The 2018 Hardscape North America Installer Championships competition is now accepting team registrations for the 6th annual event. The championships will be held at HNA October 17-19 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Hardscape North America Installer Championships are intended to test and recognize the skill, dedication and passion of hardscape contractors from Canada, the United States and Mexico.
At the HNA 2018 final competition, 24 teams will have their understanding of industry best practices and guidelines tested in a race against the clock and other top installers in the industry.
The early bird team registration fee is $150 USD and available until October 6, 2018. The fee is increased to $200 per team following this date. Each team that competes will get $150 of their Championship registration fee refunded after the event. Teams may download registration forms at http://hardscapena.com/attendee/features/installer-champ.
This year, five Regional Installer Championships are taking place in cities throughout the United States leading up to the final competition in Louisville. Winners from each regional competition will advance to the championship. The following regional competitions have and are taking place:
- National Collegiate Landscape Competition, Graham, NC - March 14-17 (Winning Teams: 1st Spokane Community College; 2nd Alamance Community College)
- New England Region, Providence, RI - March 14-15 (Winning Team: Mike Darling Construction LLC)
- Central Region, Fort Worth, TX - August 24
- Southeast Region, Buford, GA - August 24
- Southwest Region, Chandler, AZ - September 8
The 2017 Hardscape North America Installer Champion, CG Paving, of Fort Worth, TX, will also receive complimentary travel, hotel accommodations, trade show admission and entrance to the National competition from HNA to return and defend their championship title.
Preliminary rounds are scheduled for Thursday, October 18. The final Championship round to determine the 2018 National Champion will take place at 10 am on Friday, October 19 in the HNA Outdoor Arena.
The HNA 2018 Champions will receive a prize package valued at approximately $10,000. The package includes a $2,550 cash prize, an iQMS362 16.5" Masonry Saw w/16.5" diamond blade (valued at $2,750), a Weber MT CF3 Pro forward plate compactor (valued at $3,600), their name engraved on the HNA Installer Championship Cup, a plaque and recognition in various media including Interlock Design Magazine, Hardscape Magazine and HNA website.
The HNA 2018 Second Place team will receive a $1,300 cash prize, an iQ360xr 14" Masonry Saw w/14" diamond blade, includes iQ Smart Cart & iQ Rolling Table (valued at $2,100), a plaque and recognition in various media including Interlock Design Magazine and HNA website.
The HNA 2018 Third Place team will receive a $650 cash prize, a plaque and recognition in various media including the Interlock Design Magazine and HNA website.
The HNA 2018 Fourth Place team will receive a plaque and recognition in various media including Interlock Design Magazine and HNA website.
The 2018 HNA Installer Championships are sponsored by Anchor Wall, Belgard, iQ Power Tools, Keystone Hardscapes. Techniseal and Weber MT.
The championship is restricted to hardscape contractors. Each team member must be employed in the hardscape industry in North America as a professional installer of segmental retaining wall, clay and concrete pavers. This championship is not for amateurs or do-it-yourselfers! Each team member must sign, date and agree to the terms and conditions of the required HNA Installer Championship Team registration form.
For more information on Hardscape North America and the Installer Championships, visit www.hardscapena.com/features/installer-champ.