• 1973 CYO Junior Golf Tournament Winner
  • 1973 CYO Golf Tournament Hole-in-One 2nd Hole
  • 1974 Massachusetts Juniors Golf Tournament Finalist
  • 1975 Massachusetts Juniors Golf Tournament Finalist
  • 1975-1978 St. Sebastian's Country Day School - Varsity Football, Varsity Baseball, & Varsity Golf
  • 1978 St Sebastian’s Country Day School - Graduated with an A- Overall Grade Average. 16th in the class
  • 1979-1982 University of Massachusetts Amherst - Football & Baseball 
  • 1982 University of Massachusetts Amherst - Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture & Marketing
  • 1981 Nominated Outstanding Designer of the Year
  • 1985-1986 Massachusetts Bay Community College - Certified in Horticulture Management
  • 1986 Massachusetts Bay Community College - Certified in Turf Management
  • 1988 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Associate Member
  • 1991-2011 Gerard Associates Landscape Architects & Construction President
  • 1998 TPC Boston (Tournament Players Club) founding Member
  • 1999 OSHA 10 certified 1999 (Construction Safety Regulations)
  • 1999 Massachusetts Hydraulics License (Heavy Equipment Operator)
  • 2000 Medical/Institutional Certified Snow Contractor Milton Hospital
  • 2000 Unilock Certified Sales & Product Designer
  • 2001 Best of Boston Landscape Construction Finalist
  • 2004 Nominated Landscape Architectural Firm of Excellence Award
  • 2005 Boston Landscape Construction Finalist
  • 2009 TPC Boston Winner 4-day Boston Invitational
  • 2010 TPC Boston Winner (repeat) 4-day Boston Invitational
  • ​2010 Second Hole-in-One 3 hole at TPC during Tournament Competition
  • 2013 OSHA 10 Re-Certified 1999 (Construction Safety Regulations)
  • 2014 Paul G Kauranen Sr Landscape Design & Construction
  • 2014 Better Business Bureau Boston
  • 2014 Angie's List Boston
  • 2014 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. CEO Allure Design Group Landscape Architects Construction Services
  • 2015 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. CEO PKE Reality & Development, LLC.
  • 2016 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. Purchases West Phalian Breed Horse
  • 2016 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. Opens Second Allure Design Location Serving South Shore, Cape Cod, and The Islands
  • 2017 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. Awarded Boston Flower & Garden Show Best Overall Design
  • 2017 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. Awarded Boston Flower & Garden Show Best Overall Creativity
  • 2017 Paul G. Kauranen Sr. Awarded Boston Flower & Garden Show Best Overall Use of Carpentry, Planting, Lighting & Enhancements


When Paul isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and his three children 16 year old twins (Boy & Girl) and 11 year old daughter. He also enjoys playing golf at a competitive level. Paul G. Kauranen, Sr. is the president of Allure Design Landscape Architects and PKE Real Estate & Development LLC and has been a leader in the landscape design and construction industry for over 34 years.

Paul G. Kauranen, Sr.

40 Years in Industry

Awards, Certifications, Skills, & Associations