This Is Concrete

This Is Concrete

This is Concrete, a podcast where we speak with the people whose work revolves around concrete and coatings.

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September 22, 2022 26 min

Ike Casey is the Executive Director of the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (ASAMW). This organization focuses exclusively on business issues affecting all subcontractors and specialty trade contractors — both union and non-union firms — from nearly every trade specialty. 

Ike has over 20 years of leadership experience, spearheading organization-wide initiatives to grow membership, increase customer satisfact...

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Phillip Ogilby is a contractor-turned-serial entrepreneur. He’s the Co-founder and CEO of STACK Construction Technologies, an all-in-one cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating software. 

In 1984, Phillip started his first construction contracting company. After witnessing the challenges of managing people, equipment, materials, and an ever-changing bid schedule, he decided to create a solution. In 2008, Phillip created STA...

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Nick Savage is a Business Unit Leader for the Concrete Flooring Group at PROSOCO, a company that provides specialty construction chemicals to make buildings look better and last longer. Nick has been with PROSOCO for over 12 years, starting as a Concrete Products Groups Specialist and working his way up. He previously worked in sales and account management at SASE, Transwestern Publishing, and ADT.

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Sarah McInerney is a Senior Project Manager at Walter Parks Architects, a company dedicated to creating buildings that support the continued growth of cities. Sarah has been with the company since 2003, combining her passion for historic buildings with extensive federal and state historic tax credit experience. Her design work honors and responds to existing spaces and communities while imagining exciting opportunities for new uses...

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June 28, 2022 41 min

Levi Smiley is the Product Marketing Manager for Blastrac and Diamatic brands at Husqvarna Construction Products. Previously, he was also an Equipment Application Specialist, Training Instructor, and Diamond Tooling Manager at Blastrac-Diamatic. Levi has almost 25 years of experience in the surface preparation industry and has a background in manufacturing, distribution, and contracting as a small business owner.

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June 21, 2022 21 min

Adi Klevit is the Founder and CEO of Business Success Consulting Group, an organization that provides businesses with the infrastructure, processes, and systems they need to thrive. Adi and her team help companies scale up, transfer knowledge, and prepare for succession. She has over 25 years of experience as a trained industrial engineer, management consultant, and business executive.

Chad Gill is the Founder and CEO of Concreate,...

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June 14, 2022 31 min

Nick Savage is a Business Unit Leader for the Concrete Flooring Group at PROSOCO, a company that provides specialty construction chemicals to make buildings look better and last longer. Nick has been with PROSOCO for over 12 years, starting as a Concrete Products Groups Specialist and working his way up. He previously worked in sales and account management at SASE, Transwestern Publishing, and ADT. 

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Concrete densif...

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Lindsey Schmidt is a Video Sales and Marketing Consultant at IMPACT, an inbound marketing agency that helps businesses drive more sales. As a marketing professional, Lindsey prides herself on delivering clear, fair, and effective strategy recommendations. Before joining IMPACT, Lindsey was a Senior Marketing Manager at Next Level Digital Media and a Content Development Manager at USSSA Fast Pitch Softball.

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Jeff Bonkiewicz is the VP of Sales at Polished Concrete Consultants. He’s a seasoned sales professional, marketer, and strategist with a knack for increasing sales revenue. Jeff has worn many hats throughout his career, including web coder, sales pro, copywriter, managing editor, technical writer, videographer, producer, director, and marketing manager. This multidisciplinary work has helped him craft his expertise using a blend of...

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Bob Harris is the Owner of the Decorative Concrete Institute (DCI), an industry leader in decorative concrete installation, consulting, education, and training. He’s also the Partner and Senior Director of Decorative Concrete Consulting for the SSI Team. Bob has been a speaker and presenter at various concrete industry events and has conducted training sessions across the globe for more than 20 years. He has produced instructional ...

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Michael Fortinberry is the Co-founder and COO at Protiv, a company that helps link compensation to productivity. Protiv has proven that it’s possible to increase employee wages without increasing labor costs. After two years of testing that spanned nearly 8,000 projects, Protiv entered the market and powered the evolution of hourly compensation. 

Michael is the Founder of Sciovia. He’s also the former Senior Vice President at Peren...

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Josh Jones is the President of Substrate Technology, a company that offers high-quality surface preparation and polishing equipment and supplies. Josh is also the Managing Director of IMPACTS Americas, Substrate’s division that sells shot blasting equipment and other surface prep tools. He has nearly 30 years of surface prep and polishing experience as both a service provider and manufacturer. He’s passionate about providing reliab...

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Jesse Long is the Director of Finishing Group and Fleet at Procon, a commercial and industrial concrete contractor that provides high-quality, turnkey construction services. Jesse has been with the company for over 18 years, previously serving as a General Superintendent. He has received numerous certifications from Somero Enterprises, NRMCA, and the American Concrete Institute.

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March 1, 2022 25 min

Austin Windham is a Coatings Consultant at Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance architectural and industrial coatings. From water tanks and treatment plants to manufacturing plants, industrial facilities, and specialty architectural buildings, Tnemec coatings can protect nearly all types of structures and buildings. Austin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and was an En...

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Ashley Ingle is the Chief Executive Officer at Profit Matters, a company specializing in accounting and bookkeeping services. Using the powerful combination of skilled professionals and automated software tools, Profit Matters is on a mission to make a high-performing accounting department available to every business. Ashley is also a Partner at I Love Numbers, the President of Ashley Concrete, and a member of the Young Entrepreneu...

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Clif Rawlings is the Technical Director at SASE Company, a contractor’s one-stop-shop for concrete polishing and preparation equipment. Clif is active in the ACI 310-0J committee for decorative concrete and the CPC technical committee. He also conducts the SASE University training seminars across the US and Canada.

Clif has been in the concrete polishing, natural stone, and terrazzo industry for over 25 years. Before joining SASE, ...

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Matt Poppoff is the President of Poppoff Inc., a premier concrete contractor in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1977, Poppoff Inc. has served clients in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and beyond, specializing in concrete flatwork and pumping, tilt-up construction, design, and consultation.

As an expert in the concrete industry, Matt’s work has been published in Concrete Contractor and Concrete Construction magazines. He’s involved in...

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January 6, 2022 43 min

Clif Rawlings is the Technical Director at SASE Company, a contractor’s one-stop-shop for concrete polishing and preparation equipment. Clif is currently active in the ACI 310-0J committee for decorative concrete as well as the CPC technical committee. He also conducts the SASE University training seminars across the US and Canada. 

Clif has been in the concrete polishing, natural stone, and terrazzo industry for over 25 years. Bef...

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Mike Tuccelli is the Southeast Regional Director for Metzger/McGuire, a company that has led the development of concrete floor joint protection systems for more than 45 years. In his role, Mike’s primary responsibilities include educating and training contractors and facility maintenance professionals on proper joint filling and repair methods, troubleshooting, and industrial floor inspections. 

Before joining the team at Metzger/M...

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December 21, 2021 19 min

Chad Gill is the Founder and CEO of Concreate, a custom concrete flooring company that delivers polishing, staining, and more for both commercial and residential projects. The team at Concreate helps designers, architects, tradesmen, business owners, and homeowners transform plain concrete surfaces into clean, distinctive, and enduring masterpieces.

Before starting Concreate over a decade ago, Chad worked as a robotics and tooling ...

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