Another U.S. Open is in the books!

Clarence Davids & Company is the official landscape contractor for the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. We have done work for the tournament since 2003. Take a look at the pictures from this year’s tournament that was held in Erin Hills, Wisconsin!

 

Celebrating 65 years!

Milestone, benchmark, and precedent are a few words often used to signify a lifetime of success. In 2016, we celebrate the 65th anniversary of Clarence Davids & Company, marking a truly unique achievement for companies in our sector. An event of this magnitude would certainly not be possible without the loyalty and support of our clients. What began as a spark of an idea in 1951, with one pick-up truck and a few pieces of equipment, is now a leader in the green industry with three branches throughout Chicagoland.

Clarence Davids & Company’s “blue sapphire” celebration is a singular opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the values that have contributed to the success of the company. Our clients’ landscapes and the perseverance of the entire team have made it possible. It does not go without saying that Clarence Davids & Company team consists of long-term, creative, talented, and educated employees. Their hard work will continue to propel us into the future.

Below is a video that highlights some of our achievements over the past 65 years. Enjoy!

Clarence Davids wins a GOLD award!

Clarence Davids & Company is proud to announce that our garden at the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show received the 2015 Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Excellence in Landscape Gold Award. Our garden appropriately named “Your Style, Your Garden,” was designed to follow the mission of the show to educate, motivate, and inspire gardeners of all ages by showing endless options for outdoor spaces. House facades were constructed to represent different styles of architecture and provided the framework for the garden design. The styles ranged from a traditional approach, to a more relaxed style, to a backyard that extended from the perceived interior space outdoors. A parkway was included as part of an urban component to the garden. The backyard space was divided into four different gathering spaces; the outdoor kitchen, dining area, fire pit, and pond.

This lush garden arose from the blank, empty floor of Navy Pier to inspire show visitors to evaluate their garden space and make ‘green’ choices regardless of their design style preference.

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show Photos

Below are pictures from our final day of construction at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Stay tuned for more pictures of the finished garden! Join us at the show March 15-23 at Navy Pier! Tickets can be purchased at www.chicagoflower.com

This purple annual flower is called Senetti. This has been a favorite of everyone who passes through our garden!
This purple annual flower is called Senetti. This has been a favorite of everyone who passes through our garden!
Thank you to Crate and Barrel for supplying the furniture and the lights. It really helped our backyard space come alive!
Thank you to Crate and Barrel for supplying the furniture and the lights. It really helped our backyard space come alive!
We are so proud of our team! The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be a great memory for all of us!
We are so proud of our team! The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be a great memory for all of us!
Our garden was featured on ABC-7 on Friday afternoon!
Our garden was featured on ABC-7 on Friday afternoon!

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Construction Photos–Day 7

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is just 3 days away! Check out our construction photos from Day 7. The majority of the plants were installed today. It is so great to see Spring color!!!

Our fire pit has fire now! The back yard is ready for furniture! Crate and Barrel will delivering the furniture tomorrow!
Our fire pit has fire now! Crate and Barrel will delivering the furniture tomorrow!
A close-up view of the fountain in the front yard.
A close-up view of the fountain in the front yard.
Despite the 6" of snow today, we still get to see spring color!!!
Despite the 6″ of snow today, we still get to see spring color!!! Thank you to K-Fish Color, Midwest Groundcovers, and Twixwood Nursery for supplying the plant material.
Pachysandra and annuals are planted at the entrance to the formal home.
Pachysandra and annuals are planted at the entrance to the formal home.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Opens in 4 days!

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is just 4 days away! Below are pictures from Construction Day 6.

Today our crew worked on installing the pergolas in the back yard.
Today our crew worked on installing the pergolas in the back yard.
Miguel touches up the paint on the facade.
Miguel touches up the paint on the facade.
Our trees have leaves!!! Thank you to Ted's Greenhouse for forcing the plant material for us!!!
Our trees have leaves!!! Thank you to Ted’s Greenhouse for forcing the plant material for us!!!
Our crew installs lights for the trees in the parkway.
Our crew installs lights for the trees in the parkway.
This is a view from above Festival Hall at Navy Pier. It's going to be a fun week at the Show!
This is a view from above Festival Hall at Navy Pier. It’s going to be a fun week at the Show!

Behind the Scenes of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Day 5

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show opens on Saturday! Check out our progress photos from Day 5!

Our crew worked really hard on the back yard today! Crabapples were installed and the pavers are nearly complete!
Our crew worked really hard on the back yard today! Crabapples were installed and the pavers are nearly complete!
The pond was filled with water today! It will be stocked with fish for the show.
The pond was filled with water today! It will be stocked with fish for the show.
These guys are good! The bluestone entry was completed today.
These guys are good! The bluestone entry was completed today.
The crew started installing the pavers for the front walk today. This is scheduled to be finished tomorrow.
The crew started installing the pavers for the front walk today. This is scheduled to be finished tomorrow.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Construction – Day 4

Check out the photos of construction at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The show opens next Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagoflower.com

The crew started installing the pavers in the front yard today. We think you will really like this paver!
The crew started installing the pavers in the front yard today. We think you will really like this paver!
Final adjustments are made to the facade...
Final adjustments are made to the facade…
The crew started installing the bluestone in the front yard today. A big thank you to Aspen Valley Landscape Supply for supplying the stone!
The crew started installing the bluestone in the front yard today. A big thank you to Aspen Valley Landscape Supply for supplying the stone!
The base was installed in the back yard today. Pavers are scheduled to be installed Monday.
The base was installed in the back yard today. Pavers are scheduled to be installed Monday.

Construction at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show–Day 3

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is just 9 days away! Check out our progress on Day 3 of construction.

The facade is nearly complete. There will be a structure over the entrance to the gray home, as well.
The facade is nearly complete. There will be a structure over the entrance to the gray home, as well.
The parkway walls have been built. The parkway will have trees, annuals, and perennials.
The parkway walls have been built. The parkway will have trees, annuals, and perennials.
Arborvitae were installed around the perimeter of the back garden. Thank you to Wilson Nurseries for supplying the plant material.
Arborvitae were installed around the perimeter of the back garden. Thank you to Wilson Nurseries for supplying the plant material.