I’ve been doing decorative concrete since 1999 and never really cared for the look of cast in place concrete countertops. My wife Nancy and I went to the World of Concrete in 2008 looking for different applications to improve our decorative concrete business. We walked to the booth where Ben Ashby was displaying his grape bowl sink top. We both immediately could not believe that this top was concrete. We spent some time with Ben asking questions about his concrete tops and how do we learn this technique.I was so impressed with Ben and his countertops that I signed up for his countertop class. One month later I went to Ben’s concrete countertop class. The class was very structured and informative. We learned to make a pre-cast concrete countertop from the beginning all the way to the end where it was sealed. The instruction from Ben was very informative. I took what I learned in Ben’s class and incorporated it into my decorative concrete business back in Oklahoma City. Since I have attended Ben’s class I have been very successful in the manufacturing of concrete countertops. I currently have a clientele of new home builders, interior design groups, commercial contractors and home owners who are looking for a new option in updating their homes.Ben has been very helpful when it comes to technical support. There have been numerous times when I had some issues with color, sealer application and installation where I have contacted Ben and he was very eager to assist and talked me through the procedure. Currently Ben has given me instructional information on the manufacturing of GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) using light weight concrete. I highly recommend Ben Ashby’s concrete countertop class to anyone interested in learning this artistic trade. Contact Ben and make arrangements to attend his concrete countertop class.

Jeff Barnett
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Decorative Concrete Creations, Inc.