Decorative Concrete for a Good Cause
You don’t often find concrete artisans who do work pro bono. But when the incentive is to raise funds for a worthy cause, the effort and expense are well worthwhile. That was the case for interior designer Beth Mauer and her husband Gerry, owners of Liquid Stone Concrete Designs, a company specializing in decorative concrete countertops, floors and stamped concrete.
Liquid Stone Concrete Designs, Bucks County, Pa.
Gerry Maurer of Liquid Stone Concrete Designs has a fancy for ferns. Instead of signing his outdoor works, he likes to leave his mark with an imprint of a fresh fern. He had considered making a stamp, he says, but he just couldn’t capture the beauty and crispness of the real thing. “A lot of times, I don’t even tell them about it. I let them find it on their own. It’s like a thank you.
Express Networking & Green Awareness Event
Green minds will be thinking alike on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the first green networking event of its kind. All industries, retail stores, services and environmentally conscious businesses are invited to join in this festive event being held at a local organic flower farm. In two hours you'll meet the majority of attendees in a speed-dating type format guaranteed to make you smile, and to make meaningful connections.
A Greener Future
Three women have found a way to keep their businesses growing in a slow economy—by working together. And together, Maurer, Herrmann, and Shull have decades of experience in the home design industry.
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Go White to Go Green
During a climate change symposium in London in 2009, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said white roofs and concrete surfaces can help stop global warming. His quote: "If you take all the buildings and make their roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of color rather than a black type of color, and you do this uniformly ... it's the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars on the road for 11 years; you just take them off the road for 11 years."
Artisan in Concrete
Gerry Maurer of Liquid Stone Concrete Designs, LLC has a fancy for ferns. Instead of signing his outdoor works, he likes to leave his mark with a fresh fern found on the client's property. He had considered making a stamp, he says, but he just couldn't capture the beauty and crispness of the real thing. "A lot of times, I don't even tell them about it. I let them find it on their own. It's like a thank you."