Havenwood LLC in the News



2018  Havenwood hired for complex residential lakeside site.  Ahlstrom has been chosen as the landscape architect to create a Master Plan for a new construction lake house site, including restoration of lake walls boat house, boat ramp and dock.  He is facilitating approvals with MA Department of Environmental Management and Conservation.  With a General Contractor license, he is serving as contractor for the highly specialized work needed at the boat ramp/dock/house.    


2017  Havenwood completes the first known chlorine-free swimming pool in RI.  A residence in Portsmouth, RI  is the site of a Eco-Smarte pool, a system which uses ionization and oxidation with CO2 injection to balance Ph.  The water is crystal clear, easy to maintain, better for your health, skin and hair avoiding the damages of chlorine and to top it off it is potable! Most Pool companies are not familiar with these systems and that is why you need professionals like us to help you get that chemical FREE pool system you desire.  Eco-Smarte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-nF6gh_kaI

This system is easily retro fit to an existing pool system. You could be swimming in a chemically free pool within days. 

Havenwood can provide/install the equipment and walk you through the steps you need to do to maintain and run your system. 


2017  Grand Opening of the Station Nightclub Fire Memorial.  The Board and dignitaries invite the public to view the Memorial in May.  Memorial will henceforth be perpetually open to the public to visit anytime.


2016   Havenwood hired for multiple commercial ventures requiring his expertise with RI DOT-involved projects.  Ahlstrom hired to design landscape site plans that improve sightlines and disparage invasive plant growth at Crown Plaza, BJ’s Wholesale, Amica and Chapel View.  He facilitates approvals from  RI Department of Transportation in order for construction to commence.

2016  Construction begins on Station Nightclub Fire Memorial.  Funds have been raised, contracts awarded, volunteers organized so as to commence construction of the approved landscape design site plan.  Construction is estimated to continue for approximately one year.

2014  Ahlstrom completes Biotop Natural and Living pool training.  Biotop is the Original Austrian Natural Swimming pool system which utilizes an all-natural Biological pool filtration system.  Instead of chlorine and harsh chemicals, (Salt water pools are used to produce chlorine through the break down of the salt molecule) the pools cleanliness is maintained via natural plant biological systems which, is more highly effective, sustainable and healthier for the environment and human use. 

Natural Pools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twPVAGyZe50

Living Pools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5kFC0v-zYo&index=13&list=PLFnasOpRGZARj8rG9O6dY6Xp7uYNyJ-3g

2014  Ahlstrom awarded contract to work with prominent Westport, CT landscape architecture design/build firm.  Duties to include designing Master Site Plans for high-end residential clients and overseeing construction of said projects.

Helping You Build Your Personal Haven: An Interview with Havenwood, LLC, www.rhodeislandhomes.com

University of Massachusetts Amherst Landscape Architecture Series, Guest Lecturer, October 2013

Ahlstrom earns landscape award, Valley Breeze, May, 2013

Local Landscape Architect Designs Station Fire Memorial, March 2013

Station Fire Memorial Designs Revealed, February 2013

Excellence Award in Landscape Design for Historic Chapel Grille, January 2013

Ahlstrom of Havenwood, LLC to join the design team for the Station Fire Memorial Project, November 2012

Chapel Grille is Scheduled to open Revealing the Gardens designed by Havenwood, LLC, December 2011

Blackstone Valley Garden Club "Rainwater Recovery and Reuse", May 2010

Havenwood, LLC is chosen to design the ambitious Hanover Village Project, 2009

Havenwood, LLC wins First Place award from RI Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA), 2008

Ahlstrom earns Certification for Coastal Wetlands Invasive Plant Management, 2007

Ahlstrom lobbies Washington for support of ASLA's Green Initiatives, 2007

Havenwood, LLC shares award at Newport Flower Show, 2007

Alan Ahlstrom appointed to serve as President of the RI Chapter of the American Society of
Landscape Architects (RIASLA), 2006-7

Havenwood, LLC hired for ambitious Chapel View Development in Cranston RI, 2006

Profile of Alan Ahlstrom in New England Home Magazine, Winter 2006

Alan Ahlstrom to Present "A Bounty of Stone" at RI Spring Flower and Garden Show, 2005

People Places and Plants - Spring, 2004

Neighbors Marketplace - November 19, 2003


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