Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association

Career Outlook

Concrete paver sales are up 60% from 2010 to 2019, and skyrocketed in 2020 with more people enhancing their homes with outdoor living areas. With more demand for hardscaping projects and more need for installers, contractor employee salaries have increased more than 15% in the past three years. Meanwhile, four of every five contractors report that their major business challenge is recruiting and hiring enough qualified employees. What this means for you is OPPORTUNITY! You can build a career that lasts in an enjoyable, fulfilling craft.



Careers Represented

Contractor/Business Owner, Installer, Office Manager, Sales, Marketing,  Engineer, Architect, Project Manager, Estimator, Draftsman/CAD Operator, Designer, Foreman

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Educational Opportunities

From beginning installer to advanced-level contractor and design professional, CMHA has a course for you where you can grow your knowledge of the hardscape industry.


Brief Overview

The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association is the trade association representing the segmental concrete pavement industry in the United States and Canada. Members include paver and slab producers, design professionals, dealers/distributors, suppliers of products and services related to the industry, and paver installation contractors.

CMHA offers a variety of services to its members through its vast library of technical publicationsonline design idea galleriespublications, and paver installer certification programs.

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    Typical Education

    Many installers learn on the job from their fellow crew members and supervisors. Others come to the industry with degrees in landscape management or horticulture from two-year or four-year degree programs. Learn more at HardscapingIs.

    Once an installer has some experience, CMHA certification is the next step.


    CMHA events include


    Industry Meetings

    and the Hardscape North America trade show.

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