Woodbury, NJ—February 21, 2012—EP Henry announced the winners of the second annual Contractors’ Choice Awards, honoring the outstanding Hardscaping professionals and projects of 2011. Hosted by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete pavers, the Contractors’ Choice Awards are designed for and voted on by contractors across seven states in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The awards were presented during the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS®), the industry’s largest trade show dedicated to the design and installation of outdoor living spaces – patios, pool decks, fire pits, retaining walls, walkways, and more – that are built with EP Henry Hardscaping products.
“It’s exciting to see how this awards program has grown since its inception last year, and to watch contractors get inspired by the new, creative projects that their Hardscaping peers have completed,” said J.C. Henry III, president and CEO of EP Henry. “Our attendance at this year’s MAHTS more than doubled since last year, a sign that both the economy and demand for contractor and distributor services are improving. This awards program only increases that healthy competitiveness between Hardscapers to exemplify industry best practices.”
Awards were given across six categories. The 2011 winners include:
Rookie of the Year: Paradise Pavers Ponds Landscaping, Del Ran, NJ
This award recognizes an individual or firm with less than three years of business who is considered an upcoming leader. Winners were evaluated by the voting community on professionalism, quality of installations, creativity, sales & marketing and customer satisfaction.
Veteran of the Year: Evergreen Hardscaping Inc., Wilmington, DE
This award recognizes an individual or firm who is a reputable leader within the Hardscaping industry, with more than 10 years in business.
Project Value Under $10,000: Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, Catonsville, MD
This award recognizes an individual or firm who has created an outstanding project for less than $10,000 in total project value. Winners are evaluated by the voting community on project objectives, design, execution, quality of installation and customer satisfaction.
Project Value Between $10,001-25,000: Scapes, Inc. Annapolis, MD
This award recognizes an individual or firm who has created an outstanding project valued between $10,001 and $25,000. Winners were evaluated by the voting community on project objectives, design, execution, quality of installation and customer satisfaction.
Project Value Over $25,000: Nature’s Accents Landscape Services, Mohrsville, PA
This award recognizes an individual or firm who has created an outstanding project for more than $25,001 in total project value. Winners were evaluated by the voting community on project objectives, design, execution, quality of installation and customer satisfaction.
Distributor of the Year: Penn Stone, Lancaster, PA
This award recognizes the EP Henry Authorized Hardscaping Distributor that best exemplifies a commitment of excellence to contractors and homeowners with the quality of its service, product selection, logistics, value, display, delivery and other offerings.
To view photos of the award winners, click here.
To qualify for the Contractors’ Choice Awards, businesses must have installed Hardscaping projects between January 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011, and utilize at least 75 percent of EP Henry products, including Imperial by EP Henry, DevonStone, and Cast Veneer Stone by EP Henry.
About EP Henry
EP Henry (www.ephenry.com) is the premier family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. The company supplies Hardscaping™ – a term it coined – and architectural concrete masonry products, all of which are 100 percent American-made, to homeowners and businesses. Headquartered in Woodbury, NJ, EP Henry was founded in 1903. A sponsor of the world-renowned Philadelphia International Flower Show, EP Henry also supports veterans organizations through its Active Military and Veterans Donation Program, instituted in 2012.
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