AMERICAN CONCRETE RESTORATIONS, INC
Our client-focused solutions allow us to ensure high quality results while maintaining an adaptive and cost-effective service for any sized project.
Our workforce has over 30 years of experience specializing in shotcrete, mobile-mixed concrete, fiber-reinforced composite systems, epoxy injection, and spray applied waterproofing (polyurea). As a leader in the shotcrete industry and a three-time American Shotcrete Association award winner, ACR is distinguished by the highly skilled people behind our operation.
With American Concrete Institute (ACI) Certified Nozzlemen and experienced management, ACR has had the opportunity to serve in both the public and private sectors with a diverse history of clients. Some as large as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Chicago Transit Authority, and several Departments of Transportation.
ACR had the honor of being named the winner of three major industry awards. In 2008, the American Shotcrete Association named ACR's Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge the Infrastructure Project of the Year. This project garnered IDOT's Bridge Rehabilitation Contract of the Year. Again in 2009, after spraying over 21,000 sqft of shotcrete on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, ACR was honored by the American Shotcrete Association for the Infrastructure Project of the Year and received the award for Outstanding Subcontractor of the Year. It's clear that our team continues to impress after receiving the 2014's Repair and Rehabilitation Project of the Year award from the American Shotcrete Association.
Cathy Burkert became president and owner of ACR in 2013. With a degree in business management and her industrious nature, she felt passionate about the industry.
Burkert started from the ground up. She joined the laborers' apprenticeship program to learn the intricate details of the trade. After 2 years in the program, she began running her own shotcrete crews and shortly thereafter earned the title of Field Office Coordinator. In March 2009, Burkert became the first female ACI Certified Nozzleman for the wet-mix, vertical, and overhead processes.
Burkert drives safety, quality, and dependability delivered at a competitive price in every contract her team develops.
She has written several articles for Shotcrete Magazine, published quarterly, by the American Shotcrete Association.