer: Calstone

·     Designer: Bill Patterson

·     Owner: Bill Patterson

·     Project location: Carmel, CA

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

Winner – Buddhist Temple

·     Contractor: Majestic Outdoors

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: Majestic Outdoors

·     Owner: Temple Venable

·     Project location: Cary, NC

Honorable mention – Marriott Citrine and AC Hotel Palo Alto

·     Contractor: Mr. Pavers

·     Producer: Calstone

·     Designer: James Winstead

·     Owner: Marriott International, Inc.

·     Project location: Palo Alto, CA

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

Winner – Alton Town Center

·     Contractor: Precise Paving, Inc.

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: Nick Mihelich

·     Owner: Joe Ragonese

·     Project location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Honorable mention – MAPS 3 Scissortail Park

·     Contractor: Ruppert Landscape

·     Producer: Keystone Hardscapes

·     Designer: NA

·     Owner: Oklahoma City

·     Project location: Oklahoma City, OK

Concrete Paver – Permeable

Winner – Palm Beach Zoo

·     Contractor: Precise Paving, Inc.

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: Borrero Architecture

·     Owner: Palm Beach Zoo

·     Project location: West Palm Beach, FL

Honorable mention – LeConte Mountain Range

·     Contractor: Hickory Hardscapes

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: NA

·     Owner: City of Pigeon Forge, TN

·     Project location: Pigeon Forge, TN

Segmental Retaining Walls Category

Segmental Retaining Walls – Residential

Winner – Maiden Lake Road Residence

·     Contractor: JJ’s Cutting Edge LLC

·     Producer: County Materials Corporation

·     Designer: JJ’s Cutting Edge LLC

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Lakewood, WI

Honorable mention – Next-Level Retreat

·     Contractor: Property Pros Land Management, LLC

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: Tracy Cox

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Indianapolis, IN

Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial

Winner – The Oaks at Portola Hills

·     Contractor: Geogrid Retaining Walls Systems, Inc.

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: Matthew M. Merritt

·     Owner: Baldwin & Sons

·     Project location: Lake Forest, CA

Honorable mention – Foot Works Dance

·     Contractor: Banner Retaining Walls

·     Producer: Keystone Hardscapes

·     Designer: NA

·     Owner: Foot Works Dance

·     Project location: Benbrook, TX

Combination of Hardscape Products Category

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

Winner – Symmetrical Natural Poolscape

·     Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries

·     Producer: Techo-Bloc

·     Designer: Joe Monello/Jarret Bernard

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Boonton, NJ

Honorable mention – Freeland Residence

·     Contractor: Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, LLC

·     Producer: Natural Stone

·     Designer: NA

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Freeland, MD

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

Winner – Lodge Living

·     Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries

·     Producer: Techo-Bloc

·     Designer: Joe Monello

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Wayne, NJ

Honorable mention – Custom Reno Residence

·     Contractor: Sierra Flatworks

·     Producer: Belgard

·     Designer: Sierra Flatworks

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Reno, NV

Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial

Winner – Wallis & Baker

·     Contractor: PavePro

·     Producer: Keystone Hardscapes/Ragland Clay Pavers

·     Designer: SMR Landscape

·     Owner: Billingsley

·     Project location: Grapevine, TX

Honorable mention – Simon Fraser University Campus Renovation

·     Contractor: Apex Granite & Tile

·     Producer: ROMEX

·     Designer: Public Architecture

·     Owner: Simon Fraser University

·     Project location: Burnaby, BC

Porcelain Paver Category

Porcelain – Residential

Winner – Jupiter Island Home

·     Contractor: Magnificent Hardscapes

·     Producer: Mirage/Belgard

·     Designer: Paul Catania

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Jupiter, FL

Honorable mention – 156 Spyglass Lane

·     Contractor: Magnificent Hardscapes

·     Producer: Mirage/Belgard

·     Designer: NA

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Jupiter, FL

Porcelain – Commercial

Winner – Gotham 1&3

·     Contractor: Blondies Treehouse Inc

·     Producer: Mirage/Belgard

·     Designer: HM White Landscape Architects

·     Owner: Gotham 1&3

·     Project location: Long Island City, NY

Honorable mention – Inlet Shore – Westshore Marina District

·     Contractor: Standard Brick Pavers

·     Producer: Mirage/Belgard

·     Designer: Ardurra

·     Owner: WCI Communities, a Lennar Company

·     Project location: Tampa, FL

Natural Stone Category

Natural Stone

Winner – Patio Bliss

·     Contractor: Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc.

·     Producer: Buechel Stone/Unilock

·     Designer: Kevin Barnes/Nathan Filip

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Elmhurst, IL

Honorable mention – JB Farm

·     Contractor: Metrolina Landscape

·     Producer: Quarry & Klin

·     Designer: Metrolina Landscape

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Lincolnton, NC

Outdoor Living Features Category

Outdoor Living Features

Winner – Modern Mountain Resort

·     Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes

·     Producer: Natural Stone Quarries

·     Designer: GoldGlo Landscapes

·     Owner: Residential owner

·     Project location: Millersburg, PA

Honorable mention – Twin Rooftop Outdoor Living Courtyards

·     Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries

·     Producer: Cambridge Pavers

·     Designer: Joe Monello/Jarret Bernard

·     Owner: Metro

·     Project location: Bloomfield, NJ

Vintage Installation Category

Vintage Installation

Winner – The Plaza at Kenan Hall

·     Contractor: Paverscape Inc

·     Producer: Pine Hall Brick Company

·     Designer: Sharon K. Hauber, PLA, ASLA

·     Owner: Flagler College

·     Project location: St. Augustine, FL

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