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Author: Joe Raboine

Joe Raboine is nationally renowned as an expert on hardscapes and outdoor living design. He began his tenure in the industry as a contractor, which gave him the knowledge base to become a true innovator on the manufacturing side. He revolutionized the outdoor kitchen industry with his creation of the Belgard Elements line of prefabricated kitchen and fireplace components. Joe also developed the concept behind the groundbreaking Belgard Design Studio, which creates photorealistic 3D and Virtual Reality design renderings of outdoor living projects. In his current role as Director of Belgard Hardscapes, he is sought after throughout the country for speaking engagements, webinars and media interviews for his knowledge on design trends, product innovations and industry best practices. A native of Wisconsin, Joe now lives in Atlanta with his wife and five children. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors hiking, kayaking and communing with nature.

Contractor’s Corner: Technology for Outdoor Design
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Making the Most of Small Outdoor Spaces  
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Mix It Up: Incorporating Mixed Materials in Outdoor Design and Patios
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Outdoor Living Insights with Matt Blashaw, Mike Pyle, and John Lea: Inside Out with Belgard 
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Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2023
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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting an Outdoor Fireplace
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Planning your 2023 Dream Backyard with Belgard Hardscapes
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HNA Post-Show: New Products (and Podcasts) from Belgard  
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Functional Design Ideas for Narrow Backyards 
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Contractor’s Corner: How Do You Become a Belgard Authorized Contractor?
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Belgard’s Hardscape North America (HNA) Trade Show Preview 2022
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Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Pit Maintenance Tips
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