Hardscape Summit

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King of prussia events

  •   Location : Valley Forge Casino Resort
  •   Address : 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia

What to expect at Hardscape Summit

 

  •  These events are like Contractor Showcase to the extreme! Covering nearly 40,000 square feet, the Hardscape Summit connects you with dozens of suppliers of tools, equipment, software and services to help you grow your business. Be sure to get there early as many booths will feature live product demonstrations beginning at 7AM.

 

  • At 8:30AM, our main educational track begins. The Hardscape Education Session runs right through until lunch and will cover all of the construction topics featured below. Our goal is to help you grow your business, starting with the actions we take in the field every day.

 

  •  After a hearty lunch, you’ll get the chance to win awesome prizes before we break up into the afternoon’s learning sessions:
    •  Owners and Managers Hardscape Business Conference, presented in partnership with LMN, is where we’ll take our learnings from the morning’s session and dive into their financial impact on your company.
    •  Hardscape Technician Live Build, presented by Techo-Bloc, is where we’ll put into practice some of the techniques presented in the morning, allowing you the opportunity to ask more pointed questions or just get your hands dirty.
    •  Mid-afternoon, you’ll get to attend one of the many Breakout Sessions, presented by some of the landscape industry’s best speakers and leaders. Details can be found below.
Meet other hardscapers

You are not alone. Connect with and learn from like-minded hardscapers in your area.

Experience the latest hardscape innovations

Experience hands-on demonstrations of the latest hardscape products, trends, equipment and techniques.

Grow your business

Attend business masterclasses and learn ways to grow your business. You can also stay up to date with classes covering everything from safety training to labor laws.

Available breakout sessions

Embrace Your Inner Geek
For most landscape business owners, their giftedness is in working with their hands, not technology. But technology has provided a vast array of tools to help you run your business faster, easier, smoother and more efficiently. You will be introduced to programs and apps that are specific to owners, production staff, training and customer care. You’ll hear about programs like Grammarly, Evernote, Slack, Hootsweet and I-Lawn, as well as different software programs for accounting, human resources, fleet management, GPS tracking, internal and external communication, weather tracking and project planning. You do not have to be a techie to benefit from this session. These are down-to-earth, practical resources that help business owners and their staff run the business better.

To be determined


Labor shortage and increased frequency of rain events have made hardscaping challenging.
Join us as we take a look at how a few new products and technologies in the industry can help you SAVE TIME, SAVE LABOR & SAVE MONEY.
We’ll unpack the impacts that Gator Base technology can have on your business with a step-by-step walkthrough, business case studies, and a hands-on demonstration.
We’ll also discover how selecting the right jointing material can boost your bottom line with FLEXLOCK’s new Rain Safe in 15 Minute technology. It’s simple, we want to help you; WORK LESS & MAKE MORE MONEY.

To be determined

To be determined


Labor shortage and increased frequency of rain events have made hardscaping challenging.
Join us as we take a look at how a few new products and technologies in the industry can help you SAVE TIME, SAVE LABOR & SAVE MONEY.
We’ll unpack the impacts that Gator Base technology can have on your business with a step-by-step walkthrough, business case studies, and a hands-on demonstration.
We’ll also discover how selecting the right jointing material can boost your bottom line with FLEXLOCK’s new Rain Safe in 15 Minute technology. It’s simple, we want to help you; WORK LESS & MAKE MORE MONEY.

To be determined

USA Speakers

Peter Baloglou aka “Paver Pete”

Paver Pete is Techo-Bloc’s Director of Education and Information. With 19 years in the industry, he takes hardscape projects from inception to completion, manufacturing, and distribution… Pete knows how to build jobs. He is an ICPI and NCMA certified instructor and committee member. He’s made his mark in almost 40 states and five countries, and he’s a founding member of the Showcase team!

Rick Bischoff

Before working with Techo-Bloc, Rick opened three successful retail locations, and honed his building material knowledge in the DC area. He has consulted with hundreds of contractors and been involved in multiple segmental pavement, segmental retaining walls and permeable pavement projects. He is on the educational advisory board for the Upper Bucks County Vocational Technical School as well as an ICPI and NCMA Instructor.

Canada Speakers

Alexandre Cadieux

Alex has spent his entire life in the industry. Not only as an installer, but he’s also worked in paver manufacturing plants, developed new markets across North America and taught over 100 different hardscape education classes. Passionate about this industry, the only thing he loves more than hardscaping is growing people’s businesses. “My involvement with Contractor Showcase over the past 13 years has been incredibly rewarding as I’ve been able to experience first-hand what happens when we all get together to share knowledge and solutions: we grow the industry as a whole!

Marc Methot 

Marc cumule près de 6 ans d’expérience dans l’industrie de l’aménagement paysager comme entrepreneur et représentant chez Techo-Bloc. Il détient des certifications NCMA et ICPI et sera un co-présentateur à la Présentation aux Entrepreneurs pour la 2ème année consécutive.