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Almost 20 area contractors won 2013 Beautification Awards.

| July 9, 2013

The San Diego chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) recently honored 19 local landscape contractors with 2013 Beautification Awards for excellence in landscape installation and maintenance, demonstrating the best quality, construction, originality and attention to detail on 2012 projects. Thirty-nine awards were presented in 26 categories culled from 65 entries, which encompassed categories covering residential and commercial landscape construction, maintenance and renovation, along with water features, outdoor lighting and water-saving California-friendly landscaping.

The three top awards are: Sweepstakes Award for best design and build construction to Falling Waters Landscape, Inc. of Encinitas for the One 19 Living Studio in Cardiff by the Sea; President's Award for best landscape renovation to Allen Landscape, Inc. of Oceanside for Casa Sana in La Jolla; and the Judges’ Award for residential maintenance to Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. of San Diego for its work at the Santoro Residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

Multiple award winners included: The Brickman Group of San Diego, and Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. of San Diego, both with five awards; Allen Landscape, Inc. of Oceanside and Backyard Vacations of Carlsbad, with two awards a piece; and Enchanted Landscapes of Rancho Santa Fe, Schnetz Landscape, Inc. of Escondido, Columbine Landscape, Inc. of Escondido, Summit Services, Inc. of San Diego, Mark Schroeder & Co. of San Diego, Falling Waters Landscape, Inc. of Encinitas, Heaviland Enterprises, Inc. of Vista and Ciro’s Landscaping, Inc. of Escondido, each with two awards.

Other companies receiving a single award included: Benchmark Landscape Services of Poway, Heritage Landscape Services of La Mesa, Nature Designs of Vista, New Way Landscape and Tree Service of San Diego, R.B. Prange, Inc. of Encinitas, Silver Moon Lighting of San Diego and Waterscape Creations, Inc. of Fallbrook.

A first place "winner" and second place "achievement" award were presented, although not all categories warranted both types of awards. Here is a complete list of categories and recipients:

-- Residential Construction Small category: Allen Landscape, Inc. for the Dressel Residence in Rancho Santa Fe (winner).


-- Residential Construction Estate category: Allen Landscape, Inc for Casa Sana in La Jolla (winner); Enchanted Landscapes for the Reichert Residence in San Diego (achievement).

-- Residential Maintenance category: Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. for the Mc Clelland Residence in La Jolla (winner); Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. for the Franks Residence in Solana La Jolla (achievement).

-- Residential Maintenance Large category: Schnetz Landscape, Inc. for Mauii in Encinitas in Cardiff (winner); Columbine Landscape, Inc. for the Oliver Residence in San Diego (achievement).

-- Commercial Maintenance A category: Heritage Landscape Services for The Electra in San Diego (winner); The Brickman Group for Santee Marketplace in Santee (achievement).

-- Commercial Maintenance B category: The Brickman Group for Hacienda in San Diego
(winner); New Way Landscape and Tree Service for Wateridge Vista Drive in San Diego (achievement).

-- Commercial Maintenance HOA category: The Brickman Group for Village Walk in Chula Vista (winner).

-- Commercial Maintenance Large HOA category: R.B. Prange, Inc. for 464 Prospect in La Jolla (winner).

-- Commercial Maintenance E category: Benchmark Landscape Services for Escondido Highlands HOA in Escondido (winner); The Brickman Group for The Forum in Carlsbad (achievement).

-- Public Works Maintenance category: Shasta Landscaping for the Revelle College Apartments at UCSD in La Jolla (winner).

-- Landscape Renovation Small category: Summit Services, Inc. for the Fleming Residence in Carlsbad (winner).

-- Landscape Renovation Medium category: Columbine Landscape, Inc. for the Oliver Residence in San Diego (winner); Summit Services for the Peterson Residence in Poway (achievement).

-- Landscape Renovation Large category: Backyard Vacations for the Danola Residence in Rancho Santa Fe (winner); Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. for the Franks Residence in La Jolla (winner).

-- Landscape Renovation Estate category: Summit Services for the Dussin Residence in Carlsbad (winner); DeMaria LandTech for the Savitt Residence in Carlsbad (achievement).

-- Commercial Construction category: Benchmark Landscape for the Saint Gabriel’s Church in Poway (winner).

-- Design and Build Construction Small category: Enchanted Landscapes for Carl’s Olivehein Paradise in Encinitas (winner); Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. for the Carle Residence in La Jolla (winner).

-- Design and Build Construction Medium category: Ciro’s Landscaping, Inc. for the Ding Residence in San Diego (winner); Nature Designs for the Yoelin Residence in Carlsbad (achievement).

-- Design and Build Construction Large category: Schnetz Landscape for Mauii in Encinitas in Cardiff (winner); Backyard Vacations for the Danola Residence in Rancho Santa Fe (achievement).

-- Model Home Complex category: Ciro’s Landscaping Inc. for the Alta Del Mar Models in San Diego (winner).

-- Water Feature Commercial category: Waterscape Creations, Inc. for The Grand Tradition: Compass Gardens in Fallbrook (winner).

-- Landscape Lighting category: Silver Moon Lighting for the Wilson Residence in Rancho Bernardo (winner); Backyard Vacations for the Peterson Residence in San Diego (achievement).

-- Humanitarian Award category: Heaviland Enterprises, Inc. for Palomar Elementary School of Chula Vista of El Cajon (winner).

-- WaterSmart Landscape Residential Construction category: Mark Schroeder & Co. for the McLeod Residence in Del Mar (winner); Falling Waters Landscape, Inc. for the Hope Residence in San Diego (achievement).

-- WaterSmart Landscape Commercial Construction category: Heaviland Enterprises, Inc. for the Plaza Rancho Penasquitos Shopping Center (winner).

-- Watersmart Landscape Maintenance category: Mark Schroeder & Co. for the McLeod Residence in Del Mar (winner).

-- WaterSmart Irrigation category: The Brickman Group for Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center in San Diego (winner).

-- Judges’ Award for best residential maintenance: Torrey Pines Landscape Co., Inc. for the Santoro Residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

-- President’s Award for best landscape renovation: Allen Landscape, Inc. for Casa Sana in La Jolla.

-- Sweepstakes Award for best overall landscaping project: Falling Waters Landscape, Inc. for One 19 Living Studio in Cardiff by the Sea.

The judges for the awards included:

Mr. James Benedetti, Landscape Architect, JPBLA Inc.
Mr. Larry Sheehan, Integration Design Studio, Landscape Architect
Mr. Jason Jones, Landscape Architect?
Mr. Kurt Carlson, KTU&A, Landscape Architect?
Mr. Steve Sherman, California Landscape Technologies, Landscape Architect?
Mr. Brad Lenahan, Nowell & Associates, Landscape Architect?
Mr. Nick Martin, Nick Martin Landscape Architect?
Ms. Michelle Landis, DeLorenzo International, Landscape Architect?
Mr. Mitch Phillippe, Van Dyke LLP, Landscape Architect?
Mr. Bernie Wenzig, Architectural Landscapes, Landscape Architect
Mr. Raul Avila, FX Luminaire


CLCA is a non profit, statewide trade association of licensed landscape and landscape related specialty contractors. The San Diego chapter, with more than 300 members, ranks as one of the largest among the state's 17 CLCA chapters. For more information about the San Diego CLCA, and how to hire a landscape contractor, please log on to clcasandiego.org.

 

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