Business Opportunities

Concrete Business Opportunities:

Whether you’re looking for a new and exciting business opportunity or perhaps just simply looking to diversify on your existing business, the decorative concrete industry has some great opportunities. From Franchises that are there to help to independent distributorships giving you freedom to explore, here are some of the nations top business opportunities and franchises you may want to consider for your next or perhaps first venture.

Here’s a breakdown, first by Type of Business then by Category.

Franchise Opportunities- Join a franchise and get the support and structure of a proven business plan. Be associated with an industry recognized and respected brand of product and get support in running your business.
Licensing & Approved Applicators – Get trained and certified in installing a specific product and then be the “one to go to” in your area for that product. Have brand recognition as well as a guaranteed service area.
Distributors & Suppliers – Expand on your existing distributorship or supply house by supplying local installation professionals with the tools and materials they need to succeed. Provide local training and technical support for you area.
Concrete Training to Start your Own Independent Business – Add color and mood to concrete surfaces with reactive stains, dyes, coatings and specialty finishes.

Concrete Business Categories

  • Resurfacing Concrete Business
  • Polishing Concrete Business
  • Engraving Business
  • Concrete Countertops
  • Pool Decks & Sprayed Concrete
  • Stamped Concrete Business
  • Boulders, Rockscapes & Waterfalls

Are you looking for a change? Are you wanting to start your own business and start taking control of your future?

Construction and home building is at an all time high. Everywhere you look there are new buildings being erected and homes getting renovated.

Homeowners and business owners are constantly looking for new, better and more innovative ways to upgrade and add new finishes and designs to their floors, walls and exteriors.

Decorative Concrete is the answer.

With new and easier to use products, a quick learning curve, training readily available, huge demand, along with it being the fastest area of growth in the concrete industry, decorative concrete has a lot to offer, it may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. (if you get in early!)

Are you handy with basic tools? Do you have good people skills? Do you get satisfaction and enjoyment by seeing the results of your work in 2-3 days? Do you like working with decor, color and decorative finishes?

If you have answered yes to the above, then a career in decorative concrete may be for you!

Here are some frequently asked question’s (FAQ’s) about the Decorative Concrete industry.

Do I have to know about concrete finishing and placement?
NO! Most decorative concrete work only requires you to add a decorative touch or finish to an already existing slab. Unless you decide to get into stamped concrete and driveways.

Do I need a large investment into tools and supplies?
NO! Most decorative concrete professionals start with basic tools, and use the deposit payment from their jobs to buy the products, supplies and tools necessary.

Do I need to be Certified?
NO. not necessarily! Decorative concrete as a whole does not require certification, anyone can learn and install decorative concrete. Although some states may require that you have a contractors license. As well some companies will offer in house training and certification to their applicators as an added benefit and quality control measure as part of their business strategy to maintain consistency and quality control.

How long does it take to learn Decorative Concrete?
Most manufacturers and trainers teach the basics in only 1-3 days. And then it is up to you to refine your skills and specialties on your own time as you grow and expand your business.

What kind of money can I make?
Prices often reflect the companies experience and abilities and products used, but it is common to make more on one job than many make in a month of working for someone else.

What are the the downsides to Decorative Concrete?
If you specialize in exterior finishes than winters in some climates are slow, and when good weather comes it can be overwhelming. Also decorative concrete requires hard work and being on site, if you want to sit behind a desk it isn’t for you.

What type of people choose to use decorative concrete for their home or business?
With the products and systems available there are entry level systems designed for the price conscious as well as premium finishes for the higher end customer that simply want the best, and then, there’s everything in between.