Paver Designs’ cutting perfection
Features

Paver Designs’ cutting perfection
Over the last 18 years father and son Jim and Justin Hampton have made a living perfecting their hobby – hardscaping. In the process, they’ve become experts in cutting inlays to the point where their skills are called upon by clients several states away. Their work has earned HNA project awards each of the last 4 years. With no employees, the 2 of them do all the work themselves and still generate a half million in annual sales...
Looking to advisors allows profitable growth
Features

Looking to advisors allows profitable growth
Ryan McCarthy believes the key to growing RJ Lawn & Landscape has been looking to others for help. He’s developed his own team of outside advisers he consults thru the year. This includes the help of a personality survey firm they have used to develop an excellent group of employees that keep the company moving forward...
3 cultures found in every successful contracting company
Features

3 cultures found in every successful contracting company
Every company has an overall culture, just like every country has a culture. I've worked with contractors for almost 38 years, and I have discovered that the ones who are most successful and profitable all have the same 3 successful cultures within their companies. When I visit a company, it doesn't take me very long to discover what the cultural elements of the company are. The culture always...
Baseball & running a hardscape business
Features

Baseball & running a hardscape business
Bill Gardocki’s annual baseball trip pulls together many of the themes he has written about in Hardscape Magazine over the last 3 years. Among these are teamwork, efficiencies, lifestyle choices, community service and building strong lasting relationships. Baseball and running a hardscape business have more in common than one might think...
Building revenue next season: 4 steps
Features

Building revenue next season: 4 steps
There’s a money-making opportunity that complements your business and that many contractors don’t take advantage of – hardscape restoration. Simply put, hardscape restoration is the revitalization of pavers, natural stone and concrete surfaces through minor repairs, cleaning, joint stabilization and sealing. Adding hardscape restoration services is not as difficult as you think...
  • 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

Contractor Profiles

The building of a curbed, heated, permeable award winner
June/July 2015

The building of a curbed, heated, permeable award winner

Curbing adds class to a heated permeable pavement system that immediately melts and drains snow and ice. MORE


Finding a way to build what the client wants
April/May 2015

Finding a way to build what the client wants

Designing and building a unique wall that also has a wall behind it and a deck above it while making the deck look like a patio. MORE


Planning to retire from a 1-crew company
February/March 2015

Planning to retire from a 1-crew company

Gary Buckpitt trains and retains capable employees to run things when he’s away, and when he retires. MORE


Launching a cleaning/ stabilizing/ sealing business
December/January 2015

Launching a cleaning/ stabilizing/ sealing business

After 3 years of setting up systems, Paver Rescue is poised to take advantage of a growth opportunity. MORE


See More Contractor Profiles
Sign up for a FREE subscription to gain access to our complete article archive including Contractor Profiles and articles by Charles Vander Kooi. This is necessary even if you are already a subscriber.

SUBSCRIBE

Digital Edition
August/September 2015