ALCC announces ELITE Award winners

Colorado’s landscape industry association, Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), announced the recipients of its fourth annual ELITE Awards. The ELITES honor companies and personnel who are Elevating the Landscape Industry through Excellence by demonstrating outstanding achievement within the profession. More than 150 landscape professionals gathered to honor landscapes that exemplify ELITE standards and the organizations that created them.

The ELITE Awards presented by ALCC and sponsored in 2018 by Colorado Materials, Inc., and Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire, is the only program of its kind in Colorado and honors outstanding landscapes and personnel within the profession. Award-winning projects reflect the 21st Century values of sustainability, service and environmental stewardship.

According to ALCC Executive Director John McMahon, “These awards celebrate the connections between companies and clients to create and maintain landscapes that support Colorado’s outdoor lifestyles.”

The ELITE Awards illustrate how Colorado’s landscape companies deliver innovation, best management practices, originality, professionalism and problem solving for their clients. Award categories mirror the services and amenities ALCC member companies provide their clients including Community Service, Customer Service, Design/Build Over $200K, Design/Build Under $200K, Innovation, Landscape Construction, Maintenance, Sustainability, and Use of Color. The MVP category and four Volunteer Service Awards recognize individuals for their outstanding service and dedication to the industry.

This year’s recipients and finalists are as follows:


Community Service

Award Recipient: Designscapes Colorado, Inc. – Clayton Early Learning Project, Denver, CO


Customer Service

Award Recipient: Colorado Stoneworks Landscaping – Colorado Springs, CO



Finalist: MCS Hardscape Supply – Denver, CO

Finalist: Timberline Landscaping, Inc. – Colorado Springs, CO


Design/Build Over $200K

Award Recipient: Environmental Designs, Inc. & Marpa Design Studio – Black Bear, Boulder, CO (pictured at top)


Finalist: Outdoor Craftsmen – Residence in Longmont, CO

Finalist: Phase One Landscapes, Inc. – Residence in Cherry Hills Village, CO


Design/Build Under $200K

Design/Build Under $200K Award recipient: Residence in Fort Collins, CO. Zak George Landscaping

Award Recipient: Zak George Landscaping – Residence in Fort Collins, CO


Finalist: JBK Landscape, LLC – Residence in Denver, CO

Finalist: L.I.D. Landscapes – Residence in Boulder, CO



Award Recipient: Designscapes Colorado, Inc. – Safety and training program, Centennial, CO


Finalist: High Country Landscape – Residence in Highlands Ranch, CO


Landscape Construction

Landscape Construction Award recipient: Residence in Boulder, CO. Changing Landscapes, Inc.

Award Recipient: Changing Landscapes, Inc. – Residence in Boulder, CO


Finalist: Designs By Sundown – Residence in Larkspur, CO

Finalist: Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscaping – Residence in Crested Butte, CO



Award Recipient: Environmental Designs – Chapungu Scuplture Park at Centerra, Loveland CO


Finalist: Terracare Associates – Centennial Center Park, Centennial, CO



Sustainability Award recipient: Asian Tea Garden. Changing Landscapes, Inc.

Award Recipient: Changing Landscapes, Inc. – Contemporary Asian Tea Garden, Boulder, CO


Finalist: Outdoor Craftsman – Lyons Den, Lyons, CO


Use of Color

Award Recipient: Environmental Designs – Centerra – McWhinney Real Estate Services, Loveland, CO

Use of Color Award recipient: Centerra – McWhinney Real Estate Services. Environmental Designs

Finalist: Timberline Landscaping, Inc. – Residence in Colorado Springs, CO



Award Recipient: Jose Valdes of Phase One Landscapes, Inc., Denver, CO

Award Recipient: Jacob Busch, deceased, of Timberline Landscaping, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO



Volunteer Service Awards


Outlook Emerging Leader: Dustin Hamilton, Sunflower Landscapes, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO


Stan Brown Distinguished Associate Member of the Year: Jerry “Moe” Mosley, Moe-Mentum and Hellman & Associates, Wheat Ridge, CO


Bob Cannon Lifetime Achievement: Mike Leman, Singing Hills Landscape, Aurora, CO


John Garvey Person of the Year: Lyle Fair, All Phase Landscape, Denver, CO


Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), with six chapters statewide, is the premier professional organization for Colorado’s landscape companies. For more than 55 years, ALCC has guided landscape professionals to address Colorado’s unique climate and to promote sustainable landscapes. ALCC promotes the responsible use of water and other natural resources and provides educational and industry certification opportunities to Colorado’s landscape professionals. More information is available at

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