The seed that started it all was planted back in 2000 while working for a pool remodeling company with a friend. We started off cleaning pools and installing joint seal, but soon found ourselves thrust headlong into the world of concrete coatings with no formal training. It was through experimentation and trial and error that we developed our own style and systems.
I was hooked and I needed more.
In 2004 I left that company to join a more established company and expand my knowledge of the coatings world. It was here that I learned new techniques and added epoxy coatings to my repertoire. I stayed with this company for nearly 12 years when an injury stopped me from installing. I was heartbroken but determined to learn more. I left that company and began working for KTM Coating Technologies, a company that installs commercial and industrial protective coatings. It was here that my eyes were opened to a host of new materials and manufacturers. I learned more in the last few years selling protective coatings than I had in more than a decade with the other companies. I've made relationships with the manufacturers reps and continue to discover the best products for my customers.
After nearly 3 years, my injuries healed and I'm back to installing coatings better than ever. With nearly 2 decades in the coatings industry, I've learned more from the mistakes along the way than the successes. When you have a failure you learn how to dissect the problem, come up with a solution, and then not repeat it in the future. This is what separates OCD Concrete Coatings from the rest of the companies out there.
I would like to thank Don from Next Level Concrete Coatings for all the help in starting my own company; Dean from EZ Stain for the connections and assistance (and the laughs); And last but certainly not least, KTM Coating Technologies for all the knowledge, the introductions to new materials and manufacturers, and all the support that got me where I am today. Without the help of these guys, I wouldn't be able to offer the best products and installations for my customers.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Benjamin Franklin