MARATHON, Wis. (March 29, 2006) – Three landscaping contractors received recognition for award-winning projects when the Wisconsin Concrete Masonry Association honored them, and County Materials, at the WCMA Excellence in Hardscaping awards banquet held Saturday, March 25, at the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee. County Materials supplied the concrete pavers and retaining wall units featured in the projects.
Two of the honors came from the residential categories, where Brian Breckheimer of Breck Landscape & Design in Sherwood earned a Finalist award for his work on one Appleton residence. And landscaper Joe Lowney of Lowney’s Brick Paving in Appleton saw the work he did at his own home earn Honorable Mention. Steve Fleming, of S.C. Fleming Landscape Architect in Little Chute, took home Finalist honors for his paver walkway at the Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac.
Breckheimer used 500 square feet of tumbled Lexington Stone™ pavers – in two sizes – and 600 units of Summit Stone™ landscaping units – all in Desert Sand color – on his project, which featured a patio bordered by seat walls that even included a small alcove for a grill.
Lowney also used tumbled Lexington Stone™ - 700 square feet in Cedar Blend with a Driftwood border – for the two-tier patio area and walkways. Nearly 200 square feet of tumbled Country Manor® retaining wall units frame the patio that includes pillars and a planting bed. Lowney also used County Block® retaining wall units to border a 60- by 30-foot sandbox and play area not far from the patio.
Fleming replaced a 20-year-old asphalt walkway at the Wollersheim Winery with a durable yet attractive concrete paver path that is 10 feet wide and 310 linear feet. The new path utilized 3,500 square feet of Lexington Stone™ pavers in a custom color, tumbled to soften the natural red and brown hues and recall the Old World feel of a rural German road.
County Materials operates 30 locations serving the Midwest. The family-owned, American-based company is an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of concrete block, brick, ready-mix, hollowcore, pipe, pavers, retaining walls and Aggregate finish products for residential, commercial and municipal construction and landscaping.
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