2024 Exhibitor Demos

March 20, 2024

9:30-10:15: Westlake Royal Stone Solutions

Title: A Kindred™ and Stone Veneer Installation Demonstration

Presenter: Dell Nolt

  • Stone Veneer and Kindred™ Outdoor Living Products. We will provide a demonstration that highlights the use of these products to create an indoor and outdoor space that draws people near.
  • Live hands-on installation of Kindred™ Outdoor Kitchen Boxes.
  • A Demonstration highlighting the installation of stone veneer on the Kindred™ Outdoor Living boxes.
  • Stone veneer installation on a standard building wall system using Drain-N-Dry™ Lath.
  • View live the time and labor savings when using the Westlake Royal stone Solutions and Kindred™ products to create beautiful outdoor living space.


10:30-11:15: Smart Level

Title: 1/32” Accuracy High-Precision Construction Altimeter Demonstration & Education

Presenter: Mike East, Founder 

Mike East the owner of Smart Level will be explaining the many uses of his precision construction altimeter that is creating all the buzz in the Hardscape Industry. Some of the more prominent are:

  • Fast and Easy to use. There is no math as compared to a laser, all readings are stored in the synced app, and works around corners.
  • Maps out a job site in real time giving photos with: distance, height readings, % of slope, 3D Volume, etc. 
  • Easily uploads XYZ measurements into ANY design program of choice.
  • No Factory Recharge or calibration needed!
  • Augmented Reality/3D Mapping & Image Mapping options


11:30-12:15: Romex

Presenter: Matt Serfass

Embark on a transformative journey into the future of hardscape construction! Join our presentation on Permeable Hardscape Solutions, revealing durable, low-maintenance installation methods that redefine landscapes. Explore bonded and flexible base install techniques and bonded aggregate surfacing—an innovation elevating projects. This session covers subgrade and drainage preparation, optimal aggregate choices, paver placement, and advancements in edge restraint and paver jointing. Dive into the intersection of aesthetics, durability, and environmental responsibility. Learn about long-term care and maintenance for these cutting-edge technologies, crafting enduring surfaces. Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize projects with permeable hardscapes, harmonizing functionality, beauty, and sustainability at the forefront of innovation!

1:00-1:45: SRW Products

 Title – SRW Products presents Vertical Instant Lock™ Adhesive.

Presenter: Josh Asplund

Description: As the industry leader in hardscape adhesives, SRW Products will demonstrate how and why our Vertical Instant Lock™ Adhesive is not only the strongest but the quickest setting vertical adhesive in the market.

Watch as we show the expectational grab strength and how it instantly locks heavy building materials up to 2″ thick in place vertically without sagging or slipping.

Don’t take our word for it, come, and see for yourself.

2:00-2:45: SynkedUP

 Title: Know Your Numbers – Learn What You Need to Charge

Presenter: Fred Pape

Ever wondered if your price is too high or low? Or lost money on a job? Or negotiated with a client over the price?

 We’ve all been there. If you’re in business, you’ve wrestled with these challenges.

 We’re going to talk about how you can get crystal clear on what your pricing needs to be, how to estimate jobs priced for profit, and track them to ensure you’re estimating correctly.

 And we’re going to show you how you can do it. Stop losing money or stressing over quotes!

 Get ready to take action.

3:00-3:45 SHS Distributors

 Title: NEXT GENERATION in Permeable Hardscapes

Presenter:  Mahlon Stoltzfus, CEO SHS Distributors, LLC and Sauders Hardscape Supply, LLC

 Description:  ATTENTION HARDSCAPE CONTRACTORS: SHS Distributors is pleased to feature the NEXT GENERATION in permeable hardscapes with a focus on choosing the proper bedding layer (and mortar) and 2-component epoxy jointing product regardless of the application to create a complete monolithic system in your next hardscape project.  The demonstration will feature the use of various GFTK’s products from PHNA’s extensive line with specific attention on the instruction and installation of the following:

  • Xtreme Bedding Compound vdw 480 (Trass Bedding)
  • Xtreme Adhesion Elutriant vdw 495
  • Xtreme Ceramic: vdw 815 Plus
  • Xtreme: vdw 850 Plus
  • Xtreme Easy: vdw 840 Plus (one-component) (SHS Distributors replacement for EASY JOINT)

 For inquiry or questions prior to the event, please contact us at (717)-351-4021.

Thursday March 21, 2024

9:30-10:15: Techniseal

 Title: Techniseal Making your life easier

Presenter: Bruno Des Ormeaux Field Technical Advisor & Strategic Training

NextGel™ Porcelain Paver Jointing Sand is an innovative alternative to mortar for installing Porcelain Pavers. It is also suitable for granite, marble, travertine and other natural stones. The Ultra-Clean Technology ensures a Haze and Dust-Free environment during installation. NextGel™ Porcelain Paver Jointing Sand is a state-of-the-art mix of graded sand and binder that smoothly flows down joints, allowing for a fast and effective installation of pavers or slabs with false, narrow or wide joints.

And also

Specially developed for vertical applications, STICKYSTONE™ is a versatile quick-tack adhesive that bonds to manufactured stone, natural stone, outdoor porcelain tile, and various other construction substrates.

Vertical veneering installations with STICKYSTONE™ are up to 50% faster than with traditional mortar. This professional-grade adhesive also allows for easier, quicker, and cleaner jobs.


10:30-11:15:  Rymar

 Title: Artificial Turf Class

Presenter: Florin Stanciu, Reginal Manager for Rymar USA

Description: Product information, installation process, maintenance, Q&A

11:30-12:15: ABTech

 Title – Efficient Hardscaping: Leica Tech Demo by ABTech

Presenter – Tyler Sweeney & Ryan Sweeney

Description – Explore the efficiency of construction technology with ABTech’s comprehensive demo. Learn how the Leica robotic total station, machine control, and rotating laser can accelerate project timelines, save costs, and enhance precision, enabling a seamless transition to your next job.