Check out these success stories and photos of students' work. Training with The Concrete Countertop Institute is the best way to achieve success in the business of making concrete countertops.
But don't take our word for it. Read on to see what others think about CCI training:
2-Day GFRC class "GFRC 101":
5-Day Precast & GFRC class "Ultimate":
Precast and GFRC training:
"To all those interested in the art of concrete: STOP. Put down the bag of concrete or the book from the library or the trowel and contact CCI. This is the most comprehensive class you will find. The facilities and accommodations are absolutely first rate. The knowledge you get from CCI will prevent years of frustration. The complexities of this art form are entirely too intense and numerous for a trial and error system. Just bite the bullet and enroll in a class now."
"First of all I would like to thank you for having the vision and guts to put together this program. I have been so impressed with everything you have put together and the dedication and professionalism of everyone at CCI. It has been evident from my first contact with you and your people that you have a passion for what you do and a crystal clear understanding of this industry and where it could go.
I am blown away with the amount of information I gained in only 5 days, not only on the technical aspects but the business side as well. Every question I had was answered and more. The class size was perfect to learn from others and still not get lost in the crowd.
The fact that interation and creative input is so encouraged is refreshing, and I am impressed by the knowledge and willingness to teach and help by everyone at CCI whether or not they are involved in the production process.
It is by far the most I have learned in 5 days and my plans are to become a big player in this industry, with your help and teaching I have no doubt it will happen. With your willingness to help us after we have all gone home and the new ideas you are creating we have no excuse not to succeed.
Thank you for everything."
"I want to say a heartfelt 'THANK YOU' to all of you at CCI. I have appreciated how readily you are all willing and able to help me. I know that I tend to ask quite a few questions and value the fact that you always answer the phone or respond to my e-mails."
"While on the way home, I went over the things I learned in Jeff's class, and the best way to describe my experience there is this... I thought that I needed this class because I figured I had about 20% of the knowledge about concrete countertops. Well, Jeff taught me the other 80% that I needed to get started in my own business, and in the process he showed me that half of what I thought I knew was wrong!! Thanks CCI - this has been a great class, and you haven't seen the last of me. I'll definitely be back for more."
"This class is, by far, the most intensive, useful and practical trade class I have ever taken. The projects we got to actually work on, techniques learned, and take home materials that we were given are superb. TAKE THIS CLASS if you want to perfect concrete countertops! "
"Thank you Jeff and Lane for such an in depth class from templating to marketing. Everything has been an absolute value. You guys made me feel at home, when I was so far from (home) and I appreciate that it went beyond the classroom. THANK YOU." - Shane, Australia
"By far the most informative & enjoyable training, I've ever attended. Jeff and Lane are not only extremely knowledgable, they are fantastic people to work with. I would recommend CCI hands down to anyone interested." - Chris, NH
"Great Class, great people, a must to have the confidence to forge ahead, with your business and be successful" - Randy, NY
"I would highly recommend CCI's Ultimate Class to anyone interested in concrete production as a profession. Jeff has condensed over 10 years of knowledge and experience into a highly informative week. I left knowing that I had made a great decision and investment by choosing CCI." - Stephen, WA
"I as surprised how Jeff made EVERYTHING more simple from templating to sealing. My two biggest concerns about the class were marketing &scaling. Jeff eased my mind about sealing and although I'm dreading marketing Lane made it much easier for me to grasp." - Ted, TN
"A plethora of USEFUL knowledge through hands on to lecture. As a general contractor this course gave me not only a great weapon to add to my arsenal but also many other wonderful ideas that relate to all other construction." - Kurt, WY
"The setting was comfortable, and the instructor and staff were knowledgeable and friendly. A MUST attend for any newbie." - Al, AL
"I believe this course at this place is the best you can get. Job well done!" - Chris, Barbados
"The Concrete Countertop Institute provides great hands on training backed by knowledgeable teachers. The way you're instructed is the reason why you do it." - Brad, MI
"CCI has given me the right information and technical aspects that no other training or experience can compare to." - Nick, OH
"The knowledge of Jeff's civil engineering has helped me better understand the importance of proper reinforcing and quality mix design to influence the quality of your finished products."
"A lot of good info behind the methods used. Jeff didn't just say "do it this way", he explained in a technical yet easy to understand way."
"This class is great! It provides a solid technical base for someone interested in concrete countertops. These guys know their stuff."
"The whole thing is very comprehensive and Jeff does a great job. His knowledge and ability to communicate are very impressive. Another plus- The whole week was a lot of fun. Thanks guys!" - Robin, TX
"The attention to detail that Jeff and Brad have provided in this class is much higher than in any other course that I have taken."
"This class has eliminated possibly years of failure through trial and error, along with boosting profit by explain & showing the best & efficent & cost effective way to run a business."
"CCI training is well worth the time and money invested. It gave me a jump start into concrete work and the confidence to move forward in the industry."
"Highly recommend this class for the individual who wants to produce a quality product. Jeff gave me the training so thorough I really have confidence in the product I will produce."
"I thought I knew a lot about concrete until I came to this class. I have saved years of frustration."
"I have been monitoring the countertop industry for years. After attending CCI I will say that Jeff is the premier countertop resource."
"I am very impressed with the information that Jeff covered in this class, especially mix design."
"I would highly recommend this class for anyone starting out in the concrete countertop business...great for learning various new techniques."
"I have cast concrete before but nowhere near the quality that CCI taught me. This course should be #1 on your starter kit list!"
"I came to this class with a hazy view on building concrete countertops and over the past week I have seen the light and I am now crystal clear and confident that I can make some super pieces."
"I have the confidence to make a countertop, sink, and furniture using the processes that I learned at CCI."
"CCI is the Harvard of concrete countertop training. I have no doubt I can go home and produce a top-quality product."
"With CCI training, my dog could make concrete countertops!"
"It would have taken years of experimenting & testing to achieve the knowledge learned in four days. Now, with confidence in the structural integrity of my products, I am able to focus more design, color and creativity."
"This was a great class that was well-organized, with an outstanding instructor."
"Jeff really knows this industry. This is way more than an 'artistic' or 'how-to' class. It explains necessary, structural facts that you need to know in order to make a product that not only looks good but lasts."
"I got much more than I expected out of this class, both in quality and quantity."
"I thought the class was excellent. I tried on my own first, and decided to come to class. I don't think most people could succeed in this business without this training."
"The information from the classes has given me a new confidence in my ability to make functional concrete countertops."
"Jeff is a natural-born teacher as well as an accomplished artisan, which is rare. The engineering foundation for the course and approach is just perfect, in my opinion."
"Thanks for another great course. I am very appreciative of what CCI does for me and the industry."
"I learned not just how to do things but why we should do them a specific way. This has been the most thorough seminar I have attended."
More about training at the Institute:"The Ultimate Class answered many questions I had before and provided new ideas that created even more questions that were answered. I look forward to applying my new skills." - Todd
This class gave me a big head start and confidence to go home and take on projects right away." - Mark
"Class is a great detailed overview of the fundamentals and process of fabrications concrete countertops for the purpose of making $." - Travis
"This class was great! It was nice to get another view of concrete countertops besides reading a bunch of text online. Great hands on experience. I definitely recommend this class to anybody who wants to learn how to make amazing countertops with concrete. Jeff ad Lane are awesome!!" - Tamika
"Truly appreciate the unbiased reasons for using particular products and materials. Grateful you weren't selling anything." - Mitch
"With the Ultimate Class workshop I feel it provided me with the knowledge and education I would need to produce concrete countertops and GFRC products with a lot more confidence. The things I have learned will help me be able to produce a better product than if I was to learn a lot on my own." - John
Class was very informative and insightful toward the complexity of countertop construction. Very helpful with instilling confidence in me to move forward with concrete tops." - Jared
"This was a very thorough and well rounded course in GFRC countertops. Jeff fully explains why you do things a certain way and shows you how to avoid the pit falls when producing GFRC countertops." -Richard
"Highly recommended to anyone wanting to learn about GFRC for your business or if you want to do a home project." - Rhett
"This class was everything I had hoped for, and makes me want to come back for other classes." - Alben "I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to get involved or further their skills with the material. Very hands on. Feed the students well!" - T.J.
"Jeff provides great practical hands on knowledge. I'm looking forward to using his insight on my next project." - Eric
"I came to Raleigh with a lot of trepidation when it comes to countertops. Jeff fixed that. Jeff is not flash. I say that in the best way possible! I'll take knowledge over flash any day! Thanks!" - Scott
"I only had watched videos and read articles on concrete. I wouldn't have been as successful and would have been frustrated had I not taken the classes. The business and marketing section was very appreciated as well. Thank you." - Darcy
"I enjoyed the class and am ready to put it to use. Learned so much about GFRC and why it works, not just the how. I feel much more confident about being successful with this. Will be taking more classes in future to expand my knowledge." - Zach
"Jeff and Lane put on fantastic learning events. The information provided during the class is instrumental in running a successful concrete countertop business." - Casey
"This has opened doors to a new career opportunity for me. It lets me be creative to use my hands and mind always challenging me to find other uses for this product to share with future clients." - Bob
"Jeff and Lane sincerely care about my success and it shows in their attitude and education, thanks Jeff and Lane." - David
"With the classes I have attended it has given me the confidence with I have been trying to attain. This has moved me into making a decision to make decorative concrete a primary business. The classes have shortened my learning curve. Great!" - Robert
"No matter what your skill level is with concrete or decorative concrete or concrete countertops I can safely say a student will learn enough in the class to make the time and money investment worth it." - David
"Before this class I had a few potential countertop clients. I was hesitant to give an estimate because I didn't feel confident in my abilities. After this class I feel I am more confident I can create a more consistent product. I am now looking forward to GFRC projects." - Mike
"Great class, highly recommended" - Michael
"The course provides an ideal blend of classroom and hands-on time. There's always an opportunity to be either listening to advice, working with concrete/tools, or asking questions. High value for inputted time." - Dale
"This is a wonderful learning tool for GFRC above my expectations for what we learned. The hands on experience you can never get by watching a video or reading a book. The knowledge and experience along with all the insight and tips was way beyond any of my expectations. I can't wait to learn more." - Marcy
"The class was very well taught. I learned a lot of new techniques. I am very comfortable now to make and sell countertops. This course gave me the confidence to be able to do so. Thanks!" - Dale
"This class provided me with not only knowing how to do things a certain way but why to do them that way. And in doing so that knowledge I can also carry into other aspects of decorative concrete." - Pete
"Total 1,000% comprehensive countertop education from casting table, mix design, GFRC to sealers and everything in between. CCI is the most comprehensive countertop education in the industry. I checked out other classes and they did not even come close to Jeff Girard's class. The return on investment of the five day class far outweighs the cost." - Mac
"Really good, technical class that makes you understand concrete so you can customize it to your application." - Eric
"Course was very informative, would recommend to anyone in concrete countertop business." -Andrei
"My experience was excellent, everything that I didn't understand after reading the book has been explained." - Brent
"Invaluable. For this medium, this class is a must. You simply can't get a jump on the learning curve without CCI." - Nathan
"I have taken a couple different countertop courses. This is by far more bang for the buck. The knowledge and confidence I'm leaving with is unmeasureable." - Jack
"Great class which gave much more content and information then initially expected. Very well delivered by Jeff and his team. Thank you. Looking forward to putting what I have learned into practice." - James
"A great fundamental approach to begin your knowledge of concrete countertops. Being hands on is the best way to learn and there is ample opportunity to have a go. Jeff is very approachable and knowledgeable. DO NOT just try and see what happens, do this training." - Jai
"I feel that Jeff and Lane have provided me with a lot of knowledge with the correct way to template form, mix, casting and finishing my products. I would recommend this course to anyone that is looking to make or already making concrete countertops/products as Jeff is a great teacher." - Adam
"I've attended many courses over the years in the building/construction industry. This would have to be one of the most informative and hands on courses I've completed. Highly recommended. Jeff and Lane are great teachers and very likeable people. Thanks again." - John
"Jeff and Lane are both willing to share any information they have with you and are great hosts." - Richard
"This was great information about how to engineer customer satisfying countertops." - Mark
"The business details were integrated in all aspects of the training.This was awesome!"- Andrew
"I've always tried to be the best at all I do, so I didn't want to start making countertops until I knew the right way to make them. Jeff really took the time to show me."- Branson
"I feel I got a full education on making quality concrete countertops from start to finish as well as how to market and sell them." - Jon
"Jeff's knowledge lets you know your structural limitation. I appreciate his patience and willingness to explain every detail."- Bruce
"These 3 days have saved countless mistakes that I would have made without this class." - Tom
"Money well spent! I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs of concrete countertops." - Rodd
"Jeff isn't teaching you how to work with and install his product. He teaches you to understand concrete and concrete mix design, so you get the freedom to experiment and make your own. You leave this class being multidimensional and not stuck with only being able to work with one product or mix. Well worth the trip." - Justin, WA state
"Super info, money well spent. The info I received here will make and save me money, time and useless steps that aren't needed. Also what works and what doesn't." - Tony
"The CCI met and exceeded my expectations The staff were all willing and ready to blend their knowledge into their students and see that they succeed." - Jason
"I really didn't know what to expect at the CCI, but I got far more than I could ever imagine! Thanks Jeff for making it all clear to me." - Ted
"This course was filled with an abundance of information that was easy to digest and apply from beginner to the experienced countertop maker/creator." - Roman Tome
"The wealth of knowledge you come away with is amazing. Everything is well organized which helps the class flow very well." - Chris
"A great class with top quality staff. I came to learn and that's exactly what I did. This is my 2nd trip to NC for training, and I will do it again as needed. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for providing me with the knowledge I need to succeed." - Ray
"There is more than one right way to do concrete countertops but you must have a usable knowledge base. CCI certainly provides this reference point. Where you go from there is limitless." - Chad
"Jeff is a great teacher who is very knowledgeable, experienced and easy to learn from. All of the staff were really friendly and helpful." - Edmund
"Everyone at the CCI was great. We received a lot of information in a very clear and simplified way. Just the right balance of classroom and hands on work. I definitely would recommend this class to someone else." - Zack
"Jeff breaks every step down so it can be understood." - Tony
"Very detailed and well structured and direct. They don't push their opinion, just the facts of how and why." - Joel
"This is by far the best training anyone could receive if they want to produce a high quality countertop. Thank you Jeff for all your help." - Todd
"CCI offers an excellent opportunity to learn. Their staff is very professional and personable. Very relaxed atmosphere in relation to the complexity of the course. The average guy can visit CCI, feel comfortable, and take away the knowledge and confidence he needs to create concrete countertops." - Will
"Your educational background lets me know that I am in the right place. You have put years of studying into a few days. You have made it so easy for us as students." - Matt
"This has been a very comprehensive class on teaching us not only 'how' but also 'why' so we can be successful in solving our own problems when they occur back in the home shop." - David
"This class is an invaluable tool if you want to be serious about this business. Jeff is a wealth of knowledge. Thank you." - Christian
"The knowledge, lessons learned and discussions were well worth the time and money spent taking a custom craft." - Mike
"The class was all that I expected and more!" - Mark
"This class truly put me on the right path of success." - Martin
"Very well taught class" - Mike
"Very thorough course. they have the answers to your questions." - Peter
"One week of education from Mr. Girard will allow me to produce the highest quality concrete countertops in the industry." - Chris
"I had been making concrete countertops for about a year based on another company's training. I was receiving no support for issues I was having. Jeff ran a very important class reinstalling the confidence I had lost and answering, in depth, all my questions. Thanks again!" - Dan
"This session gave me a great opportunity to learn about the whole process of making concrete countertops. It was informative and detailed." - Brad
"The Concrete Countertop Institute's classes were the most informative concrete classes that I had ever taken. The hands-on-training was excellent. I especially like that they have an exceptional support group for questions at any time." - Wayne
"I feel that everyone doing countertops should keep up with training and learn new and innovative ways to do their work. The Concrete Countertop Institute is hands-down the place to do it!" - John
"Before arriving to class, I had no knowledge of how to make concrete countertops. After the class and learning all that I have learned, I believe that I can finish concrete countertops from start to finish with no difficulty." - Dave
"Before coming to this class, I had an understanding of concrete. However, being taught how to build a concrete countertop, I can expand my business into another direction. This was a great learning experience and I would recommend it to others." - Geno
"After coming to the training I have saved more time and money than imaginable. The training was priceless. Knowing the "how" and "why" gave me the confidence and reassurance that I could endeavor further into this great niche of concrete countertop making. Jeff was very informative and answered any questions you threw at him. They have a very personable work staff. I can't wait to come back." - John
"If you are looking for the best education on concrete countertops, look no further. You will get much more than you expect. The Concrete Countertop Institute is it!" - Harry
"The Concrete Countertop Institute was my choice for formal training because I needed knowledge not a product sales pitch. Now, I know I can make my own product with consistency and standard that I can bet my company name on." - Joanne
"This was a great class that was very thorough and informative." - Jeff, KY
"As a beginner, I was anxious about buying a concrete countertop business. After attending The Concrete Countertop Institute, I feel that I have the skills to build a quality product, and the knowledge to overcome any problems that might occur." - Adam, TX
"The class was worth the money. All the knowledge provided will cut down on the future mistakes. The Sales and Marketing book is a great source on how to get the word out about your business by people who are a success in the concrete countertop industry." - David, SC
"CCI training is well worth the time and money invested. It gave me a jump start into concrete work and the confidence to move forward in the industry." - Evan, MD
"This class covered a complete range of technical and practical application to concrete countertop and sink production. It was well-organized and presented in a modern facility." - Steve, NM
"I highly recommend the class for anyone starting in the concrete countertop business. The knowledge of Jeff's civil engineering has helped me better understand the importance of proper reinforcing and quality mix design to influence the quality of your finished products." - Brad, MI
"Great to see everyone again, nice as a returning alumni to take another aspect of concrete, in the learning of . Thank you all!" - Chip Miles
"I have the confidence to make a countertop, sink, and furniture using the processes that I learned at CCI. My previous knowledge of concrete was very vague. I know that with practice in our shop we can train ourselves with CCI as our foundation." - Jeff, MI
"I have cast concrete before but nowhere near the quality that CCI taught me. This course should be #1 on your starter kit list!" - Mariusz, NJ
"I thought I knew a lot about concrete until I came to this class. I have saved years of frustration."
- Jessie, MO
"I am very impressed with the information that Jeff covered in this class, especially mix design."
- Keith, GA
"This class is great! It provides a solid technical base for someone interested in concrete countertops. These guys know their stuff. Jeff and Brad are great at answering any questions you may have, and very knowledgeable!" - Brian, IL
"The attention to detail that Jeff and Brad have provided in this class is much higher than in any other course that I have taken. This week paid for itself many times over, in terms of savings on materials, processes, equipment, and most importantly avoiding costly errors." - Brian, Ontario
"More than I expected. Well worth the money!" - Zach, NC
"After attending all the 'Big Name' training courses, this by far has been the best. Jeff is not only taught & demonstrated how, but also providing engineering & education that supporten his theories on overall areas of concrete countertop manufacturing. I really enjoyed getting all the information from an independent source. The CCI does not sell products, just needed information to be succesful in this industry. I highly recommend this course & CCI to anyone making concrete countertops. Thanks for everything!" - Troy, IA
"An Absolutely excellent class!" - Mike SC
"Very Informative. Lots of technical information not readily available to us without lots of research. Well worth the costs." - Darren, Canada
"I am glad I took this course!" - Malcolm, MN
"Great class! I would recommend it to ANYONE. Thanks!" - Ben, NY
"Very Impressive. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn proper technique along with creativity." - Brad, FL
"Everyone was extremely helpful & nice. Food was great. I felt totally comfortable asking anyone for anything." - Brian, TN
"I could not ask for a better class. I have taken confidence that I can produce a great cast in place countertop. Thanks!" - Dave, CO
"I received, I feel the best overall understanding of how you can achieve a strong, good quality piece (countertop). Also a deeper understanding of how concrete is made." - Carlo, Canada
"CCI has knocked years off my learning curve. Would recommend this class to anyone serious about this business." - Michael, OH
"Nice facilities with great instruction." - Blair, TN
"Excellent class, would recommend to anyone interested in learning and doing concrete countertops for a business." - Gerry, PA
"Great class, very user friendly." - Jake, FL
"I appreciate the in-depth discussions on engineering principles & theory." - Larry, FL
"Jeff's class is excellent for those who want to learn about the business of manufacturing and installing concrete countertops. It can prevent the numerous pitfalls that new businesses in this industry can encounter." - Alla, Canada
"Jeff told me that this class would take 2-4 years off the learning curve, and now I don't doubt it at all." - Douglas, IL
"Excellent instruction, very in depth technical training. A credit to the industry." - Carl, Canada
"If you want to learn countertops from the ground up, this is the place to come." - Chad, WI
"A good range of information and ideas. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions." - Douglas, IL
"CCI provides all the training and information you need to get started." - John, MI
"This 4 day class gives Jeff ample time to cover all materials and to answer questions. This is very professional and helpful to start out on the right track. CCI is not a sales pitch!" - Kevin, IN
"Very pleased with the class, very informative. I now know what I need to provide high quality products to my customers." - Michael, KY
"Very pleased with the class curriculum & presentation. Information and knowledge gained has/will streamline our production." - Gary, Grand Cayman
"I feel I learned the most professional but yet simplest way to make concrete countertops with no stress." - John, MA
"CCI provides a great course and learning environment to get people up and running fast. The course was thorough that taught principles on structure. quality and aesthics while still keeping business objectives in mind." - Curtis, PA
"This was a very informative and well put together class. I would recommend it to anyone. Jeff really knows what he is talking about and works with everyone who may have different experience levels." - Arthur, VA
"Wish that CCI would have been around years ago. I could have been working for myself instead of someone else. CCI provides the knowledge needed plus materials for a start for someone interested in starting a business." - Steve, SD
"Jeff does a great job of classroom and workshop instruction. He breaks up times to allow you to stay focused. Though Jeff is an engineer, he presents his course in layman terms so that you understand everything he is doing." - Greg, PA
"If you think you know how to make concrete countertops, take the course! It's not what you think, it's better!!" - John, Canada
"Very informative." - Michael, PA
"Jeff's class gives you the technical background that gives you confidence in your product." - Andy, NY
"This class was all I could ask for. Intensive training in all aspects of countertop manufacturing, finishing, and installation." - Scott, TX
"Having no experience in this field what so ever I now have the confidence of a professional's standpoint." - Josh, VA
"Very informative. It's obvious that Jeff knows and loves what he is doing. You learn how to apply all other products on the market, not just one." - Bjarki, Iceland
"Great class very professional, the process is explained in detail from A to Z. I recommend it to anyone who is serious about concrete countertops." - Sam, PA
"The CCI class provided all of the necessary tools and knowledge for me to feel confident in the concrete countertop business." - Kevin, VA
"Great hands on experience. In depth explanation as to why." - Rick, AL
"Jeff is very passionate about concrete countertops and teaching. He shared his knowledge on ANY question asked, in a detailed and comprehensive manner. His approach and method gave me the confidence to pursue this avenue of decorative concrete." - Trish, MD
"Being a part of every step from start to finish was very helpful. Training very intense." -Jerome, TX
"Best workshop I've been to. Best part - why, not just how." - Frank, MD
"A must if serious about countertop construction." -Keith, FL
"Excellent and detailed information from A to Z. It really gives you all the building blocks for your business." - Eddy, MD
"The objective of this class is really what is meaningfull: thorough basic knowledge on the reinforcement and engineering part of it." - Paolo, San Juan, PR
"I feel the 'why' was truly addressed. The science behind the art was made very clear to me." - Peter, KS
"A bottom up, comprehensive approach that teaches about the entire process. You can take the information and go in your own direction, opposed to just learning a 'style'. The emphasis on quality and strength is great." - Clint, CA
"I know the product that I am creating is of high quality and something I can stand behind with confidence. The class looks at concrete countertops from the technical side and Jeff explains not only the what, but the why, which is very important to me." - Paul, WI
"Class was great. Very Informative. You guys were great hosts." - Mike, NJ
"A clear and complete presentation of the entire countertop process, that was unbiased and motivated only by the desire to properly educate. Loved it!" - Roy, PA
"This course gives you more information in five days than any other course I have taken." - Joe, NC
"Money well spent!" - Don, TX
"Very informative, great organization! The class was worth attending." - Tom, NY
"After attending this class, I now have the confidence to make this a significant part of my business without the worries." - Mark, OH
"Very comprehensive class, moved at a good pace. I feel that I gained a good base of knowledge to manufacture a quality product." - Pete, GA
"Definitely worth every penny!" - Scott, WI
"Well Worth the money!" - Patty, NY
"I thought the class was excellent. I tried on my own first, and decided to come to class. I don't think most of people could succeed in this business without this training." - Todd, NC
"I've learned enough to go back and begin making countertops immediately. The class was very comprehensive." - Corey, IL
"If you think you know it all, you don't. You need as much knowledge as you can get and Jeff's class definitely helps in fine detail." - Bill, OH
"I had a great time! Jeff and Lane were very professional and informative!" - Sal, NY
"Extremely happy with class time and teacher. Very open to Q + A." - Nicholas, NY
"The class has given me the confidence in being able to do my work while resting assured that my process is a result of through studies and years of experience. CCI has a step-by-step approach that makes learning concrete easy and enjoyable. The class is as hands on as it is technical. Any serious student can appreciate the years worth of knowledge put into CCI's classes." - Jericho, Canada
"I am going home with real confidence that the product I'm making will stand up to regular use and beyond." - Keith, Canada
"Way more than I had expected. I thought that I was doing quality countertops until I attended your class. I will now re-configure what I am presently doing to match the quality of CCI." - Brooks, AR
"This was a great experience on many levels. I am confident these techniques will greatly contribute to my success." - Russell, OK
"Detailed, ground up training in process and techniques. Valuable insight from Jeff on tried and true methods and the reasons behind them." - Clint, CA
"I was extremely happy with this class and now I am even more excited to start my own countertop business because I am more prepared and I know what to expect." - Phil, CA
"The knowledge I gained during this past week has saved me valuable time in the trial and error process if I hadn't attended."
"The class was very thorough & I feel I learned few more things I needed to take my product to the next level. I believe I can now produce a product with versatility to appeal to a wide range of tastes among high-end clients."
"I think this class is pretty complete and covers all areas really well. I feel confident. I can go & build a countertop next week."
"Great Experience, Happy I came!"
"I had a great week. Thanks Jeff and Lane, you're great hosts. I really feel like I'll be successful at making my own countertops."
"I would recommend this class to anyone interested in concrete countertops."
"I can't say enough great things about this class. This course gave me exactly what I wanted and then some. Totally professional. What's needed to elevate this craft to the next level." - Gayle, TX
"I gained confidence!!! A greater knowledge of concrete & process."
"Jeff and Lane are great. It is easy to see that they care deeply about the trade and the success of their students."
"Jeff does a great job of explaining the science behind the concrete." - Mary Ann, PA
"I got confidence! I feel very confident that I can build ctops." - Brian, AR
"Very informative. I know about 1000 times more than when I started."
"We learned the technically sound way of doing countertops." - Pat, Canada
"Advanced Sinks & Molds 202 is my second time at CCI, because the first class was so informative. I am equally as happy this time." - Andy, ME
"I've never liked reading testimonials, because you never put in a bad one. I was a little skeptical after reading them but also very excited. I know now what they are talking about and would recommend this class to anybody who wants to learn concrete countertops. I believe this is a basic first step to countertops. You have to know how they work before you can design. Without proper installation and preparation the best looking design might not work. I think Jeff is a first class person, who treats everybody well and knows what he is talking about. CCI is well run establishment." - Chris, MI
"I feel I could make a countertop with confidence even though I've never worked with concrete in any way and I have a much better understanding of the medium." - Donna Sue, VA
"I learned the engineering aspects of concrete. I feel more confortable in trying new mix designs. Very informative." - Tommy, TX
"I got a complete understanding of why and what not just how to build countertops successfully. Also I like the fact it is understood that there is not just one way to build as long as the basic structure is understood." - Brandon, NC
"Very informative. All my needs were met. Very educational." - Larry, FL
"Great Class! Superb Atmosphere! Definetly worth the time and money. I feel like I doubled up on my ability level in 4 days. Great Job!" - Andy, OH
"The knowledge I have gained would have taken years of failures and success.I know feel I have the confidence to not only do countertops & the like, but to challenge myself to much higher levels and to work through and learn from any mistakes." - Rob, OH
"Thanks! I really appreciate your approach from "knowledge". -I.e. learning the whole process from beginning to end, not merely the "hows", but the "whys" as well." - Lane, WA
"The class gave me a high degree of confidence, to build & install countertops with consistent results. I feel both the technical knowledge and the sales & support are very well covered from Lane and Jeff.I expected the day to seem a little long. But the opposite was true. The hours flew by. There was always plenty to keep us occupied." - Keith, MN
"I learned not just how to do things but why we should do them a specific way. This has been the most thorough seminar I have attended. Teaching all aspects of the process and not just touching on a few." - Travis, OR
"It is obvious we were dealing with an all around very knowledgeable, focused individual. Perfect teaching skills, very thorough and patient with any question. " - Aaron, MO
"Overall, class was more technical than I thought. Hands on was very impressive." - Brian, MO
"Thank you for a wonderful experience. The class was run very professionally and the knowledge I will take away from this is tremendous!" - Brad, FL
"These classes are extremely under priced for what you get." - Greg, CA
"This is great program that I look forward to staying in touch with. They are very helpful in everyway. Great program, great people." - Vance, FL
"After attending this class I am glad I chose CCI. I think the class was handled in a very professional manner, yet keeping it a relaxed atmosphere. I was very comfortable, but still my attention was kept at a high level. Good Job!" - Randy, PA
"I feel I got a great start to learning countertops. Very informative and through." - Travis, PA
"I received the best information that I feel is available without too much confusion. I feel capable to be able to provide cutting edge product from the beginning." - Rick, MI
"I now know how to build a countertop. But I also know what does and doesn't work. I like the fact that the way was explained as well as the how." - Philip, CO
"I received an excellent depth of knowledge on installing countertops and a good background on why things are done the way they are thought. - Jason, PA
"The hands on is great. You get a great feel for how its done and why. Jeff does a great job of teaching and sharing knowledge." - Barry, PA
"I now feel comfortable going home and starting my own countertop business knowing how to produce a structurally sound, beautiful concrete countertop. After researching other training classes and getting some how to books & videos, I felt this was the most complete class I could take. I wanted quality to be a major part of making countertops, and I believe this class provides that more than any other." - Adam, WI