WILTON, CONNECTICUT (October 30, 2013) – The LaurelRock Company won four awards, including the Grand Award, on Friday, October 25th at the 2013 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).
LaurelRock won the Grand Award under the category of Residential Maintenance for its Modern Homestead project. In addition, The LaurelRock Company was honored with the Judge’s Award, Audience Choice Award and Sustainable Company Award.
The LaurelRock Company’s Modern Homestead project, located in Wilton, Connecticut, was recognized for an exceptional maintenance program that was created for an inspiring, family-friendly landscape that resides on a 12-acre property. The LaurelRock Company established and managed a maintenance program that included; estate and fine gardening weekly services, weekly mowing and trimming of 3 acres of finished turf, weekly bed service (including weeding, edging, raking and mulch touch-ups), a sustainable turf healthcare program, 24/7 irrigation monitoring, a comprehensive plant healthcare program, wildflower meadow maintenance including mowed walking paths, fenceline cleaning for over 2500 linear feet of deer fence, and seasonal property cleanups.
An elated Burt DeMarche, President of LaurelRock, spoke on behalf of the company. “Winning the 2013 National Judge’s Award for Residential Maintenance is a tremendous honor. I am extremely proud of our entire team at LaurelRock. Many of our crews, managers and staff played a key role in helping us to earn this prestigious award. In particular, I’d like to acknowledge Adrienne Mitchell, our Garden and Property Manager who manages this 12 acre property, for her leadership and her commitment to the highest quality and service on this challenging, multi-faceted property. Winning this award truly shows the positive impact of two of our company’s Core Principles – To Embrace Teamwork and To Continuously Improve. I also want to recognize how fortunate we are to be able to work with such terrific clients who consistently provide clear expectations and show great appreciation for the work that we do to keep their property looking its absolute best.”
LaurelRock’s Modern Homestead project was awarded the prestigious Judge’s Award. This recognition is only awarded when a Grand Award is considered to be exemplary. According to PLANET, “The projects submitted by these companies have already met the stringent requirements for a GRAND Award, the top Landscape Awards of Excellence program category, and were further singled out by the judges as being exemplary in their level of difficulty in execution and the workmanship exhibited.” The LaurelRock Company was also fortunate to win the Judge’s Award for Residential Design/Build in 2005.
The Audience Choice Award is something new and very similar to a People’s Choice Award.The (4) Judge’s Award recipients (one from each award category) stand on stage while the audience text which project of these four they feel is the best of the best. LaurelRock’s Modern Homestead secured this award as well to close out the evening with yet another win for this entry.
Finally, LaurelRock accepted its Sustainable Company Award in recognition for the environmentally conscious policies that they practice in their business every day - two sided printing, internal recycling programs and organic lawn care offerings, to name a few. This is the second award for The LaurelRock Company in this category since their first recognition in 2009.
PLANET’s National Landscape Awards of Excellence Program reflects the association’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of our landscape. The program is designed to reward independent landscape, lawn care, and interior plantscaping professionals who execute superior projects. PLANET strives to increase public awareness of environmental improvement through contracted landscaping, lawn care, and interior plantscaping and encourages the consistent use of quality materials and workmanship.
Photo Caption: Wilton, Connecticut, Modern Homestead, Grand Award/Residential Maintenance - The LaurelRock Company, Wilton, CT, Planet, National Landscape Award
PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices, and business professionalism. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.