Bomanite has been the leading brand in the architectural concrete flooring and paving industry for more than 50 years. The Bomanite Company promotes the Bomanite brand and it’s network of over 125 specially trained and licensed contractors that service Specifiers architectural concrete needs. This highly skilled network of concrete craftsmen alone have access to the resources and experience of literally hundreds of creative, qualified Bomanite Licensed Contractors around the world, as well as product and technical support from The Bomanite Company. This combination of experience, resources and support provides unbeatable quality, value and service.
The Bomanite process, the original cast-in-place, colored, textured and imprinted architectural concrete paving, was developed in the mid 1950's by Brad Bowman. Bowman, who had studied sculpture and was a camouflage expert in World War II, went into the construction business after the war. Not long after, he developed an early imprinting method that he called “ornamented concrete” and initially used it on the sidewalks of Carmel, California. Several California contractors used the Bomanite process in the 60’s. The technique was deceptively simple in concept. The V-shaped blades of a metal stamping platform imprint a pattern on fresh concrete. By using at least two stamping units, the first stamp can be removed and placed next to the second stamp to produce a continuously printed decorative pattern.
Today, The Bomanite Company provides many of the components used in the Bomanite Systems, which include the original imprinted concrete process. Our Denver facility houses and manufactures the original imprinting tools used in the Bomanite Imprint and Toppings Systems. In the United States our toll-blending facilities, located throughout the U.S. to provide more readily accessible products to our network of licensed contractors, produce dry-shake color hardener, integral color, release agents, toppings such as micro-topping and stampable overlays, chemical stains, concrete dyes, sealers and various other products for the installation of architectural concrete. Our staff provides ongoing support services and conducts regular trainings on the Bomanite Systems innovative products and application procedures for our Licensed Contractors. The Bomanite Company also manufactures products through strategic manufacturing partners located through the other regions of the world. Currently, these strategic partners are located in Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and China.
Bomanite projects can be found around the world. Our project installations range from auto dealerships to casinos, golf courses/country clubs to healthcare facilities, and restaurants to shopping centers as well as theme parks, hotel/resorts, museums and municipalities and government, custom homes, plus numerous other projects.
Bomanite Timeline - History in the Making
Carmel, California, Brad Bowman invents and patents the concept and technique of imprinting concrete. John Wilcox and Dan Sieben, two MBA students in Stanford University’s Small Business Program, along with Professor Frank Schallenberger, join with Brad Bowman to form the business entity known as The Bomanite Company. From its Palo Alto, California offices, The Bomanite Company began expanding its reach and experience by establishing franchises in the United States and other countries around the world.
During the 1970’s, the company forms an exclusive network of licensed contractors to ensure that the architectural concrete installed under the Bomanite name are distinguished as the industry’s best.
Bomanite is acquired by Chairman Matthew Stegemiller and President/CEO Russell Ingersoll. Under their leadership, the Bomanite Licensed Contractor network takes on aggressive growth, expanding dramatically within the U.S. and growing three times in size in international arenas.
Construction of new headquarters and manufacturing plant is completed in Madera, California. Offices house administration, accounting, marketing and sales.
Bomanite opens its second and third U.S. plant in Knoxville, Tennessee and in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA. These facilities serve as home to both manufacturing and warehousing.
Bomanite forms new international Manufacturing Strategic Partnership enabling manufacturing capacity in various regions around the world, including Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, and Canada.