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11 New Dealers Are Taught The Stonemakers System Of Hardscapes

After four days of  hard work, learning and a whole lot of fun, Stonemakers wrapped up the first new dealer training of the year on January 21, 2011, in Orlando, FL.  Lead by David Montoya, founder and president, 11 new dealers were trained and licensed to install retaining walls and hardscape features using the Stonemakers system for stacking and carving concrete.  Here are the new dealers that were in attendance:

o    Mike Gates, Preferred Landscape Inc., Cedar Springs, MI  
o    Brad Matthews, Lasting Impressions Decorative Concrete, Conway,AR    
o    Chris Wolfe, Nostalgic Stone, Denver, CO   
o    John Giusto, Giusto Landscaping LLC, Byfield, MA   
o    Chuck Bryson, A & C Concrete LLC, Mechanicsville, MD  
o    Charlie    Allen, New Life Nurseries, Inc., Melbourne, FL    
o    Micheal Jones, MJMJ Enterprises DBA Artscapes, Gurley, AL  
o    Steve Thoms, Thoms Bros. Landscaping, Rochester, MI  
o    Jim Ayers, Ayers Drywall, Insulation & Supply, Inc., Lincoln, AR   
o    Matt Otero, Designs By Stonescapes, Commerce City, CO    www.designsbystonescapes.com
o    Brent Montry, Tri state Basement Repair, Richland Center, WI   

Here's a look at the project:

stacking and carving concrete

 

 

 

Learning to stack and carve a concrete retaining wall.building a concrete retaining wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using texture matts to form the stone appearance.

 

 

concrete patio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing the concrete patio.

 

 

 

outdoor living area

 

 

 

 

 

The project included an outdoor living area complete with bar.

 

water features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The training included building a water feature in the backyard.

 

 


Topics: outdoor living area, concrete retaining wall, water features, patios