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EP Henry Photo Shoot with Drones!
We have been blessed to be chosen once again by EP Henry for their annual photo shoot of our projects for possible inclusion in their 2021 EP Henry Product Catalog. Photos of our projects have appeared in their 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020 catalogs. This year, however, was a little different. Why? Because this year Andrew Ludewig and Matt Basara brought their drones!
We submitted seven possible hardscape projects from the past year, and they chose all seven! Please note that the photos pictured below are right after construction and not from the actual photo shoot footage.
Day 1 - Tuesday, July 14th
First Stop: Joel & Cindy Whitmoyer, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Product Line: EP Henry Bristol Stone ColorTech pavers in Golden Maple (6-piece random pattern) with a Chiseled Stone Slate Blue soldier course border as well as Cast Stone wall in Breckenridge with Chapeau 16 Bluestone caps with a Cast Stone Round Fire Pit Kit and Dakota Blend Curbstone lining the walkway. This project also includes an Aquascape Pondless water feature.
Second Stop: Robert & Ferren Bolesta, Frederick, Maryland
Product Line: EP Henry Bristol Stone ColorTech in Sonoran (7- piece random pattern) with Forma Stone in Sand and Charcoal as a sailor course border as well as Coventry III wall in Dakota Blend with a Coventry Universal Cap in Pewter Blend and a Coventry Wall Fire Pit Kit in Dakota Blend as well. The step caps are Chapeau 16 in Bluestone.
Day 2 - Wednesday, July 15
First Stop: Robert "Larry" and Carole Stephens, Smithsburg, Maryland
Product Line: EP Henry Cast Stone garden wall and retaining wall block in Breckenridge with Chapeau 16 Bluestone retaining wall caps and Bluestone garden wall caps.
Second Stop: Bob & Suzie Wolfe, Smithsburg, Maryland
Product Line: EP Henry Bristol Stone ColorTech pavers in Phoenix (7-piece random pattern) with Chiseled Stone ColorTech Brown sailor/soldier border as well as Cast Stone wall in Breckenridge with a Chapeau 16 cap in Phoenix.
Third Stop: Ed & Cindy Wivell, Smithsburg, Maryland
Product Line: EP Henry Old Towne Cobble in Harvest Blend ("I" pattern) with an Old Towne Cobble Charcoal soldier course border as well as a Terrace Wall retaining wall in Harvest Blend with Chapeau 16 Bluestone caps. The steps are the large Quarry Steps in Bluestone.
Fourth Stop: Brad & Heather Sparkman, Sabillasville, Maryland
Product Line: Old Towne Cobble pavers in Dakota Blend ("I" pattern) with an Old Towne Cobble Charcoal soldier course as well as Cast Stone wall in Aspen with Chapeau 16 Bluestone wall caps. The steps are the large Quarry Steps in Bluestone.
Fifth and Final Stop: Tom and Jodi Tyler, Sabillasville, Maryland
Product Line: Bristol Stone ColorTech Sonoran (4-piece random) with Forma Stone Sand and Charcoal double sailor course border as well as Terrace wall block in Dakota Blend with Coventry universal wall caps in Pewter.
Drone Footage & Photos - Courtesy of Andrew Ludewig and Matt Basara of EP Henry
We have a couple of drone shots and photos from the photo shoot that we would like to share with you. Obviously, we are not privy to all of the footage from those two days, and I don't have shots from Andrew of everyone's project, but we sincerely appreciate the photos that Andrew shared on his Instagram account giving a "shout out" to Kingdom Landscaping.
As has now become a tradition for us (two years in a row), we enjoy hosting the EP Henry guys at our home at the end of the day for some food, fellowship, and fun. And, in case you follow us on Facebook (if you don't, you should), our Doberman's didn't eat the drones (although they tried!).
First off, a big THANK YOU to all of our awesome customers who agreed to allow us to invade their outdoor living spaces. We really appreciate all of your hard work preparing your areas and making sure that everything looked good ahead time. Also, thank you to Andrew and Matt of EP Henry for taking the time during this pandemic to travel from New Jersey to Maryland and spend a couple of days in our neck of the woods. We had a lot of fun hanging out, eating great food (Fratelli's crab cakes from Middletown), and just sharing stories with one another.
This year, Tom and I are celebrating 25 years of being in business together as Kingdom Landscaping. Wow! Our business started in 1995 mowing lawns and cutting firewood, and we installed our very first paver patio and water feature in 1998 in Thurmont, Maryland. I can remember Tom telling me about the first time he set up at a Home Show at the Frederick Fairgrounds in the late 1990s, and it was very intimidating because we were new, we were small, and we were inexperienced, and he was surrounded by several big name companies. He heard that still, small voice on the inside of him say, "Don't worry about the landscape giants." And, here we are today, 25 years later, and if you would have told me back then that our work would be featured in a manufacturer's product catalog, I would have said, "you're crazy!" God is good!
So, I don't know what you're facing today--in 2020--during this pandemic, racial unrest, protests and riots, election year, economic disaster, broken relationships, but let me encourage you to never give up, because your faith in God will see you through. If God can take two people like Tom and Jodi Tyler and bring them together to raise five children and run a small business successfully for 25 years, he can take care of you, too.