Premier Veneers began as a custom painting contractor in Romeo, Michigan, in 1999. In our second year of business, we began to receive inquiries from customers about what could be done with their basement concrete. On one particular project, we chemically stripped the black "cutback" tile adhesive, 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 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 through 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 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 for a restaurant in Farmington Hills, Michigan. That project also won a national award, and our business took off from there. Over the past 16 years, we have installed a variety of 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 award from the ASCC Decorative Concrete Council in 2016 for an outdoor pool deck; and a first place award from NACE International in March 2017 for a commercial acid-stained concrete floor. We do this by working closely with customers on design detail at the outset of projects and by ensuring they are thoroughly satisfied with all aesthetics at the conclusion of our projects.
One of the main reasons Premier Veneers is able to consistently produce such top-quality work is that its 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 business experience as an international trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of Commerce and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, DC. This experience has helped give the company a good 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 concrete. We also perform many additional, related services that other companies don’t - like the resurfacing of concrete. 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 with such a program.