Craftsmanship Category


Grand Award Winners


This project involved the installation of a backyard living area designed for large-scale entertaining by a renowned local architect. Its primary features are seating for up to 89 people and an oversized doublesided gas fireplace that can be used for both intimate and grand gatherings.

The existing bluestone patio was small and poorly built. Our masonry and carpentry crews constructed a new larger, elevated terrace and pergola that showcases the talent of our field crews. The patio is built of hand-selected bluestone with precise quarter-inch mortar joints. The wall cap and stair treads were hand chiseled on site by our masons. The pergola features architecturally detailed columns and rafters. The existing small outdoor space has been transformed into a beautifully crafted entertainment area.

McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
Crownsville Residence

We were commissioned to remove an existing deteriorated 30-year-old hillside cedar deck. In addition to removing the structure, our crews needed to reinforce the eroding hillside under the deck. Massive oversized footers were required to ensure the stability and future safety of the deck. The new Ipe deck and wrought iron rail have transformed the existing unusable, unsafe deck into the perfect outdoor space overlooking the Severn River.

Honorable Mention Award Winner


Fine Earth Landscape, Inc.
Belcher Residence

The clients requested that we build them a screened porch. Upon our first meeting, our design team noticed a large window that had a bird feeder stuck to it. After further discussions with the clients, we suggested building a lanai over the basement doors that would provide a shaded outdoor space and then covering the roof with a green roof that could be viewed from the picturesque window.