Dec. 14 2020 08:39 AM

The award comes for work done at the Woodlands Edge Estate.

Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Inc., Caseyville, Illinois, was recognized with an Award of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for its project at the Woodlands Edge Estate, St. Louis, Missouri.

The six acre-property includes hillside perennial gardens incorporating native woodland perennials and a dry creek bed that serves as drainage for surrounding properties, as well as formal lawn areas, a playground and a contemplation garden. The design was provided by Doug Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects of Chicago.

The National Association Landscape Professionals’ Awards of Excellence program recognizes exceptional workmanship in landscape installation, design/build, exterior maintenance, interior plantings and erosion control projects. This year, 110 awards were granted for these categories nationwide. Focal Pointe’s 2020 award was in the category of Residential Landscape Contracting above $1 million.

Awards of Excellence are traditionally announced at NALP’s annual conference. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, LANDSCAPES 2020 was held as a virtual event. John Munie, Focal Pointe founder and president, presented an award plaque to the construction and installation team.

“This was a terrific project that allowed our team to really show-off our capabilities,” says Brian Bobikiewicz, Focal Pointe’s director of construction. “It’s gratifying to receive an award, mostly because it proves to our team that what they did was exceptional.”