Hardscape House Provides Unique Opportunities at Hardscape North America

Hands-on testing, expert demonstrations and the National Installer Championship are all scheduled for the show Oct. 20-22 in Louisville.

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Just steps away from the indoor exhibits and adjacent to the 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, the Hardscape House brings three popular show features together under a 42,000-sq.-ft. open-air pavilion at Hardscape North America.

The Hardscape House will include:

  • Exhibitor displays for hands-on product testing
  • Hardscape Now Demonstrations led by hardscape consultant Frank Bourque
  • HNA 2021 National Installer Championship with $17,200 in cash prizes and equipment to be awarded

HNA, set for October 20-22, is the largest event for the hardscape industry.

“Hardscape House offers valuable opportunities our industry members won’t find anywhere else,” said Charles McGrath, executive director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). “From the ability to get hands-on with equipment before you buy to the expert demonstrations and the exciting competition in the Installer Championship, the outdoor area at HNA provides the perfect mix of business, learning and fun.”

Hands-On Testing

One of HNA’s most attractive features for exhibitors and visitors alike is the opportunity to demo products. With the Hardscape House being just outside the indoor exhibits, attendees can see the new products indoors, then test and compare them with the competition before making buying decisions.

Hardscape Now Demonstrations

Frank Bourque and his team will lead six demos highlighting best-practice secrets and construction techniques to help attendees build for profits. The demos will be held Thursday and Friday. Attendees can upgrade their trade show registration to include all six hardscape demonstrations for only $65 or purchase a VIP Pass. Each session is eligible for one ICPI Certified Installer Continuing Education hour.

Session 1 – Tools & Equipment for Profits

Session 2 – Hardscape Installs in Tight Quarters & Challenging Sites

Session 3 – Installation Efficiency on Pavers & Slab Installations

Session 4 – Installation Efficiency on Raised Patios & Retaining Wall Installations

Session 5 – Hardscape Features: Lights and Sound

Session 6 – Hardscape Features: Fire and Water

HNA 2021 National Installer Championship

Top hardscape contractors will compete in the annual Hardscape North America Installer Championship. The competition is intended to test and recognize the skill, dedication, safety and passion of hardscape contractors from Canada, the United States and Mexico. Up to 16 teams will compete over the course of two days. The 2021 champion will receive a cash prize of $12,000 and a total prize package valued at over $18,000. All attendees are invited to watch the competition, which will take place throughout the day on Thursday and Friday.