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Industry Awards Program

The Grass Gauchos, LLC. – Alec Whitman & Landon Roberts

Burlington, VT   S. Hero Courtyard & Drive Merit Award The owners of this property built a cottage here three years ago for summer visits until recently relocating permanently from their native Germany.  Winter showed them they needed to make some changes to the landscape!  The existing condition was a simple gravel driveway with an island…

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Distinctive Landscaping – Elizabeth Proutt

Charlotte, VT  Hillside Front Yard Update  Merit Award  Our clients purchased a hillside home in Burlington’s southern hillside district and turned to us for a fresh look. They decided to remove the front entry vestibule that leads to a new small upper level terrace; a beautiful spot to enjoy the sunset.  We added a foundation…

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Distinctive Landscaping – Miles Weston & Christian D’Andrea

Charlotte, VT  Hillside Challenge  Merit Award  The challenge with this site was to allow for quality outdoor spaces within the steep confines of a mountain slope. We began by cutting the grade for the front yard and building a boulder retaining wall into the north slope. Drainage was installed behind the wall that daylights into…

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diStefano Landscaping, Inc.- Jeremiah Shook

Essex Junction, VT   Lakeside Retreat  Merit Award   For their expansive home, these clients requested a better feeling of entry, a location for a future hot tub, safe access down to the lake and a place to sit comfortably by the water. They wanted easy maintenance gardens that were free flowing and highlighted the movement…

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Landshapes – Caroline Dudek

A Backyard for Outdoor Living  Richmond, VT Honor Award The clients wanted a design geared towards entertaining for the backyard of their traditional style home. The challenge was to create a design that could be installed in phases, would function well and be attractive at any phase.  The three main features included a large patio for…

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diStefano Landscaping, Inc. – David Burton

Essex Junction, VT   S. Burlington BackyardEscape Honor Award The client purchased their home within the past 10 years and contacted us because the back deck was too small and too hot for their family including three boys ranging in age from 2-10 years old.  The deck was west facing and constructed with pressure treated pine…

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Distinctive Landscaping – Charlie Proutt

Charlotte, VT  City House Squeezed Between Two Streets  Excellence Award   This home is situated inside the switchback of two streets in a Burlington hillside neighborhood.  The most pressing problem was water infiltrating the front of the house and getting into the lowest level, (the home dropped two stories from front to back). More challenging,…

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The Industry Awards Program is open to current VNLA members actively offering professional landscape services. Members are allowed to submit up to three projects per year. The judging is conducted by a panel of industry professionals including landscape architects/designers, nursery professionals, and horticultural educators. The entries are judged upon their own merits against a set of nine criteria. The three award categories are Excellence, Honor, and Merit. Scroll down the page for the 2019 Guidelines and Entry Forms.  The deadline to enter is December 31, 2019

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE INDUSTRY AWARDS PROGRAM

2018 Award Winners

The Grass Gauchos, LLC. – Alec Whitman & Landon Roberts

Burlington, VT   S. Hero Courtyard & Drive Merit Award The owners of this property built a cottage here three years ago for summer visits until recently relocating permanently from their native Germany.  Winter showed them they needed to make some changes to the landscape!  The existing condition was a simple gravel driveway with an island…

Distinctive Landscaping – Elizabeth Proutt

Charlotte, VT  Hillside Front Yard Update  Merit Award  Our clients purchased a hillside home in Burlington’s southern hillside district and turned to us for a fresh look. They decided to remove the front entry vestibule that leads to a new small upper level terrace; a beautiful spot to enjoy the sunset.  We added a foundation…

Distinctive Landscaping – Miles Weston & Christian D’Andrea

Charlotte, VT  Hillside Challenge  Merit Award  The challenge with this site was to allow for quality outdoor spaces within the steep confines of a mountain slope. We began by cutting the grade for the front yard and building a boulder retaining wall into the north slope. Drainage was installed behind the wall that daylights into…

diStefano Landscaping, Inc.- Jeremiah Shook

Essex Junction, VT   Lakeside Retreat  Merit Award   For their expansive home, these clients requested a better feeling of entry, a location for a future hot tub, safe access down to the lake and a place to sit comfortably by the water. They wanted easy maintenance gardens that were free flowing and highlighted the movement…

Landshapes – Caroline Dudek

A Backyard for Outdoor Living  Richmond, VT Honor Award The clients wanted a design geared towards entertaining for the backyard of their traditional style home. The challenge was to create a design that could be installed in phases, would function well and be attractive at any phase.  The three main features included a large patio for…

diStefano Landscaping, Inc. – David Burton

Essex Junction, VT   S. Burlington BackyardEscape Honor Award The client purchased their home within the past 10 years and contacted us because the back deck was too small and too hot for their family including three boys ranging in age from 2-10 years old.  The deck was west facing and constructed with pressure treated pine…

Distinctive Landscaping – Charlie Proutt

Charlotte, VT  City House Squeezed Between Two Streets  Excellence Award   This home is situated inside the switchback of two streets in a Burlington hillside neighborhood.  The most pressing problem was water infiltrating the front of the house and getting into the lowest level, (the home dropped two stories from front to back). More challenging,…