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Its the Marketing team that gets the consumer to the ticket booth.

Its the Marketing team that gets the consumer to the

ticket booth.

By Jody Smith

I was asked by Nathan Giffin to share some thoughts on how important internet

marketing is with his members of Vertical Artisans. I enjoy talking about the way I…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on January 4, 2017 at 7:54am — No Comments

Sales Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Millions

Sales Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Millions

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on September 10, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Stone Matrix --- The Awakening of Vertical Decorative Concrete

The Stone Matrix --- The Awakening of Vertical Decorative Concrete

 

As a decorative concrete trainer I have seen many people take courses and learn a great deal about vertical decorative concrete over the last decade.    They come from all walks of life which was a great surprise to me personally as I was under the belief that most people interested in the craft would be from the decorative concrete realm.   However, this was not the case as there is a wide and diverse pallet…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on July 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

FREE TRAINING CLASS --- Morris IL with Hardscapes Systems.

Free Training Class   January 21, 2016

LOCATION - Morris…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on December 17, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

World of Concrete 2015 Overview

Just so you know the video footage of what we have accomplished at the WOC event is being edited and will be posted in the CORE course on Vertical Artisans

This Blog post is for those of you who want a early overview of the process.

First Set out your foam sub straights.…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on February 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Walttools Releases Their New Ultra Performance Concrete Bond Coating Mix

Walttools Releases Their New Ultra Performance Concrete Bond Coating Mix 

Walttools is announcing the availability of Structure Coat, their new concrete bond coating mix for use in the decorative concrete arena as the ultimate product for reinforced scratch coat applications. …

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on November 3, 2014 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

FOAM CORE CONSTRUCTION WATER FEATURE DAILY BLOG

The following is a blog for the up and coming Class and for general information.

We will be filming segments of this class and covering various special elements.  These will be available in the future and and some of the course will be added to the CORE II course on Vertical Artisans.

The following pictures are at the  beginning stages.…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on August 25, 2014 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments

West Coast Training Center Class #3 Daily Blog

Well it's the first day here and it was raining off an on.. . There is a lot of excitement as there are all ready students who have come in early and have began to get envolved with the prep work...

We have started to put all the rooms together and clean up the place all in preparation for Mondays start....

...... I will begin to post pictures .... Jody Smith is here and working his magic on the photos as well....

Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on April 26, 2014 at 8:21am — 3 Comments

Laguna Tide Pool & Spa --- Review

Once Again We Up The Bar

Click on Pic to See Course Data 

Richard Winget has just launched his new RockScapes 101 series 2

 

In the RockScapes 101 Series 2 --- Laguna Tide Pool and Spa Project ---

We take a look at some new techniques for texture, carving and…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on February 13, 2014 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

Lime Dust… DONT USE IT AS A "RELEASE AGENT"

This post in in regards to a " 6 DVD SET" that is in the market place today...

I've purchased and watched this complete set.  It cost about $159 and is not worth even this meager investment.

The sales point of making your own mix can be found in the halls of Vertical Artisans, or given for free to students who call me with making their own mix designs.

The "techniques" used in the videos can also be seen in the teaching curicullum on…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on November 30, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

World of Concrete 2013

Well the World of Concrete 2013 is finally over.    It was a very long 8 days for me personally and  I want to send a special shout out to the vertical artisans that showed up  and helped me throughout the entire week. 

Gabe, Kenyan, TJ, and Charles

 There were other artisans that came by and participated throughout the week but these guys came early and help with a lot of the load.     I also want to send out a hugh  shout out to Troy Allman from the Concrete Decor magazine.  …

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on February 9, 2013 at 1:01pm — 11 Comments

West Coast Training Center

West Coast Training Center Official Blog Page

At last we have completed the first class of this training center.  I want to give a shout out to all the people who made it happen.

 

Nolan Schied - MortarSprayer.com

Nathan Giffin -…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on October 8, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Contractor Check List

Many times over the last several years I have done classes or training for folks and there has always been things that have been left out that are critical to the over all  productivity of the job.   These can be small things but they are really important.  So this is a check list that may help you stay focused and prepared.

Contractor Check List…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on May 5, 2012 at 10:22am — 6 Comments

Vertical Artisans International

I wanted everyone to know that the Vertical Artisans International Web Site is underway.  This Web site will be another teaching site very much like the first one, however, the VDO's  will not have any voice over and the teaching will be primarily text, diagrams and pictures.  The VDO's will be illustrations of what is taught.

On the face of the site people will be able to click on the flag from which country they are from and the entire site will be converted to their own…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on March 7, 2012 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

I found some stuff --- This is satire and just some humor ... Kirt Bag mix is a well respected bag mix.

I have been reading all the nice comments on Kirt's bag mix and have been slightly skeptical to all that I have read...I still have yet to use the stuff for myself so I got on the internet to see if I could dig up some research or some examples of my own...

I was surprised to see what I found... here are a few things...…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on December 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — 31 Comments

A very cool PowerPoint from Mr. David Driggs

This PPT file is worth the download...

 

I hope someday I can travel to some of these really neat places in the world.

 

Special Thanks and a shout out to David Driggs for submitting this nice file.

 

If you have a power point from somewhere in the world that features cool rock elements POST UP!

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on November 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

This kid (26 years old) is something else

My uncle showed me a documentary that made my blood run cold.  I began to admire this kids spunk.

What he does is so dangerous I would never attempt but as over 50% of his profession are all ready dead.

His accomplishments are truly amazing.  I would like to just see some of this rock first hand.

 

Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on October 24, 2011 at 7:49am — 6 Comments

San Antonio Fire Place Class / TV Filming

Friday Arrived In San Antonio 12 noon on the job site at 2:30pm

Meet with the designers and owner of the home still under construction

Laid floor protection...set up scaffolding 

We have started the process of lathing ( SpiderLath.com ) that stuff is awesome and wall prep.

We didn't get a whole lot done today but we are started and tomorrow will prove to be more productive.…

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Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on August 26, 2011 at 9:50pm — 13 Comments

I can do that

I Can Do that





Many people ask me “How did you get into this? How did it all start?”



This is a short auto biography of how Vertical Artisans came into existence.



It has been more than a ten year journey that has impacted my life physically, mentally and spiritually. I hope you enjoy reading it as it has been a delight for me to reflect and write it.



The year was 1982. Custom 77 auto re-builders was the name of the business and the job was… Continue

Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on August 27, 2009 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Leaving for the WOC Event

I will be out of the Office from Feb 1st til Feb 7th and attending the WOC Event in Las Vegas.

I will have my lap top on me and will try to stay in touch....I will post many things when I get back....

Hope all is well and hope to see many of you there..

God Bless,
Nathan Giffin

Added by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on January 31, 2009 at 11:49pm — No Comments

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