In honor of this issue’s focus on coatings, I introduce epoxy guru Jack Josephsen. I should have contacted him as I (figuratively) beat my head against the wall working on “Easy Ways to Limit Your Liability.” Alas, I did not.

I hope you’ll be smarter than me and do as I say, not as I do.

I learned about Josephsen from my boss, Concrete Construction Editor in Chief Bill Palmer, who also knows a thing or two about epoxy. Josephsen is a former chemical engineer who used everything he learned as a consultant to build his brand as an epoxy formulator whose expertise is accessible virtually everywhere.

Whether you’re a contractor who wants to drum up more business or someone who’s developed an epoxy product, Josephsen can help. If you can’t find the answer to your question in his videos, website, or recently released book, Real World Epoxies: Finally...real answers for real contractors, available on Amazon, you can pay $10 to $49 for quick-and-dirty online courses on anything related to epoxy for both decorative and industrial applications.

In addition to selling three products via his 15-year-old company, Josephsen launched and oversees Epoxy School at The formulator of ArtEpox, Jaxxon, and Scubapox also has three videos that explain how to cost-effectively market a proprietary product.

Polishing Awards deadline looms (Sept. 15)

If you receive an e-mail On Behalf Of, please don’t delete it. It’s our gentle way of reminding you to finish submitting your 2015 Concrete Polishing Award entry. As in past years, the entries are pouring in from all corners of the world. Don’t miss this chance to be recognized for your skill and expertise. What a great way to boast about your work to prospective customers. To submit your project, visit

Good luck!