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In this two-day class featuring guest trainer Jeff Kirt of Kirtbag Carving Mix, you will learn all the introductory techniques you will need to start performing basic vertical carved concrete projects for your customers. This is a hands on beginner friendly class, and no prior experience is required. Our instructors will be coving prep work, mixing, application, hand carving techniques, coloring & sealing, as well as answering sales and business questions. This class will be held at our Orrville, OH location on Aug. 3rd & 4th, 2023. Sign up before July 3rd, 2023 to receive early bird pricing of $650.00.
Deco-Crete requires a minimum number of attendees for classes; if the minimum is not reached two weeks before the start date of the training, the class will be subject to cancellation. Deco-Crete also retains the right to cancel or reschedule training classes at any time for any other reason. If the training class were to be canceled or rescheduled, the attendee(s) are entitled to a full refund of training fees. Deco-Crete is not responsible for refunding travel expenses or any costs other than training fees.
133 N. Kohler Rd.
ORRVILLE, OH, OH 44667
"The training was top-notch from start to finish."
- Thomas Phillips (Stow, Ohio)
"The training was very hands-on! We were able to work on an actual outside project rather than in a controlled environment."
- Miranda Collingwood of Kepeli Concrete Design (Warren, Pennsylvania)
"Super informative & very hands-on training."
-Blane Heimer of E17 Coatings (Springfield Missouri)
Snowboarding was always one of Jeff's passions. In the late 90's Jeff figured out that as an instructor, not only could he do what he loved for free, they would also pay him for it! This started a string of several years where he would head off to Vermont for the winter and live the life he loved, doing what he loved, and the head back home after the season ended.
It was during this late spring through early fall part of the year that he became exposed to the world of concrete. His first "concrete" job was in Florida forming, pouring, and finishing tie beams on houses. At this point he was just doing it for the money.
Fast forward several years. Jeff had grown to love the lifestyle of snowboarding every day, and his joy of instructing had started to flourish, but came to the realization that he was also tired of being broke. So, he committed to learning the concrete trade full time. Over several years his understanding and skill in placing and finishing gray concrete grew, but still he was just doing it for the money.
In 2005 one of Jeff's relatives approached him about doing a textured concrete project. Jeff did not have any experience with decorative concrete, so he was a little hesitant at first. His cousin did some research and decided he for sure wanted to try it. So, Jeff helped him out. And after that he found a new love in decorative concrete.
Along the way he ran into an old acquaintance, Jason Geiser, and even helped him out on a few jobs. At that time Jason was installing more and more decorative concrete. In 2006 Jason started Deco-Crete Supply with a mission to bring training and technical support to other contractors that wanted to learn how to successfully install decorative concrete.
Jeff joined the Deco-Crete Supply family in 2012 and has now been reunited with his passion of teaching, doing something he loves, and now for something much more valuable than just money.
Jeff Kirt has been in the concrete industry since the mid-90's, pouring and finishing gray concrete. Sometime around 2009, Jeff started experimenting with vertical concrete carving as well as mix design. Jeff's skills are in carving grew quickly, but he had a hard time finding a carving mix he was satisfied with.
Leading him to develop Kirtbag Carving Mix. In addition to running Kirtbag for many years, he provided onsite consulting for contractors and is credited for the training of numerous vertical concrete artisans. You might not see Jeff out & about as much anymore, but he is still heavily involved in the concrete industry & select training classes.