Rosetta Hardscapes spotlights exceptional licensee projects

During its 2018 Producer Summit Michigan-based developer and licensor Rosetta Hardscapes presented four producers annual Rosetta Project Awards. The program highlights outstanding work in retaining wall, paver and slab, residential, and municipal applications.


Retaining Wall

Midland Concrete Products of Clear Lake, Iowa, transformed an unusable lakefront slope into a livable space with two patios and a winding staircase. After initially requesting Rosetta Outcropping, spatial constraints caused the contractor Country Landscapes Inc. to suggest Rosetta Kodah, a smaller block wall solution, instead. In total, 1,250 square feet of Kodah went into the project, along with 47 Dimensional Steps with three landings to create the winding staircase, and a Belvedere Fire Pit Kit.


Paver and Slab
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Manitoba, Canada-based Barkman Concrete chose Rosetta Grand Flagstone slabs to create a backyard pool and patio area for a 15,000-sq.-ft. custom log home while also complementing the rustic look of the massive chalet. The project utilized 10,000 square feet of Grand Flagstone in Pacific Grey in order to “help make the paved area less busy, but instead highlight the detail evident in the product’s texture,” says Brian Nemez, business development manager – Western Region at Barkman Concrete.


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Brown’s Concrete Products of Sudbury, Ontario, made a complex residential project both possible and more economical with Rosetta Hardscapes products. The project consisted of transforming an unusable backyard space due to extreme grade changes into an outdoor living area. Contractor Belsey Excavating & Landscape used natural stone in the front yard but suggested transitioning to Rosetta Hardscapes for the backyard to meet the homeowner’s desire for a quick installation. Over 10 loads of Rosetta Hardscapes products including Outcropping, Belvedere Walls and Fire Pit, and both Irregular and Dimensional Steps were used.



Castohn of Lakewood, Wash., was awarded for its creative use of Rosetta Belvedere and Dimensional Coping to build an affordable seating area for Issaquah Highlands’ community park. The planned community and neighborhood officials wanted a solution that was reminiscent of natural rock formations. The project used 1,600 square feet of Rosetta Belvedere freestanding seat walls and corner, topped with 714 linear feet of Dimensional Coping in a custom Castohn color called Western Bluff to match the surrounding landscape.