Although the number of attendees was down in comparison to previous years, what a doozy of a class this was. For those of you that could not attend this class, what a show you missed. This class was largely successful, not only from the content that was presented, but the caliber of presenters that contributed to making this class a huge success.
This distinguished list included: Barbara & Earl Sargent, Brandon Adamson, Chris Mirabal, Clif Rawlings, Clint Edmison, Dionne Hutchings, Dominick Cardone, Doug Bannister, Jeff Girard & Lane Mangum, Jim Peterson, Jonathan Hughel, Kirk Stokes, Mark Haen, Rocky Geans, and Tim Frazer.
The students had the opportunity to work side by side with the above-mentioned industry giants covering applications such as; polished concrete, vertical wall stamping, countertops (both precast and cast-in-place along with specialty fiber optics presented by Dom), stenciled concrete, pattern and seamless stamping, stains & dyes, engraving, micro toppings, stampable overlays, decorative epoxies, and I'm sure we have forgotten to mention a few other extras. The participants also had the opportunity to listen to some wonderful presentations by Jim Peterson, Rocky Geans, and Dionne Hutchings on Marketing and Running your Decorative Concrete Business and Concrete Mix Designs and Admixtures.
Check out some of the examples of work that was completed during this class. To all of you that attended this class, Lee Ann and I cannot begin to thank you enough. This class is so much more than just training. The special friendships and industry camaraderie is so important that we look forward to bringing all of you together each year.
To the students, we hope we all contributed to exceeding your expectations and that we were able to enlighten you and give you direction in pursuing and/or continuing your Decorative Concrete Business.
We would like to thank Cody Dawkins, David Hamby and the Cardone Boys - Little Dom, Petie and Nick for all of your hard work during this busy week.
A special thanks to Dominick, Dom, Petie and Nick for presenting us with a heartfelt, custom concrete counter with unbelievable fiber optics made in to the Decorative Concrete Institute logo. We cannot begin to tell you how touched we were not only with this beautiful piece, but with the kind words you shared with everyone during this presentation. We proudly display this piece daily in our foyer / showroom. You guys are the best!