Texas Team Wins North American Hardscape Installer Championship

Fall 2017

Best of the best emerges from a field of 23 teams over two days of competition

by ICPI

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Texas Team Wins North American Hardscape Installer Championship

CG Paving of Fort Worth, TX, won the 5th Annual HNA Installer Championship at the 2017 Hardscape North American tradeshow, an Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) event.

Twenty-three segmental concrete pavement installation teams from throughout the United States and Canada competed in the two-day event. Each installation project was judged on safety, craftsmanship and compliance with industry best practices.

In the preliminary round, each team was given 60 minutes to construct an 8 ft x 10 ft interlocking concrete patio with a small seat wall as detailed in the drawings provided to each team. The teams with the top four scores moved on to the final championship round where they were given 90 minutes to construct their own creative design.

The CG Paving championship team members were Carlos Gomez, Alfredo Estrada and alternate Ismael Rendon. As champions, the team was awarded a prize package valued at approximately $14,000. The package included a check for $2,400, an iQ360 14-in. masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection plus accessories (valued at $2,425), a Weber MT CF3 Pro forward plate compactor (valued at $3,600) and a hand tool package from Hulton Tools and Pave Tool Innovators (valued at $500). ICPI will also cover the team’s cost to return and compete in the 2018 HNA Installer Championship.

General Pavers AOJ, LLC of Dallas, TX, (Omar Hernandez, Jose Hernandez and alternate Juan Perez) finished second. The team received a check for $1,200, an iQ360 14-in. masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection plus accessories (valued at $2,425) and a hand tool package from Hulton Tools and Pave Tool Innovators (valued at $500).

A student team from Brigham Young University from Provo, UT, (Marco Closland, Masen Putnam, and alternate McKayla Sundberg) finished third. The team was awarded $600 for their third-place finish and a hand tool package from Hulton Tools and Pave Tool Innovators (valued at $500). 

Precise Paving, Inc. of West Palm Beach, FL, (Jim Workman and Eric Martin) finished fourth. The team earned a hand tool package from Hulton Tools and Pave Tool Innovators (valued at $500).

About Hardscape North America

Hardscape North America (HNA), THE hardscape show for contractors and dealers/distributors, is an Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute event. Its focus is to bring top-notch education including certification courses, products and technology to contractors, installers and dealers involved in the segmental pavement and retaining wall industries, as well as to provide networking opportunities. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and trade floor demonstrations and offers the latest technology for contractors. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association and the Brick Industry Association. To learn more about HNA, visit HardscapeNA.com.

About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

ICPI is the trade association representing the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association’s membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit icpi.org.

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