April 3, 2018
Award winner special sectionThe heat was on at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Toronto Airport Jan. 9, 2018 as the top green professionals from across Ontario gathered to celebrate the 45th annual Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence. More than 600 industry members were on hand to see nearly 300 prestigious awards presented to stunning and innovative landscape construction, design, irrigation, lighting and maintenance projects.

Master of ceremonies Frank “Frankie Flowers” Ferragine described this the 2018 award winners as “truly inspiring,” and noted that Awards of Excellence are presented to projects that score top marks from a panel of industry judges.

“I’m really happy and pleased that people are investing in their landscapes and outdoor living spaces,” Ferragine said. “It is my mission and really the mission of everyone in this room to ensure that individuals and communities recognize the importance of spending time outside, and these awards are a testament to that goal. Seeing these spectacular photos makes me truly happy because it means that people are enjoying plants and nature, and I believe that is extremely important.”

Landscape Ontario’s executive director Tony DiGiovanni addressed the audience, highlighting the professionalism on display.

“I’m here to tell you that anyone who sees or experiences the work that the people in this room perform day in and day out could not help but realize that what you do is important,” he said. “What you build requires skill, talent and competency; what you design is art; what you maintain is important and makes the world more beautiful; what you construct makes people happy, and what you do reminds people that the landscape is alive.”

To see photos of winning projects, visit: https://landscapeontario.com/45th-annual-awards-winners
 

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Abloom Landscape Contractor Inc.
Residential Construction $100,000-$250,000
Construction, Balcony or Rooftop Garden
Special Interest Construction
613-822-6560
abloomlandscape.com

Aden Earthworks Inc.
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000
416-925-2336
adenearthworks.com

AquaSpa Pools & Landscape Design
Residential Construction $50,000-$100,000 (x2)
Residential Construction $100,000-$250,000
Residential Construction $250,000-$500,000
Residential Construction $500,000-$1,000,000 (x2)
416-693-7770
aquaspapools.ca

Balsam Creek Landscaping
Residential Construction $25,000-$50,000
Residential Construction $250,000-$500,000
Residential Construction $500,000-$1,000,000
Residential Construction $1,000,000 and over
289-682-7402
balsamcreeklandscape.ca

Bellaire Landscape Inc.
Residential Construction $250,000-$500,000
Residential Construction $500,000-$1,000,000
Construction Water Features
Special Interest Construction (x2)
519-723-4948
bellairelandscape.com

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial $100,000-$250,000
905-628-0040
naturalplaygrounds.ca

Birk's Landscaping
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
905-404-0602
birkslandscaping.com

BonaVista Pools Ltd.
Construction: Water Features (x2)
905-475-6980
bonavistapools.com

Bouwmeister Inc.
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x3)
905-640-1323
bouwmeister.com

Cedar Springs Landscape Group
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x5)
Special Interest Construction
905-333-6789
cedarsprings.net

Cedarcroft Landscape & Design
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
519-217-6735
cedarcroftlandscape.com

Core Precision Interlock Inc.
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
416-919-6607
coreprecision.ca

CSL Group
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000 (x2)
613-805-5012
cslgroup.ca

Cypress Hill Design and Build
Residential Construction: $10,000-$25,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
416-526-2177
cypresshill.ca

DA Gracey & Associates
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
905-761-9490
dagracey.com

Dearborn Designs & Associates
Web Sites
705-623-2970
dearborndesigns.com

Earth Art Landscapes Inc.
Special Interest Construction
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Construction: Water Features
877-272-3720
earthartlandscapesinc.com

Earthscape Ontario
Special Interest Construction
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
519-669-2972
earthscape.ca

Elite Concrete
Special Interest Construction
905-764-3000
eliteconcrete.ca

Exact Landscapes
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
613-321-0833
exactlandscapes.ca

Fiona's Garden Gate
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
416-231-8512
fionasgardengate.com

Flattery Design
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
416-605-7751
flatterydesign.com

Garden Grove Landscaping
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial $50,000-$100,000
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000
905-690-8000
gardengrovelandscaping.com

GBC Design & Build
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
905-487-0281
gobrocon.com

Griffith Property Services Ltd.
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
Special Interest Construction
905-888-5084
griffithpropertyservices.com

Hank Deenen Landscaping Ltd.
Special Interest Construction
416-757-3218
deenenlandscaping.com

Hutten & Co. Land and Shore
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x4)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
Residential Construction: $500,000-$1,000,000
Construction, Balcony or Rooftop Garden
Place of Business
Special Interest Construction
519-376-9364
hutten.ca

International Landscaping Inc.
Web Sites
905-876-3000
internationallandscaping.com

Kreative Woodworking
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x2)
Web Sites
416-281-9663
kreativewoodworking.ca

Land-Con Ltd
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial $100,000-$250,000 (x2)
416-504-5263
landcon.ca

Landscape Plus Ltd.
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x2)
416-241-2842
landscapeplus.ca

Limestone Trail Co Inc.
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Special Interest Construction (x2)
905-563-8133
limestonetrail.com

Lloyd's Landscaping Ltd.
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
905-619-2757
lloydslandscaping.ca

M.E. Contracting
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x3)
Web Sites
647-878-8780
mecontracting.ca

MapleRidge Landscapes Ltd.
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
866-864-0829
mapleridgelandscapes.com

Neerhof Landscapes
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
519-364-7699
neerhoflandscapes.com

Oakridge Landscape Contractors Ltd.
Residential Construction: Under $10,000
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000
Special Interest Construction
905-692-9299
oakridgelandscape.com

Paradisaic Building Group
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
905-432-9143
paradisaic.ca

Partridge Fine Landscapes Ltd.
Residential Construction: $1,000,000 and over
905-838-1983
partridgedesign.com

Planit Green Landscapes
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x5)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
905-304-7366
planitgreen.ca

Plantenance Landscape Group
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
514-684-8235
plantenance.com

Pool Craft
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x3)
Residential Construction: $500,000-$1,000,000
905-884-2720
poolcraft.ca

Pro-Land Landscape Construction Inc.
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x2)
905-799-6100
proland.ca

ProScape Land Design & Construction
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x2)
905-842-0069
proscapelanddesign.ca

Rain Gods Inc.
Web Sites
905-821-8857
raingods.ca

Roger Willis Contracting Ltd.
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
Special Interest Construction
613-489-2882
rogerwilliscontracting.com

Royal Stone Landscaping & Design Ltd. (1548166 Ontario Ltd)
Residential Construction: $10,000-$25,000
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000 (x2)
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000 (x3)
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x2)
416-928-9996
royalstone.ca

Rutherford Contracting Ltd.
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000
905-726-4888
ruthcon.ca

Seferian Design Group
Special Interest Construction (x2)
905-634-3110
seferiandesign.com

Shademaster Landscaping Ltd.
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000 (x4)
Residential Construction: $500,000-$1,000,000
905-689-4297
shademaster.net

Shades of Summer Landscaping & Maintenance
Construction: Water Features
Residential Construction: $25,000-$50,000
289-237-9940
shadesofsummer.net

Tarrascape Innovation Inc.
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial $100,000-$250,000
905-318-5039

The Landmark Group
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
519-599-2957
thelandmarkgroup.ca

Tidy Gardens Landscaping Inc.
Residential Construction: $250,000-$500,000
905-271-7895
tidy-garden.com

TLC Professional Landscaping
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
519-661-6895
tlc.ca

Urban Garden
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
647-700-5417
urbangarden.ca

Wentworth Landscapes
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial $50,000-$100,000
Commercial Construction: Multi-residential and industrial over $250,000
Construction: Theme Gardens
Residential Construction: $10,000-$25,000
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
613-476-1181
wentworthlandscape.com

Whispering Pines Landscaping
Residential Construction: $100,000-$250,000
519-943-0330
wpn.ca

Yards Unlimited Landscaping Inc.
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
613-721-8195
yardsunlimited.com

Zen Construction
Residential Construction: $50,000-$100,000
289-284-1151
yourzenspace.ca
 

LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROGRAM

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
Commercial Design (x2)
905-628-0040
naturalplaygrounds.ca

Cedar Springs Landscape Group
Commercial Design
905-333-6789
cedarsprings.net

Earthscape Ontario
Private Residential Design: 5,000 sq ft or more
519-669-2972
earthscape.ca

Gelderman Landscape Services
Private Residential Design: 5,000 sq ft or more
905-689-5433
gelderman.com

Kent Ford Design Group Inc.
Commercial Design
416-368-7175
kentforddesign.com

Meg & Kennedy Landscape Design Firm
Private Residential Design: Under 2,500 sq ft
905-330-1549
lrld.ca

Plantenance Landscape Group
Private Residential Design: 2,500 to 5,000 sq ft
514-684-8235
plantenance.com

Pro-Land Landscape Construction Inc
Private Residential Design: 5,000 sq ft or more (x2)
905-799-6100
proland.ca

Springbank Landscapes
Private Residential Design: 5,000 sq ft or more
519-319-8288
springbanklandscapes.ca

Welwyn Wong Landscape Design
Private Residential Design: Under 2,500 sq ft
613-265-7580
welwynwong.com

Wentworth Landscapes
Commercial Design
613-476-1181
wentworthlandscape.com

Yards Unlimited Landscaping Inc.
Private Residential Design: 2,500 to 5,000 sq ft
613-721-8195
yardsunlimited.com
 

INTERIOR LANDSCAPING

Beaver Landscaping & Gardening Ltd.
Interior Landscape Maintenance: Greater than $2,500 per annum
416-253-7000
beaverlandscaping.ca

Stems Interior Landscaping Inc.
Interior Plantscaping Design and Installation
Interior Plantscaping Maintenance
416-966-2762
stems.ca
 

IRRIGATION PROGRAM

DJ Rain & Co Ltd.
Water Conservation Award, Non-Potable Water
416-746-8860
djrain.ca
  

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING PROGRAM

Balsam Creek Landscaping
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Over $30,000 (x2)
289-682-7402
balsamcreeklandscape.ca

Bellaire Landscape Inc.
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Over $30,000
519-723-4948
bellairelandscape.com

DiMarco Landscape Lighting
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: $10,000-$30,000
905-473-5610
dimarcolandscapelighting.ca

LawnSavers Plant Health Care
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Holiday Lighting (x2)
905-707-9994
lawnsavers.com

Nutri-Lawn-Burlington Irrigation
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Holiday Lighting
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: $10,000-$30,000
905-632-2445
sprinklersystemsburlington.com

Rain Gods Inc
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: $10,000-$30,000
905-821-8857
raingods.ca

Royal Stone Landscaping & Design Ltd.
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Under $10,000
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Under $10,000
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: $10,000-$30,000
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: Over $30,000
416-928-9996
royalstone.ca

Shademaster Landscaping Ltd.
Landscape Lighting Design and Installation: $10,000-$30,000
905-689-4297
shademaster.net
 
 

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Bos Landscaping
Private Residential Maintenance: 1 acre or more (x2)
905-957-1330
boslandscaping.com

Landscape Plus Ltd
Private Residential Maintenance: 1 acre or more
416-241-2842
landscapeplus.ca

Living Green Landscaping Inc
Special Interest Maintenance: Residential or Commercial
613-229-6511
livinggreenlandscaping.ca

Reliable Care Landscape Management
Multi Residential Maintenance: Under 2 acres
416-283-4674
reliablecare.co

Shademaster Landscaping Ltd
Private Residential Maintenance: Under 15,000 sq ft lot size
905-689-4297
shademaster.net

Shades of Summer Landscaping & Maintenance
Private Residential Maintenance: Under 15,000 sq ft lot size
Private Residential Maintenance: 15,000 sq ft-1 acre (x2)
289-237-9940
shadesofsummer.net

Strathmore Landscape Contractors
Non-Turf Maintenance (x2)
514-574-3252
strathmorelandscape.ca

Urban Garden
Non-Turf Maintenance
647-700-5417
urbangarden.ca

Whispering Pines Landscaping
Private Residential Maintenance: 1 acre or more
519-943-0330
wpn.ca
 
 

SPECIAL AWARDS PROGRAM

Casey Van Maris Memorial Award 2018
Roger Willis Contracting Ltd.
In 1997, Landscape Ontario lost one of its most influential and respected members: Mr. Casey van Maris, a founder of the association. To honour his legacy, Landscape Ontario developed an award which, to this day, upholds Casey’s values in the pursuit of excellence. The Casey van Maris award is given to the project awarded the highest marks for execution of unique and innovative design in landscaping.

Community Leadership Award 2018
Janet McKay, Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF)
This award is given to an individual who has been instrumental in making a significant contribution to their community through their horticultural work on several community based projects.
 
Don Salivan Memorial Grounds Management Award 2018
Urban Garden
This award recognizes skill, that when properly executed, protects or even enhances the value of the original landscape investment. The winner is selected from all projects submitted in the maintenance program.

Dunington-Grubb Award 2018
Landscape Plus Ltd.
This award goes to the most outstanding and highest overall scoring project in the various construction categories.
 
Environmental Award 2018
Michael de Pencier
This award goes to an organization or individual for outstanding contributions and achievement in maintaining or promoting a sustainable, healthy environment. This award provides an opportunity for the landscape and horticulture profession in Ontario to recognize environmental stewardship and leadership.
 
Past Presidents' Award 2018
Peter Guinane, Oriole Landscaping Ltd.
A committee of three past presidents of Landscape Ontario bestow this award upon an individual who, over many years, has made an outstanding contribution to the association.
 
Prosperity Partners Leadership Award 2018
Claudia Baun, B.K. Baun Landscape Ltd.
Kim Cotter, Lloyd's Landscaping Ltd.
Kevin Hackstone, HACKStONe Landscapes
Michael Scott, Michael Scott's Landscaping
Laurie-Ann Stuart, LA Gardens
This award is presented to an outstanding individual that has worked through the Prosperity Partners Program and has demonstrated business leadership using the five pillars of the prosperity partnership model. Recipients are selected by the Prosperity Partnership Committee.
 
 

GARDEN CENTRE PROGRAM

Azilda Greenhouses
Permanent Display Gardens: Under 500 sq ft
705-983-5252
azildagreenhouses.com

Bala Garden Centre
Outstanding Display of Plant Material: Your Specialty
705-762-3040
balagardencentre.com

Baltimore Valley Produce & Garden Centre
Merchandising Techniques: Outstanding Web Site Development
905-372-2662
baltimorevalleygardencentre.ca

Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery
Outstanding Display of Goods: Seasonal (x2)
705-725-9913
bradfordgreenhouses.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd.
Merchandising Techniques: Outstanding Promotional Event (x3)
Outstanding Display of Goods: Giftware
Permanent Display Gardens: Over 500 sq ft
519-631-7264
canadale.com

Parkway Gardens Ltd.
Outstanding Display of Plant Material: Your Specialty
Outstanding Display of Goods: Hardgoods
519-657-7360
parkwaygardens.ca

Port Carling Garden Centre
Outstanding Display of Goods: Seasonal
705-765-5260
portcarlinggardencentre.com

Sandhill Nursery
Outstanding Display of Goods: Giftware
Permanent Display Gardens: Over 500 sq ft
705-789-5319
sandhillnursery.ca

Sipkens Nurseries
Outstanding Display of Goods: Seasonal
Merchandising Techniques: Outstanding Promotional Event
Outstanding Display of Plant Material: Your Specialty
Outstanding Display of Goods: Hardgoods
519-542-8353
sipkensnurseries.com
 
 

GROWERS PROGRAM

Canadale Nurseries Ltd.
Deciduous Shrubs
519-631-7264
canadale.com
 
Millgrove Perennials Inc.
Perennials
905-689-1749
millgroveperennials.ca
 
NVK Holdings Inc.
Broadleaf Evergreens
Deciduous Ornamental Trees, Top Grafted/Worked
Judge’s Choice Award
905-628-4144
connonnurseries.com
 
Sheridan Nurseries Ltd.
Evergreens: Field Grown, Upright and Spreading
Unusual and Rare Plants
416-798-7970
sheridannurseries.com
 
Willowbrook Nurseries Inc.
Evergreens: Container Grown, Upright and Spreading
Deciduous Ornamental Trees, 300 cm or Less
Caliper Trees
Vines and Groundcovers
Design on a Skid
905-892-5350
willowbrooknurseries.com
 
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