Express your creativity with GFRC.

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There are a lot of right ways to make GFRC... and a lot of wrong ways.

  • Truly understand not just how, but why, with engineering-based instruction on the nuts and bolts of from-scratch GFRC..
  • Learn how to change an expensive hobby into a healthy source of income — in just two days.
  • Save years of trial and error, and get started immediately producing countertops, sinks, fireplaces and more.
  • Get the confidence to express your creativity with concrete, without limits.

Tuition: $1595

Schedule: Extremely limited spots are available only twice yearly. The next class dates are to be determined. Please contact us to be notified when this class is scheduled.

“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

How is this class different?

When you’re considering professional training ask yourself, “Where’s the proof that this training works?”

  • Is the instructor a good teacher? Can I see examples of his teaching style? Check out Jeff’s style.
  • Am I learning fundamental knowledge that I can build on for years to come? Will I learn not just how, but why?
  • What level of reference materials and support will I receive? Can I pick up the phone and call the instructor personally any time, or is he too busy with his own business to care about mine?
  • Are alumni running successful businesses? Ours do. If you’re considering any other training program, ask yourself where are the successful alumni of this program? Is this company focused on themselves or on me?

At CCI, we are 100% dedicated to building your knowledge, your confidence, and your success. And we’re really good at it! But don’t take our word for it. Look at the success stories of our alumni. THAT’s the proof that a training program actually works.

There are a lot of training classes out there, and ideally everyone would attend every class. If you can attend multiple classes, come to CCI first to get a solid foundation. If you have to choose just one, choose the one that gives you a solid technical foundation to build your business on.

Why should I take this class rather than some other GFRC class?

1. You will learn fundamental knowledge and a true understanding of not just how, but why.

GFRC is a highly specialized material with decades of research that show it requires certain fundamental ingredients and construction techniques in order to perform as expected. When done right, GFRC is extremely strong, flexible (literally) and durable.

When you understand not just how, but why, you will have 100% confidence in your GFRC made with these techniques – after all, those who construct massive building panels have relied on them for decades.

Engineers make things only as complicated as they need to be so that the building or bridge doesn’t fall down. Be certain your GFRC creations won’t fail by relying on sound engineering principles. The laws of physics don’t change, so that’s why our information doesn’t change with the seasons.

2. You will make a sound investment of your money.

There are cheap classes out there. There is only one reason a vendor would offer free/cheap hands-on training, and that is to sell product. We prefer to price our training based on its value, making it a sound investment for professionals interested in long-term good business practices.

There are also expensive classes that emphasize fabric forming. The value of learning the fundamentals of GFRC, of truly understanding not just how but why, is far greater than the value of spending a day and a half sanding a fabric formed mold. Fabric forming is just one tool in your toolbox. It won’t make you successful. Fundamental technical understanding will.

But don’t take our word for it. CCI alumni have proved over and over that CCI training WORKS. As Jeff says, “I don’t need to brag about my own accomplishments, when so many of my alumni all over the world have used CCI training to build a foundation that made them successful.” That’s the real proof that training is worthwhile. See the proof here.

3. Practical considerations of the ease of travel, plus the class experience.

Consider also when choosing a class, the ease of travel to the friendly and fun town of Raleigh, NC. Our shop and the recommended hotel in downtown Raleigh are located an easy 20-minute drive or $40 cab ride from the airport. Experience a fun town with a vibrant downtown scene. In downtown Raleigh there are 90 bars and restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Click here for more information about accommodations and things to do in Raleigh.

Our London, ON location is also convenient to travel to, with a local airport, and has a wide selection of dining and entertainment options.

What You’ll Learn Hands-On and in the Classroom

  • The from-scratch formula and calculator for a simple, 100% successful, properly engineered, GFRC mix
  • How to spray mist coat correctly for the best finish
  • How to apply backer coat correctly for the strongest concrete
  • When to use scrim for extra strength
  • Thinking outside the box and making molds for 3-dimensional pieces
  • Foam coring for even lighter weight
  • Easily create integral sinks – highly profitable and practical
  • Achieve multiple looks with GFRC, including as-cast, exposed aggregate and variegated
  • Grinding and polishing GFRC
  • How to seal GFRC
  • Detailed list of exactly what products you need (and don’t need) to get started
  • What you will receive:
  • Extensive reference materials including a 54-page textbook on GFRC
  • 2 hours of live action videos on GFRC – A great refresher/reference to remind you of what you learned in class!
  • 4 hours of GFRC online seminars
  • A diploma
  • Post-class support

When, Where & Cost

When and where is this class offered?

This class is offered twice yearly in Raleigh, NC. See our class schedule page for the next dates.

How much does it cost?

$1595. We have a great hotel deal in the heart of downtown Raleigh for only $87 per night. Breakfast, lunch and all class materials (textbook, mix calculator, videos and more) are included.

What’s the class size?

Limited to 12 students.

How can I learn so much and make so many projects in just 2 days?

Well-designed mixes, proper casting techniques, and effective curing methods. This 2-day class maximizes your learning while minimizing your time away from your business and family.

Who should take this class?

If you already make concrete countertops, this class will teach you reliable, efficient methods for using GFRC.   If you’re a contractor/professional and a beginner at concrete countertops, this class will get you started quickly and inexpensively. We recommend The Ultimate Concrete Countertop Training if you are serious about building a business making concrete countertops and want to learn a wide range of techniques and in-depth business instruction. If you’re a stone or solid surface fabricator, this class is ideal. You will learn just what you need: the concrete part, not templating and installation. This class is not recommended for do-it-yourselfers. GFRC is an advanced technique. Consider the Level 1 self-study course instead.

How do I sign up?

Click here to register for the next class. 

What other GFRC training options do you offer?

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