2024 EDUCATION CLASSES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

9:00-10:30
Become an Outdoor Living Leader


Speaker: Joe Raboine

 Joe Raboine will host a session on transforming your business into an outdoor living full-service provider. In it, he will cover current design trends, discuss innovation design solutions, and discuss what it will take to bring your landscape business to the next level. Hopefully you will come away inspired to offer your client better solutions, and in the process close more sales and become more profitable.

11:00-12:30
Construction details every contractor needs to get right (On every Hardscape job)


Speaker: Greg Ambrose

When your client’s invites visitors to see their newly installed patio, driveway, or outdoor kitchen you hope to obtain a referral. That won’t happen if you don’t pay attention to the details covered in this class. News travels fast and you want news about your company to be good.

Greg, will discuss, with you, how to handle problem areas to keep your project looking first class for years including.

  • How to avoid sand loss at curb joints and stairs.
  • Poly sand problems.
  • Saw cuts on wall caps and edges.
  • Grid installation on SRW walls.
  • Are your paver colors blotchy or blended.
  • Edge prep and compaction on all paver projects.

This class covers topics that newer installers and those with years of experience will benefit from, so bring your crew and your questions.

1:30-3:00
Production Techniques and their effects on your bottom line


Speaker: Greg Ambrose

Discussion will include all aspects of your job to help you maximize profits and crew utilization including:

  • Job prep
  • Material acquisition
  • Storage
  • Layout
  • Maximum crew size for the job
  • Product selection
  • Communication with employees, suppliers, and the customer
  • Job safety and efficiency, have them both.

This class will put efficiency and higher profits on your schedule.

Team members will learn how to be more valuable to the successful completion of every project.

3:15-4:45
Simplifying Social: The Three-Step Growth Playbook for Outdoor Living Pros

Speaker: Corey Halstead

Overview:

Join Corey for one of his action-packed signature sessions, specifically crafted for landscape and hardscape professionals. Discover a battle-tested 3-step strategy for social media domination and leave with these key takeaways:

  • Unleash Efficiency: Master content creation, streamline posting, and learn user-friendly tools to simplify and expedite the process.
  • Platform Domination: Take command of the right social platforms to expand your presence in prime service areas.
  • Maximize Reach: Elevate your social media game and maximize ROI through targeted ad campaigns.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at the social media strategies of industry-leading companies.

 

Thursday March 21, 2024

8:30-9:00
CMHA Education Programs


Speaker: Lee Krinzman

 Lee Krinzman, Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association (CMHA) Director of Education, will provide an update on the transition of educational programs, offerings of both in-person and online learning, progress with ISO certification programs, benefits of certification, and much more. CMHA’s commitment to ensuring individuals are equipped and qualified professionals in the industry remain at the forefront as its programs evolve. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or just starting, gain insight on the latest updates from the association to set you up on the best path forward.

9:00-10:30
Become an Outdoor Living Leader


Speaker: Joe Raboine

 Joe Raboine will host a session on transforming your business into an outdoor living full-service provider. In it, he will cover current design trends, discuss innovation design solutions, and discuss what it will take to bring your landscape business to the next level. Hopefully you will come away inspired to offer your client better solutions, and in the process close more sales and become more profitable.

10:30-11:30
Job Site Safety-Keeping Your Workers Safe and Healthy During Your Hardscape Project.

Speaker: Robert Hunt

Hardscape workers can be exposed to serious safety hazards when they operate equipment and power tools on the job site.  In addition, they risk exposure to health hazards such as extremes of temperature, occupational noise and respirable crystalline silica.  This workshop will focus on OSHA’s health and safety regulations for this sector and the strategies employers can take to keep their crews safe.