Landscaping Recognition Program 2018
Winners of the 2018 Landscape Recognition Award of Excellence and People's Choice Announced
Best Landscaped Lot award winner: Nine Energy Service, Clairmont
People's Choice award winner: Northstar Sharp’s Foundation Specialists, Clairmont
Eight commercial and industrial companies throughout the County were nominated this year for landscape recognition awards. Companies were judged on a number of factors, including their use of landscaping design principles from the County’s Land Use Bylaw, year-round maintenance and use of native vegetation. New this year, the People's Choice Award invited members of the public to select their fan favourite after viewing the nominated businesses landscaped properties on a video posted to the County's Facebook page.
“It’s nice to be recognized for our efforts,” said Nine Energy Service District Manager Mitch Bacon. “We take pride in how we present our business as it shows we care about our customers and our community.”
Bill Pfeifer, Manager of Strategic Initiatives for Northstar Sharp’s Foundation Specialists, noted that they receive a lot of positive feedback from people about their property. “The time and care we take on our outdoor spaces are representative of the work we’re doing in all areas of our business," said Pfeifer.
“Our company and our employees are proud of what we do, and I think the first impression we give people really speaks to that.”
County Planning and Development Director Nick Lapp said it is important to the County to recognize all local businesses that are attentive to creating attractive landscaping, as well as those that are effectively making use of trees, shrubs, perennials and native vegetation.
“Well-maintained outdoor areas are very inviting and really speak volumes about a business and a community,” said Lapp. “Effective use of landscaping materials not only has the potential to increase the value of a property and reduce overall business costs but sends a message to customers and potential new businesses that we’re a community that is both welcoming and well-looked after.”
To see all of this year's nominees watch the video below:
The County thanks all businesses who participated in the 2018 Landscape Recognition Awards Program.