The ELITE Awards announced at annual reception Email
Colorado Green NOW
Written by Lyn Dean   
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 05:00 AM

 
The ELITE Awards

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, The ELITE Awards - Elevating the Landscape Industry through Excellence, were presented at a reception at CU South Denver. The ELITE Awards recognize professionalism and innovation, as well as business practices and original projects. Read on for a list of projects and companies recognized.

See photos and videos of the award-winning projects at www.alcc.com/elite-2018. You can also view/download a list here.

The ELITE Award for Landscape Construction
Company: Changing Landscapes
Project: Lee Garden (Boulder)
Finalists: 

  • Designs By Sundown – Tazi Ranch (Larkspur)
  • Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscaping– Schutt Residence (Crested Butte)

The ELITE Award for Design/Build, Project Budget $200,000+
Company: Environmental Designs and Marpa Design Studio 
Project: Black Bear (Boulder)
Finalists: 

  • Outdoor Craftsmen – Williams Residence (Longmont)
  • Phase One Landscapes – Cherry Hills Residence (Cherry Hills Village)

The ELITE Award for Design/Build, Project Budget Under $200,000
Company: Zak George Landscaping
Project: Olsen Residence (Fort Collins)
Finalists: 

  • JBK Landscape, LLC – 401 Leyden Residence (Denver)
  • L.I.D. Landscapes – Robinson Residence (Boulder)

The ELITE Award for Use of Color – People’s Choice
Company: Environmental Designs, Inc. 
Project: Centerra—McWhinney Real Estate Services (Loveland)
Finalist: Timberline Landscaping, Inc., Cathedral Pines Residence (Black Forest)

The ELITE Award for Use of Color – Judges’ Choice
Company: Environmental Designs, Inc. 
Project: Centerra—McWhinney Real Estate Services (Loveland)
Finalist: Timberline Landscaping, Inc., Cathedral Pines Residence (Black Forest)

The ELITE Award for Maintenance
Company: Environmental Designs, Inc.
Project: Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra (Loveland)
Finalist: Terracare Associates, Centennial Center Park (Centennial)

The ELITE Award for Sustainability
Company: Changing Landscapes
Project: Contemporary Asian Tea Garden – Boulder
Finalist: Outdoor Craftsmen, Lyons Den (Lyons)

The ELITE Award for Innovation
Company: Designscapes Colorado 
Project: Designscapes Colorado Safety and Training Program
Finalist: Smith Patio 2017, High Country Landscape (Highlands Ranch)

The ELITE Award for Community Stewardship
Company: Designscapes Colorado
Project: The Clayton Early Learning Project (Denver)

The ELITE Award for Customer Service
Colorado Stoneworks Landscaping, Colorado Springs
Finalists: 

  • MCS Landscape Supply, Denver
  • Timberline Landscaping, Inc., Colorado Springs

The ELITE Award for MVPThis year, two MVPs were recognized.

  • Jacob Busch, Timberline Landscaping, Inc., Colorado Springs
  • Jose Valdes, Phase One Landscapes, Denver 

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Colorado made its mark at National Collegiate Landscape Competition
Changes made to Landscape Industry Certified Technician recertification regulations
Industry Growth Initiative marks significant progress in Q1 2018
Emerald Ash Borer identified in Lyons

 
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