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March 29, 2009 9:00 AM CDT

Belgard Announces Backyard Makeover Winner

Winner receives personalized landscape design with KitchenAid and Bevolo Lighting products


Belgard, a leading U.S. producer of concrete block and hardscape products, named Gail Bartels of Watertown, Wis., the winner of its “Invite the Unexpected” sweepstakes. Bartels’s entry was randomly selected from approximately 50,000 entries.

A landscape architect will visit her home to develop a custom backyard design. Belgard and Oldcastle Surfaces will then provide paver and retaining wall products to begin construction on the hardscape portion of the design, such as water features, bars and/or countertops. KitchenAid will provide a built in grill package, refrigerator and preparation unit with an outdoor sink. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights will provide outdoor fixtures and lighting.

“With the state of the economy, people are tending to stay in their homes and remodel existing spaces rather than move, and we wanted to show customers a charming upgrade that adds beauty and value to their home,” said Ken O’Neill, Vice President of Belgard. “In support of Belgard’s commitment to providing beautiful hardscape products for home and business owners nationwide, we wanted to partner with producers of the industry’s best products to provide our customers this ultimate luxury.”

Ms. Bartels stated that she and her husband Ron had been saving to create their own backyard living area. Belgard products are available and installed nationwide through a network of authorized Belgard dealers and contractors. For more information about Belgard products or for a complete list of authorized Belgard dealers, please visit or call 1-877-BELGARD.

About the Author

Since 1995, a nationwide network of Oldcastle manufacturing facilities has produced Belgard interlocking pavers, paving stone and garden wall products. These products include the traditional and antiqued paver and wall series. All Belgard products have a long history of successful applications on thousands of residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and Canada. Contact Belgard Hardscapes, Inc. at


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