Belgard Launches “Inside Out with Belgard” Podcast

Belgard, part of Oldcastle APG, announced the premiere of its podcast series “Inside Out with Belgard.” Hosted by outdoor design expert and Belgard’s Director of Residential Hardscapes Joe Raboine, the podcast dives into the latest trends in outdoor living and how contractors can maximize their business. In each episode, Raboine speaks with fellow industry experts and shares knowledge on the latest in outdoor design, products, business practices, tools and more.

The first two episodes of Season One are available now at or wherever you find podcasts. Episode one features an insightful conversation between Raboine and John Lea, founder and CEO of Decksouth, as they explore the evolution of outdoor living contracting from siloed installation to full-service design and installation across hardscapes, decking and more. Episode two explores biophilic design with Mike Peterson, an expert in the science of design and the importance of incorporating nature into your everyday life.

“I’ve dedicated my career to creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces for homeowners, and as a former contractor, I understand the challenges facing this profession today,” said Raboine. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to sit down and talk about everything outdoor living with some of the brightest minds in the industry, sharing what we know with our loyal customers and contractors.”

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