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June 11, 2007 10:00 AM CDT

VERSA-LOK Doubles Grand Prizes in 2006 Landscape Design Contest

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Receiving too many good entrants from which to choose a winner is a nice problem to have when you're running a competition. And that's exactly what happened with VERSA-LOK's 2006 Landscape Design Contest this year. As a result, two grand prizes were awarded.

The renovation of Ward Parkway Shopping Center in Kansas City, Mo., won top honors for Chad M. Porter, design team leader with Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. of Overland Park, Kan. Porter's extensive use of VERSA-LOK Weathered Mosaic retaining walls in the landscaping created an inviting entranceway and perimeter walls for the mall that fit in beautifully with adjacent
residential areas.

Garry Ferrell, landscape designer with Wilson Landscape Associates of Columbus, Ohio, took home a first-place award with an expansive residential project that incorporated everything from a curved staircase that sweeps into an 11-foot retaining wall, to a freestanding outdoor gas fireplace all built with VERSA-LOK Mosaic.

Each first-place winner received $5,000; runners-up won $500 each.


About the Author

VERSA-LOK specializes in high-quality segmental retaining wall blocks for commercial and residential landscaping projects. To learn more about VERSA-LOK, visit www.versa-lok.com.

 

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