And the 2016 Elite Elevating Excellence Award Goes To…


PARADISE FOUND – 2016 Elite Award Winner

We are proud to announce our Designscapes Colorado Residential Divisional Manager, Charlene Farley Chacon has won the 2016 Elite (Elevating the Landscape Industry through Excellence) Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC).  She was presented with the People’s Choice Award for Best Use of Color with her creation of “Paradise Found” for homeowners in Cherry Hills.  A remarkably designed landscape that signifies the creativity of masterful colors schemes, ingenious arrangements and dynamic hardscapes.

The Elite Awards recognizes and promotes professionalism, innovation, superior business practices and brings to surface the utmost unique and perfected designs in the business.  ALCC helps elevate the highest possible standard motivating the growth, public competencies, and prolific designer aspirations in the landscape industry. This organization continuously recognizes companies who actively create a culture where employees can excel and advocate strong customs to environmental stewardship.  They recognize trend setting industry professionals at the top of the landscape design and construction industry and provide a forum for trade professionals to thrive. The ceremony for the 2016 Elite Awards was held at Mile High Station on March 16, 2016.

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Charlene Farley Chacon

Mrs. Chacon has over twenty years professional experience in the Green Industry.   She is an active member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and ALCC Legislative Committee.   Receiving such a prestige award is a truly extraordinary honor for Mrs. Chacon and we at Designscapes Colorado could not be more proud of the excellence and superiority she brings to our company and to the industry.

Mrs. Chacon was quoted:

“I’m so proud of this award.  I’m honored to have worked with a nationally recognized Landscape Architect, Herb Schaal and the team here at Designscapes Colorado that helped make this project possible.  It couldn’t have been possible without the team that helped the plants get set for planting, the men that planted the flowers and the team that maintains the annual and perennial beauty all season.  The homeowners are incredible supporters of the arts and the landscaping is really a palette for color and beauty.”

“My passion is annual flowers, it is why I chose to stay in the Green Industry and make it my career.  My career started in a garden center and I love working with seasonal color and making our clients happy. “

“What is so exciting about the “Paradise Found” project is there are so many different gardens on the site, that they all have a different name, feel and vision.  For example, the kitchen garden includes many edibles and pollinators that enhance the perennials, shrubs and trees.  The moon garden has white flowers that makes the flowers pop in evening.”



Congratulations to Charlene Farley Chacon for being the 2016 Elite Award Winner as the People Choice for Best Use of Color.









Now how lucky are you to be able to have the opportunity to be provided with the excellence that our Designscapes Team can offer.  Contact us at to begin your experience.

Photo credit: Emily Minton Redfield

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