In a rare and uncensored interview we are given access to the private and fascinating world of Jud Smith, owner and operator of the Santa Rosa based concrete restoration company, Concrete Doctor Maintenance Services. Jud, an artist and an artisan, had no idea what a specialized niche he was tapping into when he began dabbling in concrete restoration. Jud had 15 years experience building and installing concrete counters, but repairing them was a new field, not only to Jud, but also to the concrete countertop industry. The demand for Concrete Doctor’s services is high…few contractors possess Jud’s experience and knowledge when it comes to the tools, materials, and process required to restore concrete surfaces, sometimes to their original new condition. Calls coming in from Hawaii, Vancouver, and New York are confirmation that Concrete Doctor is the leader in its field. Below—some questions to help you get to know the person behind the business:
Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: Katy Perry
Q: What’s a favorite restaurant?
A: Café Beaujolais in Mendocino.
Q: Something you would never wear?
A: Polyester bellbottoms.
Q: If you had a hip-hop artist stage name it would be…
A: DJ Mix-A-Lot.
Q: What’s one thing you love about living in Northern California?
A: The fresh air.
Q: What is a personal challenge you’re working on?
A: Balancing work and personal life.
Q: What gives you peace?
Q: What’s something you love about your work?
A: Bringing old things back to life.