HARDSCAPE HERO: Eric Beaune, Beaune Brothers Landscaping


A properly designed outdoor living space can completely change the personality and atmosphere of a home. First time HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Eric Beaune of Beaune Brothers Landscaping, recently helped his client transform the backyard of an Airbnb property into a beautiful and functional space. Thanks to Beaune’s design expertise, the new outdoor living space not… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Joel Cross, JC Design, Construction & Landscape


Having a community to rely on can make completing any project easier. July’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Joel Cross of J.C. Design, turned to his network for help on his first winning project, and it paid off. The project began when a high school friend contacted him, after seeing some of his other work online. “They… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Patrick McGrath Virginia Beach Patios


It’s rare to be met with a “job well done” before starting a project. But that’s exactly what happened for Virginia Beach Patios’ Patrick McGrath on his most recent winning project– his third career HARDSCAPE HERO victory.   “We’ve been putting a lot of effort into our social media presence since about 2018, and it’s… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO; Eric Ellington, Glen Allen Grounds


Faced with the challenge of changing grades and embedded anchor points, Eric Ellington of Glen Allen Grounds used his expert design skills to create a beautiful outdoor living space. This project is the 2019 HARDSCAPE HERO of the YEAR’s first HARDSCAPE HERO win of 2020.   “We started the project after a business partner introduced… Read more »



HARDSCAPE HERO: Scott Prunty of Solid Structures


April’s HARDSCAPE HERO winner, Scott Prunty of Solid Structures, shows that perseverance is the name of the game when it comes to completing complex projects. This is his second winning project and one that took almost a year and a half to complete due to zoning regulations.   “The project was interesting for a few… Read more »



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 »