Twice the Hero: Brian Gillespie

Meet March’s Hardscape Hero winner, Brian Gillespie of Ultimate Hardscapes! If his name rings a bell, it’s because Brian was our October 2014 winner.

HARDSCAPE HERO: Osterhus Outdoors

Congratulations to our newest Hardscape Hero, Ken Osterhus of Osterhus Outdoors!

Osterhus Outdoors is located in Salisbury, North Carolina, and is known for their desire to “take unhewn landscape and form it into a more inhabitable work of art.” The company completes all kinds of projects from retaining walls and spillover spas to fire pits and outdoor kitchens, but their specialty lies in installing fiberglass pools.

HARDSCAPE HERO: Advantage Landscaping

Congratulations to this month’s Hardscape Hero, Danny Humphreys of Advantage Landscaping, from Haymarket, Virginia. Danny founded Advantage Landscaping in 2002 with the motto, “our job is to make the customer’s job easier.” Whether it’s a simple backyard patio or a huge commercial project, Danny and his team provide a seamless installation process with their attention… Read more »

How to Become Our Next HARDSCAPE HERO

Every month, Eagle Bay holds a contest for contractors to spotlight their latest and greatest work using Eagle Bay pavers. Contractors who submit their project on our website receive a free Eagle Bay hat, and those selected as the month’s winner are rewarded the following prizes: A $250 gas card A professional photoshoot of the… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO – Patrick McGrath of Affordable Hardscapes of VA

Meet this month’s Hardscape Hero, Patrick McGrath of Affordable Hardscapes of Virginia in Virginia Beach. Patrick and his partner, Sage, are supported by a skilled crew who specialize in design, installation and repair of outdoor living areas. In other words, all things hardscape! Through a combination of time tested workmanship, professional in-house engineering and knowledge… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO – James River Nurseries

This month’s Hardscape Hero is the team of Mike Hildebrand, John Guidon and Dean Johnson from James River Nurseries. We spoke to John Guidon about the winning hardscape project and James River Nurseries’ approach to exceeding their clients’ expectations. James River Nurseries is a full service landscape/hardscape firm with the ability to design and manage… Read more »

David Durning of Landscape Solutions of Virginia

Meet this month’s Hardscape Hero, David Durning of Landscape Solutions of Virginia in Chesterfield. In addition to his 15+ years of experience, David is the first Hardscape Hero to have won our monthly contest twice – congratulations to David and his team! We caught up with David to ask him where he gets his inspiration…. Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Permanent Paving and Sealing

Meet this month’s Hardscape Hero, Dave Moore of Permanent Paving & Sealing in Midlothian, Virginia. Dave has over 37 years of experience as a state licensed paving and sealing contractor in Virginia, so he’s seen his share of projects. As an accomplished artist and collector of sculpture, he brings a unique perspective to the design… Read more »

HARDSCAPE HERO: Molter Landscaping

Meet this month’s Hardscape Hero, Nicholas Molter of Molter Landscaping in Chester, VA. Specializing in landscape design and installation, Nicholas’ company has been in business for five years. Recent hardscape installations include patios, sidewalks, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and retaining walls. Molter Landscaping’s latest project centers around creating an outdoor living space. The plans call… Read more »


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 »


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 »