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Hearth & Home September 2019

2019 Apollo Awards

Finalists for the 2019 Apollo Awards have been named. On the night of Wednesday, September 11, at the Hilton Chicago hotel, the two winners will be named and recognized – not least by their peers. There will be a winner in the Single-Store category, and another in the Multi-Store category.

There are five Finalists in the Single-Store category, and six Finalists in the Multi-Store category (there was a tie, you see).

Only one of the 2019 Finalists has never been here before, and that’s Watson’s, Cincinnati, Ohio. Now, if Eric Mueller (Watson’s) needs some help or advice, we suggest he contact Kristine Schultz of Patios Plus in Rancho Mirage, California. She and her team have won their category four times (1999, 2007, 2008, and 2012), and have been a Finalist 17 times – the last seven have been ALL IN A ROW!

If we divide the country into four areas, we find that one is in the East, two are in the North, three are in the South, and five are in the West.

Single-Store Category

Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, CA

Winner in 2010; Finalist in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

L to R (front row): Joseph Sanicola, Angela Troxcil, Sharon Sanicola, Christina Zepeda, Lisandro Salazar.
L to R (back row): Vincent Gomez, Jesse Avila, Douglas Sanicola, Rob Decker, Melanie Decker.

Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, IL

Winner in 2016; Finalist in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

L to R (front row): Larry Smith, Jessica Salisbury.
L to R (back row): Dana Vaughn, Todd Ott, Connie West.

Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, CA

Winner in 1999, 2007, 2008, 2012; Finalist in 1982, 1990, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

L to R: (front row) Brittany Schreiner, Amanda Smith, Wes Woodruff.
L to R: (back row) Mark Mellinger, Chris Mack, Kristine Schultz, Alton Garrett, Chad Heaslip.

Paine's Patio, Pocasset, MA

Winner in 2014
Finalist in 2005, 2006, 2019

L to R: Doug Shearer, Ryli Thrasher, Carina Ritchie, Kathy Allen, Steve Ladd, Lisa Cann, Paul Constantine, Tricia Sturtevant, Nikky Etler, Jason Landers, and Kristin Shearer.

Villa Terrazza, Sonoma, CA

Finalist in 2017, 2019

L to R: (front row) Michael Robertori, Theresa Deere.
L to R: (back row) Tyler Truesdale, Jerilynn Coward, Tony Navarra, Laura Georgeo, Todd Myers.

Multi Store Category

Elegant Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs, FL

Finalist in 2016, 2017, 2019

L to R: Tom Stegman, Debbie Stegman, Stephanie Stegman, Nate Stegman.

Great Gatherings, Gainesville, VA

Winner in 2014; Finalist in in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

L to R: Eric Stalzer, Joe Pucci.

Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, CA

Finalist in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

L to R: Zoe Goldman, Elaine Holzschuh, Earthann Melander, Erik Stanton.

Today's Patio, Scottsdale, AZ

Finalist in 2017, 2018, 2019

L to R: Chad Scheinerman, Craig Scheinerman.

Watson's, Cincinnati, OH

Finalist in 2019

Erik Mueller.
Photo courtesy: ©2019 Josh Beeman Photography.

Yard Art Patio and Fireplace, Coppell, TX

Winner in 2004, 2010, 2015; Finalist in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019

L to R: Garrett Wallace, Geneva Switzer, Butch Wallace.

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