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Area landscapers honored at 2015 Beautification Awards

The East Bay chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), which spans all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, recently held the 2015 Beautification Awards honoring 12 local landscape contractors for excellence in landscape installation and maintenance, and demonstrating the best quality, construction, originality and attention to detail on projects completed within the last year. A total of 25 awards were presented in 15 categories culled from 42 entries, which encompassed residential and commercial landscape construction, maintenance and renovation, along with water features, outdoor lighting and water-saving California-friendly landscaping.

The top award was:
• Judges Award for large residential installation to Past The Gate of Martinez for the Lammle Residence in Pelasanton.

The second top award was:
• Sweepstakes Award for large design and build installation to Calvin Craig Landscaping of Martinez for At Home in the Garden in Walnut Creek.

Multiple awards winners include (each received 2-3 awards):
• Lazar Landscape Design & Construction of Oakland
• Garden Lights Landscape & Pool Development of Orinda
• Suma Landscaping, Inc. of Oakland
• Past the Gate of Martinez
• Roxy Designs of Pleasant Hill
• Allied Landscape Services of Concord
• Calvin Craig Landscaping of Martinez

Single award winners include:
• CLP Landscaping of Livermore
• Tree Sculpture Group dba Terra Landscape of Oakland
• Gachina Landscape Management of Menlo Park
• Jensen Landscape Services of Roseville

Award entries are judged by a panel of expert CLCA members who closely inspected each nomination for the quality of workmanship and materials utilized. Each landscaping entry must adhere to industry standards and have demonstrated proper execution.

The judges for the awards included:
• Lyndsey Johnson, Johnson’s Tree & Garden Service
• Michael Gladden, McClintock Landscape Horticultural Services
• Ryan Batjiaka (DRIVER), Vision Recycling

CLCA is an active force in the statewide effort to conserve water. As water-efficient irrigation experts, many members are invaluable sources for consultations on planning and installing water-saving irrigation systems. CLCA also conducts an active public information program on landscape water management. In addition, the CLCA is comprised of the most successful people in the industry who strive to be the best professional landscapers in the state. Their reputation and partnerships are valued, which is evident by the strong partnerships that the CLCA has with vendors, manufacturers, and public agencies throughout all of California.

About California Landscape Contractors’ Association
CLCA is a non-profit, statewide trade association of licensed landscape and landscape-related specialty contractors. The East Bay chapter has approximately 91 regular (contractor) members. Follow the CLCA East Bay chapter on the web at www.clcaeastbay.org.

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