On October 20th and 21st, 24 teams from across the United States and Canada competed in the fourth HNA Installer Championship. 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. Each installation was judged based on criteria related to safety, craftsmanship and compliance to industry best practices. 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.
After the dust had settled, the HNA 2016 Installer Champion was Oak Leaf Landscaping of Danville, OH with team members Tobias Yoder, Daniel Nisley and Owen Nisley. In the final championship round they scored 402 out of a possible 450 points. As champions they received a prize package that included a $1,000 award, an iQ Powertools 360 14” dustless masonry table saw with accessories, and a Weber MT’s CF3 Pro forward plate compactor.
Second place was awarded to the Cheeseheads Team, Zillges Materials of Oshkosh, WI with team members Emmanuel Oesterreich and Jourdain Oesterreich. In the championship round they scored 393. They received a $400 award and an iQ Powertools 360 dustless masonry table saw.
Third place was awarded to Epic Pavers of Evless, TX with team members Luis Garcia, Jose Garcia and Samuel Guijarro. In the championship round they scored 388 points. For their efforts the team received a $100 award.
Fourth place was awarded to LR Landscaping of Lincoln, CA with team members Lee Reveles, Daniel Preciado, Elmer Casasola. In the championship round they scored 378 points.
All four teams that advanced to the final Championship round also received a hand tool package provided by Ox Tools, a plaque, and tons of free publicity.