You have the DRIVE to create with concrete. You DREAM about the concrete creations you want to make. Make those dreams a reality with the most intensive creative concrete training on the planet. In 5 action-packed days, get a solid foundation in GFRC and build on that right away by taking it 3-D and making it look amazing.
You’ll get 5 full days of training, 350 pages of textbooks, 8 hours of online seminars, 2 hours of live action videos, a diploma, and LIFETIME, PERSONAL SUPPORT directly from Jeff Girard. No other training offers this level of content and support. CCI is 100% dedicated to YOUR success.
But this class goes even further, far beyond the hands-on experience to give you what you REALLY need to be successful: The knowledge to build a successful business.
To do that, you need to know how to market, sell and price your concrete creations effectively. You need to manage your projects to avoid problems and mistakes that will destroy your profits. You need a complete, turnkey system for BUSINESS. That’s what’s really going to make you successful, and that’s what you will get with The Ultimate Creative Concrete Training, available only from CCI.
And, one time only, the October 2019 class will feature the grandfather of the concrete countertop industry, the inspiration to so many, the man himself – the inimitable Buddy Rhodes!
Why hesitate? You know you want to. Go ahead, take the leap and make your concrete dreams a (successful and profitable) reality.
Tuition: $4235 ($3850 for CCI alumni)
Schedule: October 14-18, 2019 in Raleigh, NC
Registration: The first 6 people to register by July 31 with a $1495 deposit will save $500! Plus get a FREE starter kit of diamond pads, sprayer and more worth over $350! But hurry, you must be one of the first 6 to register by July 31!
Don’t miss this one-time chance to learn from both Buddy Rhodes and Jeff Girard!
What you will learn:
What you will receive:
Yes, if you go home and work hard and apply what you learned. But don’t take our word for it, look at the CCI Alumni Success Stories. When you become a CCI Alumnus, you have far more than training – you have a life-long network of supportive colleagues.
Yes! If you drive to class, take home one of the class projects! (We will draw names if we have more drivers than class projects.) We don’t sell our class projects, they become part of YOUR portfolio.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, in the concrete countertop industry there are many cavalier approaches to GFRC that ignore these fundamentals and instead rely on trial and error. CCI approaches GFRC conservatively, preferring to stick with sound, proven principles even if they require a little more work or more polymer or fibers. 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.
The Ultimate Creative Concrete Training class is offered approximately quarterly in Raleigh, NC and London, ON. The next dates are October 14-18, 2019 in Raleigh, NC, and this is a special one-time event featuring Buddy Rhodes!
$4235 ($3850 for CCI alumni.) SPECIAL! $1000 discount to the first 6 people to register before June 30! Click here to register.
Breakfast, hot lunch and all class materials (textbook, mix calculator, videos and more) are included, plus all the benefits listed above.
We have a great hotel deal in the heart of downtown Raleigh for only $87 per night. For dinner, you will enjoy sharing meals, drinks and stories with all the other students at any of the 90 restaurants and bars located within walking distance of the hotel.
Our London, ON hotel is conveniently located only 2 km from the shop and offers an affordable $110 CAD including free hot breakfast, free parking and free wi-fi. Many popular restaurants are located within minutes of the hotel.
The Ultimate class is normally limited to 12 students, however the October 2019 special event will admit 20 students, given that we have more instructors: Jeff Girard, Buddy Rhodes, and an additional expert instructor from Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products.
This class is for people serious about starting and succeeding in a business creating countertops, sinks, furniture, fire pits and more with concrete. You do not need prior concrete experience, but you do need to be very handy and capable of professional level crafts such as carpentry, tile work, home building, etc. This class is not for do-it-yourselfers. Consider the Level 1 self-study course instead.