Redi-Rock International announce the winners of the 2017 Rocky Awards. The Rocky Awards honor the best Redi-Rock walls built in the categories of Commercial, Freestanding, Water Application, Innovation, and People’s Choice. Redi-Rock presented the awards during their Manufacturer Summit in Traverse City, Mich., on June 8. More than 130 Redi-Rock manufacturers across the world competed for these prestigious awards

Commercial Project of the Year: Awarded to SI Precast of Grandview, Missouri. Their mix of gravity and reinforced retaining walls gave Dallas Baptist University (DBU) a new storm water detention pond and usable space for a new building. This project added to DBU’s 10-year campus restoration and expansion vision that has used 50,000 square feet of retaining walls so far. For more information, view the full case study here.

Freestanding Project of the Year: Awarded to Schreiter Concrete, of Wright City, Mo., for providing Redi-Rock’s new freestanding hollow core Magic block. A U.S. gas station chain needed to add a traffic barrier and fencing system to the top of a new retaining wall, and Schreiter Concrete provided the Magic block, which simplifies adding barriers to existing walls. For more information, view the full case study here.

Water Application Project of the Year: Awarded to Wilber Vaults of Houston of Houston for the Lumpkin Road Detention Pond Project. The Memorial City Redevelopment Authority used 4,000 Redi-Rock Limestone textured blocks for expansion of the existing detention pond. Several property line restrictions made the gravity wall system a perfect fit, reaching the 19 foot height without excavation. For more information, view the full case study here.

Innovative Project of the Year: Awarded to Signature Stone, of Greeley, Colorado, for the Peaks to Plains Trail project. Jefferson and Clear Creek counties needed over three miles (4.8 kilometers) of retaining walls to build a trail through a narrow canyon. Redi-Rock’s gravity wall system in the Ledgestone texture preserved the environment with minimal excavation and matched the area’s natural beauty. For more information, view the full case study here.

People’s Choice of the Year: Awarded to Foster Supply Inc. of Scott Depot, West Virginia, for the Hazel Green Elementary School project in East Bernstadt, Ky. A slope hindered the vision for a bus loop, an integral part of bringing this historic school up-to-date on safety. Three Redi-Rock gravity walls and freestanding blocks in the Ledgestone texture solved the project challenges while meeting the school’s aesthetic goals. For more information, view the full case study here.