February 20, 2013
EP Henry has announced the winners of the third annual Contractors’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the outstanding Hardscaping professionals and projects of 2012 across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Hosted by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete pavers, the awards were presented during the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS®), the industry’s largest educational event dedicated to the design and installation of outdoor living spaces–such as patios, pool decks, fire pits,...
January 8, 2013
Todd Cohen, a popular keynote speaker on the topic of building sales culture for the landscape and hardscape industry, announced today he will present keynote speeches at two industry conferences hosted by Mid Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS). He also will present his “Sales Culture Workshops™” as well as hosting a sales roundtable at both events.MAHTS is the largest show of its kind on the east coast, combining education, a trade show, networking opportunities and new product introduc...
January 8, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS), the original and longest-running educational forum and trade show in North America for professionals in the hardscaping industry, will be held in two locations in 2013. Presented by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete products, MAHTS brings together construction and business skills training, industry certification, and arena and classroom education with the opportunity to network and gain recognition among industry supplier...
October 19, 2012
EP Henry, the premier family-owned and operated manufacturer of Hardscaping™ products in North America, has introduced ECOCenter™, the company’s new online resource to help inform architects, engineers, contractors, municipal officials and to help educate environmentally conscious home and business owners about the benefits of sustainable paving options and related environmental concerns.
Sustainable paving options, such as EP Henry’s ECO™ line of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers (PICP...
September 28, 2012
Summer may be the last time you’d want to start thinking about blizzards, ice storms and salt trucks, but now is the prime time to start locking in your snow removal business for 2013.More and more often, snow professionals are making their money by going after the big targets, and you don’t take down the big targets without a plan. Here’s how several snow pros go about it in their section of the market.Target #1Commercial accountsDoing the actual plowing isn’t what makes going after big acco...
May 18, 2012
"EP Henry's "For My Business" Finance
plan is taking the Project Funding world by storm," said Robert
Torrissi, Consumer Finance Director at EP Henry.
The Contractors who began to utilize EP Henry's "For My Business"
Finance program, which allows them to offer Same as Cash financing,
have seen an increase of 40% or more in job sizes
over their average cash jobs.
Torrisi said this opportunity will help to make a contractor's
business unique in their market place, and signing up is now eas...
May 18, 2012
With a vision of
a green, sustainable building and courtyard in front of the
building, Perkins Center for the Arts has garnered the invaluable
support of individuals from both the public and private sectors who
have a passion for the planet. Perkins Center for the Arts is
partnering with EP Henry, Rutgers University, Leonburg Nursery and
the Borough of Collingswood to create an Eco-Plaza at Perkins
Through the expertise of Landscape Architects, Cairone &
May 3, 2012
From the top of the new
World Trade Center, a group of Air Force men transported nine
engraved bricks to the joint base last weekend. They will be placed
in a new memorial being built here.
The memorial will honor nine NATO air advisers killed by a member
of the Afghan military April 27, 2011, during a meeting in Kabul.
The advisers had trained at the joint base in a new program the Air
Force has incorporated into the Air Advisor Academy here.
Col. J. Olaf Holm, commandant of the academy...
March 20, 2012
Source: Turf Magazine.com
Whether you've used them
or not, you've almost certainly seen QR (quick response) codes,
those oddly patterned square barcodes on products, billboards,
advertising messages and even within the pages of Turf magazine.
These strange-looking two-dimensional symbols are links to an
incredible variety of information. Point your smartphone, fire up
one of the numerous apps meant to decipher the code and take a
picture, and you're whisked to a specific URL.
February 21, 2012
Awards honoring industry's best outdoor design projects presented during Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show
Woodbury, NJ-February 21, 2012-EP Henry announced the winners of the second annual Contractors' Choice Awards, honoring the outstanding Hardscaping professionals and projects of 2011. Hosted by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete pavers, the Contractors' Choice Awards are designed for and voted on by contractors across seven states in the Mid-Atlantic region.
February 14, 2012
HERNDON, Va. - The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
(ICPI) is offering a new course for concrete paver contractors who
specialize in installing advanced segmental concrete pavement
systems in the residential market. The first course will be held on
March 1-2 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
The Residential Paver Technician Course provides advanced training
in residential paver installations and covers some of the hottest
topics in outdoor living space design and con...
February 8, 2012
Recognizing the importance of unifying the green industry at
both the local and national level, PLANET and New Jersey Landscape
Contractors Association entered into an agreement that will use the
strengths of both organizations to enhance the value delivered to
both membership groups through education and networking,
legislative advocacy, and consumer awareness programs.
"PLANET has valued our informal partnership and efforts with NJLCA
over the last several years," said PLANET CEO Sabeena ...
September 30, 2011
In a push to gain more small-business users,
Facebook Inc. is expected on Monday to reveal plans to launch a new
program that includes giving away $10 million of advertising
The initiative is being launched in partnership with the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent
Business, a small-business group. It is intended to educate small
businesses on how to promote themselves on the social-networking
site, like buying display ad...
August 8, 2011
Associations are calling for landscapers to contact their
legislators in efforts to block the measure.
The Department of Labor has announced that the effective date of
the H-2B wage methodology rule is Sept. 30. Originally, the
effective date was set for Jan. 1, 2012.
The final rule will increase H-2B hourly wages for landscaping
services by about $3.60 per hour. Read the notice published in the
Federal Register here.
Associations like PLANET and ANLA are trying to block the rule,
July 29, 2011
The tough economy has taken its toll on staff. Now, with a
rebound on the horizon, stretched employees may get restless.
Here's how to re-energize workers, build trust and keep turnover
low as the turnaround hits.
As a result of the worst economic scenario in recent history,
workers across the country have, undoubtedly, been shaken. When
layoffs, pay and benefit reductions, salary freezes and
restructuring first began to occur, employees everywhere were happy
to just have a job. Indeed, th...
June 22, 2011
Heat related illness often does not receive as much
attention as other workplace hazards and is often under reported. A
high profile case of heat stroke was that of Korey Stringer, a
27-year-old member of the Minnesota Vikings football team. On Aug.
1, 2001, he collapsed after two and a half hours of practice in 90
degree heat. At the hospital, his core body temperature was
recorded at 108 degrees. He died shortly thereafter of major organ
failure. Many were shocked at how sudden and serious...
May 23, 2011
Joe Yedowitz looked at his bill. His eyes scanned the list of
items, tallying up each cost to ensure the correct total.
Four tires at $150 a pop.
Tax, well, of course.
A $10 environmental fee - interesting, he thought.
"Mechanics can charge to throw away your tires. Mechanics can
charge to throw away oil, anti freeze, all environmental things,"
he says. "The landscaper, while we may not have disposal fees that
we are subjected to with hazmat-type material, I...
May 6, 2011
Source: Financial Edge May 6, 2011
loan underwriting process is becoming more demanding for small
businesses, and it's essential for any start-up or those wishing to
expand to be diligent in knowing all the ins and outs of getting a
loan. Heading into 2011, there are some expert tips that can give
any small company an advantage in the lending market. Here are the
top six suggestions from industry professionals for getting access
to the cash you need to fund your small business. (Incorpo...
May 3, 2011
WASHINGTON - Market conditions continued to improve for
landscape architecture firms, with firm leaders reporting renewed
optimism for billable hours, inquiries and hiring in the first
quarter of 2011, according to an American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey.
More than two thirds of firm leaders (67.9 percent) reported
stable or higher billable hours in the first quarter of 2011, an
increase from 59.6 percent last quarter and 56.4 percent this time