This Years Trainers...
Bob Harris has dedicated his career to teaching others all there is to know about decorative concrete. Through his Decorative Concrete Institute, Harris has produced numerous training and educational materials for the concrete professional. He has consulted for firms, contractors, and architects, from around the world. Some of the most respected manufacturers in the industry - including Brickform - have relied on his expertise to help develop top of the line products.
Bob Harris is a rockstar in the decorative concrete industry. He is well known for his guides to staining, stamping, and overlaying concrete. You may recognize him from his numerous appearances at events such as the World of Concrete, Con/Expo Con/Agg and Concrete Decor Show.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, you will have the opportunity to learn all about acid staining from Bob Harris. Harris will be demonstrating the proper use and application of Brickform Blush-Tone Acid Stain, along with his signature intricate saw cuts. Witness a veritable Van Gogh in concrete!
Rachel Knigge-Bruce was a graphic designer before she got into concrete, and it shows in her work. Since 2008, Knigge-Bruce has applied her design skills to concrete stenciling. FLOORmaps, Inc., which Knigge-Bruce runs with her sister Kathren Knigge, produces innovative, intricate, and high quality stencils and patterns for concrete and other surfaces. Knigge-Bruce also consults, trains, and installed stenciled artwork using stains and dyes.
Knigge-Bruce is widely recognized as the queen of stenciling. She has worked for many high profile clients including the Kansas City Chiefs, Marvel Comics, and the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop of Pawn Stars fame. Knigge-Bruce is a regular trainer at trade shows, training seminars, the Concrete Décor Roadshow, for private consultations. FLOORmaps, Inc. and Knigge-Bruce also work closely with Concrete Cares to raise money in the fight against cancer.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Rachel Knigge-Bruce will be demonstrating the use of stencils with Brickform stains and dyes. Stenciling like this can help you add new dimensions to a concrete floor or surface. Knigge-Bruce will also be representing FLOORmaps, Inc. at the Decorative Concrete Fair.
Troy Lemon is a specialist in the field, with a focus on the artistic side of decorative concrete. Cornerstone Decorative Concrete, Lemon’s company, focuses on high-end residential and retail work. Lemon and Cornerstone are best known for breathtaking carved and sculpted vertical services. In high demand, Lemon and his crew have traveled around the country, placing specialty decorative concrete for over 15 years.
Lemon and his work have been featured in multiple industry publications, including Concrete Décor and Concrete Construction magazines. He has also participated in concrete artistry demonstrations at the World of Concrete and Concrete Décor Show. Lemon gives back through his dual passion for training and philanthropy. Throughout the years, he has developed his own talents by attending as many events as he could. He has also paid it forward by conducting many demonstrations and training courses on his own.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Troy Lemon will demonstrate one of his specialties – vertical concrete theming. He will use Brickform Vertical Mix to create artistic representations of vertical textures and sculpted surfaces. Always a crown please, learn to create ultra-premium installations that will amaze and drive customers wild.
Cory and Justin Huber
Cory Huber, and his brother Justin, own and operate Huber Custom Coatings. For over 15 years, the brothers have served their area with concrete overlays, stains, epoxy coatings, and more. Cory and Justin have also assisted with Brickform training events and demonstrations throughout the years.
Huber Custom Coatings’ work can be found throughout the Quincy, Illinois area in a variety of residential, commercial, and educational applications. They have been featured in local publications as well as the Concrete Décor Reseller. Cory and Justin have also been featured in a few Brickform product application videos.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Cory Huber and Justin Huber will demonstrate sprayable overlays using Brickform SM Professional Grade. They will educate on proper application and texturing techniques for these materials. Sprayable overlays are useful for concrete restoration and decorative overlays in a variety of settings such as pool decks, patios, and vertical surfaces.
John Reynolds is the Director of Training and Product Development Manager for Solomon Colors. He is also in charge of contractor outreach, demonstrations, and coordinating the Decorative Concrete Fair. Prior to that, Reynolds spent a decade owning and operating his own concrete contracting company focusing on overlays, stains, and landscape edging. You may recognize him from the Brickform Training Seminars and Brickform instructional videos. Reynolds is a concrete overlay, repair, and surface preparation guru.
Despite being placed well over a decade ago, many of Reynolds’ overlay and stain projects can still be found in and around central Illinois. Over the years, he has presented and spoke at industry events, typically on the subject of surface preparation. Reynolds has also been interviewed for multiple Concrete Décor articles.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, John Reynolds will demonstrate the use of Brickform Stampable Overlay and Brickform Cem-Coat coloring agent. Both of these products are excellent tools for concrete restoration, fast track construction, and improving existing concrete. Reynolds will also be busy working behind the scenes, coordinating the event.
Keefe Duhon believes concrete should be art. Duhon founded his company, Concrete Revolution, LLC., in 2008 to meet the decorative concrete needs of Louisiana. The former oilfield machinist and son of an artist got started placing overlays on the side. He soon made a name for himself creating highly realistic wood plank patterns in wood. Duhon has also devoted much of his time and talent to training other concrete artisans, working closely with the Concrete Décor Roadshow.
A consummate artist, Duhon has often been recognized for his artistry. In 2015, he won 1st place in the Brawl in the Fall competition at Concrete Décor Show in Indianapolis. Duhon also teamed up with Troy Lemon to win an artistry award at World of Concrete 2015. Duhon has been featured multiple times in Concrete Décor, as well as Inspired to Restore, Acadiana Builder and more.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Keefe Duhon will demonstrate the artistic use of Brickform Micro-Topping. Microtop overlays are useful in applications ranging from simple concrete restoration to intricate stenciling and textures. Duhon will show you how to best incorporate these techniques into your portfolio.
Lance Boyer & Trademark Concrete Systems
Trademark Concrete Systems has served the Southern California market with fine decorative concrete for 20 years. Trademark’s management and field crew have decades of experience with decorative concrete of all kinds. Their skills and professionalism have allowed them to thrive in one of the most competitive markets in the industry.
Trademark and Lance Boyer (Trademark Concrete President) have received numerous awards over the past years for their work. These awards include 2016 ACI Education Award for placing and finishing decorative concrete flatwork, multiple ASCC Decorative Concrete Council Project Awards, 2013 ASCC Outstanding Safety Achievement, and more. They have also been featured in Concrete Construction, the Los Angeles Times, and Concrete Décor.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Lance Boyer and Trademark Concrete Systems will be demonstrating exposed concrete surfaces. Using Brickform Surface Deactivator, they will show you the right way to create beautiful and functional exposed aggregate surfaces. Learn a decorative concrete staple from one of its most prolific applicators.
Paul Schneider, owner of Patterned Concrete of Cincinnati, is a seasoned veteran in the world of decorative concrete. He started as a laborer with a local concrete construction firm in the late 1970’s. By the early 1990’s, Schneider was running his own decorative concrete contracting firm. In addition to his own business, Schneider has been heavily involved in industry groups and training because he believes helping others whenever he can.
Schneider has served as the American Society of Concrete Contractors, Decorative Concrete Council director. Other ASCC programs he has been involved in include the Membership Information Exchange, various training courses, community service projects, and the general ASCC. In order to build demand for decorative concrete, Schneider has taken part in his local Home Builders Association and Allied Construction Industries, and chamber of commerce branches. As a consummate trainer, Schneider has taught multiple hands on stamping courses at the World of Concrete.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Paul Schneider will demonstrate stamping techniques using Solomon Colors integral color and Brickform textures. Learn to stamp concrete from a seasoned pro that’s stamped millions of square feet.
Tom Dombalis is president and founder of Atlantic Coast Concrete, as well as a former professional football player. He started his career in concrete in the late 90’s. Within a couple years, he had developed and started specializing in decorative concrete, starting Atlantic Coast Concrete. Dombalis and his crew are experts at stamping concrete, as well as decorative overlays and epoxies. Over the past 15 years, Atlantic Coast Concrete’s profile has grown to include theme parks, aerospace facilities, universities, historic restoration projects, and small scale home and commercial properties.
Dombalis has taken part in Concrete Construction magazine’s Artistry in Concrete, creating an intricate logo for Krispy Kreme. He has also been featured in Concrete Contractor, as various local publications. Tom Dombalis and Atlantic Coast Concrete have taken part in some of the highest profile projects in the Carolinas.
At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Tom Dombalis will be demonstrating stamped concrete, using Brickform Color Hardener, Brickform Textures, and other Brickform products. Dombalis is a major proponent of stamped concrete and Brickform products, so expert to learn a lot from him!