A former ceramist with a craftsman’s interest in architectural integrity, Buddy developed a way to meld the warmth and earthy handmade quality of pottery with the strength, versatility and architectural applicability of concrete. Experimenting extensively in the early stages of product development, Buddy learned how to solve many of the problems of adapting concrete to new applications. Natural elements inherent in the material’s nature had to be addressed. The cracking, warping, coloring consistency, sealing and psi strength, which those new to concrete fabrication must address, were among the issues he worked hard to resolve.
In 2004, Buddy brought out his Concrete Mix, product line and training program to help meet the demand for quality concrete countertops on a national level. Buddy Rhodes’s product lines include concrete materials, color for concrete, molds, tools, abrasives & pads, reinforcements, concrete pigments, raw materials & minerals, and sealers.