By now you may have noticed a few changes we’ve made to the Concrete Surfaces brand, the most recent being the launch of our first digital edition in April. (You can find it at The digital issue is devoted to the Artistry in Decorative Concrete demos from the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion at this year’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas. We’ve recapped how, in the span of four days, artisans turned gray concrete into decorative showpieces.

Another recent change is the addition of myself as Editor. Tom Bagsarian will still be with the magazine in an expanded role as Group Managing Editor of all of Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group publications.

After working for several years as managing editor of Concrete Surfaces’ sister magazine Public Works, contributing to Concrete Construction Products, and attending quite a few World of Concrete shows, I come to you as no stranger to the concrete construction market. However, I look forward to developing a deeper understanding of the industry. And as I do, I will share that information with you through the pages of Concrete Surfaces.

I also want to develop a better understanding of the “CS” audience — what you enjoy reading about in our magazine, on our Web page, and in our e-newsletters, and what you’d like to see more of. This is why I’m asking you to take a few minutes to participate in our online survey at There’s only 19 questions to answer, and most are multiple choice. Plus, if you provide your contact information we’ll enter you into a drawing to receive one of 10 $25 American Express gift cards.

In the meantime, feel free to contact me anytime with your feedback (even if it’s negative!) at or 773-824-2504. I look forward to hearing from you!