Hardscape House Provides Unique Opportunities at Hardscape North America

Hands-on Testing, Expert Demonstrations and the National Installer Championship

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, 2021, 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.”

Exhibitor Displays for 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.

Team registrations for the competition are currently being accepted. The early bird team registration fee is $150 USD and available until September 9, 2021. The fee increases to $200 per team after this date. Each team that competes will get $150 of their Championship registration fee refunded after the event. Teams may download registration forms at www.hardscapena.com/attendee/features/installer-champ.   

HNA 2021

Early-bird registration for the trade show is $20* (fees increase after Thursday, Sept. 9). Register online at www.hardscapena.com.

*Registration for non-exhibiting manufacturers, suppliers, ad agencies and media sales through Sept. 9: $350


About Hardscape North America

Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and dealers/distributors. Its focus is to bring top-notch education including certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls and also to provide networking opportunities. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and trade show floor demonstrations and offers the latest technology for contractors. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association. To learn more about HNA, visit www.HardscapeNA.com or call (888) 580-9960.

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 www.icpi.org.