Hedberg Landscape Sponsors 20th Annual Contractor Education Day

Sat March 27, 2010 - Midwest Edition
CEG


Dustin Breiwick (L), president of Top Notch Equipment of Plymouth, Minn., reviews the company’s new equipment line by Gehl — in particular the AL140 articulated loader — with salesman Mike Berger.
Dustin Breiwick (L), president of Top Notch Equipment of Plymouth, Minn., reviews the company’s new equipment line by Gehl — in particular the AL140 articulated loader — with salesman Mike Berger.
Dustin Breiwick (L), president of Top Notch Equipment of Plymouth, Minn., reviews the company’s new equipment line by Gehl — in particular the AL140 articulated loader — with salesman Mike Berger. (L-R): Joe Hegge, parts and service marketing manager, and Randy Thorstad, sales, of Scharber & Sons, a John Deere dealer in Rogers, Minn., take the time to review details with Ben Farr of Nature’s Caretakers. Also from Rogers, Minn., Farr has been (L-R): Ziegler Cat’s sales team was represented by Matt DuCette and Charlie Norgaard, Shakopee, Minn., who showed a Caterpillar 272C loader to Pat Hamer of Permagreen Landscaping, Corchoran, Minn. Landscape and masonry contractors take advantage of the seminars and the networking opportunity.

Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies sponsored its 20th annual Contractor Education Day March 12 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minn. More than 250 landscape and masonry contractors attended the all-day event, which included a 50-booth trade show, 12 seminar choices and the presentation of the annual Hedberg Awards.

Seminars included “Preparing Your Business for the New Economy”; “Enhancing Your Design & Sales Processes for Success in 2010”; “Surviving a Department of Labor Audit”; “EPA’s WaterSense New Homes Program Guidelines”; “Excavation Safety” and much more.

Winners of the 10th Annual Hedberg Awards included:

• Best Concrete Paver Project — Don Felix, Signature Patio

• Best Exterior Masonry Project — Mike Eckert, Original Rock Designs

• Best Natural Stone Wall Project — Chris Axel, Axel Landscapes

• Best Segmental Retaining Wall Project — Casey Hedeen, Nature’s Quest

• Best Water Feature Project — Bruce Johnson, Garden Expressions

Each winner received a stone-based plaque and a $200 check.

The 21st annual Hedberg Contractor Education Day will take place March 11, 2011, again at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.

Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies also held a new Indoor Pond Seminar March 26 at its Plymouth yard. The seminar, called “AquaBasin and Rain Barrel Day,” covers how to install hand carved stone fountains and boulder fountains, plus use of rain barrels for storm water management.

For more information visit, www.hedbergaggregates.com.