TAG: National Concrete Masonry Association

NHA Awards now accepting entries

May 3, 2016By

Hardscape North America (HNA) is now accepting entries for the 9th annual HNA Awards. The HNA Awards recognize outstanding hardscape projects of all sizes. The residential and commercial applications use a variety of products, including concrete pavers, clay pavers and segmental retaining walls. The early-bird entry fee is $100 for members (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Brick Industry Association or National Concrete Masonry Association)... read more

Minimalist designs drive patio trends

January 27, 2016By
photo: Arapahoe Landscape Contractors 

Homeowners are asking for patios with minimalistic designs and efficient, high-end amenities for a space they can enjoy year-round.  For today’s homeowner, a patio isn’t just a place to light up the grill anymore. It’s a place to relax, unwind and escape the chaos of the daily grind. Contractors and manufacturers are responding to this trend with clean designs and... read more

Techo-Bloc schedules 2015 Contractor Showcase events 

November 25, 2014By

Techo-Bloc is hitting the road again for its 2015 Contractor Showcase. The 38 free hardscape events kick off Jan. 6 in Frederick, Md. “Building on the last nine years of presentations, we evolved the concept into our most engaging theme to date,” said Alec Veilleux, VP of marketing for Techo-Bloc. “This year we will look at harnessing the forces of... read more

Cooking up tips in the outdoor kitchen industry

July 2, 2014By
Photos: Outdoor Entertainment Concepts

An outdoor kitchen expert shares some basics of tapping into this ever-popular field. After years of frustration trying to source outdoor kitchen products, Carl Peterson quit his hardscaping business and started Outdoor Entertainment Concepts. The Hackettstown, N.J.,-based company is a “middle man” between product distributors and both contractors and outdoor kitchen retailers/dealers. Its goal it to make it easy for... read more

EP Henry offers 2013 Hardscaping Education Series

November 12, 2013By

EP Henry will hold its Hardscaping Education Series (HES) Dec. 10-11 in Harrisburg, Pa., offering construction and business skills training, industry certification, classroom education as well as the opportunity to network and strategize with sales representatives and industry peers. Unlike Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Tradeshow (MAHTS), which is also hosted by EP Henry, HES focuses solely on education. Courses will be offered... read more