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The 2012 Award Winners

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, has announced the winners of its fourth annual Awards competition for decorative concrete products.


Tom Ralston Concrete, of Santa Cruz, Calif., won the WOW! Award, given to the best overall project, for the Ruppel Hardscape, built into the backyard of a home in the the Saratoga Hills of Northern California. The Ruppel backyard also garnered 1st Place for Best Cast-In-Place Specialty Finish and 2nd place for Best Vertical Surface. The hillside project included layout and design for a patio, upper patio walls, a staircase, retaining walls, wall caps, a pool deck and a fire pit.

T.B. Penick & Sons, a San Diego company, won an honorable mention in the WOW! Category for the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in central San Diego.

The entries were judged by: Clark Branum, UltraFlor program manager for Diamatic USA; Howard Jancy, architectural consultant with Jancy and Associates; Bob Harris, founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute; and Rebecca Waseileski, editor of Concrete Contractor magazine.

The Decorative Concrete Council membership includes contractors, manufacturers and suppliers of decorative concrete products.



Multiple Applications, Over 5,000 Square Feet
Two Rivers Steakhouse - Hyde Concrete, Annapolis, Md.

Multiple Applications, Under 5,000 Square Feet
Mavanowski Garage - Cornerstone Decorative Concrete, Fennville, Mich.

Cast-In-Place Special Finishes, Under 5,000 Square Feet
Darby Residence - Creative Construction by Design, a Corp., Danville, Ill.

Vertical Application, Over 5,000 Square Feet
Ruppel Hardscape - Tom Ralston Concrete, Santa Cruz, Calif.