April 20 2019 08:40 AM

Winners will compete for the championship in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.

The first of seven regional championships leading up to the final 2019 Hardscape North America Installer Championship began last month, and competitions will continue through August.

The regional championships were launched in 2016 and have been so successful that they have expanded to include seven locations around the country. Regional winners will have the opportunity to compete for the title of HNA Champion later this year.

Regional competitions include:

Southwest Region, Chandler, Arizona – Feb. 23

1st place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and $1,000 cash

Winner: Urban Earth Landscaping

New England Region, Providence, Rhode Island - March 14-15

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and $10,000 cash

Winner: Clarke Landscapes

National Collegiate Landscape Competition, Fort Collins, Colorado- March 22

1st and 2nd Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA and GIE+EXPO)


1st Place: Cuyahoga Community College

2nd Place: Brigham Young University - Provo

Northern California Region, San Martin, California - May 18

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and Hardscape Equipment

Pacific Northwest Region, Tacoma, Washington - Aug. 24

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA) and iQ PowerTools Saw

Central Region, Fort Worth, Texas - August 2019

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA), $1,000 cash and trophy

Southeast Region, Kennesaw, Georgia - August 2019

1st Place: Trip to HNA (sponsored by HNA), $1,000 cash and trophy

The Installer Championship finals will take place at Hardscape North America, October 16-18 in Louisville, Kentucky. HNA will provide the seven winning teams (of two people each and an alternate or coach) from the regional championships roundtrip transportation to Louisville, individual accommodations at a downtown Louisville hotel (Wednesday-Friday), complimentary trade show admission to HNA and complimentary registration for the HNA Installer Championship. The total prize package is valued at up to $3,500 per team.

The 2018 Hardscape North America Installer Champion, Segmental Systems, of Otis Orchards, Washington, 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.