HARDSCAPE HERO: Kenny Oriole, Oriole Landscaping LLC


It’s true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, and in many cases, you can’t judge an outdoor living space by its surface. March’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Kenny Oriole of Oriole Landscaping, LLC, installed a beautiful outdoor living space after completely reshaping the homeowner’s backyard to accommodate the installation. “The space was essentially… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Ellis Wiltshire; Rock Creek Innovations


Three-time HARDSCAPE HERO winner Ellis Wiltshire of Rock Creek Innovations is no stranger to challenging projects. He is a master at enhancing landscapes, turning them into functional outdoor living spaces. With his most recent winning project, located near Lake Anna, Virginia, Wiltshire took a nearly unusable yard and transformed it into a relaxing and functional… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Lonny Arter, Denison Landscaping


Congratulations to the first HARDSCAPE HERO of 2020, Lonny Arter of Denison Landscaping! While HARDSCAPE HERO winning projects come in all shapes and sizes, it takes a unique and admirable level of skill, technical proficiency and project management to execute one of this size. “We’ve completed commercial projects that were obviously much larger than this… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Daniel Bradshaw, Appomattox River Landscapes, LLC


A HARDSCAPE HERO patio isn’t about how many features are installed, or the size of the patio; it’s about how the installation was executed. This month’s winner Daniel Bradshaw, owner of Appomattox River Landscapes, proves that intelligent design can make a huge difference in the homeowner’s day-to-day life.   “The space wasn’t really usable or… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: James Kirtley, Groundwork Landscape


In the hands of a talented installer, Eagle Bay pavers can transform any area into a beautiful outdoor living space. November’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, James Kirtley, transformed an unusable and hilly backyard into a graded sanctuary complete with a water feature and planter shelf. “We specialize in drainage issues. Hardscaping allows us to solve water… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO Chris Rowsey; Rowsey Brothers LLC.


Not many HARDSCAPE HERO winners have heard of the Rooster of Riga in Latvia, but Chris Rowsey of Rowsey Brothers, LLC. certainly has. His second winning project of 2019 included a pool, water feature, custom audio/visual installation, and a steel rooster crafted by a local blacksmith known for his work on the Washington Memorial and… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Chris Johannsen, Commonwealth Curb Appeal


The team at Commonwealth Curb Appeal has a long history of creating beautiful, creative and HARDSCAPE HERO–winning projects. Their latest project also clinches their fifth HARDSCAPE HERO title, making them the current leader in winning projects. With their latest major installation, they’ve adapted and built on plans provided by the original contractor. “The project wound… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Jeff Gray, Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray


Winning the HARDSCAPE HERO award isn’t always about submitting the biggest, most elaborate job. Three-time HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Jeff Gray of  Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray—also winner of 2017’s HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR—knows that planning, creativity and research can come together to create a winning job. “The homeowners originally wanted to put in a… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Clinton Ferris, Ferris Landscaping


“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson This month’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Clinton Ferris of Ferris Landscaping, knows what it is to take a leap of faith, try something new, and succeed. His winning project involved taking a steep and unusable yard and… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Eric Ellington, Glen Allen Grounds Management LLC


While every HARDSCAPE HERO project is unique, some take on such incredible lives of their own that their stories just have to be told. Eric Ellington’s second winning project with Glen Allen Ground Management LLC is one of those. “We were introduced to this homeowner as a referral from Eagle Bay,” says Ellington. “We knew… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Christopher Rowsey, Rowsey Brothers, LLC


At Eagle Bay Hardscapes, we pride ourselves on being easy to do business with. April’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Christopher Rowsey of Rowsey Brothers, LLC, has the same mission. Rowsey’s winning project took a backyard overrun by pine trees and dense thicket and turned it into a beautiful outdoor living space. “We specialize in turn-key installations,”… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Matt Scott, Ultimate Hardscapes


The ability to adapt to challenges is one of the traits that make HARDSCAPE HEROES the best in their field. When Matt Scott of Ultimate Hardscapes took on his winning project, it was his decade-plus of experience that gave him the skills and foresight he needed to create a stunning project. “I love a challenge,… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Josh Franklin, Deckscapes of Virginia, LLC


Two-time HARDSCAPE HERO winner Josh Franklin of Deckscapes of Virginia, LLC, knows what it takes to create outdoor living spaces that include unique and interesting features while keeping functionality at the forefront of the design. His latest winning project is no exception. This complete backyard renovation included a deck, a pool, a cabana, and a… Read more »



Lonny Arter of Denison Landscaping


January’s winning HARDSCAPE HERO project is a testament to collaboration and the value of planning and creativity. What started as a simple backyard patio grew into a wraparound walkway and custom driveway, thanks in part to 3D renderings created with the Eagle Bay Design Studio. The story begins with two brothers building houses next to… Read more »



Chris Rupp, Dominion Pavers


Managing the logistics of a well-planned outdoor living space can be an incredible feat. Most spaces require meticulous planning to accommodate various features and associated infrastructure. December’s HARDSCAPE HERO, Chris Rupp of Dominion Pavers, is a master planner, and his winning project shows how thoroughness can result in an incredible finished project. “I spend a… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR: Wayne Long, Albemarle Walls and Pavers


On a beautiful fall night in Richmond, Virginia, Eagle Bay HARDSCAPE HEROES from across the region gathered to celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family. This year’s ceremony featured a night at the historic Carpenter Theatre, where we celebrated 2018’s HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR, Wayne Long of Albemarle Walls & Pavers. The day began… Read more »



Trey Watford, River Pools & Spas


Becoming a HARDSCAPE HERO is all about conscientious design, talent, and a willingness to try something new. Trey Watford, November’s HARDSCAPE HERO, took such a chance by incorporating pavers and wall materials he’d never used before into his stunning project. “There were a lot of firsts for me on this project. We used Chatham Natural… Read more »