New Holland Construction and Lawn & Landscape magazine named Kinsella Landscape Inc. of Blue Island, Ill., as the winner of the 2010 Landscaper’s Challenge.

Left, Greg Semmer, president of Kinsella Landscape Inc., accepts the grand prize award for the 2010 Landscaper’s Challenge from Dave December, marketing manager, New Holland Construction. A New Holland L170 skid steer loader was presented for the best landscape design-build project of the year.
Left, Greg Semmer, president of Kinsella Landscape Inc., accepts the grand prize award for the 2010 Landscaper’s Challenge from Dave December, marketing manager, New Holland Construction. A New Holland L170 skid steer loader was presented for the best landscape design-build project of the year.
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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.