CONCRETE CONTRACTORS INTERSTATE (CCI) TAKES 1st and 2nd PLACE HONORS IN 2015 DECORATIVE CONCRETE COUNCIL AWARDS PROGRAM
Local concrete contractor receives partnership requests from around the world
Concrete Contractors Interstate’s (CCI), one of Southern California’s premier concrete contractors, was honored this month when their iCON™ Wall Solution took first place in “Vertical Application” and second place in “Concrete Artistry” in this year’s Decorative Concrete Council Awards Program, hosted by the American Society of Concrete Contractors at the recent World of Concrete Trade Show.
Other California-based companies that also won awards in this year’s competition are T.B. Penick & Sons, Tom Ralston Concrete, and Shaw & Sons.
CCI’s proprietary iCON™ Wall Solution and exclusive wall designs were proven as standouts among all submissions received from across the country and around the globe. The Decorative Concrete Council reviews submissions for “degree of difficulty, economy and craftsmanship, site compatibility, project challenges, environmental factors, and problem solving.” The iCON™ Wall Solution is similar to tilt-up construction, but does not need a casting slab. In many cases, the iCON™ Wall Solution is less expensive to build than masonry or cast-in-place walls above 6 feet in height.
“This year CCI was excited to submit our iCON™ Wall Solution for review by the Decorative Concrete Council,” said Russ Baumgartner, President and Owner of CCI. “Our iCON Wall Solution is a tilt-up style retaining wall system that is a unique alliance of function and form. Because the walls are poured flat, both sides of the walls can be decorated in unique ways. Our process offers architects, designers and builders endless design options.”
“We knew we had an amazing product on our hands, but didn’t quite expect the high intensity of interest from around the world since receiving the award. Businesses from San Diego to New Zealand and Saudi Arabia are already seeking partnership and licensing opportunities,” continued Russ. “For this product we have created a business model that enables us to engage with customers and stakeholders in a variety of ways: We can build walls with others, build walls for others, and license others to build walls in their own markets. The possibilities are genuinely exciting.”