Curt Thompson is a founding partner, President & CEO of The Decorative Surface Solutions Group, LLC (DSSG) where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the business and manages the team. Curt has spent over 20 years in the flooring industry in various executive management positions and maintains close relationships with many of the largest flooring contracting businesses in the nation.
Curt is the former President & COO of The BR Funsten Company, one of the nation’s top 10 flooring distributors. He spent six years leading this nationally recognized top-tier flooring distributor to achieve superior growth in top and bottom line financial performance. In addition to operating experience across several states, he initiated a broad range of highly effective strategic marketing programs while also overseeing a continuous operational improvement processes.
Prior to his experience at BR Funsten, Curt spent 13 years in a variety of management roles at Wilsonart Flooring (TX) a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). Ultimately Curt’s role as President of this business unit afforded him tremendous insight into the flooring industry’s growth opportunities implementing models that generated great benefits through operational and marketing consolidation across multiple channels and customer groups.
Curt and his family are originally from Georgia but spent time in Tennessee, Alabama and Texas prior to his move to California. Curt is a Vanderbilt University graduate and is married with two boys and resides in Alamo, California.
Michael Price is the President and CEO of Bay Area Concretes, Inc. (BAC) and PolishedCrete, two of the largest decorative concrete flooring contractor businesses in California. He is also one of the founders of Decorative Surface Solutions Group (DSSG) and has been in the decorative concrete hard surface finish business since the age of five. Growing up in the family’s 46 year old concrete contracting company has led to many years of exposure to the architectural concrete surface finish industry.
A Cal Poly grad, Michael went to work full time at BAC in 1990 as a salesman/estimator specializing in decorative concrete surfaces and was immediately taken by the challenges of the interior applications of concrete in the form of topping slabs and microtoppings.
Over the past 25 years in this business, Michael has developed many industry-specific relationships in the manufacturing, supply side and contractor channels of the market and companies that are responsible for installing Best-in-Class projects that have garnered worldwide awards, been featured in countless magazine articles, television shows, and newspapers.
Michael’s teams have launched successful brands and new business channels like PolishedCrete, Aggretex, TitaCrete, EcoSand and Rejuve Floor Service. Decorative Surface Solutions Group is the culmination of all of these different market experiences and channel success stories. Michael lives in Livermore, California with his wife and two children.
Jonathan Vasquez is the COO of Bay Area Concretes, Inc. (BAC) a highly successful decorative concrete and hard surface flooring contractor located in Northern California.
He is one of the founders of Decorative Surface Solutions Group (DSSG) and is highly respected in the decorative surface and polished concrete industry. Under Jonathon’s watch, BAC has installed over 10 million square feet of decorative surfaces and more than 6 million feet of polished concrete, epoxy and terrazzo.
A graduate of Cal Poly in California, he spent over 7 years building Zerimar Corporation, a general contracting firm that specialized in US government agency construction work. Clients included Army Corp of Engineers, US Coast Guard, GSA, National Parks Service and many other federal agencies. Jonathan directed a wide variety of construction projects ranging from tenant improvement contracts to large restoration projects.
Jonathan joined BAC and PolishedCrete in 2002 where he has been COO and instrumental in the operations of all concrete and decorative surface installations for almost 13 years. As the co-owner of BAC and PolishedCrete, he continues to develop all aspects of decorative finishes from polished concrete to epoxy while continuously innovating new products, methods and systems. Jonathan is considered an expert in architectural concrete finishes and is called upon to guide clients to innovative flooring solutions as well as consulting to develop highly specialized solutions for such clients as Apple and Google.
Jonathan resides in Pleasanton, California with his wife and 2 children.