Seven special awards and prizes in 26 categories in the California Landscape Contractors Assn.'s 30th Awards Program were presented at its annual convention in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe.
Chairman Wayne Du Boise said the 180 entries were the largest number ever in the history of the competition and that judges Dan Heiny and Tony Amato spent two months traveling the length of the state visiting each site before naming the winners.
The Sweepstakes Trophy went to Craig Pauley & Associates of Tustin for landscaping done at the Grumman residence in Newport Beach. That prize, sponsored by Pacific Sod, is given to the best overall entry.
Other winners were:
Ben Slade Memorial Award: L. Barrios & Associates Inc., Irwindale, for Towncenter, Duarte; sponsor, Irri-Trol Manufacturing Inc.
Jere Driscoll Award: R D Landscaping & Irrigation, Santa Ana, for McMaster-Carr Supply, Santa Fe Springs; designer, Lawrence Reed Moline Ltd., Culver City; sponsor, Deep Root Corp.
Humanitarian Award: Long Beach chapter, CLCA, for Fountain Valley Church of God; designer, Birch Landscape Co., Santa Ana; sponsor, CLCA Women's Auxiliary.
President's Trophy: Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction Inc. for Brayton residence, Newport Beach; designer, Land Concern, Santa Ana; sponsor, Kellogg Supply Inc.
Special Effects Trophy: Wirsch Rock Art Inc., Carmichael, for Marriott Building in Prospect Business Park North, Rancho Cordova; designer, Brian L. Wirsch; sponsor, A-1 Irrigation Supply.
Excelsior Award: Four Dimensions Landscape Development Co., Oakland, designer and contractor, for Stromberg Garden, Berkeley; sponsor, Jones-Hubbard Insurance Brokers Inc.
Cacho Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc., multiple winner: Model Home, first place, American Beauty Classic Homes, Canyon Country; Residential or Commercial Xeriscaping (use of drought-tolerant or native plants to conserve water), The Meadows, Goleta; Small Landscape Maintenance, outstanding achievement, Sutter's Mill Restaurant, Valencia; Medium Landscape Maintenance, first place, Marshall Villas, Los Angeles; and Large Landscape Maintenance, first place, Los Robles, Thousand Oaks.
Custom Residential: Tie for first place between Richard Cohen Landscape & Construction Co., El Toro, for Siffermann town residence, Newport Beach, and Ko Endo Landscaping, Culver City, for Kennedy residence, Malibu.
Medium Renovation: first place, Bertotti Landscaping Inc., Novato, for Schulist residence, Kentfield; outstanding achievement, Koyama Landscaping, Temple City, for Lester home, Arcadia.
Large Renovation: first place, Creative Gardens Inc., Los Angeles, for David Rosen home, Beverly Hills; runner-up, Sequoia Landscape, Granada Hills, for Devonshire and Reseda Square, Northridge.
Maintenance of a Mature Project, Medium Class ($1,001-$3,000): Harold Jones Landscape Inc., Reseda, for Pacific Union Conference Center of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Westlake Village; Commercial Grounds Maintenance, Ventura, outstanding achievement honor for Ventura offices of Southern California Edison Co.
Unlimited Maintenance, Over-5-Year-Old Project: Comprehensive Landscape Design Corp., Costa Mesa, for North Bluff Bay View Homeowners Assn., Newport Beach; runner-up, California Landscape Inc., Canoga Park, for Blue Cross of California, Woodland Hills; other Outstanding Achievement honorees were Toddco Landscape, Los Angeles, for Flicker residence, Los Angeles; Harold Jones Landscape, Reseda, for Kilroy estate, Bel-Air.
Large Commercial/Industrial: California Landscape Inc., Canoga Park, for "G" Site project on Warner Properties, Woodland Hills.
Outstanding Achievement in Xeriscaping: Harold Jones Landscape, Reseda, for Anacapa Business Park, Ventura.
Maintenance: Murray's Garden & Landscape Service, Santa Fe Springs, for Lake Center Athletic Park, Santa Fe Springs.