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Hello my name is Brad Speece. I own and operate Concrete Restoration & Engraving, decorative concrete specialists. My wife is Bethany and we have three beautiful children Ethan, Maya & Gwen.

I started working in the construction industry when I was attending Florida Gulf Coast University. I worked a couple years for K&M Concrete in Fort Myers Florida. We worked mainly in new residential construction, pouring and finishing foundations, driveways, pool decks, and walkways. We also installed stamped concrete. The time I spent working for K&M gave me valuable experience working with concrete, especially decorative concrete.

I spent the next three years working for ICI Paints in Bradenton, FL. While working in the paint industry I was able to learn a great deal about coatings, especially coatings for concrete. We dealt with a number of large decorative concrete and concrete coating companies.

I then went to work for Larry Hamrick a decorative concrete installer in Clearwater, FL. The majority of our business was decorative engraving. Larry taught me many "tricks of the trade." The largest project we worked on was a 30,000 square foot shopping center in St. Petersburg, FL.

In June of 2003 I was lucky enough to marry one of my lifelong friends, Bethany. Bethany was finishing her psychology degree at Columbia International University, so we moved to Columbia, South Carolina. That was when we started CRE.

Since starting CRE we have attended factory training from Engrave-A-Crete to service and install engrave-a-crete and kaleido-crete systems. We have been installing both systems for four years. We have also attended HTC University, learning about polished concrete, coating removal and surface preparation from the industry leader in concrete grinding equipment and tools. We are factory trained HTC superfloor polished concrete installers.