How to Hardscape

How to Hardscape

By Michael Pletz
A podcast dedicated to helping hardscapers start and grow their business. We interview leading experts to talk installation techniques, tools, products, marketing, business, and so much more.
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Growth and Profitability with Stanley "Dirt Monkey" Genadek
On today's episode, we talk with Stanley "Dirt Monkey" Genadek. If you do not know of him, get on YouTube, search his name, and enjoy his videos. He is here today to talk with us about growth and profitability.
22:29
February 12, 2020
The First Consultation with Your Customer with Marty Grunder
On today's episode of the How to Hardscape Podcast, we are joined by Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and the Grow Group where he helps landscaping professionals with their businesses. He is here to talk with us about what you should now going into the first consultation with your customer.
20:44
February 10, 2020
Prequalifying Leads with Marty Grunder
On today's episode of the How to Hardscape Podcast, we are joined by Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and the Grow Group where he helps landscaping professionals with their businesses. He is here to talk with us about what you should be doing to prequalify your leads.
25:02
February 3, 2020
#IAmaHardscaper: Richard of RC Outdoor
On today's episode of the #IAmaHardscaper, we are joined by Richard of RC Outdoor.
46:28
January 27, 2020
LO Congress Landscape Show and Summit Takeaways
On today's episode, we take the chance to talk about the two different products that stood out to us as hardscapers at the Landscape Ontario Congress show and the takeaways from the Landscape and Hardscape Business Success Summit.
33:03
January 20, 2020
Dust Collection and OSHA Compliance with Dust Killer Tools
On today's episode, we are joined by Jeremy Martin of Willow Gates Landscaping and Dust Killer Tools to talk about dust collection and OSHA Compliance in your business.
27:11
January 14, 2020
#IAmaHardscaper: Matt of Hardscape Ottawa
On today's episode of the #IAmaHardscaper, we are joined by Matt of Hardscape Ottawa. Go check out their work at https://www.hardscapeottawa.com/
37:33
January 6, 2020
Addressing Inefficiencies as a Leader and Investing in Tools with Frank Bourque
On today's episode, we are joined by landscape business coach and consultant Frank Bourque who talks with us about how business owners can address their inefficiencies and invest in tools that are going to help their on-site efficiency in 2020.
38:42
December 30, 2019
Vacuum Lifting Equipment with M-QUIP
On today's episode, we are joined by Justin and Jacob Reid of M-QUIP. They talk with us about a variety of subjects regarding using vacuum lifting equipment, what products they have available for hardscapers, and why you should be using vacuum lifting equipment on your job sites.
33:26
December 24, 2019
Managing Your Landscaping Business with LMN Software
On today's episode, we are joined by Mark Bradley of LMN and we talk about how LMN software will help you manage your landscaping business and help you keep track of your financials and so much more.
22:36
December 16, 2019
How Unilock's UniLyft, U-Level, and Uvision Can Help Efficiency and Address the Labor Shortage
On today's episode, Ray Rodenburgh of Unilock talks about how the UniLyft, U-Level, and Uvision can help address the labor shortage and help your efficiency from the planning and design process to the installation.
32:09
December 10, 2019
Cleaning and Sealing Interlock with Techniseal
On today's episode, we are joined by Aaron Phifer of Techniseal to talk about cleaning and sealing interlock, the different products that they have available, how to use them, and selling these services to your customers.
35:17
December 2, 2019
Selling and Installing Warming Trends Outdoor Fire Features
On today's episode, we talk with Brian Small of Warming Trends about how you can sell and install Warming Trends fire features into your client's outdoor living spaces.
39:39
November 25, 2019
Installing Polymeric Sand BONUS EPISODE
On today's bonus episode we talk about installing polymeric sand and the things you should consider when you are installing polymeric sand from different manufacturers.
12:50
November 25, 2019
Perma Edge: Edge Restraint for Open Graded Bases
Looking for the right edge restraint to replace your plastic edging for open graded bases? Perma Edge offers a product that is flexible and more permeable than using a concrete product. We talk with co-founder Chris Yancey regarding this product and why you should be using it in your next install.
23:18
November 18, 2019
How to Install an Open Graded Base
In this episode we talk about open graded bases, improving your efficiency and sales, and how you install these bases.
20:13
November 12, 2019
Installing and Selling Alliance Gator Base for Increased Efficiency
On today's episode, we are joined by Jeff Cunningham of Alliance. He talks in depth with us about Gator Base, how to install, sell, and improve your site efficiency with this product.
49:10
November 4, 2019
Paver Pete Talks Different Base Preparation Methods
We talk with Paver Pete about different base preparation methods for different scenarios and being versatile in your installation. We also talk about creating an outdoor living space for your customer and selling them on the idea of what they can use their outdoor living space for.
18:47
October 28, 2019
Things Landscapers Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Business
We surveyed landscapers to ask them what they wish they knew before starting their business. There were a lot of common themes from the responses and we chose nine points to discuss on today's episode.
15:48
October 21, 2019
How to Start Your Business with No Money
In this episode, we talk about how to start your business with no money by drawing on our past experiences with starting our business and how we did it. From beginning my career working for a hardscape supplier learning as much as I could to starting to do jobs on the side to take what I had learned and to put it into practice to eventually starting my business, I talk about all these steps and where it has taken my business over time and how you can do the same with yours if you are just starting out.
19:25
October 14, 2019
About the How to Hardscape Podcast
In this episode, we give you a rundown on what you can expect from the podcast. We will be talking about tools, products, materials, new installation methods, interviews with industry leaders, and featured hardscapers.
05:53
October 14, 2019