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Meeting the demand for hardscape restoration
For 10 years, Sean Crohan worked for other contractors, mostly installing hardscape. But for a couple of those years he did a lot of hardscape maintenance work, restoring old paver projects, cleaning, re-sanding and some sealing. He saw an opportunity. “There are millions of square feet of pavers installed out there. And, restoration is not really something that's offered in our area... So, starting up our own restoration company was a no brainer”... MORE
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If only this happened every project
A new client called in having seen GoldGlo Landscape’s work around town and having visited their website. She told GoldGlo project manager Ivan Fisher that she didn’t want budget to limit the design. “She said, ‘Show me want you can do to bring a “wow” factor to my backyard. I want my project to be your next award winning project.”... MORE
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Permeable pavers expand to residential market
Permeable paver installations are increasingly specified to fulfill regulatory requirements of storm drainage in residential projects where existing conventional storm drains will not handle an additional load of stormwater. Municipalities are banning builders from tying in to existing storm drains and are instead requiring them to handle stormwater on-site. In many cases, permeable paver installations are the perfect solution... MORE
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Simple financial mistakes you can avoid
Many contractors do not have a strong financial background and do not like accounting. However, there are simple procedures and financial logics that can help you avoid bad financial situations. This article is designed to identify simple errors contractors tend to make. For starters, don’t worry too much about cash... MORE
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5 tools to double efficiency
Research shows that the best feature of the best companies is to focus relentlessly on excellence in the workplace by developing a culture of efficiency and the implementation of good work tools. Here are 5 of my favorite hardscape tools, relatively inexpensive for the value they provide, that can easily help you double your efficiency and the happiness of 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

Contractor Profiles

Contractors start up a supply yard
August/September 2021

Contractors start up a supply yard

Opening a supply yard wasn’t in the plans, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. MORE


Interior design wins exterior awards
June/July 2021

Interior design wins exterior awards

Contractor stays on the leading edge of hardscape design trends by following interior design trends. MORE


Get smart building walls
April/May 2021

Get smart building walls

Educate yourself and your people to grow your company building more complex walls and bigger projects. MORE


Hand drawings win big projects
February/March 2021

Hand drawings win big projects

Contractor finds peace & profits transitioning to hardscape with a smaller, diverse, skilled crew. MORE


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