It is not our objective to win awards simply for ourselves. For LandCrafters, the accolades that matter most to us are the ones clients sing. We get it right, making their property come alive with their dreams and desires – That is what makes it truly “award-winning”.
To that end, we have used our award-winning landscape designs and installations as a way of inspiring the dreams of others. These properties provide a wonderful visualization of what can become a reality for those we work with. The fact that they have won awards speaks to the planning, coordination, and execution that goes into each project.
Over the years, we have received recognition for our work in the fields of not just planting and hardscape, but in maintenance/management as well. We take great pride in all that goes into planning, building and maintaining these wonderful living canvases.
Congratulations to both our Landscape Construction and Management departments for their continued excellent work that resulted in wonderful projects meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations! Give us an opportunity to blend your unique desires with our experience and creativity and create your award-winning landscape.
Award-Winning Landscape Gallery
Eastside Landscape Remodel
The backyard was the main focus of this remodel. Our clients wanted to remove the heavy arborvitae and instead have a more layered, colorful planting. The hardscape was redone to raise the quality, but occupy roughly the same space. They also wanted better views in from the driveway, so a custom wrought iron fence integrated with cedar posts and arbor was included. After the back was completed the front was upgraded with a new brick walkway, plants and lighting. The results were outstanding for our clients and LandCrafters – a gold award from the WLCA and a silver award from NARI.
Victorian Farmhouse Makeover
After completing an update to their 1889 Victorian Farmhouse, including a large new garage and back addition, our clients wanted a new landscape worthy of their home. The landscape needed to repair grades, address drainage, provide new plantings as well as a new driveway, walkways, and patio. Given the old foundation and lack of a storm sewer connection, a series of interconnected rain gardens were developed ton site to capture all the downspouts and runoff. The rain gardens are tied aesthetically to the overall planting scheme and serve as focal points. New LED lighting further accentuates the house and landscape. No wonder it was a double award winner – 2021 Gold Award from Milwaukee NARI and 2022 Silver Award from WLCA.A.
Following an extensive makeover of the backyard, our clients entrusted the landscape to us for growth and development. They wanted the landscape kept in a more natural state, yet neat and clean, despite the surrounding woods. We were up to the task and the judges agreed – award a Gold Award from the WLCA in 2021.
Our clients called on us to update an aging landscape. The original landscaping was completed when they built the home. They planned on staying in their home for sometime, and desired an updated exterior living space for themselves and eventually for the sale of the home.
The main focus of the renovation would be the backyard exterior living space. They wanted low maintenance hardscape materials to replace the existing deck and timber retaining walls.
The also wanted an enhance view from the rear living spaces of the home. Both of these goals were achieved through this modern makeover! This project was award two Gold – 2020 Milwaukee NARI and 2021 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association.
Constant Comment Colonial
After a disappointing remodel attempt, the clients of this Wauwatosa colonial shifted focus to the neglected outdoor spaces. They wanted a design that would support the architecture, work with a future remodel and create a welcoming terrace within the landscape. The patio radiates from the bay window and ties the shape to the home’s symmetry. A new stoop creates a welcoming entrance and strong planting design gives the home context. Friends, neighbors and friends not-yet-known are now welcomed into the new gathering space. The beauty of the home and landscape is a source of constant comment. This project was rewarded with 2 Gold awards from 2019 Milwaukee NARI and 2020 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association!
The original landscape functioned poorly and did not reflect the home’s considerable style. A new walkway now leads to an enlarge masonry front porch. A new pillar with integral lighting and path lights better direct visitors to the door. A new Eden cut stone wall elevates the front yard for exuberant plantings. On the south side a large, Tudor-style pergola with integral LED Lighting, shades the home and new entertainment space. Our clients feel this is the best remodeling they have ever done and the judges agree – 1 Gold award from the 2018 Milwaukee NARI and the highest honor from the 2019 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association – Judges’ Choice and another Gold award for Residential Landscape Design and Construction!
Our client wanted an exterior renovation to a 1950’s split level home to be seamlessly integrated with the renovation of the interior for a “Sukiya Living Environment”. The result is emphatic with Gold Awards including 2017 WRA Remodeler Award and 2018 WLCA Award as well as the prestigious Merit Award from ASLA – Wisconsin Chapter. The site features a Tea House, raked garden, irregular bluestone patio and walkway, Zone Dimming LED Lights, a dry streambed with a stone bridge, granite Natsume basin and a beautiful diversity of plants.
Brookfield Family Reprieve
This multi-year project had many different facets and expressed needs over the last 4 years. A successful front renovation adding new drive, walkway, small seating area and gardens led to a more ambitious backyard redevelopment – including patios, pond with cascades, a meadow and camping area and fire pit – which focused on engagement and greater accessibility for their daughter with disabilities. The new landscape met their desires and has allowed extended family and friends to visit! This project was rewarded with a Gold Award from 2017 WRA Remodeler Awards and a Silver 2018 WLCA Award.
Family Lake Home
A double gold winner –2016 WRA-Milwaukee NARI Remodeler Award and the 2017 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Award for Residential Landscape Design and Construction! Due to a major addition to this house, this steep hillside landscape needed major adjustments. Over 75 tons of outcropping helped facilitate the terracing and lowered driveway. Dry stream beds, a new brick walk and patio as well as stone stairs carefully blend with the architecture of this lake home.
This award-winning design links two properties and realized the dreams of our client for an extensive outdoor entertainment area. With a larger upper play area for the children, the lower area was developed to feature a large masonry grill station, gas fire pit, cedar pavilion and water-feature all with extensive LED low voltage lighting. No wonder it was given 2 Gold Awards – 2016 WRA-Milwaukee NARI Remodeler Award and the 2017 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Award for Residential Landscape Design and Construction!
Whitefish Bay Exterior Family Room
This award-winning project received a a gold award from the 2016 WLCA Awards and a bronze award from the 2015 WRA Remodelers of the Year. The backyard outdoor family room area is what the main focus of the design and features a gas fire pit, a pizza oven, two gas grills, a raised dining area, storage and an overhead pergola with 18 programmable LED down-lights.
French Country Home
Working in a mid-century modern design style, reflective of the home, a new courtyard was added as well as a new fence and gate. The result – two Gold Awards, including 2014 WRA Remodeler of the Year Award and 2015 WLCA Award.
Silver Award Winner – both the 2013 WRA-Milwaukee-NARI Remodeler Award and the 2014 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Award. This special project transformed a non-functioning space into a wonderful entertaining space for 3 generations to enjoy!
Waterford Woodland Estate
Gold Award – both 2013 WRA-Milwaukee/NARI Home Remodeler Award and the 2014 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Award. This project has evolved over a decade from new construction to its current state. Fond du Lac stone is featured throughout in irregular flagstone walkways and patio, patterned veneer on porches and cut stone stairs and seat walls/pillars. Features rain garden.
New Berlin Fire Pit
Our clients were ready for a change for their backyard and need of more patio space and a gas fire pit. This multiple award winner delivers – 2012 WRA Gold Award, 2013 WLCA Bronze Award – Residential Landscape Design and Construction.
Pond Side Gardens and Living Rooms
Built to comfortably entertain over a 100 people for their son’s wedding, our clients also wanted it to be comfortable for just themselves. Features an extensive Unilock Eco-Priora permeable patio to preserve a weeping willow. Lower bluestone patio with water feature overlooks adjoining pond and new butterfly garden. Multiple award-winning project – 2012 NARI Gold Award, 2013 WLCA Gold Award – Special Projects.
This wonderful site sits in the middle of a pristine Mequon woodland of beech, oak, maple and musclewood. This project won a 2013 WLCA Gold Award- Landscape Management.
Joseph Pabst Residence
Bluestone patio, pool and gravel courtyard are standouts of this multiple award-winning project. 2010 WRA Gold Award, 2011 WLCA Gold Award – Residential Design and Construction and 2011 PLANET Merit Award.