After a 16-year career in civil engineering, Chris Becker was looking for a career change. A friend introduced him to the concrete floor business and soon thereafter Chris struck out on his own with Epoxy Co.
Getting started presented a common problem … and a unique opportunity.
“I discovered I was allergic to the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in many flooring products,” said Chris. “At the same time, I found out that V-8 High Performance Floor Coatings [by Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems] were much more user-friendly. They are free of VOCs. Better yet, I learned that V-8 had other resources that could help my new flooring business.”
The path to becoming a V-8 Certified Installer.
Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems, the creator of the V-8 High Performance Floor Coatings product line, assists contractors across the U.S. and Canada with training on floor coatings, concrete polishing and much more.
“The web-based training helped kickstart our business,” said Chris. “The [contractor] portal also features an online estimator that helped us create accurate cost estimates. V-8’s tech support is a big plus whenever a project throws us a curveball. If we encounter an unexpected challenge, I can call anytime to brainstorm a solution.”
Growing the business—also with the help of V-8.
Created six years ago, Epoxy Co. has concentrated on concrete floor coatings and floor removals. But like most small businesses, they are looking to expand.
“We’re now branching out into concrete polishing,” said Chris. “So, it’s back to the [contractor] portal on the V-8 website. The online training videos posted there are getting us up to speed on this opportunity for new revenues.”
The successful partnership is stronger than ever.
With a lot of hard work by Chris and crew, a steady supply of V-8 High Performance Floors’ products and an occasional word of advice from the knowledgeable and experienced team at Xtreme Engineered Floor systems in Hudsonville, Michigan, the Sioux Falls-based contractor is going strong.
“We have two crews on the road covering much of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota,” says Chris. “Our project mix is 50%/50% commercial and residential. We’re installing 10,000 to 15,000 sq. ft. of concrete flooring each month. Some of the projects are referrals from V-8. From day one, our relationship with V-8 has been great. Whether it’s training, flooring products or tech support, they treat people right. I’m sold.”
V-8 High Performance Floors: A product line of seamless floor coatings, specially developed to deliver more.
For reasons including greater quality, durability, and value, Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems formulated its own, unique line of resinous coating systems, which create an easy-to-clean, non-porous surface. Using expertise gained in decades of successful applications across all industries, they created V-8 High Performance Floors, a tried and proven seamless resin floor coating product line. Whether you’re looking for commercial epoxy flooring, garage floor coatings, industrial epoxy floor coatings or other flooring solutions, customer satisfaction is never left to chance. V-8 High Performance Floors’ product line is available and installed only by V-8 Certified Installers, trained by Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems to apply resinous floors even in the most challenging conditions. Xtreme helps V-8 Certified Installers achieve success with a time-tested business model which includes products, equipment, consumables, and marketing.