January 29, 2016 – PDSI Receives Two Tree Conservation Awards

The Fairfax County Tree Commission has honored PDSI with two awards – Tree Planting and Tree Preservation for outstanding work associated with the expansion of the Vinson Hall Retirement Community. PDSI provided design and project management services for the site landscaping, jurisdictional approvals and the installation process.

Awards for Tree Preservation are presented to recognize an outstanding job of preserving trees on a project. This requires a commitment toward tree preservation during the planning stages by designing the project to preserve the maximum number and the most suitable trees possible given the existing resources and site constraints. This commitment includes ensuring the installation, maintenance and honoring of tree protective devices throughout construction of the project to achieve the planned preservation.

Awards for Tree Planting and Landscaping are presented to recognize an outstanding job of replacing trees that were unavoidably destroyed due to development. This requires a commitment toward tree conservation in planning and implementation by planting the most suitable species based on post-development conditions and providing for the long-term survival of planted trees. Planting to take advantage of energy conservation opportunities, provide air and/or water quality benefits, and wildlife benefits; as well as use of native species and improved cultivars and varieties, is taken into consideration.

tree conservation award

tree conservation award

May 5, 2014 - Celebrating 15 Years in Business – June 1999 – 2014

PDSI is proud to announce our 15th year anniversary! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our success - especially our clients who have faithfully invested in our services!

May 14, 2012 - Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than 200 people, including U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) and Supervisor John Foust (D- Drainsville), turned out to show their support as Vinson Hall Retirement Community broke ground to begin construction on a large expansion project.


"The next two years will be filled with challenges, enthusiasm and anticipation as we watch the new Vinson Hall Retirement Community Campus evolve. We are very pleased to work with you as a member of our team during this time of great change and immense opportunity. Thank you so much for helping us "break ground" on Monday, May 14th.

As you are aware, it was a momentous occasion for Vinson Hall Retirement Community. We are achieving our vision of leading change in senior living and becoming an innovative retirement community. Through partnerships, and continual research we are capitalizing on new technologies that enable seniors to age with dignity and security."

Kathleen L. Martin
Rear Admiral, SHCE, USN (Ret)
Executive Director and CEO
May 17, 2013

groundbreaking ceremony

groundbreaking ceremony

January 20, 2012 - PDSI Receives Tree Conservation Award


Statement by Representative Gerald E. Connolly to recognize the recipients of the 2011 Fairfax County Land Conservation and Tree Preservation and Planting Awards

"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the recipients of Fairfax County 2011 Land Conservation and Tree Preservation and Planting Awards, These awards recognize local developers, designers and site superintendents in our community who have excelled in their stewardship of the environment… Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in applauding the efforts of those involved with these projects. Fairfax County and its residents have benefitted greatly from the collaborative spirit that is represented by these awards today…"


October 31, 2003 - PDSI Wins Finest for Family Living Award

The Spring Grove project by Planning & Development Services, Inc. won an Honorable Mention award in its category Thursday night, October 31, 2003, as Washington aea builders gathered for the 46th annual Finest for Family Living Awards.

Winners were selected from more than 200 nominations from communities in Suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia based on a combination of design excellence, value, and overall quality of living.

Judges included architects, builders, marketing experts and developers who specialize in new home communities. Teams traveled throughout the region during July and August to evaluate the entries, which were announced at a gala dinner presentation attended by 1,000 guests at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner.

"We're honored to receive the 2003 Finest for Family Living Award," said Paul Jeannin of Planning & Development Services, Inc. which provided land planning services for the winning category.