The 2021 ELITE Awards, part II Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Monday, November 22, 2021 02:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The 2021 ELITE Awards featured some changes from previous years. While the Use of Color category was discontinued, it was replaced by a new category, Plant Design. The categories of Innovation and Most Valuable Player (MVP) were not ranked as gold, silver, or bronze. A task force of reviewers noted that all innovation and all valuable team members should be celebrated and that such contributions could not be ranked against each other.

Click the category title to see learn more about the award recipients.

Plant Design

Gold Award for Residential Plant Design: Tree of Life Landscapes – perennial garden including low water use plantings at Boulder-area home

Gold Award for Commercial Plant Design: Environmental Designs, Inc. – color beds including a logo design in Loveland, CO

Silver Award for Commercial Plant Design: Lifescape Colorado – vibrant and extensive gardens at a faith-based organization in Centennial, CO

Bronze Award for Commercial Plant Design: Environmental Designs, Inc. – design and revision of colorful display of planters along an urban, Denver street

Community Stewardship

Gold Award: Designscapes Colorado – outreach program for underserved children during the holiday season in the Denver metro area


Gold Award: Environmental Designs, Inc. – upkeep and revitalization of irrigation system in planter beds outside industrial buildings in Loveland, CO


Award: Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscaping – unique approach to business focusing on key clients and unusual labor sources at a landscape company in Crested Butte, CO


Award Recipients:

Steven Beacon, Brightview Landscape, Denver, CO

Sophia Gonzales, Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscaping, Crested Butte, CO

Dalva Hedlund, Phase One Landscapes, Denver, CO

Michael Hofmann, Colorado Stoneworks, Colorado Springs, CO

See all of the awards categories and honorees at

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