Vol. 10 No. 3 - April 2010
Don Pinger's second career began with a little dabbling in utilitarian concrete. That was seven years ago, when he was still working long hours in the restaurant he owned. He'd been reading about what people were doing with decorative concrete, and that intrigued him as well.
Place decorative aggregate by hand instead of mixing it in, and beauty is just a stone’s throw away.
To sample just a few of the flavors of decorative concrete that can be found in the newest restaurants, follow us to Modesto, Calif., San Diego, Calif., Covington, La., and St. Louis, Mo.
Adjusting the way you do business from this day forward is as important as accepting the fact that the "new normal" is very real. It has nothing to do with giving up. I have been lucky enough to be a decorative contractor for many years, and the new normal as I see it is as follows.
As adults we learn to communicate using our words when we want and need something. The use of certain words can change the entire intention of what someone is trying to say. For those who sell and install decorative concrete, when was the last time you thought about how words influence your client's thought process regarding their decision to buy your products or services?
Mike Miller explores examples of the concept of sensory concrete, which gives the material a voice. Sometimes the material is the concrete itself, and sometimes it's the material or the process influencing the concrete.
If you are truly committed to service, not just the initial sale, then you're not through when you're done.
Measuring tools are designed to make your job easier. Here are a few on the market that might be just the right trick to complete your decorative project.
Bob Harris of the Decorative Concrete Institute was asked about his experience training and working at the Children's Museum of Phoenix as part of the Concrete Decor Show & Decorative Concrete Spring Training.
The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame announced its first group of honorees at the 2010 Concrete Decor Show, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Fu-Tung Cheng announced the winners of Cheng Concrete’s 2010 Circle of Distinction Design Challenge, the longestrunning awards competition honoring design and craftsmanship in decorative concrete, at the Concrete Decor Show in Phoenix.
When the 2010 Concrete Decor Show was over, it left something behind — beautiful and entertaining artwork at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The koi pond mural and Sky Landing balcony are just a few of the exciting new features on which children are playing, thanks to artisans and exhibitors who donated time, materials and creativity.