Last weekend I was very honored and proud to accept two Environmental Landscape ‘Grand Awards’ on behalf of my design/build company N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes at the annual WA State nursery/landscape industry conference. It is kind of a big deal for us to be judged by peers and get the highest honor!! There was a huge ballroom packed full of all the big names in the industry, which ended the conference with a fancy dinner and a photo presentation of many awards, from scholarships to quality work in several different categories.
One of the projects that won was the Eldred Residence which fell into the Unique Project category. Nearly the entire project was put together with salvaged hardscape materials collected by us and the client, much of it having unique stories. It was also one of the only projects where the client joined in with our crew to install the hardscape. To make it even more special, the clients have a special connection to our business and its success over the years. They have become like family and to work with them was a designer’s dream come true. Check out this album of their garden’s growth over the past couple of years.
We were also extremely proud to have had the opportunity to design the Mill Creek Veteran’s Monument. That project fell into the Community Service category and also got the highest honors of a Grand Award. I wrote about the emotional experience of working on this project in an older post here where you can see news links and even a cool video the city made. Go here to see pictures from start to finish.