The Decorative Surface Solutions Group (DSSG) held its first membership meeting at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.

Over 40 executives from member companies attended the event which featured presentations from DSSG leaders and members.

DSSG members are contractors focused on the rapidly expanding architectural concrete market and decorative flooring solutions including polished concrete, concrete topping slabs, terrazzo, epoxies and other traditional flooring choices.

“Our inaugural membership meeting was the real coming out party after we announced the organization at last year’s World of Concrete event,” said Curt Thompson, DSSG's CEO and president. “Although we have had tremendous success over the last 12 months signing forty companies, we are looking to see that increase significantly this year. Our focus on helping members accelerate their growth and profit in this market is really beginning to resonate with the top-tier companies.”

The focus on building a quality membership with the best-of-the-best won’t be compromised throughout the next growth period, according to Thompson. “DSSG members received nine awards from the Decorative Concrete Council this year,” he said. “We would like to continue that tradition of excellence and see it grow in the future.”

Lance Boyer, CEO at Trademark Concrete Systems, said, "Trademark Concrete Systems was thrilled to take home three top awards from the Decorative Concrete Council ceremony in Las Vegas. We received two first place awards for our work at Kaiser Panorama City and Tarbut V'Torah School in Irvine, and a second place award for our work at a Los Angeles private residential estate project. We were proud to see several other DSSG members were also winners."

Bulach Custom Rock, Tom Ralston Concrete and Bay Area Concretes were also DSSG members that were honored for their excellent decorative concrete work. 

“From the very beginning our membership has proved beneficial, and it was great to be able to put faces to names of our fellow members and preferred suppliers,” said Alan Young, general manager at Business Flooring Specialist. “Additionally, we were excited to see how many respected, prospective members took part in the event. The selective process in which DSSG forms partnerships will truly benefit its members and our industry as a whole.”

In addition to peer-to-peer networking opportunities, DSSG also offers education, marketing and back-office support programs for members as well as discounts on thousands of products offered by their preferred suppliers. 

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