OLCA Portland Regional Chapter 2019 Landscape Awards

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The Oregon Landscape Contractors Association Portland Regional Chapter Landscape Awards Program recognizes the outstanding work of OLCA members. Open to Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractors that are OLCA members from Ridgefield, Washington to Salem, Oregon and the north Oregon Coast are invited to enter!

Award submitting payment through the online form, you must complete the information in the Submission Document for each entry submitted.  If these documents are not received two weeks prior to judging your award entry will be disqualified and no refund will be given.


ELIGIBILITY

Firms must have an Oregon Landscape Contractors license in good standing. Construction projects must have been completed within the past 3 years (after January 1, 2016). Entrants must have installed, by their own labor force, a minimum of 50% by dollar volume of the total project. Maintenance projects must be currently maintained by the entrant for at least the past 12 months. Past winning projects of any kind are not eligible to participate in the category in which they won previously.


HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Complete the awards online entry form with payment.
  • After submitting payment through the online award form, you must complete the information in the Submission Document for each entry submitted.  If these documents are not received two weeks prior to judging your award entry will be disqualified and no refund will be given.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

With your entry form, include the appropriate fee to your first entry and each additional entry. All award documents must be received no later than 4:00pm on April 5th..


ENTRY FEE

First Entry: $195, additional Entries: $175 each


Award Categories

Landscape Construction/Residential
   Less than $35,000
   $35,000 to $75,000
   $75,000 to $150,000
   More than $150,000

Landscape Construction/Commercial
   Less than $50,000
   $50,000 to $125,000
   $125,000 to $250,000
   More than $250,000

Landscape Renovations
   Less than $35,000
   $35,000 to $75,000
   $75,000 to $150,000
   More than $150,000

Design/Build
   Less than $35,000
   $35,000 to $75,000
   $75,000 to $150,000
   More than $150,000

Landscape Maintenance/Multi-Family: Condos/Apts
    Less than $4,000/monthly
    More than $4,000/monthly

Landscape Maintenance/Residential Single Family
    Less than $500/monthly
    More than $500/monthly

Landscape Maintenance/Commercial
    Less than $5,000/monthly
    More than $5,000/monthly

Special Features
Examples include hardscapes, water features, interiorscapes, golf courses, erosion control, night lighting, wetlands restoration, roof gardens, etc.


PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

The entrant assumes all responsibility for copyrights, photographic fees, and client permission for further use of photos by the OLCA. No limitations can be placed on photo use or the entry will not be considered.


AWARDS GALA

Winners will be announced at the Landscape Expo Kick-Off party on December 3, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.


JUDGING

A panel of diverse professionals representing the landscape Industry will evaluate each of the projects independently of the other entries on the basis of:

  • Difficulty
  • Quality of products used
  • Proper installation practices
  • Tree staking/guying
  • Soil preparation
  • Grades
  • Positive surface drainage
  • Irrigation installation practices
  • Drainage installation practices
  • Hardscape installation practices
  • Electrical connections (waterproof covers on outlets, conduit,lighting connections, etc.)
  • Overall appearance of project. (Not design!)

Additional Criteria/”Design-Build”:

  • Selection of plant materials (do they belong together from a cultural standpoint?)
  • Future maintainability
  • General appearance of design.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Entrants agree to grant OLCA permission to publish any submitted materials and to enter submitted properties for judging.
  • All items submitted must be cleared for release for publication,and OLCA accepts no responsibility for copyrights or photograph fees.
  • Please submit gate codes, emergency contact number in case the job can’t be found.
  • Submit reduced plans (11” x 17” max.), 3 copies (one for each judge). Outline areas of responsibility in pencil (clouded) on site map.
  • No employees on site, no signage, etc. Judging will be performed with site visits.

 PAST AWARD WINNERS

Aspen Creek Landscaping
Big Sky Landscaping
Blessing Landscapes LLC
Cascadian Landscapers, Inc.
Country Landesign, LLC
D&J Landscape Contractors
Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.
DeSantis Landscapes
Drakes’ 7 Dees, Inc.
Enviromax Landscape & Design, LLC
Green Earth Landscaping
Grounds Maintenance of Oregon, Inc.
JP Stone Contractors
Landscape East & West, Inc.
Landscape Solutions, LLC
Miller Factors
Nature Works
Pacific Landscape Management
Peeters & Peeters Landscape Design Build
Precision Landscaping
Professional Grounds Management
Springtime Landscape & Irrigation
Spiro Landscapes
Structures In Landscape
Sunset Landscape & Irrigation, Inc.
Teufel Nursery, Inc.
Trugreen Landcare
Victor E Design Build