Bob Harris is known worldwide in the Decorative Concrete Industry. He is president of the Decorative Concrete Institute, an organization in Temple, Georgia, that offers hands-on training and workshops in the latest decorative products and techniques.
Harris’ passion is to share his experiences with seasoned veterans as well as beginners throughout the world.
Bob's expertise has taken him many places to share his ideas and educate others in the field of architectural concrete. He presented at the World of Concrete for 15 consecutive years, World of Concrete in Mexico City for four years, was the Master of Ceremonies at the Con/Expo Con/Agg demo in Las Vegas in March of 2002, participated in various speaking engagements for the Decorative Concrete Council, has conducted training sessions in Canada, the Caribbean, Germany, England, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, to name a few.
Harris is the author of four guides that have sold over 37,000 copies worldwide; Bob Harris’ Guide to Stained Interior Concrete Floors; Bob Harris’ Guide to Stamped Concrete; Bob Harris’ Guide to Concrete Overlays and Toppings; and Bob Harris Guide to Polished Concrete Floors. In addition to the Guides, Bob has three step-by-step instructional DVD’s titled: A Guide to Concrete Overlays and Toppings with Bob Harris (200 minutes); Paladiano – Wonders of the World’ by Bob Harris (Stamped Concrete – 2 hours 18 minutes) and A Guide to Stained Concrete and More…with Bob Harris (316 minutes). In addition to his own collection Bob has produced other professional DVD’s for organizations such as the Portland Cement Association, AGC-Laborers and the Concrete Network. Bob also has written many articles for Concrete Network, Concrete Decor and Concrete Construction Magazines.
In 2010, DCI developed a Skim Coat line for Kemiko called “Terra Fresco by Bob Harris” with a unique integral color system. Kemiko also added Bob’s line of Dyes to compliment their existing product line.
In January of 2009, Bob introduced his new line of stamping tools: “Paladiano – “Wonders of the World’, by Bob Harris”. Paladiano combines the talent of several veteran concrete artisans with extensive international experience in stamped concrete finishes, including Bob Harris of Decorative Concrete Institute, Temple, GA., and John Anderson, Luca Seminati and Maurizio Pontello of Ideal Work, an Italian company with a network of trained decorative concrete finishers that extends throughout Europe, the Middle east and the Caribbean.
Before forming the Decorative Concrete Institute, Bobwas affiliated with a large manufacturer of decorative concrete products for nearly a decade, the last part of which he served as the director of product training. In this role, he conducted hands-on training seminars in architectural concrete in locations around the world in addition to being an essential part of technical support and research and development. For many years as an active member of leading industry associations, such as ACI, ASCC and DCC, he contributed to the training and advancement of decorative concrete.
Bob also worked as senior superintendent for six years exclusively in Disney theme parks, doing decorative “themed” concrete work with integral color, dry-shake color hardeners, and chemical stains. Bob personally placed and/or supervised the placement of over three million square feet of decorative concrete, including work for some of the major Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida.
Bob Harris was among the first to be inducted into the Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame in 2010, in recognition of his achievements, commitment to excellence and innovations that have helped the decorative concrete industry grow.
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