2019 Hardscape North America Awards Recognize Outstanding Residential and Commercial Projects

HNA Awards honor top residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets

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Contractors, producers and designers claimed winning entries and honorable mentions at the 2019 HNA Awards presentation during the Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The awards honor top residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets.

The HNA Awards are produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and Brick Industry Association (BIA). The 2019 awards program is sponsored by Belgard, iQ Power Tools, and Keystone Hardscapes.

The number of competitors grows each year from across the United States and Canada. This year, a record 165 projects entered 18 hardscape categories including clay brick, segmental retaining walls, porcelain, vintage installations, concrete pavers, a combination of hardscape products, natural stone, and outdoor living features.

Projects built between November 1, 2015 and June 30, 2019 were eligible for entry into the competition.

"Each year at HNA Awards presentations we see more tremendous work on display, the product of great creativity, attention to detail, and collaboration between designers, manufacturers and installers,” said Dr. Marshall Brown, chair-elect ICPI. “We're proud to honor their exceptional accomplishment."

Hardscape contractors received awards for a diverse and very impressive group of projects juried by industry experts for their excellence in design, quality, compatibility, and construction.

The awards reveal the highest level of detail from planning through project completion to produce exceptional results for project owners. The presentations also demonstrated that designers, product manufacturers, distributors, and installers must all play collaborative roles to achieve successful projects worthy of national recognition.


Clay Brick - Residential

Winner - The Opus, Concord, MA 

-Contractor - Roots & Rocks Landscape Artisan, Groton, MA

-Manufacturer - Pine Hall Brick Company

-Designer - Dan Gladu

Honorable Mention - 650 Emerson, Denver, CO

-Contractor - Singing Hills Landscape, Aurora, CO

-Manufacturer - Interstate Clay Pavers

-Designer - Kaylin Kittle, Ivy Street Design

Clay Brick - Commercial

Winner - Rowes Wharf Boston, MA

-Contractor - NER Construction, Wilmington, MA

-Manufacturer - Belden Brick Company

-Designer - Wessling Architects

Honorable Mention - ENCORE CASINO, Everett, MA

-Contractor - BrightView, Boston, MA

-Manufacturer - Belden Brick Company

-Designer - Lifescapes International, Inc. in collaboration with Wynn Design & Development

Clay Brick - Permeable

Winner - C & O Canal Washington DC, Washington, DC

-Contractor - Imperial Stone Paving, Elkridge, MD

-Manufacturer - Belden Brick Company

-Designer - Peck+Peck Architects

Segmental Retaining Walls - Residential

Winner - Fly Rod Trail Residence, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

-Contractor - Progressive Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

-Manufacturer - County Materials Corporation

-Designer - Progressive Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal

Honorable Mention - Entertaining in Farmington, Farmington, CT

-Contractor - Clarke Landscapes LLC, Bolton, CT

-Manufacturer - Unilock

-Designer - Mather Clarke

Segmental Retaining Walls - Commercial

Winner - Encore Dealership, Mobile, AL

-Contractor - Synergy Earth Systems LLC, Daphne, AL

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Synergy Earth Systems LLC

Honorable Mention - Beautiful Entryway to Luxury Living, Livingston, NJ

-James R Ientile, Inc, Marlboro, NJ

-Manufacturer - Clayton Block

-Designer - Geller Sive, LLC

Honorable Mention - FEDEX Ground Distribution Hub, Middletown, CT

-Contractor - Earth Retention Systems, Danielson, CT

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Advantage Engineers, LLC

Porcelain Paver - Residential

Winner - Lotz Residence, Irvine, CA

-Contractor - Richard Lusk Landscape & Design, Newport Coast, CA

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Aaron Sevilla

Honorable Mention - Otero Hinckley Project, Hinckley, OH

-Contractor - Otero Signature Homes, Chagrin Falls, OH

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Ted Otero

Porcelain Paver - Commercial

Winner - 30 E Huron, Chicago, IL

-Contractor - TOPIARIUS, Chicago, IL

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Delph Gustitus

Honorable Mention - Sky Harbor Towers, Phoenix, AZ

-Contractor - Re-Create Companies, Phoenix, AZ

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Sharon Miller

Natural Stone

Winner - 715 Sheridan - Lakefront Retreat, Evanston, IL

-Contractor - Nature's Perspective Landscaping, Evanston, IL

-Manufacturer - Eden Valders Stone

-Designer - Timothy Benz

Honorable Mention - Lim Residence, Marlborough, CT

-Contractor - Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, CT

-Manufacturer - Oakville Stone

-Designer - Ryan King, Bahler Brothers

Outdoor Living Features

Winner - Greenway Village, Granby, CT

-Contractor - Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, CT

-Manufacturer - Techo-Bloc

-Designer - Ryan King

Honorable Mention - Backyard Entertainment Venue, Kingman, AZ

-Contractor - Innovative Stoneworks & Landscaping, Kingman, AZ

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Kevin Wilkerson

Vintage Installation

Winner - Cream of Wheat Row House, Minneapolis, MN

-Contractor - Villa Landscapes, Oakdale, MN

-Manufacturer - Willow Creek Concrete Products, Inc.

-Designer - Kelly O'Donahue

Concrete Paver - Residential - less than 3,000 sf

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-Contractor - Clarke Landscapes, Bolton, CT

-Manufacturer - Unilock

-Designer - Mather Clarke

Honorable Mention - Poolside Retreat, Bennington, NE

-Contractor - Executive Outdoor Living, LLC, Omaha, NE

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Susan Gregory, Executive Outdoor Living, LLC

Honorable Mention - Rustic Mountain Living, Millersburg, PA

-Contractor - GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, PA

-Manufacturer - Techo-Bloc

-Designer - GoldGlo Landscapes

Concrete Paver - Residential - more than 3,000 sf

Winner - Tuscan Retreat, Timnath, CO

-Contractor - Lindgren Landscape, Fort Collins, CO

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designer - Georgia Perry

Honorable Mention - Franklin Paver Pool Patio, Franklin, IN

-Contractor - Calvin Landscape LLC, Indianapolis, IN

-Manufacturer - Unilock

-Designers - Jeremy Burns and Daniel Camacho

Concrete Paver - Commercial - less than 15,000 sf

Winner - Palmer Field, Middletown, CT

-Contractor - Torrison Stone and Garden, Durham, CT

-Manufacturer - Cambridge Pavers

-Designer - Brian Murphy, Landscape Architect, PLA, ASLA

Honorable Mention - Phoenix Corporate Center, Phoenix, AZ

-Contractor - European Pavers Southwest Inc, Phoenix, AZ

-Manufacturer - Belgard

Concrete Paver - Commercial - more than 15,000 sf

Winner - Confluence Park, San Antonio, TX

-Contractor - Cribley Enterprises, San Antonio, TX

-Manufacturer - Keystone Hardscapes

-Designer(s) - Lake Flato Architects and Rialto Studio

Honorable Mention - Miller Park, Chattanooga, TN

-Contractor - Fischer Brothers LLC, Chattanooga, TN

-Manufacturer - Wausau Tile Tectura Designs

-Designer(s) - Spakman Mossop Michaels, Eskew +Dumez + Ripple

Concrete Paver - Permeable

Winner - Confluence Park, Denver, CO

-Contractor - Stonecreek Hardscapes, Thornton, CO

-Manufacturer - Keystone Hardscapes

-Designer - Wenk Associates

Honorable Mention - Travis at the Lake Apartments, Austin, TX

-Contractor - Tuscany Pavers LLC, Georgetown, TX

-Manufacturer - Keystone Hardscapes

-Designer - Open Air Studios

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

Winner - Rustic Paradise in the Middle of the City, Omaha, NE

-Contractor - Executive Outdoor Living, LLC, Omaha, NE

-Manufacturer(s) - County Materials Corporation/Belgard/Natural Stone

-Designer - Jake Johnson

Honorable Mention - Farmington Backyard Oasis, Farmington, CT

-Contractor - Clarke Landscapes LLC, Bolton, CT

-Manufacturer - Unilock

-Designer - Mather Clarke, Clarke Landscapes LLC

Honorable Mention - Harkness Pool Patio, Great Falls, VA

-Contractor - Holloway Company, Sterling, VA

-Manufacturer - Natural

-Designer - Ted Tidmore

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

Winner - Natural Stone Wonder, Passaic County, NJ

-Contractor - Monello Landscape Industries, LLC, Wayne, NJ

-Manufacturer - Natural stone marble

-Designer - Joe Monello, Monello Landscape Industries, LLC

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Honorable Mention -Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, AZ

-Contractor - G&T Custom Homes, Scottdale, AZ

-Manufacturer - Belgard

-Designers - Lynn Tenney and Kori Tichenor

Combination of Hardscape Products - Commercial

Winner - SkyDeck at the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg, TN

-Contractor - Hickory Hardscapes, Knoxville, TN

-Manufacturer - Belgard

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Honorable Mention - Main Entry Plaza Redesign, Itasca, IL

-Contractor - Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services Company, Elgin, IL

-Manufacturer - Rochester Concrete Products

-Designer - Todd Williamson