Cemstone, a supplier of readymixed, engineered and decorative concrete in the upper Midwest, has announced the winners of its 2007 Decorative Concrete Awards, which recognize excellence in the design and use of decorative concrete in residential and commercial construction. The winners were selected from nearly 70 contractor entries that featured Cemstone-supplied colored, stamped or stained concrete. The contest was judged by a panel of Twin Cities landscape architects.
Residential Exteriors Grand Prize: King Architectural Concrete and Construction of River Falls, Wis. This decorative concrete walking path, in the shape and form of a snake, amazed the judges. Read more about this project in this issue’s Final Pour.
Residential Exteriors First Prize: Solid Concrete Studios of St. Paul, Minn. This fountain was recognized for its great creativity and use of color and texture.
Residential Interiors Grand Prize: Foley Construction of Le Sueur, Minn. This project featured kitchen countertops made with recycled crushed glass that created interesting color patterns.
Residential Interiors First Prize: Allstate Decorative Concrete of Cokato, Minn. This colored basement floor features a highly detailed coat of arms.
Commercial Exteriors Grand Prize: Bulach Custom Rock of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. This highly visible World War II Veteran’s Memorial was built at the Minnesota state capital grounds.
Commercial Exteriors First Prize: Solid Concrete Studios of St. Paul, Minn. Situated on the grounds of St. Francis Regional Hospital, this complicated design won over the judges.
Commercial Interiors Grand Prize: Becker Architectural Concrete of South St. Paul, Minn. This vision and eye-care retail project was an easy grand-prize choice for the judges. (left)
Commercial Interiors First Prize: Kuha Concrete of Forest Lake, Minn. This project featured the remodeling of a recreation products retailer.