Training Facilities

The Concrete Countertop Institute is proud to offer excellent training in beautiful the Asheville, NC area at the working shop of Lawson Design with CCI alumnus Caleb Lawson. We look forward to welcoming you!

General Information

At all training classes, continental breakfast, hot lunch and snacks are provided each day.

Classes run 8:30am to 5:30pm each day.

Students should wear work clothes, but they do not need to bring any equipment. All equipment, materials and safety gear are provided.

Click here for class policies.

Location: Asheville, NC

Filled with beautiful scenery, historical landmarks, and award winning food: It won’t take you long to fall in love with Asheville, NC. Asheville is world renowned for its natural beauty, hiking, waterfalls and of course the spectacular Biltmore Estate.

Travel alone and be welcomed by the small town feel, or bring your family and embrace all this great city has to offer. Asheville is a thriving music, art, and brewing community so there is truly something for everyone.

Spend your weekend visiting Downtown and walking the creatively curated urban trail or at the mile long River Art District meeting more than 200 craftsmen and finding a one of a kind souvenir.

Ready to go on an adventure? Take a hike on one of the many hiking trails and have a picnic under a picturesque waterfall or take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Visit Yelp’s “Top U.S. Foodie Destination of 2022” and enjoy dinner at award winning Cúrate or at Chai Pani. Finish off your adventure at one of the 40 craft breweries that Asheville has to offer including Wicked Weed, Bhamari, and Green Man.

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 Training Facility: Nearby Canton, NC

Canton, NC is located in the beautiful NC mountains, with great weather and scenery especially in Spring and Fall. Canton is an historic paper mill town with a quaint downtown and lovely river featuring a brewery right along the river just a few minutes walk from the Lawson Design shop!

Canton is located less than 30 minutes from Asheville and the famed Biltmore Estate. Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway are just minutes south of Canton. Lake Junaluska to the west of Canton offers lodging and water activities for the whole family. It’s worth coming early or staying late to experience all that the area has to offer.

Getting Here:

The address is:

Lawson Design
16 Main St
Canton, NC 28716

There are several airport options:

  • The Asheville Regional Airport is 30 minutes away
  • The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is 1.5 hours away
  • The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 2.25 hours away


We recommend making reservations early, as hotel and AirBnB options in Canton are limited. One possible hotel in Canton is the Quality Inn West of Asheville.

You can also stay about 20 minutes to the east in West Asheville. For example, the Country Inn & Suites is located near many dining options and has free hot breakfast.


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