Shinto Landscaping Wins Craftsmanship Award

Shinto Landscaping was the sole recipient of the CASF 2023 Craftsmanship Award in the Landscaping category.

We are pleased to announce that Derek Turnquest, Landscape Manager for Shinto Landscaping, is the recipient of the 2023 Construction Association of South Florida’s (CASF) Craftsmanship Award.  The Craftsmanship Awards allows contractors and general contractors to nominate individual tradesmen for their experience and dedication to excellence in their craft.

Shinto Landscaping nominated Derek Turnquest for his work at Icon Marina Village.

Icon Marina Village is a new construction project in West Palm Beach. The landscape at Icon Marina Village highlights a quiet elegance that focuses on textures and sustainable maintenance.

Derek handled the landscape installation of over 8,200 units of plantings, including many specialty palms. This was a sensitive project because it included mangrove preservation. It focused on many native species and included installing red mangroves and preserving the existing mangroves – which is especially difficult because of tides.

The landscape is a focal point of the property, with various palm trees and textures that evoke a welcoming invitation to lounge and take in the tropical setting.

Developed by Related and constructed by Balfour Beatty, Icon Marina Village is located on five acres of prime waterfront with gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic, Palm Beach Island and Downtown West Palm Beach.

Our goal is to provide our customers with seamless service, tangible results, and a value-added relationship with end-to-end service from installation to maintenance. We appreciate Derek’s dedication and hard work in helping us achieve that goal with this project.

About Shinto Landscaping
Shinto Landscaping is a South Florida full-service landscape maintenance and installation company. With a complete range of services, we cater to commercial properties and residential developments, including office and industrial parks, hotels, resorts, and apartment developments in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

About Craftsmanship Award
For 65 straight years, Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) has honored South Florida artisans for exceptional work in a variety of categories segmented by CSI codes. CASF will recognize each 2023 winning craftsman at the 65th annual CASF Craftsmanship Awards.

In addition to presenting awards to each winning craftsman, CASF will recognize each craftsman’s employer and general contractor. The general contractors represented by this year’s Craftsmanship Award winners include Americaribe, ANF Group, Balfour Beatty, Civic Construction Management, Coastal Construction of Miami, Kast Construction, Kaufman Lynn, Link Construction, Miller Construction Company, Moriarty & Associates, Moss, Nolan Construction, Robins & Morton, Stiles Construction, Suffolk Construction, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Turner Construction Company, Verdex Construction and Weitz Company.