Premier Veneers began as a custom painting contractor in Romeo, Michigan, in 1999. In our second year, we began receiving inquiries from customers about what could be done with basement concrete. On one particular project, we chemically stripped the existing tile adhesive, acid stained the concrete, and then coated it with a clear sealer. The project turned out to be a huge success. The customer was ecstatic with the outcome, and the project won a national award for decorative finishes.
Shortly thereafter, we decided to specialize in decorative finishes for concrete. We grew our skills and expertise in decorative concrete by joining 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). At the same time, we became certified in the use of various companies’ products and expanded our service offerings to related disciplines, like concrete engraving and faux finishing.
This led to a second, large, acid-stained concrete flooring project in a restaurant in Farmington Hills, Michigan. That project also won a national award, and business took off from there. Over the past 16 years, we have installed a variety of decorative concrete projects for residential and commercial customers in the Detroit and Chicago areas - ranging from basement, kitchen, living room and garage floors to patios, driveways, porches, pool decks, and retaining walls, to flooring in restaurants, retail stores, office spaces, and warehouses.
Today, we continue to install beautiful decorative concrete flooring that is recognized nationally and wins awards - most recently, a second place from the ASCC Decorative Concrete Council in 2016 and a first place from NACE International, the “Corrosion Society”, in March 2017. We do this by working closely with customers on design and application at the outset of projects and by ensuring that customers are thoroughly pleased and satisfied at the conclusion of our projects.
One of the reasons Premier Veneers is able to consistently produce such top-quality work is that the owner, Jeff Donius, is actively involved with all project installations. He has Master’s Degrees in government and business from the University of Pennsylvania, and previous business experience as an international trade negotiator with the U.S. federal government in Washington, DC. This has helped give the company a good sense of tact, diplomacy and fairness in business.
Also, unlike most companies doing work in the field, Premier Veneers focuses exclusively on decorative concrete. We no longer offer custom painting, and we don’t pour concrete. We also perform many additional, related services that other companies don’t. You can see all our offerings on the Services page of the web site. We are one of the few contractors anywhere with an official certification in decorative concrete, nationally, and from the State of Michigan - the only state in the nation with such a program.