PebbleTec adds texture to Oldcastle APG outdoor living product pool

Source: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta Oldcastle APG has acquired Pebble Technology International, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based developer of branded outdoor living products and aggregate swimming pool finishes. The company has five locations and a reputation for product quality and high-touch customer service. It strengthens Oldcastle APG’s hand in the thriving pool category with a brand complementing Belgard, MoistureShield and Techniseal product series—a depth…

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Report finds hardscapes continuing to drive unit masonry volume

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff Rising interest in outdoor living will remain a key catalyst of residential concrete or clay brick, block, and paver sales through 2025, according to a new analysis by market researcher Freedonia Group. Hardscaping, by far the leading application for concrete units, is expected to account for 70 percent of total market gains and will…

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George Schofield Co. anchors Outdoor Living hardscapes franchise

Sources: Outdoor Living Supply, Rochester, Minn.; CP staff Outdoor Living Supply has commenced a hardscapes distribution business plan with the acquisition of Bridgewater, N.J.-based Geo. Schofield Co. Inc., a leading natural stone source. The transaction is the first for an entity established late last year in partnership with New York private equity firm Trilantic North America. OLS principals aim to…

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Outdoor living trends sustain hardscape product category growth

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff

Demand for pavers, segmental retaining wall units, boulders and companion hardscape products is set to climb 5.6 percent annually through 2021, buoyed by growth in home building and popularity of outdoor living features. Over a five-year horizon in Freedonia’s new “Landscaping Products Market in the US, 5th Edition” study, pavers look to attain an annual growth rate just under 6 percent, reaching $1.4 billion in sales by 2021. Total hardscape category product shipments that year are projected at $3.5 billion.

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Hardscape retailer Pioneer effects 30-store upgrade with eye to DIY market

Sources: Pioneer Landscape Centers, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; CP staff

Pioneer Sand began a transformation to Pioneer Landscape Centers with a post-Labor Day weekend grand re-opening of its six-acre store just outside Denver. “Our Littleton Landscape Center is the first step in what is an exciting next chapter for one of the nation’s preeminent landscape-supply companies where do-it-yourselfers and professionals will find direct-to-customer savings and the best product selection in the industry,” says CEO Sagi Cohen.

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