Pictured above: ALCC awarded Environmental Designs for its use of color at Centerra.
DENVER – The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) named recipients of its fourth annual ELITE Awards. The ELITEs honor companies and personnel who are “elevating the landscape industry through excellence” by demonstrating outstanding achievement within the profession. More than 150 landscape professionals gathered last month to honor these award winners.
The ELITE Awards are presented by ALCC and sponsored in 2018 by Colorado Materials Inc. and Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire. Award categories mirror the services and amenities ALCC member companies provide their clients, including community service, customer service, design/build over $200K, design/build under $200K, innovation, landscape construction, maintenance, sustainability and use of color. The MVP category and four volunteer service awards recognize individuals for outstanding service and dedication to the industry.
“These awards celebrate the connections between companies and clients to create and maintain landscapes that support Colorado’s outdoor lifestyles,” said ALCC Executive Director John McMahon.
The following were this year’s award recipients:
Community Service: Designscapes Colorado Inc. – Clayton Early Learning Project in Denver
Customer Service: Colorado Stoneworks Landscaping in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Design/Build Over $200K: Environmental Designs Inc. & Marpa Design Studio – Black Bear in Boulder, Colorado
Design/Build Under $200K: Zak George Landscaping – Residence in Fort Collins, Colorado
Innovation: Designscapes Colorado Inc. – Safety and training program in Centennial, Colorado
Landscape Construction: Changing Landscapes Inc. – Residence in Boulder
Maintenance: Environmental Designs – Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, Loveland, Colorado
Sustainability: Changing Landscapes Inc. – Contemporary Asian Tea Garden in Boulder
Use of Color: Environmental Designs – Centerra – McWhinney Real Estate Services in Loveland
MVP: Jose Valdes of Phase One Landscapes Inc. in Denver
MVP: Jacob Busch, deceased, of Timberline Landscaping Inc. in Colorado Springs
The following were volunteer service awards:
Outlook Emerging Leader: Dustin Hamilton, Sunflower Landscapes Inc. in Colorado Springs
Stan Brown Distinguished Associate Member of the Year: Jerry “Moe” Mosley, Moe-Mentum and Hellman & Associates in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Bob Cannon Lifetime Achievement: Mike Leman of Singing Hills Landscape in Aurora, Colorado
John Garvey Person of the Year: Lyle Fair of All Phase Landscape in Denver