The Decorative Surface Solutions Group (DSSG) has announced the first wave of Preferred Suppliers who have signed on to support the network. The DSSG’s mission is to closely connect the industry’s best suppliers with the premier contractors across several decorative flooring channels to achieve market leading growth through collective sourcing programs and national marketing services.   
“Right on the heels of our announcement of our first group of Charter Members, we wanted to highlight a great group of suppliers who are supporting DSSG and our members,” said Curt Thompson, president and CEO of the DSSG. “We could not be happier with the response the industry has had to the launch of the Decorative Surface Solutions Group. In just 6 months, we have built a very solid foundation of both member and suppler partners and the interest level continues to grow as people now see the strength of group.”  
The DSSG is focused on the rapidly expanding architectural concrete and decorative flooring solutions that include polished concrete, concrete topping slabs, terrazzo, epoxies and other hybrid flooring choices. DSSG announced its Charter Members list on July 28. The initial roster of Supplier Partners represents some of the top companies serving the market in line with DSSG’s mission to connect the best-of-the-best from the flooring contractors and supplier community. 
New supplier partners include Aggretex, ARDEX, Blastrac, B.R. Funsten & Co., Ermator, Brickform, Capital Planning Partners,  Diamatic, EPIC Insurance, Fidelity Capital, Hubbell, Jon Don, Procrete Resources, Prosoco, QC Construction Products, Scanmaskin, Schonox, Solomon Colors, SpecChem, Specified Surfaces and Tom Duffy Company. 
“DSSG has done a great job in bringing in the right suppliers to the organization and we know this is just the first round of companies to be included,” said Lance Boyer, president of Trademark Concrete in Southern California. “This is why we joined DSSG, to develop closer ties to the top suppliers and together, drive more business in the category.”
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