About Us

Paul E. Engel *

Having grown up within the general contracting business in New Jersey and after graduating school Paul spent the first years of focusing his career in developing, designing, building, staffing and opening restaurants throughout the United States as National Vice President of Business Development for an international restaurant company.

After leaving the restaurant industry and moving to Florida, Paul became involved in the paver industry and has been for the past 20+ years in Florida as well as throughout the country. Paul managed offices in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington State.

Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers has been involved in many award-winning projects as well as jobs ranging in size from over one million feet to small additions and add-ons in residential remodeling and new construction.

Paul put emphasis on quality, value and professionalism and insists on quality, customer service and organization. He likes the challenges of new products and is active in the design phase working with Architects, Engineers and General Contractors and follows all projects through to completion.

Paul has been certified and involved with “ICPI” since becoming drawn into the hardscape business. Over the past years Paul has become versed with different techniques within the “Water Permeable” facet of hardscape, obtaining a certification in Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers and getting his “Leed” green associate credentials. It has become evident that with water shortages and the dangers of chemical run-off into our gutters and waterways the entire hardscape industry has to make a change.

Eraina T. Engel *

Eraina has been involved in construction, banking and real estate through her working career. Eraina becomes involved with the hardscape business after meeting Paul in the late 1990s and has been running the administrative and management of Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers since it was established.

Eraina insists on the simple philosophy that clients come first, she has remained close both professionally and socially with all clients for well over 35 years. Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers is one of Florida’s premier hardscape installers with over 20+ years’ experience in the hardscape business Paul and Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers holds a “Master Craftsman” Award by Belgard Hardscape and is just one of two installers to be placed on this list out of thousands of installers around the country. Paul is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Belgard.

Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers is pleased to have partnered with one of the largest and cutting edge hardscape manufactures. Along with the distinctive title of “Master Craftsman” we offer a 5-warranty standard on all interlocking paver installations; we only install per ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute) standards and best practices.

Trained and versed in all types of, retaining walls, water-permeable pavers, new construction and remodeling, Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers looks forward to developing new projects and adding to our extensive list of clientele.

ICPI - International Concrete Paver Institute
ICPI - Standard Certification
ICPI - Advanced Certified Installer
ICPI - "PICP" Certified Permeable Interlocking Paver Installer

NMCA - National Concrete manufacturers Assoc.

USGBC - United States Green Building Council

ANLA - American Nursery & Landscape Assoc

American Pool & Spa Professional

National Association Of The Remodeling Industry

Belgard Master Contractor

Professional Affiliations:

To stay abreast of the latest emerging Green technologies, products and techniques, we have recognized the importance of strategic alliances with key agencies and research groups. As active members in a variety of Green Building organizations, such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and recipient of various awards, including the California Integrated Waste Management Board's WRAP awards and the American Concrete Institute's Construction Category award, we have earned the reputation as a leader in Green Building. Here are some of the groups in which we actively participate:

LEED Accredited

International Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) Trained & certified

United States Chamber of Commerce

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
This is a national non-profit organization formed in 1993 to accelerate the adoption of Green Building practices, technologies, policies, and standards with market-based solutions. As a means of quantifying and evaluating the implementation of Green Building practices, the USGBC developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, known as LEED V3.0.

Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE)
CIFE is a Stanford University organization that develops and tests methodologies and work processes to leverage advanced information technologies, with one goal being the improvement of Facility Management and increased worker productivity.

Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
The CBE at the University of California Berkeley provides timely, unbiased information on promising new building technologies and design techniques.

Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (PACE) Roundtable
This Pennsylvania State University organization facilitates the development and sharing of research and knowledge between construction industry leaders and the academic community. At the PACE Roundtable each November, findings from the past year's research are presented, with interaction from the member Contractors, Owners, Designers and Construction Managers.

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
This organization, with members from France, Sweden, England and the United States works to protect the environment and create sustainable societies.

Mission Statement

Our Mission Is That Gulfstream Hardscape & Pavers, And Gulfstream Garages, Be Recognized As The Premier National, Exterior Hardscape, Paver, Retaining Wall, Garage Customization And Synthetic Turf Contractor In The United States. We Intend To Continue Our Companies Direction Into "Green And Sustainable" Products Related To Our Fields Of Expertise...

» We Are Committed To Providing Superior Client Service

» Maintaining Constant Training And Accreditations

» Focus On Waste Reduction & Recycling To Improve Our Environment

» Present A Customized, Flexible, And Individual Plan To Fit Your Needs And Objectives, While Offering A Top-Quality Product At A Reasonable Price.

» Creating Productive And Cost Saving Environments For Backyards, Driveways, Pool Decks, Parking Areas & Other Hardscape Needs. Sustainable