Upcoming Training Events

July 12, 2017:  Barnsco Decorative Supply, Farmers Branch, TX

Stone Images Carvable Limestone Overlay Product Demo

RSVP: Barnsco (972) 227-6726  http://www.barnscodecorative.com/

When: Wednesday July 12

Time: 8 AM – 3 PM


  • Learn all aspects of Carvable Limestone Overlay application

o   Surface preparation

o   Product mixing

o   Application

o   Carving and detail work

o   Coloring Options

o   Grouting and Sealing

  • Lunch will be provided
  • No charge for the class
  • RSVP to Barnsco Decorative by July 10th
  • Class taught by industry expert Don Dutwiler with 25+ years of installation and training experience


Chris Sullivan is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ChemSystems Inc, and is considered an expert in troubleshooting and problem solving within the decorative concrete industry. Chris has written over 200 articles on different aspects of Architectural Concrete for various magazines including Concrete Expressions, Concrete Décor, and Concrete Products. He is one of the technical experts working with www.concretenetwork.com, having recently written his 4th E-Book in a series on emerging trends within the stained concrete, stamped concrete, decorative overlay and polished concrete markets. Chris has authored the Sullivan’s Corner Blog http://www.concretenetwork.com/chris-sullivan/ for close to 10 years, dealing with technical questions and problem solving in all aspects of the decorative concrete industry. Chris also authors a column in Concrete Décor magazine called Concrete Questions dealing with common problems facing decorative concrete contractors from around the country. He has been a presenter at the World of Concrete since 2003, as well as at the Concrete Décor Show since 2010. Chris received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, is certified with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and sits on the board of the Decorative Concrete Council, which is part of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Chris can always be reached via his email at csullivan@chemsystemsinc.net

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