The Elite Awards
ALCC is proud to present The ELITE Awards, which recognize professionalism and innovation, as well as business practices and original projects. The recipient of The ELITE Awards is a company or an individual who elevates the landscape industry through excellence.
The awards recognize not only professionalism and great execution in the field--but also business practices, innovation and the people in your companies who make it all happen.
Presentation of The ELITE Awards 2017 will take place March 29 at CU South Denver. Get details or register to attend on the event calendar.
For questions about the awards program, contact Melissa Emdin at 720 307-5092.
MVP Award - The MVP award seeks to recognize an employee who has made an exceptional contribution through their involvement, leadership and ability to make a difference in the company.
Customer Service Award - The customer service award celebrates excellence, best practices and innovation in customer service. It highlights the importance of giving consistent and extraordinary customer service and of recognizing new ideas and developments that enable your company to meet the needs of your customers more effectively. This practice leads to increased satisfaction and loyalty and is integral in achieving business success. For a link to the customer nomination form, click here.
Use of Color Award, Judges Choice and People's Choice- Entries submitted in this category should be for a project demonstrating effective use of annual and/or perennial plants for landscape color. This category is unique in that two awards will be given. Judges will score each entry and the top 3 companies will be finalists for the Judges’ Choice Award. All entries will also have their project posted anonymously on ALCC's website and social media to be voted on by the public. The project with the most votes via an online survey will win the Use of Color - People's Choice Award.
Irrigation Management Award - Entries submitted in this category should be for a project demonstrating superior water savings as a result of making irrigation efficiency upgrades and landscape changes. A well-maintained irrigation system reduces water runoff, excessive irrigation and minimizes erosion from applied water.
Community Stewardship Award - Entries submitted in this category should demonstrate leadership through dedication and contribution to the good of the community. Community stewardship is demonstrated by carrying out and/or participating in community service projects. These projects may be industry related (improving or maintaining public or school gardens, other lawn/landscape projects, etc), or non-industry related activities (walk/run, raising funds for the community, providing services).
Innovation Award - Entries submitted in this category should offer a creative solution to a problem. It could relate to retaining existing customers while attracting new ones, improving products and services, or raising your public image. This could be done within design or horticulture, or a practical application of new technology or known technology in new and experimental ways.
Sustainability Award - Entries submitted in this category should offer a creative solution to a problem. Sustainability promotes environmental stewardship and improvement in order to preserve natural resources such as water and energy by delivering environmentally responsible applications for site needs and customer desires. Sustainability encompasses the 7 Principles of Xeriscape, the GreenCO BMPs, efficient water management and the sustainable landscape practices found in ALCC’s Green Strategies for Colorado Landscapes .
Maintenance Award - Entries submitted in this category should be for a project that exemplifies the highest standards of landscape maintenance practices.
Design/Build Award - Entries submitted in this category should be for a landscape design and installation that exemplifies quality workmanship consistent with industry best management practices, follows design and related specifications for the project, and satisfies client expectations in the finished product. Project must be designed by an in-house landscape architect or designer and constructed by the company submitting the project.
Landscape Construction Award -Entries submitted in this category should be for a landscape installation or renovation that exemplifies quality workmanship consistent with industry best management practices, follows related specifications for the project, and satisfies client expectations in the finished product.