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Show project scores big leads & awards
And the winner of the first ever Residential Porcelain HNA Project Award is … Pacific Outdoor Living’s installation at the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The project also won a 1st place porcelain project award from Belgard. Company President Terry Morrill says, “We typically sell $1 million a year from this show. It's a big marketing event for us...” MORE
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Learning to share
Contractor Josh Jones is all about learning and sharing what he knows with other contractors, even local competitors. He spends his free time helping out other contractors thru 2 Instagram pages and a YouTube channel. A 3rd Instagram page started just this year is aimed at homeowners. Josh has also participated in the Installer Competition at HNA twice and the Northeast Hardscape Expo once. He has been Bill Gardocki’s “right-hand man” presenting HNA hardscape demonstrations... MORE
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5 important tools for efficiency
These days efficiency seems even more important as the labor force we are drawing from is shrinking. One way to make up for smaller crews is to have the right tools and equipment to pick up the slack. Below are some of the latest and greatest tech tools we have incorporated into our daily work that have played a major role in our efficiency over the past 5 years... MORE
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3 keys to efficiency & profitability
Today, hardscape companies are able to grow more profitable than ever because it’s easier than ever to have access to the right tools, education/information and people. Unfortunately, too many contractors focus too heavily on tools while the research shows the common characteristic of all the best companies is their relentless focus on excelling in all 3 facets. Here are 3 simple and powerful things you can implement today to increase efficiency and profits for your company... MORE
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A wealth habit that’s worth repeating
Writing payroll checks gives you an opportunity to establish a “behavior agreement.” When employees follow the behavior you desire, they help you serve customers and you write them a check. If these employees help you serve enough customers, your ability to become wealthy from contracting gets easier. Unfortunately, many contractors ignore or misunderstand the fast and easy way to acquire wealth. It’s a fairly simple concept: “Train your employees.”... MORE
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
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Contractor Profiles

You don’t have to go it alone
August/September 2018

You don’t have to go it alone

Contracting is tough enough without hamstringing yourself not taking the time to learn how to be successful and make money. MORE


Getting paid for your knowledge
June/July 2018

Getting paid for your knowledge

Finding success by gaining expertise in work where there’s less competition, and promoting it. MORE


Building an SRW to bury it
April/May 2018

Building an SRW to bury it

In building a 9’ retaining wall Hedge Landscape buried a lot more than the 1st course of block. MORE


Taking the old Wal-Mart design challenge
February/March 2018

Taking the old Wal-Mart design challenge

Hardscaping on top of a badly sloped, cracked concrete slab that you can’t remove or damage. MORE


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