Shawano Lawn and Stone wins national award

Project also earns 3rd-place state award

Carol Wagner Leader Correspondent

Photo by Carol Wagner Pat Bohm, owner of Shawano Lawn and Stone, holds a first-place plaque that the business was awarded at the Hardscape North America convention held in October in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shawano Lawn and Stone won first place in an American and Canadian hardscape competition, as well as a third-place award in a state competition for landscapers.

“That’s pretty cool that my project is on par with other landscapers,” said Pat Bohm, owner of Shawano Lawn and Stone.

The salesperson for County Materials Corp. submitted his entry after supplying the materials for a landscape project that Bohm had on Moshawquit Lake in eastern Menominee County. It took several years and a redo for the customer. The three-phase project that began in 2013 was designed and constructed by Bohm.

Among the extensive work that was done was a fire pit, walkways of permeable paving brick and a brick patio. In 2015, several things were changed at the customer’s request.

Landscaping was also done, and Shawano Lawn and Stone is maintaining the property.

The job earned a third-place award from the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, followed by first place in the category of Concrete Paver-Permeable-Residential in the U.S. and Canada Hardscape industry competition.

Winners in other categories were from the University of Tennessee, Denver International Airport, King College and the Pasadena House of Design.

“We are very proud our work is considered to be on par with other award-winning landscapers in the United States and Canada,” Bohm said.

A story on his project and award was recently published in Turf magazine and can be accessed online at

Bohm is proud of the award and said he looks forward to working on many more creative projects in the future. This year, he is adding a covered porch to his business at 950 S. Waukechon St. that will make it easier for people to shop on a rainy day, and it will give him more room to create an outdoor living space.

“I wanted to create more retail space out of the weather,” Bohm said. “People get antsy in February and March and want to browse and are excited for spring.”