Featured Contractor

Read about outstanding and talented men and women who make the decorative concrete industry what it is today.

Former Preschool Teacher Now Masters the Trowel

Years ago, Cindee Lundin took a leave of absence from her job as a preschool teacher and enrolled at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota to work on her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She already had two associate degrees — one in art and the other in child development. It was there that her passion to pursue art full time began.

Concrete Contractor Touts His Hardworking Team as the Key to His Success

For Martin R. Smith, president of Rockerz Inc., running a successful business is all about the people on your team. “I’m really driven, myself,” he says, “and I like to hire people who rise to the challenge. Personality, to me, is what sets certain people apart.”

Epoxy Artisan in Florida Passionate About Color and Quality

Shakespeare wondered what’s in a name, and Elton John Strawderman, founder of Epoxy Artisan, could likely give him an answer or two. Yes, his mother did name him after the British superstar, on a dare from a friend, he says, adding it’s often a good conversation starter. However, rather than […]

Serendipitous Events Lead Contractor to Concrete Countertop Business

Two months before graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Eric Boyd and two other students opened their own design-build firm. One of the first jobs they landed was a kitchen remodel where the client asked for concrete countertops, somewhat of a novelty back then.

Concrete Contractor Expands and Diversifies into Decorative Field

Shawn Halverson, CEO of Surfacing Solutions Inc.in Temecula, California, talks about the time some years ago when he took a break from construction after working in the structural concrete industry for about 21 years, beginning in the mid-1970s. Then, this phenomenon called decorative concrete emerged as a major player in the trade, and Halverson became intrigued.