The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence during Landscapes 2016, recognizing 131 projects for outstanding commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance, as well as interior plantscaping.
This the 47th year the association has presented the NALP Awards of Excellence. Because of the national breadth of the competition, the awards help companies become more well-known in the industry. Needless to say, winning also encourages and motivates employees.
Members of NALP had the chance to enter in a number of different categories, including installation/contracting, design/build, landscape management, interior container plantings, erosion control/ecological restoration, special events, and the Decade Awards category.
Two Decade Awards, seven Recognition Awards, 60 Merit Awards and 61 Grand Awards were presented during the Landscapes 2016 awards dinner in Louisville, Kentucky. From the Grand winners, the panel of judges selected three projects to receive a Judges Award, the highest of the awards.
Bonick Landscaping in Dallas, Texas, Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers in Portland, Oregon, and Town and Gardens Ltd., which is based in Long Island, New York, received the top honor.
The audience at the awards dinner then chose from the three Judges Award winners the recipient of the Audience Choice Award. Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping was the audience favorite, with its project featuring a massive saltwater pool, a 3,500-square-foot putting green and a covered outdoor patio with a fireplace.
“The caliber of the projects in the Awards of Excellence is just incredible,” said Brett Lemcke, NALP president. “NALP is honored to showcase and promote such great examples of professionalism and dedication to our craft.”
Below is a sampling of some of the award winners. For NALP’s complete list of recipients and photo gallery, click here.