DCI Getting Started Class in Temple, GA
March 27-30, 2007
Whew whew!! Another successful Getting Started class with
some unbelievable results. Based on the
feed back, from not only all of the students, but our presenters as well, this
class topped all other previous Getting started classes. What an intense four days!
If you can imagine covering, Acid staining,
Dyes, Polished concrete, Vertical stamping, Concrete countertops both cast in
place and precast, Skimcoats, Self-leveling overlayments, Stamped overlays,
Concrete mix designs with admixtures, Stamped concrete with seamless and
pattern stamping, Stenciled concrete with integral color and color hardener,
Engraving, High end epoxies, learning How to increase profits for your
business, and Successful concepts for your decorative business. That's what just happened in this time frame.
Check out some of the unbelievable finished pictures of the work all of the
participants witnessed during this class. Although, this may seem like a
tremendous amount of material to cover, the students were able to learn from
the Industries leading authorities in their respective field.
One comment from one attendee was how well
organized this class was enabling virtually all of the topics to be
professionally demonstrated without feeling rushed.
First and foremost, Lee Ann and I would like to thank all of
the students for attending this very special class. Virtually every student that attended was a
joy to be around!
Secondly, to the presenters; we cannot thank you enough and
how much it meant to us here at DCI for all of you to be a part of this awesome
class. Thank you, Clif Rawlings and John
Abrahamson with HTC, Grant Barnes with enCOUNTER, Stan Pace and Brian Hursey
with FossilCrete, Dominick Cardone with The Concrete Impressionist, Mark Haen
with Adobe Coatings, Kirk Stokes with Key Resin, Mike Miller with The
Concretist, Brandon Adamson with Engrave-A-Crete, Jeff and Lane Girard with The
Concrete Countertop Institute, Jim Peterson with Concrete Network, Rocky Geans
with LL. Geans Construction, Barb and Earl Sergeant with Kemiko, and Jim Rowe
and George Reedy with Miracoat. This class was largely successful due to all of
your efforts and sacrifices!
To the companies that donated the fine products we used
during the demonstrations. Without the
fine products and tools you manufacture, there would be no decorative concrete
industry nor would all of the wonderful artisans listed be able to express
their visions on to a concrete canvas.
Hats off to the manufacturers.
Brickform, ColorMaker Floors, Combimix, Concrete Network,
Engrave-A-Crete, FossilCrete, Fritz-Pak, HTC, Kemiko, Key Resin, Midwest Rake,
Miracoat, Rust-Oleum, and The Stamp Store / Cimarron Wholesale. Thanks again!
Last, a special thanks to the DCI staff , Ron, Patsy, and
Stephanie. Lee Ann and I realize what a
crazy hectic week for all of us it was.
Thanks for going the extra mile.
By the way, we are already planning the next one. Are you ready?