Hardscape North America Award winners

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, Ill., had one winning project and one honorable mention.


Woodside Outdoor Living, Pine Grove, PA

Winner: Combination of Hardscape Products

Residential Less than 4,000 square feet






Old Town Oasis, Fort Collins, CO

Winner: 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

Winner: Porcelain






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 Image 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


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

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