Decorative concrete makeovers make ideal pro bono projects. A recent press release from Concrete Coatings Inc. describes a perfect example, in which contractors donated time, labor and materials to improve a northern Utah retreat camp for kids facing challenging circumstances.
The Touch of Paradise camp, in Paradise, Utah, serves up to 66 children at a time and is operated by the Second Baptist Church, of Ogden, Utah.
Pastor Charles Petty of Second Baptist Church reached out to Concrete Coatings Inc. and local contractors to spruce up the In-Gathering building, a 3,500-square-foot building that serves as commons area, cafeteria and worship space.
From the press release: “Until recently, the In-Gathering building sported bare concrete floors. In an attempt to spruce it up and make it more accommodating for the children, Petty began looking at his options. He settled on a random flake epoxy system.
“When the President of Concrete Coatings Inc., Alan Christensen, met Petty at a local business meeting, he said he knew they could help.
“Christensen contacted local contractors Brian Forsberg of Extreme Concrete Coatings, Nibley, Utah, and Brian Williams of Decorative Concrete Solutions, Logan, Utah, and asked if they would be willing to donate their time and labor to help install the epoxy floor. With materials donated by Concrete Coatings and with the help of Brian Anderson, director of operations at Concrete Coatings, the group was able to accomplish the project in two days.
“After seeing the completed project, Petty said, ‘The floor looks awesome. The coating has given the In-Gathering building an enticing and comfortable atmosphere that will help the kids feel at ease and want to come back.’”