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Allan Block Wall Certification Class

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JimLewis, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,854

    Me and 4 employees of mine just went and took the Allan Block Certification Class yesterday. And I've never really been one that was that big on certifications. So understand I was going into this very skeptical. Actually, the only reason I went was because they told me that once we were certified, they'd start sending us a lot more leads (they get a lot of calls and emails from their website and from local home and garden shows).

    But after having attended, I must say the class was very informative. I am glad we went. We definitely learned a lot about building walls in general that we didn't know before. I would encourage anyone who is interested in building Allan Block walls to attend this class. They are fairly short (~5 hours) and there is a simple test at the end. And then you are certified. But more importantly, I guarantee you will come out of that class building much more well-built walls than you ever have in the past.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,423

    I only build walls with Legos.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794


    Initially, before they moved this post from Irrigation to Hardscape, that made me chuckle :)
  4. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    I build srw with ab went to seminars and tested.
  5. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Where did you find the information for the seminar?
  6. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,854

    We did a pretty serious AB wall earlier in the year. And I got to know my local AB rep. So when this class came along, he just called me and kept trying to talk me into attending. It was a good class. Lots of contractors went. And we had a hands-on session after lunch where we learned some cool tricks I wish I had known last summer.
  7. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    You know what they say, " when you stop learning, you stop earning."

    We are going to MAHTS this year to get are seg. wall cert. I have never regretted any seminar or cert that i have gone to.

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Hey, it is great to hear that this class is worth the time. I am in the Charlotte, NC and will be going to the class in Atlanta in a few weeks. What you are saying is what the rep told me also. Nice to see he wasn't exagerating.

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