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Upcoming Florida Certification/Training Dates :
May 9th & 10th
June 13th & 14th
July 19th & 20th
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Classes are held at our facility located at:
820 NE 8th St.
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Call 239-349-0076 or email for more details on our certification classes
Whether you are new to the business, considering getting into the business or are a seasoned contractor, we recommend you to attend one of our highly regarded certification seminars to get the full exposure to the benefits and application of our products and finishes. Elite Crete Systems certification seminars are two days of extensive hands-on instruction and discussion. The goal for each seminar is to get you started by teaching all the basic aspects of the various finishes, systems & products, effective marketing techniques & business development.
We have specifically designed our certification seminars to be "real world" instruction so a person with the right skills can immediately begin to install beautiful finishes while creating a profit. We don't require a large investment in start-up packages, you can start installing our products with a minimum amount of tools, and buy the product as you need it. As with any skilled trade, practice makes perfect. We recommend new contractors start with samples or projects for themselves to perfect their techniques before marketing finishes professionally, but the training class is a must for understanding the basics, and why we require certain key steps be followed.
We are here to provide you the best product for the job, when you need it, not to sell you a "business in a box" or a "start up package". NO minimum orders, NO buy ins, NO franchise fees, just honest discussions and answers with people who have made their living installing these products. This course is hands-on and instructive in nature, wear work clothes.
The training runs day one from 8:30 am to around 4:00 pm and day two from 8:30 to around 3:00 pm. We provide lunch and drinks for you each day. You will receive a binder complete with all the technical data, mix ratios, coverage charts, marketing material, brochures, color charts and cost per sq. ft. data. We will cut up the sample boards that you and your classmates create during class so you can take some samples with you. More importantly, you will leave knowing why Elite Crete has the best products on the market today!
During your 2-day training seminar we will cover the following:
Who is Elite Crete Systems
The performance benefits of our Hybrid Polymer Modifiers vs. industry standard co-polymers & acrylic modifiers
Why Elite Crete Systems outperforms other products
Product cost breakdown and comparisons
2. Procedures and Finishes
Proper surface preparation
Skim Coat Resurfacing and Broom Finishing
Splatter Textures and Knockdowns
Thin Stamped Overlays - Stamp Tools
Thin Stamped Overlays - Texture Skins
Carving & Grouting Techniques
Custom saw cutting patterns
Various types of Custom Interior Flooring Systems
REFLECTOR™ Enhancer seamless flooring
Sealers & Clear Coatings - What to Use and Where
3. Product Uses and Descriptions
TEXTURE-PAVE - For thin stamped overlays
THIN-FINISH - For skim coats, broom finishes, troweled textures and splatter textures
MICRO-FINISH - For very smooth interior finishes
CPR 1000 HYBRID POLYMER - Advantages over standard acrylic & vinyl polymers
CSS SEALER EMULSION - The most versatile clear sealer available
SPARTIC-ALL RM - 75% solids Polyaspartic Coating - A 75% solid, clear protective coating based on the popular polyaspartic ester technology. No protective coating is stronger or more resistant to wear.
CLEAN-PRINT - Liquid Release Agent - A very clean alternative to messy powdered agents
ULTRA-STONE Antiquing Stain - Concentrated translucent stain
HYDRA-STONE Dye Stain - A highly concentrated, metal complex dye used for coloring polymer modified overlay systems and concrete
PORTION CONTROL COLORANTS (PCC) - The most versatile colorants available
REFLECTOR Enhancer - An ultra finely ground powder additive for clear coatings. Can be used to create and opaque or translucent finish.
E100-PT1, E100-UV1 & E100-PT4 100% Solids Epoxy - VOC free, clear and pigmented, durable coatings
AUS-50 Single Component Polyurethane - High performance clear coatings
AUS-V - 2 component VOC compliant clear urethane coating. No smell urethane.
VB5 - waterborne vapor barrier - Protection up to 12 lbs. of moisture vapor emission
QUICK-PATTERN Design Stencils
THIN-PRINT Texture Skins
And much much more ...
4. Marketing and Business Development
What to look for on estimates and how to charge
Creating a community presence
Finding your niche
Short & long term marketing
Who should attend?
Anyone in the construction trades
Installers of similar type products and systems
Anyone interested in starting a business in this field
Anyone looking to increase profits and market share
How Will You Benefit?
If you are new to decorative concrete or have been in the business for 20 years, you will learn from our hands-on instruction.
If you are currently using other products, let us show you how our products are easier to use, more cost effective and longer lasting.
You will learn the basics through the most detailed applications in the architectural concrete overlay industry from the industry's leading manufacturer, developer, supplier and trainer
You will develop and create added application solutions to increase profits
You will learn how to improve estimating, marketing and sales techniques