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, Ill., had one winning project and one honorable mention.

 

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

Residential

 

 

 

 

Great Lake Terrace, Sheboygan, WI

Winner: Natural Stone

Residential/Commercial

 

 

 

 

Flats East Bank , Cleveland, OH

Winner: Clay Brick

Permeable Residential/Commercial

 

 

 

 

Alta Pinehurst, Lakewood, CO

Winner: Segmental Retaining Walls

Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

Concrete Paver – Commercial Less than 15,000 square feet

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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 Image Landscaping, De Pere, WI

Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation

Designer: Paul Bowker

 

Concrete Paver – Residential More than 3,000 square feet

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

Flats East Bank

Location: Cleveland, OH

Contractor: Royal Landscape-Gardening, Garfield 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

Winner

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

Winner

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

Winner

Fourteen Years and Going Strong

Location: Salinas, CA

Contractor: Stowe Contracting, Marina, CA

Manufacturers: Calstone and Pacific Interlock

Designer: Walt Combs

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