Unilock celebrates 50 years of “paving it forward”
In 1972, Ed Bryant brought the Uni-Stone paving stone to North America. That paving stone was also the catalyst to the founding of Unilock, a style and technology leader in concrete interlocking paver stones for patios, retaining walls, walkways and more, which is celebrating yet another important milestone: 50 years of “paving it forward.”
“Unilock was founded by my father, Ed, on the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and strong partnerships set upon a foundation of integrity, trust and a unique family-oriented culture,” said Andrew Bryant, Unilock president and CEO, and son of late founder Ed Bryant. “For five decades, we have been setting the gold standard for the hardscape industry, and today, that culture and heartbeat are still fresh, strong and evident in every aspect of our operation.”
Entering its 50th year of operation, Unilock is celebrating its continued growth within the industry, which has been spurred by a focus on quality, a legacy of innovation and a commitment to investment.
Unilock continues to bring cutting-edge paving and wall products to the market, enabling hardscape designers, architects, contractors and more to build projects that stand the test of time.
“Our relentless desire to innovate and bring new products and technologies has made us a leader in the industry,” said Bryant. “Today, we are thinking beyond just the ‘firsts’ as we continue to apply a laser-focused approach on incremental, continuous improvement in every facet of our business.
“It all started with our first operation in Barrie, Ontario, where we made just 12 stones at a time and limited our focus to municipal and institutional projects. Now we have over 700 employees across 17 locations in six regional companies, have expanded our reach to include homeowners, and have manufactured millions of square feet of pavers,” Bryant added. “My father’s legacy will live on through our Company and employees, our dealers, and the contractors, commercial specifiers and homeowners who continue to rely on our products to enhance outdoor living spaces. We have a lot in store for this year to mark our 50-year milestone and look forward to celebrating with our employees, partners and the industry.”