Kane Brothers, Water Features, Inc. Receives The Judges’ Award From Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

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The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) has awarded Kane Brothers, Inc. its esteemed Judges’ Award for the company’s project entitled, “Midwest Mountain Manor.”

We are honored to have received this award. Starting off the season like this is great for our entire team.

The Judges’ Award showcases the “best of the best” by recognizing the highest cumulative score of the 52 award submissions. Kane Brothers scored a 98 out of a total 100 points. The winning project must also be a recipient of an ILCA gold award.

“We are honored to have received this award,” said Frank Kane, founding principal of Kane Brothers. “Starting off the season like this is great for our entire team.”

“It is an example of what we can accomplish when we focus on creative artistic design and execute that same approach through the construction phase,” echoed Chris Kane, co-founding principal of Kane Brothers, and also lead designer on this project. “I don’t know if it’s more flattering or motivating, but we are elated.”

The winning landscape was designed and constructed for a residence in Burr Ridge, Illinois. The clients desired an outdoor environment to compliment the Rocky Mountain architecture of their home.

To establish credibility and biodiversity, Kane Brothers’ design included more than 150 species of plants and trees native to the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions. A 130-foot stream was created to wind its way through paths, plants and waterfalls, eventually encircling a 2,000 square foot, multi-tiered patio space constructed of massive slabs of naturally cleft stone.

An extensive lighting system was also put in place to provide a dramatic setting against the tapestry of the gardens and offer intimate entertaining spaces and striking focal points. Other amenities include a tennis/sports court, putting green, walking paths and a fire pit fashioned within a boulder wall – a perfect place for an evening glass of wine or to cook up some s’mores.

Kane Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1994 by brothers Frank and Chris Kane. The firm specializes in designing and building unique outdoor environments with an emphasis on water. The company works with a national client base, has received numerous awards from the ILCA (including last year’s People’s Choice Award), as well as awards from many other organizations. To find out more, please visit http://www.kanebros.com.

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