Premier Veneers began as a custom painting contracting business in Romeo, Michigan, in 1999. In our 2nd year of business, during house painting projects, we began to receive inquiries from customers about what could be done with their basement concrete. We did some research and tackled a few projects. On one particular project, we chemically stripped black "cutback" tile adhesive from the floor, acid stained the concrete and coated it with a clear sealer. That project turned out to be a huge success. The customer was ecstatic with their new floor, and our project won a national award for decorative finishes.
Shortly thereafter, we decided to specialize in decorative finishes for concrete. Premier Veneers grew its company skills and expertise in decorative concrete through memberships in trade associations like the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). We also became certified in the use of different companies’ decorative concrete products and expanded our service offerings to related decorative concrete disciplines, such as engraving and faux finishing.
This newfound specialization, and our membership in the ASCC, led to a second, large, commercial acid-stained concrete flooring project for a restaurant in Farmington Hills. That project also won a national award, and our decorative concrete business took off from there. Over the past 16 years, Premier Veneers has installed a variety of projects for residential and commercial customers in the Detroit and Chicago areas - ranging from basement, kitchen, and living room floors, to garages, patios, porches and pool decks, to flooring in restaurants, retail stores, showrooms, office spaces, and warehouses.
Today, we continue to install beautiful, residential and commercial, decorative concrete flooring that is recognized nationally and wins awards. Most recently, we received a second place finish from the ASCC Decorative Concrete Council, in 2016, for an outdoor pool deck; and a first place finish from NACE International, in March 2017, for a commercial office building acid-stained concrete floor. The way we are able to achieve these awards is by working closely with customers on design detail at the outset of our projects, and by ensuring they are thoroughly satisfied with all aesthetics at the conclusion of projects.
Another reason Premier Veneers consistently produces such top-quality work is that its owner, Jeff Donius, is actively involved with all customers and project installations. Jeff has graduate degrees in government administration and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, taking much of his coursework at the Wharton School of Business. He worked for 7 years as an international trade negotiator with the International Trade Administration, of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, in the Executive Office of the President, in Washington, DC, after entering the U.S. federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow in 1989. His experience leading U.S. trade delegations overseas, and resolving trade complaints for U.S. business, in Korea, has given the company an outstanding sense of tact, diplomacy and fairness in business.
Also, unlike most companies doing work in this field, Premier Veneers focuses exclusively on decorative concrete. We no longer offer custom painting, and we do not pour traditional, "full-depth" (4" or more) concrete. As noted above, we also perform many additional, related services that other companies do not, including the resurfacing of existing concrete and joint filling. You can see all of our offerings on the Services page of our web site. We are one of the few contractors anywhere with a certification in decorative concrete, nationally, and from the State of Michigan - the only state currently with such a program. Company owner, Jeff Donius, was also recently appointed, on May 10th, 2018, by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the Residential Builders and Maintenance & Alteration Contractors Board, in recognition of his experience in the construction industry, and expertise in concrete and painting & decorating.