From Growing up on a Farm to Joining the Nuclear Industry and Polishing Concrete
Chad Gill is the Founder and CEO of Concreate, a custom concrete flooring company that delivers polishing, staining, and more for both commercial and residential projects. The team at Concreate helps designers, architects, tradesmen, business owners, and homeowners transform plain concrete surfaces into clean, distinctive, and enduring masterpieces.
Before starting Concreate over a decade ago, Chad worked as a robotics and tooling design engineer. Outside of the office, he serves as the President of the Concrete Polishing Association of America and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Chad Gill talks about his experience growing up on a farm and how it sparked his passion for construction
- Why Chad decided to pursue engineering after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute
- Chad shares one of his wildest stories from his time in the nuclear industry
- What motivated Chad to start his own concrete company, Concreate?
- Chad’s first job with Tony Greenhow of TDU Concrete
- Chad and his team’s most popular and unique service: polished concrete
- Where to learn more about Chad Gill and Concreate
In this episode…
Chad Gill has always loved construction. Growing up on a farm, he mastered the art of fixing things at a young age. However, after a stint in the Virginia Military Institute and then the nuclear industry, Chad realized that he wasn’t putting this skill—or passion—to use. So, he decided to start his own construction company focusing on his favorite medium: concrete.
Now, Chad and his company, Concreate, are famous for their unique concrete surfaces. Using an innovative and economical process, the team at Concreate designs and creates polished concrete masterpieces for both residential and commercial projects. So, what makes Chad’s concrete stand out from the rest?
In this first episode of This Is Concrete, Rise25 Co-Founder John Corcoran sits down with host Chad Gill to talk about his experience starting his custom concrete flooring company, Concreate. Chad shares his journey from growing up on a farm and studying engineering to finally taking the entrepreneurial leap and starting his own business. Chad also shares the secret to Concreate’s success: polished concrete. Stay tuned!
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- John Corcoran on LinkedIn
- Tony Greenhow on LinkedIn
- TDU Concrete
Sponsor for this episode
This episode is brought to you by Concreate.
Concreate is a custom concrete flooring company that delivers polishing, staining, and more for both commercial and residential projects.
Our passionate team helps designers, architects, tradesmen, business owners, and homeowners transform plain concrete surfaces into clean, distinctive, and enduring masterpieces.
Whether you are a large-scale hospitality company like Marriott, an Amazon warehouse, or one of our many residential customers, we want to help you create an affordable and stylish surface.
So, what are you waiting for?