Presenting the 5th Annual
Awards of Distinction Celebration 

Ottawa Chapter of Landscape Ontario Awards of Distinction logo in green and yellow-orange


 Presented by

red and blue Greely Sand & Gravel logo - Title Sponsor of the Awards of Distinction

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6 pm at the EY Centre

 Green and white graphic button linked to the order page for purchasing tickets to the Awards of Distinction Celebration


New for this year's Awards event

You'll receive 2 FREE Big Rig Craft Beer tickets (or two glasses of wine) with each Awards ticket purchased, sponsored by 

Blue logo for Gifford & Associates - Big Rig Beer sponsor for the Awards of Distinction Celebration


The Awards of Distinction were established to foster excellence & inspire Ottawa Chapter members and their suppliers.


Bring your clients, staff and spouse for a night of good food, good music and great company!

Dress – come as you're comfortable (NOT black tie!)

The cash bar opens at 6 pm, followed by a fabulous buffet dinner, a Jazz Trio, the Awards presentations, and plenty of fun for all.


EY Centre
4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa



Until the Awards of Distinction are presented on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, here is a list of the nominees 


Plant Materials Supplier of the Year

  •  Connon Nurseries – CBV Holdings Ltd
  •   Dutchmaster Nurseries Ltd
  •   Greenlife Wholesale Nursery
  •   J A Laporte Nursery
  •   Johnston Brothers Tree Farm
  •   Knipple Nursery
  •   NVK
  •   Ritchie Feed & Seed
  •   Sheridan Nusery
  •   Southridge Sod Supply
  •   Uxbridge Nurseries

Hardscape Materials Supplier of the Year

  •   Artistic Landscape Design Ltd
  •   Canlok Stone Inc
  •   Central Precast Inc
  •   Cohen & Cohen Natural Stone
  •   KOTT Group
  •   Ottawa Brick & Stone
  •   Permacon Inc
  •   Techo-Bloc Inc
  •   Upper Canada Stone Company Ltd

Landscape Equipment & Accessories Supplier of the Year

  •   Aquascape
  •   B & T MacFarlane, Ottawa Ltd
  •   Battlefield Equipment
  •   Bobcat of the Ottawa Valley
  •   Carrière & Poirier Equipment
  •   Geosynthetic Systems
  •   Goldie Mohr Ltd
  •   Greely Sand & Gravel
  •   Gro-Bark
  •   Linzel Distributing
  •   Robertson Rent-All
  •   SiteOne Landscape Supply
  •   Solutions Aquasol
  •   Toll Small Engines
  •   Triole Small Engine Repair Ltd
  •   Vanden Bussche Irrigation

Supplier to the Trades of the Year

  •    Ashton Insurance
  •    LMN – Landscape Management Network
  •    Bradley's Insurance
  •    Go Mobile Communications Inc
  •    Gifford Associates
  •    Greenius

Salesperson of the Year

  •    Andrew Colautti, Cohen & Cohen Natural Stone
  •    Aurora Heenan, Greenlife Wholesale Nursery
  •    Brady Toll, Toll Small Engine
  •    Carla Mion, Central Precast Inc
  •    Chantal Markou, Techo-Bloc Inc
  •    Conner Murray, Geosynthetic Systems
  •    Eric Beaudin, Solutions Aquasol
  •    Eric Mercier, Ottawa Brick & Stone
  •    Ernest Williams, Aquascape
  •    Francois Brassard, Techo-Bloc
  •    Frank Kanellakos, Cohen & Cohen Natural Stone
  •    Harry Worsley, Uxbridge Nurseries
  •    Julie Gauvin, KOTT Group
  •    Julius Pollack, RONA – J Laporte et Fils
  •    Justin MacDonald, Upper Canada Stone Company Ltd
  •    Kennedy Johnston, Knipple Nursery
  •    Kevin King, Linzel Distributing
  •    Kory Kopko, Vanden Bussche Irrigation
  •    Louis-Phillippe Gautheir, Permacon Inc
  •    Marc Carrière, Permacon
  •    Mim Bowman, Uxbridge Nurseries
  •    Mossy Fallah, Artistic Landscape Designs Ltd
  •    Neil Quinn, Greely Sand & Gravel
  •    Phil Hall, Twin Equipment
  •    Sarah Johnston, Greenlife Wholesale Nursery
  •    Shawn Sandink, SiteOne Landscape Supply
  •    Steve Montcalm, Gifford Associates
  •    Terence Hills, Manderley Turf Products
  •    Trish Ferguson, Go Mobile
  •    Tyler Pike, Toll Small Engine 



New Entrepreneur of the Year

  •  Hardscape Ottawa

Uses best construction techniques to build beautiful designs. Hardworking, appreciates his clients' needs & wishes, promotes LO and the industry.

  •   Metcalfe Grasshopper

New owner made himself known in his community while keeping up with existing contracts and a full-time job. Fantastic community outreach for Holiday events.

  •   The Country Caretaker

Great people to work with. Extremely customer focused, very organized and personable. They focus on building relationships, confidence and trust with their clients, and are extremely conscientious with subcontractors

   •    Life Long Landscaping

Young landscape company that has been growing year after year and looking to innovate and push the boundaries of the industry

   •   Higher Ground Ottawa

Chris Herman and Kevin Sunstrum started their business 4 years ago and have really made their mark in the West End. Not only do they create beautiful outdoor spaces, but they have a sense of community and truly enjoy what they do.

   •   Paramount Nursery

Simon is doing something new and different with his online nursery. He brings a different kind of retail service to the public, and has the potential to be a significant disruptor in the market.

   •   Canton's Mindful Gardens

On top of providing premier landscape maintenance service, we're creating a destination for employment through Algonquin College, LO, and our partners & mentors.


Member Website of the Year

   •   Abloom Landscaping –

   •   Yates Sprinklers –

  •    Harmony Gardens Landscape –

   •   Bernwood Contractors –

  •    Natural Impressions Landscaping –

   •   Welwyn Wong Landscape Design –

   •   Jonathan Robert Landscapes –

   •   The Professional Gardener –

   •   Yards Unlimited –

   •   Dutch Green –

  •    GreenLife Garden Landscaping –

  •    Hansen Lawn & Garden –

   •   Entreprises Marechal –


Charitable Campaign of the Year

   •   Bernwood Contractors, Little Wings Golf Tournament

The Little Wings Golf Tournament is a charity that gives back to Roger Nielson House for the Perinatal Loss Program, which is for parents who have lost an infant or had a stillbirth – which is believed to be the most difficult loss a family can experience.

Hansen Lawn & Garden, Let's Take a Swing at Cancer

Now in about its 15th year, the tournament has developed a huge following, a great reputation, and contributes a great amount to local cancer concerns. Though Ed always deflects credit to 'all the other people involved,' he and everyone at Hansen are the driving forces behind this annual event. They deserve kudos for what they do. 


For more information about the GreenTrade Expo & Construction Show for 2019 or the
5th Annual Awards of Distinction Celebration Bash
Give us a call – 613.796.5156

E-mail us


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PO Box 39117–1582 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON  K1H 7Z5 


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