From Drab to Dazzling!

It’s Summertime, and the weather is SIZZLING! We wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect ourselves from the damaging effects of our hot, bright Florida sun; we provide lots of water and fertilizer to keep our lawns lush and green; but what can we do to brighten up the exterior areas of our home that have become faded and dull from exposure to the elements?

Gemstone Concrete Coatings, a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Clearwater/St. Pete area for more than 25 years, specializes in restoring, protecting and beautifying exterior concrete driveways, walkways, patios and retaining walls. They can also get rid of those ugly oil stains ground into the concrete in your garage, and install a durable, easy-to-maintain, and decorative epoxy/urethane floor. Their urethane coating can do wonders for your backyard deck, too.

Interlocking pavers, which add so much texture and color to driveways and sidewalks, are in high demand for discerning homeowners. Our Florida weather decimates their beauty. Cleaning and sealing those pavers will keep them looking rich and will get rid of the ubiquitous mold that our climate breeds. Gemstone Concrete Coatings not only restores existing pavers, they also sell and install pavers for those looking to upgrade their bare concrete driveways into a curb appeal that dazzles.

When Jim Vonhof started this business in 1990, he and his brother-in-law, Mark Chalifoux, the general manager, did all the work themselves. Today, they have over 30 employees who have been working for Gemstone Concrete for more than 15 years. They are already starting the third generation in this business – bringing in their teenagers to work over the summer months, to learn from the ground up. It is important to Jim that his integrity and reputation for reliability and good customer service carry into the next generation.

And it’s important to Gemstone Concrete Coatings that your home looks dazzling! To learn more about what they can do to beautify your home or business, visit their website at or call them at (727) 541-3194 or (800) 969-1998.