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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Dirscherl

Introducing Retaining Wall & Paving Solutions LLC: An Interview with Founder Josh Hric

Welcome to Retaining Wall & Paving Solutions, where founder Josh Hric turns clients' visions into reality. At the core of Retaining Wall & Paving Solution’s success is Josh’s belief in a hands-on approach to customer satisfaction and craftsmanship. It’s this belief that inspired him to forge his own path and establish a company that embodies his high standards.

Q: What inspired you to start Retaining Wall & Paving Solutions?

Josh: I realized that the only way I could provide a level of customer service, workmanship, communication, and quality of installation that lived up to my expectations was to start my own business.

Q: What has been your most memorable construction project/job of your career?

 Josh: I think the most memorable job I was ever a part of was when I was a superintendent for the largest concrete company in Missouri. That job was a million square feet of concrete. The sheer amount of concrete that was poured during that job was astronomical!

Q: Do you have any funny anecdotes or stories over your career?

Josh: When you’re in construction, you have lots of funny stories. I have many, but I’ll keep it at a PG rating. I guess the funniest thing was taking a guy's order for lunch and then totally disregarding his order and getting him a kid's meal; it was one of those things that never got old.

Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of your work and why?

Josh: Lots of things are rewarding. But, by far, the most rewarding aspect is turning a homeowner's vision into reality and seeing the amazement on their face. It’s the best feeling to knowing you turned someone’s dream or vision into reality.

Q: What trends are you seeing in the hardscaping industry?

 Josh: We are seeing many people realize that pavers are much better in many ways than poured-in-place concrete. Permeable pavers are also coming on strong.

We are also seeing a big increase in the amount of artificial turf we install. It’s not only beautiful but it’s literally maintenance-free.

Q: Favorite Food?

 Josh: Anything BBQ but tacos for sure, who doesn’t like tacos?

Q: Favorite Band/Song?

Josh: Not sure I have a favorite. I like all sorts of music.

Q: Favorite Movie?

 Josh: Tough, but I’ll say The Town.

Q: What are you watching now?

 Josh: Yellowstone. I know I’m behind!

Q: Favorite Hobby?

 Josh: Have many but my favorite is fishing.

Q: What is one thing people don't know about you?

 Josh: I hate when someone is late.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring one thing with you, what would it be?

Josh: Is there any water that’s drinkable? Lol, if not I’ll bring water.

Q: If you had the chance to have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?

 Josh: My daughter. Why? Because kids grow up fast and she is the most important person in my life. Family is most important to me.

As Retaining Wall & Paving Solutions continues to carve its path in the construction industry, it's evident that Josh's vision for excellence, craftsmanship and innovation will remain the cornerstone of its success.

Learn more about what Retaining Wall & Paving Solutions can do for you!

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