Projects honored at 2015 Beautification Awards

The San Diego chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) recently honored 23 local landscape contractors with 2015 Beautification Awards for excellence in landscape installation and maintenance, demonstrating the best quality, construction, originality and attention to detail on 2014 projects. Fifty-one awards were presented in 30 categories culled from 111 entries, which encompassed categories covering residential and commercial landscape construction, maintenance and renovation, along with water features, outdoor lighting and water-saving California-friendly landscaping. A newly added top award category was the Conservation Award, for best transformed project renovated to conserve resources. The project that won this particular award was recognized for removing a substantial 3.5 acres of turf grass and replacing it with low water use plants and sustainable landscape materials.

The four top awards are:
• Sweepstakes Award for best design and build construction to Benchmark Landscape Services of San Diego for the B Street Sky Terrace in San Diego (downtown)
• President’s Award for best landscape renovation to Gothic Landscape of Valencia for The Estates Models at BMR in San Diego (black mountain ranch)
• Judges’ Award for residential maintenance to The Brickman Group of San Diego for its work at the Campus Pointe in San Diego
• Conservation Award for best transformed project renovated to conserve resources to The Brickman Group of San Diego for its work at the SDG&E Century Park I and II in San Diego
Multiple award winners included (each received 3 to 7 awards):
• The Brickman Group of San Diego
• Nature Designs Landscaping of Vista
• P.C.A. Summit Services of Escondido
• Gothic Landscape of Valencia
• Western Outdoor Designs of San Marcos
• Enchanted Landscapes of Rancho Santa Fe
• AAA Landscape Specialists of Carlsbad
• Watersedge Landscape of Carlsbad
• Torrey Pines Landscape of San Diego
• Backyard Vacations of Oceanside
• Ecominded Solutions of San Diego
• Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance of San Diego
• New Way Landscape and Tree Services of San Diego
Other companies receiving a single award included:
• JCMS Landscaping of Santee
• Lux Landscape Design of Oceanside
• Belle Terre Landscape of San Diego
• Heritage Landscape Services of La Mesa
• Western Gardens Landscaping of Carlsbad
• Envision Landscape Studio of San Diego
• Silver Moon Lighting of San Diego
• Daniels Landscape of San Marcos
For a complete list of categories and recipients, please contact Conrad PR via email at The recipients are divided into town, city and region, along with category.
Award entries are judged by a panel of expert CLCA members who closely inspected each nomination for the quality of workmanship and materials utilized. Each landscaping entry must adhere to industry standards and have demonstrated proper execution.
The judges for the awards included:
Mr. James Benedetti, JPBLA, Landscape Architect
Mr. Kurt Carlson, KTU&A, Landscape Architect
Mr. Nick Martin, Nick Martin Landscape Architect
Mr. Joe Dodd, JD Design, Landscape Architect
Mr. Brad Lenahan, Nowell & Associates, Landscape Architect
Mr. Raul Avila, FX Luminaire

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