New In person Training Dates Announced!

Welcome To The Hardscape Academy!


Welcome to the Hardscape Academy, your go-to source for hardscape education, nestled in the scenic Fairfield County. Our offerings include online training videos and in-person sessions, all backed by our 20+ years of industry experience. Our passion lies in sharing our knowledge with you. Explore our website and make the most of our invaluable training resources.

Hardscape Mastery Summit

An exciting two-day event focused on hands-on hardscaping and valuable business guidance, featuring renowned leaders in the hardscape industry: Caleb Auman, Andy Mulder, and Jeremy Swihart. Secure Your Spot Now!

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For The New Professional Hardscaper.

Create Stunning hardscape Projects With Our Comprehensive Guides & Training Videos!

Your Step By Step Guide To Building Long Lasting Hardscape Projects

Learn Start to Finish How To Install Paver Patios, Retaining Walls, Seat Walls, and more! 

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Crush Your Hardscape Projects With Our Proven Training Videos!

Get Started With Our Free Training Videos! Available for immediate viewing

Take Advantage Of Our Free Hardscape Tools List!

Our free resource for what tools you should have when on the job

The Ultimate Guide To Profitably Installing Pavers!


2+ Hours of Highly Detailed Instruction. Learn directly from Caleb, who has over 20 years in the industry. He goes step-by-step and he covers it ALL! What you should or not do on a job, planning, materials, drainage, and so much more! If it has to do with installing pavers, we answer it!

Teach Me How To Install Pavers!

The Company Handbook!

Our fully editable comprehensive handbook covers all the necessary information your employees need to know, including time off and cell phone policies, work attire guidelines, and more. Avoid headaches and ensure clarity by utilizing our expertly crafted resource.

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How To Install Seat Walls!

Our complete guide to professionally installing long-lasting, beautiful seat walls. This step-by-step course goes in-depth on base prep, building your wall into your end columns, incorporating your back, material options, production rates for cutting caps, and everything you need to know to profitably install seat benches.

Teach Me How To Install Seat Walls!

Meet Caleb & Brittany Auman!

Caleb and Brittany Auman are the founders/instructors of The Hardscape Academy. Together, they own a successful hardscaping company based in Carroll, Ohio. They founded The Hardscape Academy to help guide and instruct others through the world of contracting via in-person workshops, instructional videos, coaching calls and more.

Take Your Company To New Heights

How To Install Retaining Walls

Our comprehensive guide provides expert advice for installing reliable and long-lasting retaining walls. Unfortunately, many retaining walls fail due to a lack of knowledge and flawed engineering practices. With our professional training, you can learn to install retaining walls to the highest standards and with maximum efficiency, ensuring that they meet all necessary specifications

Teach Me How To Install Retaining Walls!

Learn How to Install Like the Pros!

With our hardscape training, you and your crew will come away ready to tackle your next project

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