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:
Learning to stack and carve a concrete retaining wall.
Using texture matts to form the stone appearance.
Finishing the concrete patio.
The project included an outdoor living area complete with bar.
The training included building a water feature in the backyard.