Dancer Concrete Design recently completed a polished concrete project for Three Rivers Distilling Company. Co-founded by Travis Kraick and Stephen Blevins, Three Rivers Distilling Company is the first distillery in Northeast Indiana since Prohibition and currently the only distillery in the area. Boasting locally-sourced ingredients and products that are made in Fort Wayne, the distillery is a great gain for the community. The company supports environmental sustainability by recycling their used grains back to local farmers to be used as feed. The owners focus on community involvement daily – there are tours available Monday-Friday from 10 am – 4 pm, and other times by appointment. Currently, the distillery is producing craft vodka, rum, and gin. The products can be found on the shelves of local retailers.
Travis and Stephen wanted floors that would fit the vibe of their new company. They had to be durable, low-maintenance, and stylish. Since the 4,000-square-foot space already had the original concrete floors, the goal was to enhance and restore them through our polishing process. The floors reached Class B and C aggregate exposure to add a look of texture and detail to the space. The polishing finish was 200-grit matte, perfect for high-traffic areas while keeping maintenance low at the same time. A metallic epoxy was also chosen for the entrance to the distillery to add some color and excitement to the floors. The color that was chosen is Baroque, which can be seen below in the first gallery photo.
Restoring the original concrete floors was an excellent choice for Three Rivers Distilling Company. By doing this, the history of the building was preserved through keeping the original cracking and details of the floor, while giving the space an updated, clean, sophisticated feel. Located in downtown Fort Wayne, the distillery captures the history of the city while bringing a new, vibrant business to the area. Check them out!