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The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced the recipients of PLANET's annual 2009 Environmental Improvement Awards.

PLANET announces environmental improvement award recipients

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is proud to announce the recipients of PLANET’s annual 2009 Environmental Improvement Awards. This year marks the program’s 40th anniversary. Of the 134 projects entered in this year’s awards program, 126 were recognized with an award. The awards breakdown includes three Decade Awards, 38 Grand Awards, 46 Merit Awards, and 39 Distinction Awards. Awards Committee Chair Will Spiegelberg, CLP, Spiegelberg Landscape Design, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, exclaims, “It is encouraging to the entire green industry to see such excellence. Congratulations from all of us at PLANET.”


The awards program, which is open to only PLANET members, reflects the association’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of the landscape and is designed to reward independent landscape, lawn care, and interior plantscaping professionals who execute superior projects.


“The quality of the submittals was overwhelming in many realms,” says Spiegelberg. Most notably he mentions: “The imagination of the designers and architects to bring clients’ dreams to two-dimensional plans, the knowledge of those involved in making the dreams workable, the skill of all those who brought the two-dimensional plan to three-dimensional reality and life, and the care of those who have maintained these dreams after they have become a reality to ensure their well-being.”


Special thanks to the judges for their commitment and expertise. The judging panel consisted of Matt Triplett CLP, CLT, CLIA, Willamette Landscape Services, Inc., Tualatin, Oregon; Louis Kobus, CLP, Fox Run Nurseries, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; Aaron R. Williams, CLP, Williams Landscape & Design, Inc., Williamsburg, Virginia; and Gerald J. Grossi, CTP-CSL, ArborLawn, Inc., Lansing, Michigan.


Through a special multimedia show, award recipients will be honored at the PLANET Green Industry Conference Awards Presentation and Reception on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 5 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky. The Awards Reception is sponsored by Husqvarna.


Decade, Grand, Merit, and Distinction Award recipients are listed below.



Decade Award Recipients


 


  Lambert Landscape Co.


  Dallas, TX


  Project: Mediterranean Garden


  Exterior Landscape Management Decade Award


 


 ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance


  Calabasas, CA


  Project: Cisco Systems, Inc.


  Exterior Landscape Management Decade Award


 


 ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance


  Calabasas, CA


  Project: City of Hope Medical Center


  Exterior Landscape Management Decade Award


 


Grand Award Recipients


 


 Acres Group


  Wauconda, IL


  Project: Landings at the Glen Retention Pond Restoration


  Erosion Control/Ecological Restoration 


  Supplier Recognition: Conservation Land Stewardship


 


 Austin Outdoor, a Yellowstone Landscape Group Co.


  Bunnell, FL


  Project: Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust Building


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – $500,000 to $1,000,000


 


 Austin Outdoor, a Yellowstone Landscape Group Co.


  Bunnell, FL


  Project: Ginn Residence


  Residential Landscape Contracting – Above $1,000,000


 


 Austin Outdoor, a Yellowstone Landscape Group Co.


  Bunnell, FL


  Project: Ocean Hammock


  Commercial Landscape Management – Housing


 


 Borst Landscape and Design


  Allendale, NJ


  Project: The Deutsch Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $500,000 to $1,000,000


 


 BRICKMAN


  Columbia, MD


  Project: Liberty Place


  Commercial Landscape Management – Office and Industrial Sites/Hotels and Resorts


 


 Chalet


  Wilmette, IL


  Project: Lake Forest Residence


  Residential Design/Build – Above $1,000,000


  Supplier Recognition: Rosebrook Pools


 


 Clean Scapes, LP


  Austin, TX


  Project: Park North


  Commercial Landscape Management – Office and Industrial Sites/Hotels and Resorts


 


 Clean Scapes, LP


  Austin, TX


  Project: Texas State Capitol


  Commercial Landscape Management – Institutional


 


 David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


  Germantown, WI


  Project: Mayfair Mall – General Growth Properties


  Commercial Landscape Management – Multi-use Properties


  Supplier Recognition: Radtke Perennials Nursery


 


 David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


  Germantown, WI


  Project: SRA Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


 


 Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.


  Portland, OR


  Project: Furnary Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


 


  Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.


  Portland, OR


  Project: The Meriwether Towers


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – $500,000 to $1,000,000


 


  Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.


  Portland, OR


  Project: The Vaux


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – $100,000 to $500,000


 


  Designs by Sundown


  Englewood, CO


  Project: Horan Castle Rock Estate


  Residential Design/Build – $25,000 to $100,000


 


  Estate Gardeners, Inc.


  Elkhorn, NE


  Project: Amy Scott Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $500,000 to $1,000,000


 


  Grant & Power Landscaping, Inc.


  West Chicago, IL


  Project: Lisle Residence


  Residential Landscape Management 


 


  Henkel Denmark


  Lexington, KY


  Project: James Wilhite Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


 


 HighGrove Partners, LLC


  Austell, GA


  Project: Vinings Jubilee Courtyard


  Commercial Landscape Management – Retail


 


James Martin Associates, Inc.


  Vernon Hills, IL


  Project: Ephraim Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


 


  John Mini Distinctive Landscapes


  Congers, NY


  Project: Water Club by Borgata


  Interior Maintenance


 


  Mariani Landscape


  Lake Bluff, IL


  Project: Hope for Healing the Planet


  Interior Special Events 


 


  Plantscaping, Inc.


  Cleveland, OH


  Project: QUADAX, Inc.


  Interior Containerized Plantings – Under $25,000


  Supplier Recognition: Ore Handcrafted Iron Containers


 


  Puryear Farms


  Gallatin, TN


  Project: Chetola Estate


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


 


  R.P. Marzilli & Co., Inc.


  Medway, MA


  Project: Suburban Retreat


  Residential Landscape Contracting – Above $1,000,000


 


  Ruppert Landscape


  Laytonsville, MD


  Project: Janella Farms Research Campus


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – Above $1,000,000


  Supplier Recognition: Lewis Aquatech Pool & Supply Company


 


  Ruppert Landscape


  Laytonsville, MD


  Project: Crystal City


  Commercial Landscape Management – Multiuse Properties


  Supplier Recognition: LSMGR


 


  Stano Landscaping, Inc.


  Milwaukee, WI


  Project: St. Luke’s Hospital


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – $100,000 to $500,000


 


  Steven Dubner Landscaping, Inc.


  Dix Hills, NY


  Project: The Visionaire


  Commercial Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


  Supplier Recognition: Metro Green Visions


 


  Surrounds, Inc.


  Sterling, VA


  Project: Nalls Residence


  Residential Design/Build – Above $1,000,000


  Supplier Recognition: Town & Country Pools


 


  TechScape, Inc.


  Richardson, TX


  Project: Edgemere


  Commercial Landscape Management – Housing


 


  The Green View Companies


  Oswego, IL


  Project: Macy’s 2009 Flower Show


  Interior Special Events 


 


  Town and Gardens, Ltd.


  New York, NY


  Project: Fifth Avenue Penthouse Gardens


  Residential Landscape Contracting – $100,000 to $500,000


  Supplier Recognition: Fiberglass Engineering Co.


 


  Town and Gardens, Ltd.


  New York, NY


  Project: The Royal York


  Commercial Design/Build – $500,000 to $1,000,000


  Supplier Recognition: PermaLoc Corporation


 


  ValleyCrest Landscape Development


  Calabasas, CA


  Project: The Americana at Brand


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – Above $1,000,000


 


  ValleyCrest Landscape Development


  Calabasas, CA


  Project: Naval Air Station Pensacola


  Erosion Control/Ecological Restoration 


 


  ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance


  Calabasas, CA


  Project: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center


  Commercial Landscape Management – Office and Industrial Sites/Hotels and Resorts


 


  ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance


  Calabasas, CA


  Project: The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch


  Commercial Landscape Management – Housing


 


 Merit Award Recipients


 


 Bemus Landscape, Inc.


 San Clemente, CA


 Project: Talega


 Commercial Landscape Management – Multi-use Properties


 


 BRICKMAN


  Columbia, MD


  Project: Dominion Tower


  Commercial Landscape Management – Office and Industrial Sites/Hotels and Resorts


 


  BRICKMAN


  Columbia, MD


  Project: Frederick Corporate Park


  Commercial Landscape Management – Office and Industrial Sites/Hotel and Resorts


 


  Chalet


  Wilmette, IL


  Project: Wilmette Residence


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


 


  Clean Scapes, LP


  Austin, TX


  Project: The Domain


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – Above $1,000,000


 


  Clean Scapes, LP


  Austin, TX


  Project: Palisades West


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – Above $1,000,000


 


  David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


  Germantown, WI


  Project: Beach Drive Lake House


  Residential Design/Build – $100,000 to $500,000


  Supplier Recognition: Halquist Stone


 


 David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


 Germantown, WI


 Project: Wells Fargo


 Commercial Landscape Management – Office and Industrial Sites/Hotels and Resorts


 


 David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


  Germantown, WI


  Project: A Mequon Residence


  Residential Landscape Management 


 


David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


Germantown, WI


Project: Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant


Commercial Landscape Contracting – $25,000 to $100,000


 


David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.


Germantown, WI


Project: Milwaukee Rooftop Garden


Commercial Design/Build – $25,000 to $100,000


 


 Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.


  Portland, OR


  Project: The Avenue Lofts


  Commercial Landscape Contracting – $25,000 to $100,000


 


  Ed Castro Landscape, Inc.


  Roswell, GA


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