CCI classes are taught by CCI president and founder Jeff Girard.

Jeff Girard

Jeff Girard Concrete Countertop Institute training consulting

Hi. I’m Jeff Girard, founder and president of The Concrete Countertop Institute. My biggest hope, and my biggest source of joy, is that I can make your creative concrete journey a little easier.

My mission is to give you a solid technical foundation as well as business guidance to be successful in your endeavors, freeing you to focus on your creativity and the real meaning to you of creating with concrete.

I am honored and humbled that I’ve had the opportunity to teach and mentor so many people. Since 2004, I’ve trained almost 2000 people from around the world.

I am proud to build a community of concrete professionals who pour hard work and pride into their businesses. People like the many pros featured in these inspirational Alumni Success Stories, who came to training and have since built a successful and thriving creative concrete businesses.

Stories like those are what I hope for all of the students who show up at class with a dream to make a living creating with concrete. That is my raison d’etre, my purpose, my life’s calling. That is what makes it all worth it.

I’m here to help you master the fundamentals, to truly understand not just how, but why. That technical understanding will enable you to be successful without having problems. Then you can confidently create your own style and your own vision.

All of my teaching comes from an engineering standpoint, based on sound scientific principles. My approach is not based on experience that comes from making mistakes over and over and eventually finding solutions but not understanding why those solutions work. I will tell you why. I will give you a solid foundation. Let me help you create YOUR success story.

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Jeff Girard sitting on cantilevered concrete table


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