Pre-Registration Is Now Open!
Consider this THE premier event for decorative concrete pros. Whether you’re a stamped concrete guru, an overlay enthusiast, or a complete novice to all things concrete, The Decorative Concrete Fair is your chance to expand your skills, build your knowledge, and grow your earning potential. Attend instructional demonstrations with the biggest names in the industry. Take part in lively discussions and round tables. Master your craft.
August 17 – 19, 2017
SAVE THE DATE:
Pre-Registration for The Decorative Concrete Fair begins April 3, 2017. Pre-register to take advantage of amazing savings and to receive the event guide by mail!
Pre-Registration only $50 for all 3 days! (Registration at the event will be $100 for 3 day pass)
Bob Harris is founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute in Douglasville, Georgia.
He has conducted hands-on training seminars in architectural concrete in locations around the world in addition to being a part of technical support and research and development at a large decorative concrete manufacturer for almost a decade.
A former graphic designer, Knigge-Bruce is a pioneer in the decorative concrete industry. Like modern painters’ stencils, her specially designed concrete stencils are cut out of sheets of vinyl. They can be used with several different methods and coloring media, including dyes, microtoppings, epoxy, overlays, etching and acid stains. Through her company, Floormap Stencil Designs, she offers product, training, consulting and even installation.
The Concrete Decor Roadshow will be on site connecting world-class talent, innovative brands and solutions in decorative concrete with construction professionals across the U.S.
Trademark Concrete Systems originated over 15 years ago by management and field personnel with decades of experience in decorative concrete. The key to our success has been our people. We have become the recognized standard of quality in our field. We keep our company the best in the field of decorative concrete through implementation of in-house training, continuing education, and involvement in organizations that support, guide, and lead the concrete industry.
You will find our decorative concrete at world-class resorts and hotels, museums, entertainment centers, major universities, office buildings, and retail centers; furthermore, we enrich our communities through our work at parks, schools, street improvements, and churches.
Lemon places a high premium on being involved in the decorative concrete community as a whole, through events, education or just outreach between contractors. In addition to teaching workshops and courses for other contractors, Lemon does frequent presentations for architects and design professionals in an effort to raise awareness of decorative concrete. “I tell them, ‘I’m not here just to give you ideas, I want you to think we can do anything,’” he says. “Mix ideas, stay out of the box, keep it fresh.”
Concrete Cares is a 501/c nonprofit group of volunteers who provide events centered around concrete to fight cancer and help families stricken by cancer.
We use the aspects of Concrete to fight cancer and help families. Volunteers and Sponsors join together at our events to raise funds to help and assist families stricken by cancer. Cancer may strike one person in a family but the consequences are far-reaching and in many cases devastating both financially and emotionally
Concrete Contractor Magazine
Concrete Contractor cuts through the mass of information and delivers only the best, most practical and newsworthy material to the concrete contractor. In each issue, readers benefit from information on concrete equipment, current technology, job-site solutions, tips on staying competitive, finance, insurance and a host of other hard-hitting material.
Join us at The Decorative Concrete Fair in Springfield, Illinois! Centrally located, Springfield is no more than a day’s travel from anywhere in the continental US! In the dog days of summer, take a break and visit us!
Why You Should Attend
The most successful pros never stop learning. The Decorative Concrete Fair is your prime chance to pack as much learning and development into three short days! Demonstrations and discussions will cover a broad spectrum of decorative concrete, concrete practices, products, and equipment.
This is more than just a product demo or training. Multiple manufacturers will be demonstrating products and equipment. Decorative concrete experts will be demonstrating cutting edge techniques and applications. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and learn.
Other Things to Do
Enjoy everything the area has to offer. Bring your family and turn it into a summer vacation. The Springfield area boasts a wide variety sites for the history buff, Abraham Lincoln attractions, and plenty of outdoor recreational activities for the whole family! Don’t forget the Illinois State Fair is going on at the same time, with rides, events, and concerts all day and night!