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Northern Ohio Hardscape Supplier Hires The Eisen Agency

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Leading Ohio Based Marketing, Branding Firm to Lead Marketing for The Brickyard

Cleveland, OH – March 5, 2018 – Northern Ohio brick and masonry supplier The Brickyard has selected leading Ohio based marketing and branding firm The Eisen Agency to develop and direct marketing activities. With facilities in Lorain, The Brickyard works with top Ohio architects in the selection of brick and masonry for their project. According to The Brickyard president Jillian Riddell, The Eisen Agency will construct a new marketing foundation The Brickyard will be able to build upon for years to come. Read More

Outdoor living spaces one of biggest trends for 2018

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If you own a home in Sumner County and your kids want to play in the water, Old Hickory Lake is just a short walk or drive away. Or they could step outside and play in the dancing waters of the backyard splash pad.

Similar to what you’d find in a municipal park, splash pads are making their way to private residences. Jets of water shoot up from the ground in different directions. Read More


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Brick Industry Association manufacturers report cool shades are trending among buyers at all price ranges.

Across the country, member manufacturers of the Brick Industry Association(BIA) report that “clean, cool” brick shades are trending at all price ranges. Top trends include white bricks with white mortar, earthy tones, and light, charcoal, and steel gray. Whites and grays are most prevalent in residential brick applications, while commercial project trends include deep red tones, glazed bricks, and radial edging.

“Brick’s aesthetic freedom evolves with design trends while offering superior durability and fire resistance with little to no maintenance,” says Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

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The 5/8” real brick face offers increased design freedom.

The new Authentic Brick by Meridian Brick, first displayed at IBS 2018, is Meridian Brick’s answer to the growing popularity of thin brick veneers. The Authentic Bricks are made of exactly the same VOC-free, 100% fired clay as Meridian’s full-bed depth bricks, but are three inches thinner and 70% lighter than traditional brick.

The brick’s 5/8” profile saves floor space that would otherwise be lost in brick installation, and allows for easier installation, doable by DIYers and professionals alike. Its light weight makes it easier to handle, and cuts down on its overall transportation cost. The product is suitable for interior and exterior applications alike, including ceilings, exterior gables, and accent walls.

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