Concrete Revolution Surprises with Unusual, Artistic Uses of Concrete

By Kathy Bowen Stolz

What concoction do you create when you start with a floor in a Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant, add a Google search, blend with natural artistic ability, stir in lots of hard work and add a dash of Facebook?

It’s the recipe for success for Keefe Duhon and his nine-year-old decorative concrete company, Concrete Revolution, LLC, located in New Iberia.

The company is now known for its artistic dynamism, its unusual use of concrete and its high quality of work, leading to local, national and international recognition. It received the 2013 Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation Award while Duhon himself won first place in individual and team competitions at the 2015 Concrete Decor Show. He came in second at the 2016 show.

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CK Construction: Where Science Meets Art

CK Construction: Where Science Meets Art

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Paul “Cutter” Kates is one of those people who is open to new opportunities, who likes working for his own success and who’s willing to take a risk. So it may be fated that he would become a builder and start his own company, CK Construction, two and a half yearsContinue Reading

Burke Homes Inc.’s Sales to Benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services

Burke Homes Inc.’s Sales to Benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Many of us wish we could do more to help those in need, but longtime Lafayette builder Jon Burke is putting his money where his mouth is. Burke announced in late September that he will donate $10,000 per home to Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS) from the sales of his recentlyContinue Reading

Ricky Tucker Custom Homes Offer New Trends, Old Values

Ricky Tucker Custom Homes Offer New Trends, Old Values

Opening Doors Twenty-two years ago, Ricky Tucker was a Realtor® in Baton Rouge. Little did he know then that his involvement in the real estate market would become far more personal. Nineteen years ago, he started Ricky Tucker Custom Homes, Inc., and began building quality homes in and around Acadiana. Today Ricky Tucker is oneContinue Reading

Mar-Key Builders Uses Team to Provide Exceptional Service

Mar-Key Builders Uses Team to Provide Exceptional Service

By Kathy Bowen Stolz “Anyone can build a house, but it takes a special group of people to make it a home,” Mark Gallagher, owner of Mar-Key Builders of Broussard, said. “And I and my team work to make each house a home from the inception of the building process. Our goal is to helpContinue Reading

New Life Homes Builds Custom Homes for Everyone

New Life Homes Builds Custom Homes for Everyone

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Eric Mautner, owner of New Life Homes, chose his company name carefully. Not only has homebuilding offered him a new life, but building a home for a family who will start a new life in that home excites him.  “My goal is to provide home ownership to not only the wealthy butContinue Reading

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

“A world where everyone has a decent place to live” That is the vision statement of Habitat for Humanity International — a vision which led to the establishment of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity (LHFH) in 1992. It all began with a group of local realtors, who were concerned that home ownership through the conventional marketContinue Reading

Van Alan Homes a Trusted Name in Homebuilding

Van Alan Homes a Trusted Name in Homebuilding

By Kathy Bowen Stolz With the experience of building more than 250 custom homes, Van Alan Plaisance of Van Alan Homes knows his customers. And they know Van Alan Homes. After 10 years of providing superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service, Van Alan Homes is one of Acadiana’s most trusted names in homebuilding, according to Plaisance.Continue Reading

Jeff Wood Loves the Building Industry

Jeff Wood Loves the Building Industry

By Kathy Bowen Stolz You know that saying, “When you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life”? Well, builder Jeff Wood is one of those guys who never goes to work, even though he’s on the job for about 10 hours every day. “I pop up before the alarmContinue Reading

Solis Builders Elevate Energy Efficiency

Solis Builders Elevate Energy Efficiency

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Cold and heat can have a lot in common when it comes to building a house, according to Rodney and Shirlene Bender of Solis Builders. These Lafayette-based contractors learned building techniques to maximize energy efficiency in Wisconsin’s cold climate, the same techniques they are using to cut electric bills for theirContinue Reading