Decorative Concrete Event declares winners

An April decorative concrete showcase and contest in Bremerton, Wash., near Tacoma, attracted an enthusiastic group of artisans and contractors from around the region. The group braved hailstorms and unusually cold temperatures to produce quality work in only two days.

The third annual event, called the Decorative Concrete Event and Contest, was hosted by Hardware Wholesale, a distributor based in Poulsbo, Wash. It was open to the public, who also voted on the People’s Choice award. A team of judges selected first, second and third place award recipients.

First place went to the team of Morrison Decorative Concrete and McCauley Concrete Services, who created a working fountain with bark, wood and stone textures seamlessly merged together. It was the third straight win for Steve Morrison and his company, which partnered with Mark McCauley and his outfit for the first time this year.

Tommy Cook, principal artisan of Absolute ConcreteWorks, won second place for his showpiece countertop, which featured embedded saw blades and the logo of contest host Hardware Wholesale. The distributor plans to install the piece in its office as a sales counter.

NW Concrete Design, led by concrete supervisor Scotty Zufelt and owner Austin Seeley, took third place for a rectangular-patterned slab in several shades of gray.

The People’s Choice award was awarded to Jeremiah Johnson of Concrete Inc. for a glossy, landscaped slab with a diagonal cross design and grape stamps.

Besides the contest, the event provided booth space to vendors such as Wacker, Flex- C-Ment, Lura Enterprises Inc., Newlook International and Buddy Rhodes. All told, the hosts gave away more than $3,000 in prizes.

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