Hardscape North America Awards Recognize Top Outdoor Residential and Commercial Projects

The top hardscape projects in the United States and Canada were honored during an awards ceremony at the 2018 Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

The 2018 HNA Awards recognize residential and commercial walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, driveways, commercial plazas, streets, and other applications built using concrete pavers, segmental retaining walls, clay brick, porcelain, natural stone, outdoor living features, and combinations of hardscape products. Projects built between November 1, 2014 and June 30, 2018 were eligible for the competition. In addition, vintage projects installed before 2008 were eligible to receive HNA Awards for the first time.

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

Winners were recognized in 18 categories, while 18 honorable mentions were also named in 17 categories. A record number of awards entries (155) were received this year.

"It's great to see that so many contractors are building really terrific hardscape projects," said Kendall Anderegg, ICPI Chair. "Every year, the judging for this competition becomes more difficult. The winning projects showcase the industries' best-of-the-best in hardscape design and construction. As an industry, we cannot be prouder of the contractors who are driving our industry forward with these creative, well-installed projects."

Colorado and Illinois tied for the highest number of winning projects with three each, followed by California and Wisconsin with two each. Eight other states had winnings projects. GoldGlo Landscapes in Millersburg, PA took home the most awards with one winning project and two honorable mentions. C.R. Schmidt Inc. of Warrenville, IL had one winning project and one honorable mention.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please see the following pages of this press release for more information about each award-winning project and honorable mention recipient. Additional images are available at www.flickr.com/photos/icpi/albums/72157674343128998/with/44503449444/.

Woodside Outdoor Living, Pine Grove, PA
Winner: Combination of Hardscape Products
Residential Less than 4,000 square feet

Old Town Oasis, Fort Collins, CO
Winner: Concrete Paver
Residential Less than 3,000 square feet

Tumbled Venetian - Truckee, El Dorado Hills, CA
Winner: Concrete Paver
Residential More than 3,000 square feet

Southlands Mall, Aurora, CO
Winner: Concrete Paver
Commercial More than 15,000 square feet

Alpine Residence, Alpine, UT
Winner: Porcelain

Great Lake Terrace, Sheboygan, WI
Winner: Natural Stone

Flats East Bank 
Cleveland, OH
Winner: Clay Brick
Permeable Residential/Commercial

Alta Pinehurst, Lakewood, CO
Winner: Segmental Retaining Walls
Concrete Paver - Commercial Less than 15,000 square feet
16th Street Connector Park and Pump Station
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Contractor: Paver Designs LLC, Omaha, NE
Manufacturers: Techniseal & Eagle Bay Hardscapes
Honorable Mention
The Sevens - Camden Apartments
Location: Orlando, FL
Contractor: UCC Group, Inc., Orlando, FL
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: David Hoppes, Dix-Hite + Partners
Concrete Paver - Commercial More than 15,000 square feet
Southlands Mall
Location: Aurora, CO
Contractor: Continental Hardscape Systems LLC, Thornton, CO
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Chris Sutterfield, Studio Insite
Honorable Mention
Levy Park
Location: Houston, TX
Contractor: B&D Contractors Inc., Houston, TX
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: OJB Landscape Architects
Concrete Paver - Residential Less than 3,000 square feet
Old Town Oasis
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Contractor: Lindgren Landscape, Fort Collins, CO
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Tim Lindgren, Lindgren Landscape
Honorable Mention
Aviator Court
Location: De Pere, WI
Contractor: The Sharper Edge Landscaping, De Pere, WI
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Paul Bowker
Concrete Paver - Residential More than 3,000 square feet
Tumbled Venetian - Truckee
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Contractor: LR Landscaping, Auburn, CA
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Tanna Johns
Honorable Mention
Atkinson Barn
Location: Dry Fork, VA
Contractor: Heath Landscaping, Chatham, VA
Manufacturer: Eagle Bay
Honorable Mention
Driveway, Entryway and Airplane Pool Deck
Location: San Dimas, CA
Contractor: Go Pavers, Studio City, CA
Manufacturer: Orco
Designer:Aaron Barnes
Concrete Paver - Permeable Residential/Commercial
Community First
Location: Neenah, WI
Contractor:Aqua-Paving, Yorkville, IL
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Ryan Bakke
Honorable Mention
Greeney Residence
Location: Portland, OR
Contractor: Sequoia Stonescapes, Independence, OR
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Drake's 7 Dees Landscaping
Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential Less than 4,000 square feet
Woodside Outdoor Living
Location: Pine Grove, PA
Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: GoldGlo Landscapes
Honorable Mention
Stefanski Outdoor Living
Location: Lebanon, PA
Contractor: Hosler's Homescapes, LLC, Lititz, PA
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designers: Matthew Kadwill and Dennis Hosler
Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential More than 4,000 square feet
Salema Residence
Location: Wilbraham, MA
Contractor: Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, CT
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: Ryan King,Bahler Brothers
Honorable Mention
Federal Style In PA
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: GoldGlo Landscapes
Combination of Hardscape Products - Commercial
Vanderwende's Event Venue
Location: Seaford, DE
Contractor: C Vargas Construction, LLC, Seaford, DE
Manufacturers: Belgard and Techo-Bloc
Designer: C Vargas Construction, LLC
Honorable Mention
CareOne Courtyard
Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries, Wayne, NJ
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: Joe Monello, Monello Landscape Industries
Segmental Retaining Walls - Residential
Miller Project
Location: Douglasville, GA
Contractor: McPlants, Douglasville, GA
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Craig McManus, McPlants
Honorable Mention
Rain Dance Trail Residence
Location: Nekoosa, WI
Contractor: Paul's Landscaping, Vesper, WI
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Mark Paul, Paul's Landscaping
Segmental Retaining Walls - Commercial
Alta Pinehurst
Location: Lakewood, CO
Contractor: Slaton Bros., Denver, CO
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Wood Partners
Honorable Mention
Falls Event Center
Location: Littleton, CO
Contractor: Miller Wall Company, Denver, CO
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Marvin Miller
Porcelain - Residential
Alpine Residence
Location: Alpine, UT
Contractor: Mountain West Paver Specialists, American Fork, UT
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Upwall Design Architects
Honorable Mention
Island Circle Retreat
Location: Bennington, NE
Contractor: Craig Tuttle Construction, Omaha, NE
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Marti Neely, APLD, Marti Neely Design and Associates
Porcelain - Commercial
Optima Chicago Center
Location: Chicago, IL
Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc, Warrenville, IL
Manufacturer: Tile Tech Pavers
Designer: Optima, Inc.
Honorable Mention
NVR Key Blvd Arlington VA
Location: Arlington, VA
Contractor: Denison Landscaping, Fort Washington, MD
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Jeff Kreps LA, VIKA Virginia  
Clay Brick - Residential
Neiman Residence
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
Contractor: Greenscape Inc.Batavia, IL
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Company
Designer: George Murphy, Greenscape Inc.
Honorable Mention
Mays Landing Driveway
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Contractor: Tough Turf LLC, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Frank Lomangino
Clay Brick - Commercial
Freedom Walkway
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Contractor: Unit Paving Inc., Charlotte, NC
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designers: Juan Logan and Laurel Holtzapple, groundworks studio
Honorable Mention
McCormick Place HQ Hotel
Location: Chicago, IL
Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc, Warrenville, IL
Manufacturer: Endicott
Designer: Goettsch (AOR) & Site Design Group (LA)
Clay Brick - Permeable Residential/Commercial
Flats East Bank
Location: Cleveland, OH
Contractor: Royal Landscape-GardeningGarfield Heights, OH
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Jeff Knopp, RLA, Behnke Landscape Architecture
Honorable Mention
Illinois Realtors Bicentennial Plaza
Location: Springfield, IL
Contractor: Interlock Brick Paving, Morton, IL
Manufacturer: Belden
Designer: Massie and Massie
Natural Stone - Residential/Commercial
Great Lake Terrace
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Contractor: Landmark Landscapes Inc, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Manufacturer: Eden Stone
Designer: Joe Majerus, Landmark Landscapes Inc
Honorable Mention
Riverfront Mansion
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: Stone Quarry
Designer: Howard J Supnik
Outdoor Living Features - Residential/Commercial
Schiller Street Oasis
Location: Elmhurst, IL
Contractor: Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc., Elmhurst, IL
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: Kevin Barnes and Nathan Filip
Honorable Mention
Nelson Residence
Location: Lovettsville, VA
Contractor: Artisan Exteriors, Lovettsville, VA
Manufacturer: CST Pavers
Designer: Joey Hafner
Vintage Installation - Residential/Commercial
Fourteen Years and Going Strong
Location: Salinas, CA
Contractor: Stowe Contracting, Marina, CA
Manufacturers: Calstone and Pacific Interlock
Designer: Walt Combs

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 ICPI

Founded in 1993, ICPI is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. The Institute's mission is to deliver education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. Membership consists of interlocking paver manufacturers, design professionals, paver installation contractors and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. Visit https://www.icpi.org for more information.