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HARDSCAPE HERO: Linda Jensen


Meet November’s Hardscape Hero, Linda Jensen from Arrowwood Landscapes. Linda describes Arrowwood Landscapes as a “boutique’ design/build company.” They love to create unique outdoor spaces with hardscape, landscape and low-voltage lighting elements. Her company prides itself on focusing on one project at a time and completing it before beginning the next. Linda and her team… Read more »

October’s HARDSCAPE HERO: Brian Gillespie


Meet October’s Hardscape Hero, Brian Gillespie from Ultimate Hardscapes. Brian Gillespie, in Newport News, VA, has 15 years custom construction experience. At Ultimate Hardscapes he and his team specialize in the design and installation of exquisite outdoor living environments using hardscapes. From simple patio and fire pit installations to award winning showcase projects, Ultimate Hardscapes… Read more »

September’s HARDSCAPE HERO: Josh Goff


Meet September’s Hardscape Hero, Josh Goff from Commonwealth Curb Appeal. During Commonwealth Curb Appeal’s 10 years, Josh Goff has handled a wide variety of hardscape projects. As his company has grown, he has gained extensive experience in patios, pools, and complete outdoor living spaces in particular. Josh’s most recent project was a multi level patio that… Read more »



August’s HARDSCAPE HERO: John Betts


Meet August’s Hardscape Hero, John Betts from Betts Masonry. Hometown: Powhatan, Virginia With nearly twenty years’ experience as a commercial bricklayer and seven installing concrete pavers, it’s no exaggeration when John Betts says he’s passionate about hardscapes. From walkways and outdoor kitchens to driveways and retaining walls, John approaches each project as a new opportunity,… Read more »



June’s HARDSCAPE HERO: JT Hale


Meet June’s Hardscape Hero, JT Hale from Atlantis Patios. JT lives and works in Newport News, Virginia and has three years of Hardscape experience. Though, as JT will point out, the number of projects he’s completed in that three years have given him a great deal of experience. JT and his team specialize in transforming… Read more »

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Hire A Contractor Like A Pro


If you want professional results for your patio, driveway or wall project, you’re going to need some help. But you don’t have to know everything about pavers to hire a contractor. All you need are the right questions. What to ask: How long have you been installing pavers? Are you a member of the ICPI… Read more »