Oct. 26 2020 08:28 AM

Awards include Lifetime Leadership, Women Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, named the recipients of its 2020 leadership and project awards at its annual conference, LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience.

Jon Cundiff, LIC, president of Weed Man Kansas City, was honored with the Lifetime Leadership Award for his years of service to the industry, including his role as president, twice, of NALP and its legacy association PLCAA.

Claire Goldman, principal and head of design and business development for R & R Landscaping, in Auburn, Alabama, was honored with the Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her work building R & R Landscaping, mentoring others and service to the community.

Neil Bales, COO, and partner at LandPatterns in Dallas, Texas, was recognized as the 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The award would have been presented at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, but the event was not held due to COVID-19.

This year, 110 landscape projects were awarded an Award of Excellence from NALP. The awards honor outstanding landscape maintenance, design/build, lawn care, and interiorscape projects. View a list of winners and photos of the projects.

Each year, one or more outstanding projects receive a prestigious Judges Award. This year, Mariani Landscape received the only Judges Award for their project “Lake View” in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in the Residential Design/Build category, above $1,000,000.

“It was a pleasure to recognize such exceptional industry leaders and outstanding projects,” says Britt Wood, NALP CEO.