The California Landscape Contractors Association has given Stay Green with a trio of awards in its 2012 Trophy Awards recognizing California’s best landscaping.
Stay Green, based in Santa Clarita, won the Medium Commercial First Place award (sponsored by Hunter Industries) for its work on landscapes at the Valencia Town Center.
The Stay Green team also received a Small Commercial Outstanding Achievement award (sponsored by Hunter Industries) and an Apartment, Condos and Townhomes Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by LCIS).
The Small Commercial award was for the Discovery Gateway II commercial property, and the Apartment, Condos and Townhomes award was for the West Creek West Hills community.
Judging criteria for the competition included the healthy appearance of landscaping, proper irrigation and water management, proper trimming and pruning, quality of workmanship, and the general appearance of the property.
Entrants first submitted photos of the property being entered in the competition, then entries were personally inspected by CLCA’s judges – without the entrants present.
Stay Green Vice President, Rene Rivera, said the award-winning landscaping was a team effort. On the Town Center property, the first-place-winning work was performed by a team led by Operations Manager Grant Clack, and for the two Outstanding Achievement awards the properties are both maintained by a team led by Account Manager Kevin Cawley.
“They make sure the properties are in tip-top shape,” Rivera said. “It takes a great degree of attention to detail – proper irrigation management, selective pruning of the vegetation, and proper care and feeding of the plants so they look natural, vibrant and healthy.”