Hardscape North America Installer Championship Spotlights Ability and Speed

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The 2013 Hardscape North America Installer Championship, October 24 and 25, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, presented fast-paced demonstrations of excellence in the hardscape industry.

This new event at the Hardscape North America tradeshow tested and recognized the skill, dedication and passion of hardscape contractors from Canada, Australia and the United States. Each of the eight competing teams was challenged on their understanding of industry best practices and guidelines, safety, quality and craftsmanship in a race against the clock. This championship determined the best of the best in the hardscape industry!

A timelapse video of the HNA Installer Championship can be access here: http://youtu.be/yog2zDmKuqE

The competition had 3 rounds during which each team was required to use the provided clay pavers, concrete pavers and wall blocks.

  •     During the preliminary rounds, each team was required to construct an 8’ x 10’ patio within 60 minutes that included a soldier course and an L-shaped seat wall, according to a detailed drawing.
  •     During the semi-finals, each team was asked to construct an 8’ x 8’ patio area within 60 minutes that included a seat wall and an inlay of their own design.
  •     During the final round, each team was asked to construct a patio within 90 minutes using all three materials provided based on their own creative design.

To help teams get started, at the beginning of each round the compacted gravel base was provided.

2013 Hardscape North America Installer Champion
Decorative Paving Company, Loveland, Ohio
Team Members: Jake Taylor, Troy Love, Ryan Taylor (Alternate)

The Decorative Paving Company received $1,000.00, an iQ360 14” masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection plus accessories (valued at $5,348), a trophy, recognition in various media and bragging rights for a full year.

2013 Hardscape North America Installer Runner Up
Cooper Pavers, Mannington, New Jersey
Team Members: Bobby Cooper, Adam Cooper, Pat McCrindle (Alternate)

The Cooper Pavers team received $400.00, an iQ360 14” masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection plus accessories (valued at $5,348) and recognition in various media.

The Other Worthy Competitors
Alfonso & Son Landscaping, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Team Members: Alfonso Danzuso, Lou Perino, Adam Hainley (Alternate)

Brown Landscape Maintenance, Loysburg, Pennsylvania
Team Members: Kyle Brown, Tyler Hrivnak

Brown’s Design and Landscaping Inc., Grafton, Ohio
Team Members: Rick Brown, Joe Brown

Carolina Landscape Management, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Team Members: Jarrett Stuckey, John Alex Burke, Carson Stuckey (Alternate)

Grumpy’s Landscaping Ltd., Pincher Creek, Alberta
Team Members: Chad Oberholtzer, John Fitzgerald, Thomas Ashmore (Alternate)

Interstate Landscape Co. Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire
Team Members: Tom Gardocki, Steven San Antonio

The 2013 Hardscape North America Installer Championship was sponsored by Belgard Hardscapes, GST International, Pine Hall Brick Company, Piranha Stone Biter and Weber MT, Inc.

Materials, equipment and prizes were supplied by Belgard Hardscapes, iQ Power Tools, PAVE TECH, Pine Hall Brick Company, SRW Products and Weber MT, Inc.

HNA is co-located with GIE+EXPO, the Green Industry & Equipment Expo, to comprise the 16th largest tradeshow in America. Together, the shows offer more than 750 exhibitors indoors and outside in the adjacent 19-acre demonstration area. The shows will run October 22-24 in 2014 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For information and to sign up for next year’s Championship: http://www.HardscapeNA.com or call 888-580-9960.

About Hardscape North America
Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and distributors/dealers. It brings top-notch education, certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls and to distributors. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and demonstrations, plus networking opportunities. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association and the Brick Industry Association.

To learn more about HNA, visit HardscapeNA.com.

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