DCC volunteers install concrete for Colorado Veterans Monument

DCC Colorado Veterans Memorial
Volunteers formed and placed 1,000 square feet of textured concrete and colored exposed bands. The finish is a combination of a light tan-colored concrete with two slightly darker bands running through the slab in a "cross" design.

Volunteer members of the Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), located in St. Louis, Missouri, traveled to Ken Caryl, Colorado (southwest Denver) over May 28 and 29 to place and finish a decorative concrete slab for the Ken Caryl Veterans Monument. The monument is being built to commemorate veterans as well as those on active duty and in the reserves in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The DCC is a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

Chris Sullivan of ChemSystems Inc. in Littleton, Colorado, was the project manager for the concrete installation. He worked with local community leaders to plan a simple yet beautiful representation of decorative concrete. Local ASCC and DCC members donated time, people and materials. “Over $52,000 in time and materials were provided,” said Sullivan.

Companies supplying tools, materials and service include Aggregate Industries; Cemex; ChemSystems Inc.; CNA; Colorado Hardscapes; ConcreteNetwork.com; Diamatic USA; H&C Decorative Concrete Products; Lakebrink’s Custom Concrete; McMahon Contracting L.P.; Putzmeister America; Sika Greenstreak; Somero; ToddRose Decorative Concrete; Wagman Metals; Clemons Concrete Coatings; Concrete Equipment and Supply; McClure Concrete; Peterson Group; Pritchard Concrete; Southwest Concrete Pumping; Sticks and Stones Supplyand Western Hardscapes. The first 15 companies listed are ASCC menbers.

Ken Caryl construction crew
Ken Caryl Concrete Construction

The DCC is the only professional organization dedicated to focusing on the issues, trends and work of the decorative concrete industry, and to meeting the needs of the contractors who pursue this specialty market. Made up of decorative concrete contractors that install decorative concrete, manufacturers, and other interested parties, the mission of the DCC is “Advancing Decorative Concrete Contractors Through Education and Networking.”

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