New Holland Construction and Lawn & Landscape magazine named Kinsella Landscape Inc. of Blue Island, Ill., as the winner of the 2010 Landscaper’s Challenge.
The grand prize – a New Holland L170 skid steer loader worth more than $32,000 – was presented to representatives of Kinsella Landscape during an award ceremony at the New Holland booth during the 2010 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Ky.
The nationwide contest, sponsored by New Holland, showcased the best landscape design/build projects of the year.
“New Holland is pleased to honor Kinsella Landscape as this year’s winner and we congratulate the other semi-finalists and contestants for the challenges they overcame to complete their projects,” says Dave December, marketing manager, New Holland Construction.
Kinsella Landscape turned a dilapidated backyard surrounded by townhomes and an eight-story high-rise into a “city chic” garden sanctuary for a family living in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The narrow alleyway, mature shade trees, tall fence and confined work area limited the team’s choices of equipment to a skid steer loader.
The company created a private area for entertaining and relaxing, complete with two bluestone patios, a curved path and stone planters constructed from limestone.
The project took 450 manhours to complete.
Lawn & Landscape’s panel of industry judges selected Kinsella Landscape from the field of six semi-finalists based on the merits of their project’s design, overall appeal, material selection and workmanship.
Kinsella Landscape is supported by a team of professionals with an aggregate experience of more than 150 years.