Considered a leader in the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as electronics, Eric Tetler is founder and president of Windfield Alloy, based in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Dedicated to helping others, Eric Tetler financially supports several local organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.
Established in 1969, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry strives to give each child the necessary tools for a successful future. A youth service organization, it increases children’s self-esteem, positivity, and courage. Each year, its programs reach out to more than 2,000 young people, and it encourages potential donors to partake in its “It Just Takes One” campaign. The tax-deductible donations help provide each boy and girl with a place where they feel they belong.
One of the fundraising events sponsored by the organization is its annual Bowl-A-Thon. Now in its sixth year, this event takes place at the Strikers East Bowling Center in Raymond. Each team has four bowlers, and each participant must raise at least $125. Mr. Tetler has contributed $600 to the Bowl-A-Thon, Fundraiser, the proceeds from which are used for scholarships.
Eric Tetler is president and CEO of Windfield Alloy, a provider of environmentally sound recycling solutions for ferrous and non-ferrous metals and electronics. In his free time, Eric Tetler enjoys working on landscaping projects. One landscaping project that can help create an outdoor sanctuary for relaxation and entertaining is a brick patio.
When installing a brick patio, homeowners should start by creating a plan. The first step is considering the outdoor space’s intended use. Patios can be used to entertain or to provide a quiet and serene place to retreat. They can accommodate large groups or be a smaller transition area that leads to other areas of the yard. The design of a patio depends on how the homeowner wishes to use it.
Homeowners should also consider if they wish to incorporate any built-in features. Fire pits, fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens are popular additions to a patio. Built-in benches can provide additional seating for guests. All of these features require forethought and consideration.
Brick patios can be installed once there is a design in place and the appropriate tools and materials are on hand. Before excavation, the area where the patio will be installed needs to be measured and marked with stakes and mason string. It is always a good idea to double-check every measurement.
The entire installation area should be excavated to a depth of 6 inches. The outside edges should have a slope of 1/4 inch per foot to help with drainage. Paver base should be spread and compacted over the entire area at a thickness of 4 inches.
Finally, the pavers can be installed. Each brick should fit tightly against its neighboring brick. The installation is completed when joint sand is spread over the entire area. After installation is complete, finish the area with plants, mulch, furniture, and other decorative elements.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.