The ELITE Awards recognize the best in Colorado's landscape industry Email
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 06:00 AM

The ELITE AwardsOn March 29, 2017, Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), announced the recipients of its third annual Elevating the Landscape Industry through Excellence (ELITE) awards, which honor outstanding landscapes within the profession. These projects reflect the 21st Century values of sustainability and environmental stewardship shared by landscape companies and their clients.

According to ALCC Executive Director John McMahon, ELITE Award winners and finalists illustrate how Colorado’s landscape companies deliver innovation, best management practices, originality, professionalism and problem solving to their customers.

“These awards celebrate the connections between companies and clients to create and maintain landscapes that support Colorado’s outdoor lifestyles,” said McMahon. “We’re honored to recognize the companies and individuals who ignite ideas and embrace the possibilities within the landscape industry.” 

The ELITE Awards ceremony took place at the CU South Denver campus. Eight awards in the categories of Installation/Construction, Design/Build, Use of Color (People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice), Maintenance, Sustainability, Innovation and Community Stewardship were recognized.

The 2017 award recipients and finalists were:

Category Award recipient Finalist(s)
Installation/Construction BrightView - Gateway Canyon (Gateway) Tree of Life Landscapes– The Academy (Boulder)
ZAK George Landscaping – Mathews St. Residence
Design/Build Designs By Sundown - Farmhouse Fresh (Cherry Hills Village, CO) Designs By Sundown – MountainView (Colorado Rockies)
Consolidated Divisions Inc. (CDI) – Suedkamp Residence (Lone Tree)
Designs By Sundown – Paradise on the Preserve (Greenwood Village)
Use of Color – People’s Choice Designs By Sundown - Mansfield Manor (Greenwood Village, CO) Bloom Floralscapes - Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center (Littleton)
Raindrops on Roses - Sweet Creek (Silverthorne)
Use of Color – Judge’s Choice  Bloom Floralscapes - Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center (Denver) Designs By Sundown - Mansfield Manor (Greenwood Village)
Raindrops on Roses - Sweet Creek (Silverthorne)
Maintenance Lifescape Colorado - Georgian Charm (Cherry Hills Village)  
Sustainability Bloom Concrete & Landscape – Morrison School House (Morrison)  
Innovation Colorado Total Maintenance - Washington Park Perennial Garden Improvements (Denver) Designs By Sundown - Virtual Reality Design (Littleton)
Alameda Wholesale Nursery - Innovation at Alameda (Englewood)
Community Stewardship Terracare Associates - Montclair Elementary Learning Garden (Denver) Singing Hills Landscape - Aurora Public Schools (Aurora)
Native Edge Landscapes - Friends Middle School (Boulder)

Complete descriptions of the projects in each category can be found at

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Colorado shines at National Collegiate Landscape Competition
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