Industry Awards

CoatingsPro Magazine 2017 Contractor Awards

CoatingsPro Magazine's 2017 Contractor Awards Program First Place Winner's Badge

CoatingsPro is the leading magazine for the high-performance coatings industry, reaching more than 27,000 readers in 16 unique market segments of the coatings industry.  Owned and published by NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, they offer industry news, case studies and solutions for contractors, applicators, specifiers, engineers, and industrial facility managers. 

2017 Contractor Awards Program First Place Certificate From CoatingsPro Magazine

CoatingsPro hosted its inaugural Contractor Awards Program in 2017 to recognize projects that demonstrate excellence in the high-performance coatings industry.  In March 2017, in New Orleans, they awarded first, second, and third place in the categories of commercial concrete, commercial roof, industrial concrete, industrial steel, and specialty project.  Premier Veneers won first place in "commercial concrete".

You can read the award announcements here.  CoatingsPro subsequently featured articles about our winning project in their September and October 2017 online editions.

Decorative Concrete Council 2016 Project Awards

Decorative Concrete Council 2016 Project Awards Winner's Badge/Logo

The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), is the only professional organization dedicated to focusing on the issues and work of the decorative concrete industry.  Since 2011, on an annual basis, it has held an awards contest intended to recognize the nation's best work in decorative concrete, in approximately nine different categories, awarding a first and sometimes, second place.

ASCC Decorative Concrete Council Logo

Premier Veneers won second place in the DCC's 2016 Project Awards, in the category "Overlays Less Than 1/4" and Under 5,000 Square Feet".  Our winning project was a 3/16"-thick spray texture overlay of a 1,350-square-foot exterior residential pool deck in a custom homes subdivision in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  The existing concrete prior to the start of the project was divided into many small sections by an excess number of control joints.  We incorporated those joints into a large, colorful, repeating tile pattern that "camouflaged" the original joints.

You can read about this project at here and here 

Concrete Decor Magazine's 2010 "Concrete Restoration"

Concrete Decor Magazine Cover For 2010 Concrete Restoration Contest Issue

Concrete Decor Magazine holds an annual awards program called "Concrete Restoration Contest", intended to display the best decorative concrete projects nationwide resulting from the restoration and renewal of existing, damaged and previously treated concrete.  Premier Veneers won this contest for the second time in March 2010.  

Our winning project involved removing several layers of carpet glue and tile adhesive by mechanical grinding a 2,650 square foot interior retail floor, performing structural concrete and crack repairs, and installing an acid-stained cement overlay decoratively saw-cut into large (8' x 4') rectangular tiles, intended to make the floor look like travertine.  

The store, Soccer Madness, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has been extremely successful in its first eight years, and is a great example of how acid-stained concrete flooring can bring life, vitality and prosperity, through "Feng Shui" design, to a busy retail business.

Acid-stained cement overlay of existing retail plaza concrete floor after removal of carpet glue.  Installed for Soccer Madness, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, in December 2009.

See this project and read the article at Concrete Decor's web site here.

You can also see a copy of the print version of the article here .  

Concrete Decor Magazine's 2006 "Concrete Restoration"

Concrete Decor Magazine Cover For 2006 Concrete Restoration Contest Issue

Concrete Decor Magazine began its annual Concrete Restoration Contest in 2006.  We won first prize for this first contest, in the Interior category.  Our winning project entailed the mechanical removal of a failed, and unsightly, cement overlay from an interior pool patio.  Once removed, we repaired the existing concrete slab, and installed a new, acid stained, stamped concrete overlay, with a stenciled border, using products and tools from over twenty companies in the process. 

Acid-stained cement overlay of indoor residential pool deck after removal of failed overlay.  New overlay stamped with Italian slate texture and an ivy border.  Installed in 2006 in Crete, IL.

This project has held up very well over the past eight years, despite the active environment and constant use of harsh pool chemicals, and needs no further attention, except for light cleaning every several months.

Read about this project at Concrete Decor's web site here.

You can also see a copy of the print version here .

Concrete Decor Magazine's 2003 "Cutting Pictures in Concrete"

Concrete Decor Magazine Cover For 2003 Cutting Pictures In Concrete Contest Issue

At one time, Concrete Decor Magazine held an annual contest called "Cutting Pictures in Concrete With Diamonds", sponsored by the NED-KUT Corporation and Diamond Products.  The contest was meant to display the creativity and quality attainable in reproducing images, logos and designs on concrete floors through the concrete engraving process.  Premier Veneers won Honorable Mention in 2003, and our work was featured in the August/September 2003 issue. 

Award-winning concrete engraving with acid-staining and clear epoxy sealer in Irish pub restaurant in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  Installed by Premier Veneers in 2004.

The project was a 2,000-square-foot acid-stained concrete floor with concrete engraving in an Irish Pub restaurant in Farmington, Hills, Michigan, called "Cowley & Sons".  We reproduced traditional Celtic designs and patterns to enhance the ambiance and motif of this popular restaurant through the use of concrete engraving tools from the Engrave-A-Crete company.

Read about this project at Concrete Decor's web site here.

You can also see a copy of the print version of the article here.

American Painting Contractor 2002 TOP JOB Awards

American Painting Contractor Magazine Cover For 2002 Top Jobs Awards Issue

American Painting Contractor Magazine holds an annual industry contest called "TOP JOBS", sponsored by the Zinsser Company and intended to single out and honor the best painting projects in four categories:  residential; commercial; decorative finishing; and paperhanging.  Premier Veneers won Honorable Mention in the decorative finishing category, in 2003.  We were featured with an article in the May 2003 issue. 

Award-winning acid-stained, faux finish, flagstone floor in residential finished basement, installed by Premier Veneers in 2002 after removing black cutback adhesive.

Our project was a faux-finish, flagstone basement concrete floor, created using acid stain, water-based concrete stains, paint and clear sealer.  We used various artistic and concrete staining techniques to reproduce natural-looking flagstone, after removing tile and adhesive from a 55-year-old concrete slab with moisture problems.  The moisture problems were remedied prior to the start of our project with the installation of drain tile.  We then used dehumidification equipment to dry out the floor.

Read the print version of the article here .