Thursday, July 28, 2011

Streeter and Associates

Bomanite is redoing its color charts and they had asked that I send over some photos of our past projects that we've used colored dyes. So I went hunting for some in our files upon files of photos (which is a never ending task to organize.)

I love what I found!

Here are some photos of a project Concrete Arts did back in 2003 or 2004 for Streeters and Associates.

And yes its Concrete. We applied a Microtop which is a concrete topping about a thickness of a credit card. We used Bomanite dyes and sealed it. Wild, right?!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pattern Spotlights

As I've mentioned before, we are a Bomanite franchise company. Bomanite has been great to us especially with providing great literature and marketing. One things we've started taking advantage of is its Pattern Spotlights. Pattern Spotlights are basically email blasts that we can send out to our customers of a stamped patterns. A little write up is done and great photos are displayed, usually a close up and an overall image.

What we've done at Concrete Arts is save those pdf email blasts on our iPads. This allows to provide homeowners an image when we're out at their home doing an estimate. It's worked great. Homeowners appreciate the technology that Concrete Art's has integrated into its process so they can better understand and picture what their Decorative Concrete project will look like.

Below is just one example of a Pattern Spotlight. Visit our Facebook album to see more.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


We've had Cemstone's Product Vision Imaging software for quite some time but it has yet to be integrated into our sales process. Until now, (we'll see how long it lasts.)

We had a couple come in to our showroom to check out all the patterns and colors we have displayed in a parking lot. Because of the magnitude of options available, Mike, sales employee, thought it was about time we brushed the dust of this software and put it to good use. As it is still in the works to perfect the design skills of the user, the images are a little rough but what a great tool!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Concrete Arts Featured In Local Paper

Just wanted to share a quick article that was written in the Hudson Star Observer.

Link to Article

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More recognition for UIU

The University of Upper Iowa has been a popular project! Bomanite Corporation did a feature story on UIU that goes out to concrete contractors all over the US and even into Canada. Please read below. Great story!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Concrete Arts Employee Spotted

Danice with Bomanite Corporation sent me over a link on some photos that Upper Iowa University put up of the new Student Center that was just complete. Concrete Arts did the polished floors and 2 sets of precast stair treads in the center. The link is below. While continuing the fun research I came across another album UIU put up on the Victories Bar in Fayette IA. THe photos aren't as clear but I definetly spotted one of our own polishing employees. Ronnie Edgemon. Take a look!

Victory's Bar link:

Student Center Link

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dallas Cowboy Stadium

Concrete Arts has been working with Bomanite Franchise Companies all around the United States and Canada. Just recently Concrete Arts had the priviledge to work with North Texas Bomanite on the Dallas Cowboy Stadium.

Concrete Arts provided its Lifetime Floors Revealed product for the pavillion area outside the stadium. Visit the link below to view North Texas Bomanite's work and Concrete Arts' own product that it manufactures.

Go to Dallas Cowboy Stadium Newsletter

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flight 93 Memorial Underway!

The Flight 93 memorial is underway! Tom Graf, owner of Concrete Arts, went out early last week to help Gregory T Fried Concrete Contracting with our LifeTime Floors Revealed product.

The memorial is a beautiful area on the country side in the middle of a few fields. I have a few pictures posted below with a direct link to the architects website to view what the final project will look like. To see more photos, become our friend on facebook!

Architect's direct link.
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Memorial Site

The entrance to the Memorial is left of the building. Our product will be used on walkways to the right of the building once you enter. Our Revealed product will be poured right to the base of the Granite Stone. LTF Revealed was choosen to match the beautiful Granite stones that line the walkway.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bomanite 2009 Best Custom Polishing System Project

We wanted to share with you a project we just received an award on. The Bomanite 2009 Annual Project awards were just judged and award winners determined. Concrete Arts took the Best Custom Polishing Systems Project – Silver Award home with the MSU Law Enforcement Center. Below is the Project Profile we wrote up in October, 2010.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Flight 93 Memorial

Concrete Arts was just informed that its LifeTime Floors Revealed product will be used in the Flight 93 Memorial. Press Release to come!

Construction site.

Architect plans.