The vast majority of homes have a patio, deck, or porch that could be a business opportunity for decorative concrete contractors. Help homeowners upgrade their new homes with decorative concrete, stamped patios, interior overlays, and stained concrete.
As an industry, we have many big meetings, shows, and conferences every year. There are events for every conceivable segment of concrete, masonry, and cement. But how many of those are aimed squarely at contractors? And how many are meant for the decorative concrete contractor? If you’re working hard, stamping concrete, staining, and installing decorative overlays, what’s out there for you to see the latest tools, techniques, and products?
Wood patterns for stamped concrete are an increasingly popular texture for concrete. More durable than real timbers, concrete stamped with a wood texture resists moisture and warping. Wood plank stamps can be used with fresh concrete and stampable overlays for new jobs and restoration.
Professionalism is important to continued and sustainable success. It can be difficult to maintain, but professionalism pays off. When you demonstrate the core values of a professional – competency, honesty, preparation, and consideration – you improve your chances of making the sale and developing long term, repeat customers who gladly recommend you to others. Respect your customer, respect your crew, and respect yourself.
The team "Bearded Wonders" took on the challenge to create a pattern and coat a board with Brickform SM Pro in 30 minutes. Tim O'Bryan, Division General Manager second from left, pulled out $100 cash and threw down the challenge to the 20 in attendance. Mark Grismore, Bobcat Decorative Champion, middle rallied the troops and hosted an awesome training program. KC Bobcat has three locations, Tracy, MO, Blue Springs, MO and Olathe, MO.
From Steve Johnson - Area Sales Manager
Learn to sell luxury decorative concrete patios to earn more money. Contractors can make more money by offering a premium product like stamped concrete and decorative overlays as an alternative to plain concrete. Even colored flatwork concrete can be a successful upsell.
World of Concrete is the highlight of the year for the concrete and masonry industries. As a result, most exhibitors try to have something big to show off at World of Concrete. Here’s a quick preview of what Solomon Colors is bringing to the show for 2017:
Sign up for MyConcreteContractor.com between January 17th, 2017 and February 17th, 2017 for a chance to win a Samsung Tab2 tablet! If you're going to be at the World of Concrete, stop by booth # O41054 for details. Offer only valid for decorative concrete contractors - review MyConcreteContarctor.com terms of service for eligibility.
Promoting your business is a lot easier with a website. Done right, it is the low cost way to find new customers and earn more money. Few advertising and marketing efforts benefit the decorative concrete contractor like an online presence.
Use the code BUY when registering for World of Concrete 2017 for $40 Exhibit-Only admission. The World of Concrete 2017 takes place between January 16 and 20, 2017. Exhibits run from January 17 to 20.
Concrete restoration is the business opportunity with low barriers of entry. Get into decorative concrete by restoring concrete patios, driveways, and pool decks. Find alternative business opportunities. Increase your portfolio and win new jobs. Concrete restoration helps you earn more.
Stamped concrete is nothing without proper antiquing. Learn the values of adding a highlight color to textured concrete. Add depth to a patterned concrete surface and make the stamp texture pop. Use a secondary color to compliment the base color for the most attractive concrete.
There are many options for recoloring concrete. When it comes time to restore a concrete surface, it is important to pick the product that best suits your needs. Do you need to recolor stamped concrete? Do you need to color a flat concrete surface? Or do you plan on coloring a concrete block wall?
Here we've got some live photos taken by John Reynolds at the Brickform demo at Structural Materials in Grand Forks, ND. Josh Cunninghaminstructs attendees on the finer points of stamping with Brickform textures and Color Hardener. Hopefully those dark clouds don't rain on their parade!
Exposed aggregate concrete is made easier with Surface Deactivator. Achieve the versatile exposed aggregate finish more consistently using Surface Deactivator by Solomon Colors. Colored exposed aggregate is an excellent choice for patios, driveways, and pool decks.
Polish your skills at the 2016 International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference and Expo. This is the only event of its kind. If you are even slightly interested in concrete polishing and concrete staining, the CP&S show is a must-attend. With more than 20 technical and business management seminars – including an All Day Leadership Boot Camp with Brad Humphrey – and dozens of manufacturer exhibits, the CP&S show is perfect for improving your skills, growing your business, and networking.
Lythic and Solomon Colors are bringing you an exclusive VIP offer. Register online with the promo code SOLO for free access to the exhibit hall. While you’re there, make sure to visit us at Booth #101. We will be discussing the latest and greatest in easy-to-use, environmentally friendly, polishing and maintenance products.
Acid stained concrete is perfect for basements. Give that next project a uniquely colored concrete floor using reactive stains for concrete. Create varied and rich colors with high durability. Learn how to stain a concrete basement floor.
Water-based concrete stains make add color to existing concrete. Create beautiful and captivating colored concrete with less hassle than acid stained concrete. Correct color issues and discolored concrete with water-based stains.
Interior decorative concrete means more than just stained floors. Vertical carved surfaces allow skilled artisans to mimic all types of materials and create faux brick, faux stone, and more. Watch as we build an artificial stone brick fireplace with reclaimed barnwood mantle.