CLCA bestows 55 Trophy Awards

January 20, 2015 -  By

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) presented 55 Trophy Awards to landscape contractors this year.

“The CLCA is thrilled to recognize outstanding California landscapers and their projects,” said Sandra Giarde, CLCA executive director. “Our association’s core goal is to support our members as they create beautiful, enduring landscapes that improve the quality of life. Winning a Trophy Award not only supports our members, but instills pride in our community and recognizes quality workmanship that only a licensed contractor can offer.

The 2014 Special Award winners included the following:

  • Stuart Sperber Memorial Sweepstakes Trophy (Best of Show): Jensen Landscape of San Jose for the Hillsborough residence in Hillsborough;
  • Jon R. Alsdorf Memorial Award (the best entry from all residential categories): Visionscape of Laguna Beach for the Johnson residence of Laguna Beach;
  • John Redmond Memorial Award (the best entry from all maintenance categories): Modern Landscaping of Campbell for the Selby Estate in Atherton;
  • Gary Vallen Memorial Award (the best residential landscaping under $150,000): Past the Gate of Martinez for the Collison residence in Fremont;
  • Herb Frank Memorial Award (the best entry from all commercial installation categories): Gothic Landscaping of Valencia for the Villa Metro-Cielo Townhomes in Santa Clarita;
  • Bob Baier Memorial Award (the best entry containing sustainable installation elements): Envision Landscape Studio of San Diego for the Modern Urban Farmstead in San Diego; and
  • Special Effects Award (the best use of unique methods or materials and/ or special artistic effects): Falling Waters Landscape of Carlsbad for the Duke residence in Encinitas.

In addition, two companies earned the Excelsior Award this year, awarded to a company that has been a CLCA member for less than a year—Envision Landscape Studio for the Modern Urban Farmstead in San Diego and Cadre Landscape of Los Angeles for its Wateridge project in Los Angeles.

2014 Installation Awards went out to:

Lastly, the 2014 Maintenance Award winners included:

The awards were established to encourage interest in landscaping, recognize people who produce outstanding landscapes, create pride in superior workmanship and bestow public recognition on companies, institutions, municipalities and residents for their interest in beautifying California.

Winners were chosen from more than 121 entries, all of which were personally inspected and rated on artistic and technical merits by two landscape contractors—Bob Kirtley of CLCA’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and Larry Cleveland of the San Fernando Valley Chapter. For eight days, the duo covered more than 700 miles and took 101 stops to inspect every entry. Both Kirtley and Cleveland have nearly 40 years of landscape experience, were presidents of their local CLCA chapters and have won numerous landscape installation and maintenance awards on the local and state level.

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