NALP Awards of Excellence announced

The National Association of Landscape Professionals held its annual Awards of Excellence awards presentation during LANDSCAPES 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 20, 2016. NALP’s Awards of Excellence offer national recognition for the best work in commercial and residential landscape design, installation, and maintenance, as well as interior plant work.

This year, the Awards of Excellence were given to 131 projects in the following categories: two Decade Awards, seven Recognition Awards, 60 Merit Awards, and 61 Grand Awards.

In addition, the panel of judges hand-selected three projects from the list of Grand winners to award the highest honor – a Judges’ Award. Bonick Landscaping (Dallas, Texas), Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers (Portland, Oregon), and Town and Gardens, Ltd. (Long Island City, New York) took the top honors.

Also, the audience at the awards dinner viewed videos of the three Judges’ Award winners, and then selected their favorite project – Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping – to receive the Audience Choice Award.

“The caliber of the projects in the Awards of Excellence is just incredible,” said NALP President, Brett Lemcke, Landscape Industry Certified. “NALP is honored to showcase and promote such great examples of professionalism and dedication to our craft.”

For a complete listing of all the Awards of Excellence recipients, visit