NALP hands out advocacy, community partnership, and environmental stewardship awards

The National Association of Landscape Professionals held its annual Awards Dinner at LANDSCAPES in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 19, 2017.

The Association recognized 136 Awards of Excellence winning projects, honoring outstanding landscape maintenance, design/build, lawn care, and interiorscape projects. A complete list of winners can be found here. Click here to view photos of all the projects.

From the 52 Grand award-winning projects, three were selected for the highest honor – the Judges Awards, which went to Walnut Hill Landscape Company (Annapolis, Maryland), Sothern Botanical (Dallas, Texas), and David J. Frank Landscape Contracting (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

The new Houzz People’s Choice Award was presented to Ledden Palimeno Landscape Company for Outstanding Water Feature. They were selected by the audience, chosen from landscape projects from the 2016 Awards of Excellence.


The following advocacy awards were given out:

  • Federal Advocate of the Year – Tim Portland, Yellowstone Landscape
  • State Advocate of the Year – Bob Mann, National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • State Association Advocate of the Year – Mike Lehman, Singing Hills Landscape



The following companies were honored with Community Partnership Awards for their work:

  • LandCare
  • SunValley Landscaping
  • Swingle Lawn Tree and Landscaping
  • Summit Landscapes
  • Toledo Lawn
  • YardApes


The following companies were honored with Environmental Stewardship Awards for their work:

  • TruGreen
  • Environmental Enhancements


The following companies were honored because they had the highest percentage of Landscape Industry Certified staff:

  • BrightView
  • Monarch Landscape Company
  • Gothic Landscape
  • James Martin Associates, Inc.
  • Pacific Landscape Management
  • Timberline Landscaping, Inc.
  • Weisburg Landscape Maintenance
  • Lang Landscape, LLC
  • Environmental Management Services, Inc.


The Companies with greatest number of newly certified staff in 2017 were also honored:

  • Gothic Landscape
  • Kimberly Nurseries, Inc.
  • Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.


The new 2017 Trailblazers were also honored along with the Safety Recognition Award winners.

The Awards Dinner was sponsored by Caterpillar, and LANDSCAPES 2017 was sponsored by John Deere (Platinum), Caterpillar (Gold), and Bayer (Silver).