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Contractor’s Corner: How to Become a Belgard Master Craftsman

June 17, 2013
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Contractors play a pivotal role in helping homeowners bring their outdoor living visions to life. Each month, we’ll offer a Contractor’s Corner post to share tips to help our contractor partners offer even more to homeowners and their landscapes. 6.17.13 Previously we’ve talked about how to become a Belgard Authorized Contractor, so let’s take it up a notch this week and talk about how you can go from being a BAC to a Master Craftsman – the highest level of certification from Belgard. All Belgard Authorized Contractors looking to become a Master Craftsman must complete the following requirements: – Must meet all BAC requirements – Recognized as a winner of at least 1 national award OR 2 local awards for projects in the past 24 months – Must have an employee complete the ICPI Residential Paver Technician Course – Must have 5 years install experience – Must be authorized in 2 of the following areas:
  • Pavers
  • Retaining Walls
  • Belgard Elements
  • Belgard Certified Applicator
– Must meet 2 of the following installation requirements as it relates to your areas of authorization within a 12 month period prior to applying for Master Craftsman status:
  • 20,000 SF of Belgard Pavers
  • 3,000 SF of Belgard Wall Product
  • 7 projects containing at least one Belgard Element
  • Clean and seal 25 paver projects
– 5 year workmanship guarantee – Must attend 3 educational events provided by or approved by Belgard – Must hold BAC status for 3 years prior in at least 1 area. – 100% service satisfaction commitment In addition to the initial requirements, all Master Craftsmen must submit to these yearly requirements: – Maintain authorized status in at least two areas – Must install/perform the following as it relates to your areas of authorization:
  • 20,000 SF of Belgard pavers each year
  • 2,000 SF of Belgard wall product each year
  • 7 projects containing a Belgard Element each year
  • Clean and seal 25 paver projects each year
– Must attend 3 educational events provided by or approved by Belgard – Maintain 100% service satisfaction commitment For more information on becoming a Belgard Master Craftsman, visit http://belgard.biz/docs/bac_requirements.pdf or contact your Belgard sales representative. Current Belgard Master Craftsman include contractors from: Accent Paving, Inc., ACP, Arizona Royal Landscaping and Design, Autumn Blaze Construction, Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape, Inc., Brookstein Services, Continental Landscaping, Creative Outdoors, CYC Landscaping, Dean’s Landscaping, Inc., Desert Designer, European Pavers, Gardner Landscapes, Gulfstream Hardscape & Garages, Lawnscapers, Inc., Outdoor Design & Construction, Pavers 4 Less, Pavers Installed Company, Precise Paving, Precision Pavers- Outdoor Living, Stefano’s Landscaping, Waterquest Landscaping, Western Pavers, Inc., Wirth Services Inc., and York’s Landscape Service.

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