Behind the Trowels decorative concrete training series is meant to help educate those in the concrete industry in becoming the best they can be in their field. Our very simple system requires just a three step process to benefit from the expertise and knowledge you'll gain from our online training instructors. All that's needed is account and payment information, then you're ready to attend the webinar at the date and time it's scheduled. That's all!
With our Online Training sessions, you'll learn new skills that will keep you at the cutting edge of the decorative concrete industry.
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Behind the Trowels keeps a very simple pricing structure. Training attendees need to register and submit their payment at least 3 days prior to the scheduled training webinar they wish to attend. Once you're signed up and paid up, just log on using your credentials at the date and time of the training and you're ready to learn!
As an artist, Rick Lobdell has engraved a niche in the decorative concrete industry. Currently Rick is well known worldwide for his decorative concrete designs. He has had multiple articles in Concrete Décor and other national magazines, a segment on Tennessee Crossroads, Day Jobs on GAC, Lifestyles with Denise Simons, and The Concrete Show, and was invited to demonstrate his skills at the 2011 and 2013 World of Concrete’s Artistry in Concrete. He has won 16 Decorative Concrete Council awards in the last 6 years.
Scientific by nature, the challenge of using the physical properties of concrete to shape rock to look realistic has created an obsession in Warren, with the result of amazed clients across the United States. Warren has had the privilege of working on some of most prestigious properties throughout the country recreating mother nature. With years of trial and error exploring different techniques and processes in search of perfecting the art of hyper-realistic rock carving, he has streamlined the method into teachable form.
Rachel Bruce is an expert in multilayer stencils for dyeing concrete. A graphic design veteran of 15 years, she expanded her horizons into decorative concrete in 2008. Her company, FLOORmap Stencil Designs, both designs and applies complex stencils for placing graphic art in the surface of concrete. The company also offers training in her technique. She has attracted a wide variety of corporate, commercial and institutional clients, including the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, Marvel Comics, and AAFES.
Troy Lemon has been working in the concrete industry his entire adult life. As the owner of Cornerstone Decorative Concrete since 1991, Troy has transformed the former flatwork company into a nationally recognized decorative concrete contracting outfit. Troy has taught numerous courses and workshops both in the United States and Internationally. Rest assured, a decorative concrete training course with Troy Lemon will leave you with skills you can take with you the rest of your life in the concrete industry.
Keefe Duhon is owner of Concrete Revolution. Keefe is from New Iberia, LA where he creates decorative concrete finishes that rival the best in the world for customers’ homes. Keefe believes that the floors you walk on should be art; art that is specific to his clients’ personalities and visuals that are truly one-of-a-kind and can’t be easily replicated. Keefe’s knowledge of flooring applications include: stains, epoxies, overlays, countertops, fireplaces, vertical walls and much more. Keefe’s knowledge extends well beyond common concrete finishing applications.
Chad Ravellette is an Artist / Sculptor from Wilton, New Hampshire. He’s based his career on the many accomplishments and failures endured over his past 23 years as an artist. His mother instilled into him the ability to see things in an artistic perspective, from new designs to the natural beauties of the old. Chad has dedicated his life to all art forms and craftsmanship, and performed as a rendering artist, sculptor, concept designer, architectural/structural designer, landscape artist, millworker, fabricator, concrete specialist, mold fabricator, and theme designer.
Bob Harris is a name that is known worldwide in the concrete industry. As the author of four guides that have sold over 37,000 copies worldwide, and the creator of several instructional DVD’s that are best sellers as well, Bob has made a name for himself in the world of decorative concrete training. His knowledge of overlays, stamping tools (developed by Bob himself), coatings, and color systems make him an extraordinary trainer and tome of knowledge in the world of decorative concrete techniques, products, tools and more.
Nic lang is from Minneapolis, MN. From an early age, Nic had a knack for working with his hands which led him to a life encompassing multiple careers requiring multiple skill sets. Nic has been an engineer, retail store owner, and a construction contractor. Nick became interested in decorative concrete finishing as a hobby, which has since developed into an extremely successful career. His skills creating vanities, kitchen countertops, plank flooring finishes and much more make him one of the most sought after experts in the industry.