Hardscape Industry Announces Winners of 2017 HNA Awards

October 19, 2017

At the 2017 Hardscape North America trade show, the U.S. and Canada hardscape industry honored the winners and honorable mention recipients of the 2017 HNA Awards for hardscape projects built between November 1, 2013 and June 30, 2017. The awards are the industry’s top honors for contractors designing and installing projects using concrete pavers, segmental retaining walls, clay brick, porcelain, and combinations of hardscape products. 

Awards were given to residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, commercial plazas, streets, and other applications. A record 149 entries were submitted in 16 categories. The HNA Awards were produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and the Brick Industry Association (BIA). The awards were sponsored by Belgard and Pavestone Company.

“We challenged contractors throughout North America to showcase the work they are most proud of to give the industry an idea of the depth of talent we have in all of our markets,” said Matt Lynch, ICPI Board Chair. “All entries were judged on intent, design, quality of construction and craftsmanship, compatibility with related construction materials and systems, construction innovation, detailing, and overall design excellence.  The winning projects showcase the industries’ best-of-the-best in hardscape design and construction.  As an industry, we cannot be prouder of the contractors who took our challenge and created these wonderful projects."

Winners were recognized in 16 categories, while 20 honorable mentions were named. A record number of entries (149) were received this year. The contractors who designed and installed the projects received the awards.  The largest number of winners (three) were located in Wisconsin, followed by California, Connecticut, Illinois, and North Carolina with two each. The greater Philadelphia-New Jersey area also had two winners.  Bahler Brothers from South Windsor, CT was the most decorated contractor, receiving two HNA Awards and one Honorable Mention.  

 Click here to view a press release with details and a project description of each winning project.

Concrete Paver - Residential - Less than 3,000 sf

Winner
Foutch Residence

Contractor: Paver Designs, LLC
Manufacturer: Belgard, Techniseal
Designer: Justin Hampton
Honorable Mention
Oak Brook Outdoor Transformation

Contractor: Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc.
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: Kevin Barnes, Nathan Filip

 

Concrete Paver - Residential - More than 3,000 sf

Winner
Pasqualoni Pool Project

Contractor: Bahler Brothers
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: Ryan King
Honorable Mention
Family Entryway

Contractor: Mirror Lake Designs
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Michael Shawn Kelly

 

Concrete Paver - Commercial - Less than 15,000 sf

Winner
Blue Bell Country Club Fire Pit Lounge

Contractor: FS Landscaping Contractors, Inc.
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Brian Stover

Honorable Mention
Market Plaza & Exchange Plaza

Contractor: Fred Adams Paving Co.
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Surface 678

Steak & Shake: University of Kentucky Campus
Contractor: Decorative Paving
Manufacturer: Pavestone
Designer: Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects

 

Concrete Paver - Commercial - More than 15,000 sf

Winner
Local Goverment Federal Credit Union (LGFCU)

Contractor: Fred Adams Paving Co.
Manufacturer: Hanover
Designer: Stewart Landscape
Honorable Mention
Denver International Airport - Westin Hotel

Contractor: Rocky Mountain Hardscape
Manufacturer: Pavestone
Designer: Gensler

 

Concrete Paver - Permeable - Residential

Winner
Emile Court Residence

Contractor: Shawano Lawn and Stone
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Shawano Lawn and Stone
Honorable Mention
Cypress Creek

Contractor: Dominion Pavers
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Sasser Construction

 

Concrete Paver - Permeable - Commercial

Winner
University of Tennessee - University Center Bridge

Contractor: Hickory Hardscapes
Manufacturer: Belgard

Honorable Mention
Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative

Contractor: Four Seasons Landscape Management, Inc.
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: AMEC

Firstenburg Community College
Contractor: Eastern States Paving
Manufacturer: Williamette Graystone
Designer: Robertson Engineering, PC

 

Segmental Retaining Walls - Residential

Winner
Yazar Residence

Contractor: Hedge Landscape LLC
Manufacturer: Reading Rock
Designer: Hedge Landscape LLC
Honorable Mention
Genden Residence
Contractor: Bahler Brothers
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: Jen Kloter

 

Segmental Retaining Walls - Commercial

Winner
Weston Corners
Contractor: Delta Development
Manufacturer: Fay Block
Designer: Delta Development, Terratech Engineers
Honorable Mention
(None)

 

Clay Brick - Commercial

Winner
Outlets of San Clemente

Contractor: PBC Companies
Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products
Honorable Mention
King College

Contractor: Poorboy Lawncare & Landscaping
Manufacturer: General Shale
Designer: Burwil Construction

 

Clay Brick - Permeable

Winner
East Windsor Historical Society

Contractor: Bahler Brothers
Manufacturer: Pine Hall
Designer: Jen Kloter
 
Honorable Mention
Driveway Revival

Contractor: O'Brien Landscape
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Company
Designer: Gina Giannetti

 

Porcelain - Residential

Winner
2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Contractor: Pacific Outdoor Living
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Terry Morrill
Honorable Mention
Village Road West

Contractor: Groundmasters, Inc.
Manufacturer: EP Henry, Atlas Concorde
Designer: Dennis Shennard II

 

Porcelain - Commercial

Winner
The Sterling Private Residences
Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc.
Manufacturer: Tile Tech Pavers
Designer: RADA Architects
Honorable Mention
Shore Country Club

Contractor: New England Tile and Stone
Manufacturer: Mirage

 

Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential - Less than 4,000 sf

Winner
Strosin Outdoor Retreat

Contractor: Extreme Outdoors
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: Jamon Peterson
Honorable Mention
Houston Residence

Contractor: Precision Landscapes
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Jeremy Rose

 

Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential - More than 4,000 sf

Winner
Mullica Hill

Contractor: Darlington Designs
Manufacturer: EP Henry
Designer: Darlington Designs

Honorable Mention
Backyard Oasis

Contractor: Miller Landscape, Inc.
Manufacturer: Pavestone, FireMagic
Designer: John Whittingslow, Bruce Miller

DiPonio Residence
Contractor: Decra-Scape, Inc.
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc

Focht
Contractor: Anewalt's Landscape Contracting
Manufacturer: EP Henry
Designer: John Shandra, RLA

 

Combination of Hardscape Products - Commercial  Less than 20,000 sf

Winner
Church Mutual

Contractor: PICS Inc.
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Carey Owen

Honorable Mention
Courtyard & Curb Appeal Homerun

Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: Joe Monello

Semco Outdoor Display
Contractor: Outside Insight
Manufacturer: Belgard, Unilock
Designer: Scott Gifford

 

Combination of Hardscape Products - Commercial - More than 20,000 sf

Winner
Westlake Shopping Center

Contractor: Interlock Brick Paving
Manufacturer: Belgard, Unilock, Solistone, Milestone Imports
Designer: Cohen Development Company

Honorable Mention
(None)

 

To view all of the winning and honorable mention project photos, click here.