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Training Facilities

The Concrete Countertop Institute is proud to offer excellent training in beautiful Canton, NC 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.

 Training Facility

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 at 16 Main Street!

Getting Here:

The address is:

Lawson Design
16 Main St
Canton, NC 28716

Canton is located less than 30 minutes from Asheville and the famed Biltmore Estate, which are well worth a weekend visit.
There are several airport options:

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


We recommend making reservations early, as hotel and AirBnB options in Canton are limited. You can also stay about 20 minutes to the east in West Asheville.

Surrounding Area:

Asheville, NC, just 20 minutes east of Canton, is world renowned for its natural beauty, hiking, waterfalls and of course the spectacular 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.