Hardscape North America Awards Recognize Top Outdoor Residential and Commercial Projects in the U.S. and Canada

October 22, 2018

The top hardscape projects in the United States and Canada were honored during an awards ceremony at the 2018 Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The 2018 HNA Awards recognize residential and commercial walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, driveways, commercial plazas, streets, and other applications built using concrete pavers, segmental retaining walls, clay brick, porcelain, natural stone, outdoor living features, and combinations of hardscape products. Projects built between November 1, 2014 and June 30, 2018 were eligible for the competition.

In addition, vintage projects installed before 2008 were eligible to receive HNA Awards for the first time.

Produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), the awards are endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and the Brick Industry Association (BIA). The HNA Awards program is sponsored by Belgard and Keystone Hardscapes.

Winners were recognized in 18 categories, while 18 honorable mentions were also named in 17 categories. A record number of awards entries (155) were received this year.

“It’s great to see that so many contractors are building really terrific hardscape projects,” said Kendall Anderegg, ICPI Chair. “Every year, the judging for this competition becomes more difficult. 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 are driving our industry forward with these creative, well-installed projects.”

Colorado and Illinois tied for the highest number of winning projects with three each, followed by California and Wisconsin with two each.  Eight other states had winnings projects.  GoldGlo Landscapes in Millersburg, PA took home the most awards with one winning project and two honorable mentions.  C.R. Schmidt Inc. of Warrenville, IL had one winning project and one honorable mention.


Please see the following pages of this press release for more information about each award-winning project and honorable mention recipient. Additional images are available at www.flickr.com/photos/icpi/albums/72157674343128998/with/44503449444/.

About Hardscape North America

Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and distributors/dealers. It brings top-notch education, certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products, demonstrations and networking opportunities. HNA is an ICPI event. For more information, visit www.hardscapena.com/.

About ICPI

Founded in 1993, ICPI is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. The Institute’s mission is to deliver education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. Membership consists of interlocking paver manufacturers, design professionals, paver installation contractors and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. Visit https://www.icpi.org for more information.

Woodside Outdoor Living, Pine Grove, PA
Winner: Combination of Hardscape Products
Residential Less than 4,000 square feet

Old Town Oasis, Fort Collins, CO
Concrete Paver
Residential Less than 3,000 square feet

Tumbled Venetian – Truckee, El Dorado Hills, CA
Winner: Concrete Paver
Residential More than 3,000 square feet

Southlands Mall, Aurora, CO
Winner: Concrete Paver
Commercial More than 15,000 square feet

Alpine Residence, Alpine, UT

Great Lake Terrace, Sheboygan, WI
Winner: Natural Stone

Flats East Bank, Cleveland, OH
Winner: Clay Brick
Permeable Residential/Commercial

Alta Pinehurst, Lakewood, CO
Winner: Segmental Retaining Walls


Concrete Paver – Commercial Less than 15,000 square feet


16th Street Connector Park and Pump Station

Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Contractor: Paver Designs LLC, Omaha, NE
Manufacturers: Techniseal & Eagle Bay Hardscapes

Honorable Mention

The Sevens - Camden Apartments

Location: Orlando, FL
Contractor: UCC Group, Inc., Orlando, FL
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: David Hoppes, Dix-Hite + Partners

Concrete Paver – Commercial More than 15,000 square feet


Southlands Mall

Location: Aurora, CO
Contractor: Continental Hardscape Systems LLC, Thornton, CO
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Chris Sutterfield, Studio Insite

Honorable Mention

Levy Park

Location: Houston, TX
Contractor: B&D Contractors Inc., Houston, TX
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: OJB Landscape Architects

Concrete Paver – Residential Less than 3,000 square feet


Old Town Oasis

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Contractor: Lindgren Landscape, Fort Collins, CO
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Tim Lindgren, Lindgren Landscape

Honorable Mention

Aviator Court

Location: De Pere, WI
Contractor: The Sharper Edge Landscaping, De Pere, WI
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Paul Bowker

Concrete Paver – Residential More than 3,000 square feet


Tumbled Venetian - Truckee

Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Contractor: LR Landscaping, Auburn, CA
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Tanna Johns

Honorable Mention

Atkinson Barn

Location: Dry Fork, VA
Contractor: Heath Landscaping, Chatham, VA
Manufacturer: Eagle Bay Hardscapes

Honorable Mention

Driveway, Entryway and Airplane Pool Deck

Location: San Dimas, CA
Contractor: Go Pavers, Studio City, CA
Manufacturer: Orco
Designer: Aaron Barnes

Concrete Paver – Permeable Residential/Commercial


Community First

Location: Neenah, WI
Contractor: Aqua-Paving, Yorkville, IL
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Ryan Bakke

Honorable Mention

Greeney Residence

Location: Portland, OR
Contractor: Sequoia Stonescapes, Independence, OR
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Drake's 7 Dees Landscaping

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential Less than 4,000 square feet


Woodside Outdoor Living

Location: Pine Grove, PA
Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: GoldGlo Landscapes

Honorable Mention

Stefanski Outdoor Living

Location: Lebanon, PA
Contractor: Hosler's Homescapes, LLC, Lititz, PA
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designers: Matthew Kadwill and Dennis Hosler

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential More than 4,000 square feet


Salema Residence

Location: Wilbraham, MA
Contractor: Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, CT
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: Ryan King, Bahler Brothers

Honorable Mention

Federal Style In PA

Location: Hummelstown, PA
Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: GoldGlo Landscapes

Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial


Vanderwende's Event Venue

Location: Seaford, DE
Contractor: C Vargas Construction, LLC, Seaford, DE
Manufacturers: Belgard and Techo-Bloc
Designer: C Vargas Construction, LLC

Honorable Mention

CareOne Courtyard

Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries, Wayne, NJ
Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc
Designer: Joe Monello, Monello Landscape Industries

Segmental Retaining Walls – Residential


Miller Project

Location: Douglasville, GA
Contractor: McPlants, Douglasville, GA
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Craig McManus, McPlants

Honorable Mention

Rain Dance Trail Residence

Location: Nekoosa, WI
Contractor: Paul's Landscaping, Vesper, WI
Manufacturer: County Materials Corporation
Designer: Mark Paul, Paul's Landscaping

Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial


Alta Pinehurst

Location: Lakewood, CO
Contractor: Slaton Bros., Denver, CO
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Wood Partners

Honorable Mention

Falls Event Center

Location: Littleton, CO
Contractor: Miller Wall Company, Denver, CO
Manufacturer: Keystone Hardscapes
Designer: Marvin Miller

Porcelain – Residential


Alpine Residence

Location: Alpine, UT
Contractor: Mountain West Paver Specialists, American Fork, UT
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Upwall Design Architects

Honorable Mention

Island Circle Retreat

Location: Bennington, NE
Contractor: Craig Tuttle Construction, Omaha, NE
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Marti Neely, APLD, Marti Neely Design and Associates

Porcelain – Commercial


Optima Chicago Center

Location: Chicago, IL
Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc, Warrenville, IL
Manufacturer: Tile Tech Pavers
Designer: Optima, Inc.

Honorable Mention

NVR Key Blvd Arlington VA

Location: Arlington, VA
Contractor: Denison Landscaping, Fort Washington, MD
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Jeff Kreps LA, VIKA Virginia    

Clay Brick – Residential


Neiman Residence

Location: Sugar Grove, IL
Contractor: Greenscape Inc., Batavia, IL
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Company
Designer: George Murphy, Greenscape Inc.

Honorable Mention

Mays Landing Driveway

Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Contractor: Tough Turf LLC, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Frank Lomangino

Clay Brick – Commercial


Freedom Walkway

Location: Rock Hill, SC
Contractor: Unit Paving Inc., Charlotte, NC
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designers: Juan Logan and Laurel Holtzapple, groundworks studio

Honorable Mention

McCormick Place HQ Hotel

Location: Chicago, IL
Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc, Warrenville, IL
Manufacturer: Endicott
Designer: Goettsch (AOR) & Site Design Group (LA)

Clay Brick – Permeable Residential/Commercial


Flats East Bank

Location: Cleveland, OH
Contractor: Royal Landscape-Gardening, Garfield Heights, OH
Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Jeff Knopp, RLA, Behnke Landscape Architecture

Honorable Mention

Illinois Realtors Bicentennial Plaza

Location: Springfield, IL
Contractor: Interlock Brick Paving, Morton, IL
Manufacturer: Belden
Designer: Massie and Massie

Natural Stone – Residential/Commercial


Great Lake Terrace

Location: Sheboygan, WI
Contractor: Landmark Landscapes Inc, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Manufacturer: Eden Stone
Designer: Joe Majerus, Landmark Landscapes Inc

Honorable Mention

Riverfront Mansion

Location: Harrisburg, PA
Contractor: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA
Manufacturer: Stone Quarry
Designer: Howard J Supnik

Outdoor Living Features – Residential/Commercial


Schiller Street Oasis

Location: Elmhurst, IL
Contractor: Premier Outdoor Environments, Inc., Elmhurst, IL
Manufacturer: Unilock
Designer: Kevin Barnes and Nathan Filip

Honorable Mention

Nelson Residence

Location: Lovettsville, VA
Contractor: Artisan Exteriors, Lovettsville, VA
Manufacturer: CST Pavers
Designer: Joey Hafner

Vintage Installation – Residential/Commercial


Fourteen Years and Going Strong

Location: Salinas, CA
Contractor: Stowe Contracting, Marina, CA
Manufacturers: Calstone and Pacific Interlock
Designer: Walt Combs