Benchmark Landscape Receives Prestigious Awards
Poway, CA, September 20, 2011 – For the tenth consecutive year, Benchmark Landscape has been recognized for excellence by the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA). This year they earned top honors in two commercial categories for their project at Soledad Business Park in San Diego: California-Friendly Landscape Maintenance, and California-Friendly Construction. These accomplishments were recently recognized at the CLCA’s Annual Beautification Awards Program, held at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College. The goal of the Soledad project was to completely renovate the landscape to lower water usage and overall maintenance costs. Turf areas were eliminated and replaced with native rock, drought tolerant plants and drip irrigation in order to reduce the impact on the environment. Existing soil conditions of heavy clay and a tremendous amount of cobble made the renovation challenging. And – the property was sold and changed ownership midway through the renovation. The project took approximately four months to complete. In total, 25,000 square feet of landscape was renovated. Property Manager for the Soledad building and Senior Property Manager at Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, Inc.; Mark Egan describes the results, “Benchmark gave us exactly what we needed for the landscape grounds at Soledad. Our tenants love the atmosphere and we all benefit because we’ve cut our water consumption and environmental impact.” The landscape is now an asset to the site which improves the overall aesthetic environment as well as company morale. As an added feature, Benchmark installed a bocce ball court for employees. Benchmark Landscape is an industry-leading commercial landscape maintenance and installation company based in San Diego. With more than 25 years experience, Benchmark places an emphasis in water management and offers water and money-saving landscape and renovation solutions. Benchmark’s philosophy has always been to offer the best service, communication, and quality work that should be expected from a premier landscape contractor. Benchmark Landscape is headquartered in Poway, Calif. with offices in San Marcos and Spring Valley, to effectively serve all of San Diego County. For more information on Benchmark Landscape, log on to www.benchmarklandscape.com or call 858-513-7190. The CLCA Beautification Awards are given annually by the CLCA, the only statewide trade organization of licensed landscape and landscape related contractors. The CLCA aims to serve, protect and promote professionalism; and advance public awareness of the landscape industry including water conservation.