2024 GALA award winners

Celebrating Success: 2024 GALA Awards


Megan Galyas accepts the Judges’ Choice Award on behalf of Gibbs Landscape.


Abigail and Jason Coultas of Huckleberry Enterprises are the winners of the Newcomer of the Year Award.


ServeScape’s CEO/Founder Mario Cambardella (center) accepts the 2024 Supplier of the Year Award from Mary Kay Woodworth, Executive Director of Georgia Urban Ag Council, and Ed Castro of Ed Castro Landscape who nominated him.


Senator Shawn Still (center) accepts the 2024 Legislative Friend of the Industry Award from Mary Kay Woodworth, Executive Director of Georgia Urban Ag Council, and Bryan Tolar of Tolar Capitol Partners in recognition of his support for small businesses and enabling legislation that allows them to operate without overburdening regulation and interference.


The Georgia Urban Ag Council (UAC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Georgia Landscape Awards (GALA). UAC promotes professionalism, adherence to industry standards, and education. The association’s GALA awards program serves all three goals.

The 2024 awards included 11 entries in six categories, encompassing design/build/installation, landscape management, and seasonal color. UAC members submitted photographs and project descriptions which were judged by a panel of industry experts without knowledge of company names. Entries do not compete against each other; they are evaluated using criteria specific to the category to determine the award earned.

  • Bronze: For projects that met the standard in the category
  • Silver: For projects judged as superior in their overall evaluation
  • Gold: For projects judged as greatly exceeding all criteria for the category
  • Judges’ Choice: For a project that “WOW”ed the judges
  • Newcomer of the Year: For a member who joined UAC in 2020 or later
  • Supplier of the Year: To recognize outstanding performance that enable our UAC contractor members to succeed
  • Legislative Friend of the Industry: For a dedicated Georgia legislator who advocates for Georgia’s urban ag industry

Photos and descriptions of winning projects were presented at the awards banquet on March 19, 2024 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Company representatives received their award and a well-deserved ovation from their peers.

Company | Project | Award

Design/Build Installation - Residential, under $50k

  • Designed Landscapes by HP Dutra | Pitts and Armour Residence | Silver Award

Design/Build Installation - Residential, $50k - $150k

  • Chatham Landscape Services | Hargreaves Residence | Silver Award
  • Champion Landscaping and Lawn Care | Mutch Backyard Oasis | Silver Award

Design/Build Installation - Residential, over $150k

  • Art of Stone Gardening | Crafton Mountain Home | Silver Award
  • Chatham Landscape Services | Lauerman | Silver Award

Seasonal Color, Residential

  • Gibbs Landscape Company | Bagwell Residence | Silver Award
  • Flowerworx | Crain Residence | Gold Award

Seasonal Color, Commercial

  • Crabapple Landscape Experts | City of Alpharetta | Silver Award
  • Gibbs Landscape Company | Park Avenue | Gold Award + Judges' Choice Award

Design/Build Installation - Commercial, under $75k

  • Huckleberry Enterprises | The Tate House | Silver Award + Newcomer of the Year Award

Landscape Management, Residential

  • Mariani Enterprises DBA Ed Castro Landscape | Swan Lake | Silver Award

Industry Awards

2024 Supplier of the Year

  • ServeScape | Mario Cambardella, CEO/Founder

2024 Legislative Friend of the Industry

  • Shawn Still | Senator (Johns Creek)

Click here to see all the GALA banquet photos and view the projects.