Since 1971, Stephens & Smith Construction Company, Inc. has provided exceptional concrete services and has completed countless commercial flatwork projects with results that speak for themselves. We ensure that every commercial flatwork project we work on is completed to the highest possible standard with our commitment to excellence.

Regardless of the shape or size of your commercial floor slab need, at Stephens & Smith Construction Company, Inc., we are here to help. Not only do we use the best tools, materials, and supplies to get a perfect finish, but concrete contractors are also trained to the highest standards to ensure that no stone is left unturned in getting the ideal outcome you are looking for. In fact, more than 20% of our team at Stephens & Smith Construction Company are ACI Advanced Flatwork Finisher certified, highlighting our commitment to achieving a faultless finished product every time.

Let’s take a closer look at what an ACI Flatwork Certification is and why it is crucial in achieving the best possible finish for your commercial and industrial concrete projects.

Who Are The ACI?

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), founded in 1904, is dedicated to promoting progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry. As the leading resource and authority for the development, delivery, and uptake of training, educational, and certification programs for the best use of concrete, the ACI continues to set the global standards for its 30,000+ members worldwide.

What Is a Concrete Flatwork Finisher?

Formerly known as a Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician, an Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher, is a person who has shown that they understand the procedures and have the skills required to place, consolidate, edge, joint, sure, and protect concrete flatwork

ACI Flatwork Finisher mentoring a Concrete contractors doing a commercial project

To become ACI Advanced Flatwork Finisher certified, a skilled individual must complete a written exam with an acceptable passing grade and complete a hands-on performance exam or complete a written exam with verification of 4,500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing.

Becoming A Concrete Flatwork Finisher

To obtain an ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher certification, candidates must have achieved a minimum of 4,500 hours of on-the-job finishing experience and must successfully pass the written exam. A certificate is valid for five years, after which time the applicant must complete and pass another written exam or a combination of 10 hours of continuing education and verified work experience within the previous 5 years.

What Does ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification Mean For You?

Not only is ACI Flatwork Certification required on most commercial projects, but you can also rest easy knowing that your industrial or commercial concrete projects will be completed to the highest standards possible when working with a concrete company that employs certified ACI Flatwork Finishers. 

This certification gives our concrete finishers a leading edge over the competition, ensuring they are trained to the very highest standard of excellence so they can produce superb results on every project. Due to the high standards set by the ATI, you can rest easy knowing that our ACI Flatwork Finishers have the credentials, skills, and expertise to produce high-quality flatwork for commercial and industrial projects. Our finishers also take great pride in achieving this prestigious recognition.

Get The Best Possible Results From Your Next Flatwork Project

At Stephens & Smith Construction Company, our highly trained concrete contractors are always here to help you with your concrete needs. To ensure you get the best possible results from your next flatwork project, contact us today. With our commitment to excellence in everything we do, you will be in safe hands with concrete services performed by Stephens & Smith Construction Company, Inc.