Raised Patios Are For Real Contractors

A proper base is essential to a great installation. Nowhere is this more important than a Raised Patio application. In this presentation, we have combined Advanced Base Installation along with Raised Patio Construction. This class will cover the importance of proper base installation. We will discuss the proper material, proper placement, and proper compaction. We will also look at alternative base materials and their uses. We will discuss basic engineering and how that applies to our everyday installation methods for a proper base. We will also discuss raised patio construction. The discussion will include how to plan out your raised application for maximum efficiency, and how to manage your materials. All of the above will ultimately lead to better quality, better productivity, and more profit.

Who should attend: Owners, Foreman, Estimators and Designers

Qualifies for ICPI continuing education credits

Greg Ambrose founded Fairlawn Consulting in 2007 to enhance the overall educational process for hardscape contractors. He is dedicated to the education of hardscape contractors in all segments of business and installation. He will share this through specializing in hands-on seminars and sharing his various real-life experiences through one-on-one consultation, as well as speaking to groups, and conducting industry sponsored certifications. Most recently Greg has worked as a consultant on the largest historical road renovation in Panama City, Panama Central America, and on the largest ICP installation at the Moin Container Port in Moin, Cost Rica. He has also shared his knowledge at such events as Hardscape North America in Louisville KY, iLandcape in Chicago IL, the CENTs Show in Columbus OH, and Green n Growin’ in Greensboro, NC. Greg is an ICPI Level One Contractor and Instructor who has taught more than 150 classes in over 27states and Canada. Since 1998 he has certified over 3,700 students. He is also Certified as both a Contractor and an Instructor for the ICPI Commercial Technicians and PICP Technicians classes as well as the Advanced Residential Technicians classes. He has Certificates from The NCMA and the School for Advanced Segmental Paving and is the lead instructor for the school. Over the past 3 years Greg has instructed more than twice as many ICPI classes as any other instructor! He has worked in various roles in the concrete paver industry since 1984. Prior to starting Fairlawn Consulting, Greg spent seven years as Vice-President for a Cleveland-based hardscape company specializing in high-end residential and commercial applications where his company successfully completed the largest historical brick road renovation in North America at the time. Greg currently runs United Hardscape, LLC located in Akron, OH. Greg appeared on 4 episodes of Discovery Channel’s Hometime, as well as having offered how-to advice for consumers and contractors on radio. Greg has also enjoyed multiple speaking engagements on all aspects of hardscape installation such as; Commercial Installations, Mechanical Installations, How to Sell In-Home, How to Prequalify Your Customers, Specialty Hardscape Installations, and Bidding and Estimating. Greg has also contributed regularly as an author for Hardscape Magazine. “I believe in contractor education. It is the foundation for great pavements.” You can contact him by e-mail at: gtambrose@sbcglobal.net. Or you can find him online at www.HelpWithHardscapes.com

March 14 @ 11:45

11:45

– 13:15

Greg Ambrose

Products, Services and Equipment – targeted for Designers, Landscapers, Contractors and Hardscapers

Attendees have the opportunity to interact with hardscape industry professionals; manufacturers, dealers, equipment suppliers, stone suppliers, mulch suppliers and other hardscape/landscape related companies and suppliers.

• Over 40,000 sf of Exhibitor Displays

• State-of-the-Art products for every landscaper and hardscaper

• Hands-on displays and equipment

• Access to the best manufacturers in the industry

• Everything for the landscaper, architect or outdoor builder

Watch LIVE as installer teams go head-to-head for the winner’s cash prize of $10,000!

This is an event you cannot miss.

• Cash prizes for the first four places:

First Place: $10,000

Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Fourth Place: $1,000

• Event will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook

• 16 Teams of the best installers in the business. Watch and learn

Hardscape Awards of Excellence will be featured at the NEHEXPO

The Northeast Hardscape Awards of Excellence recognizes outstanding hardscape projects by contractors building residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, retaining walls, commercial plazas and more.

Project Categories:

Commercial Hardscape: 0-$50,000
$51,000-$200,000
$201,000 and above

Residential Hardscape: 0-$50,000
$51,000-$200,000
$201,000 and above

NEHEXPO hosts a two-day Educational Forum designed specifically for hardscape and landscape professionals.

This is an educational opportunity for landscapers and contractors to learn from industry experts. Topics range from installation techniques and best practices, to business development and techniques to grow your hardscape or landscape business.

A complete listing of seminars will be coming shortly…