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Stone, Tile, and Masonry Industry Education, Training, and Support

Fabricating, installing, repairing and restoring, and maintaining natural and engineered stone, tile, concrete, masonry, and related surfaces requires specialized training. As a surface industry service provider, owner, or manager, you need to make informed decisions based on a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and experience, whether you are writing specifications, doing work on the job site, or diagnosing and resolving issues long after the installation is complete. No one person can possibly know and understand every type of material in every type of environment. That’s why Stone Forensics is closely affiliated with the SurpHaces Learning Institute, where beginners are trained to become skilled technicians and seasoned veterans can hone their skills and increase their knowledge. 

Fred Hueston is an extraordinary instructor who is a highly experienced, world renowned expert in his field. He follows thoughtfully planned course outlines and provides tremendous resources and support designed to best prepare and launch his students for maximized success. 

Courses offered by Fred Hueston at the SurpHaces Learning Institute

Designed to give a strong foundation for those new or recent to the stone restoration industry, this course includes 2 days of intensive hands-on training plus additional eLearning that will prepare the student for servicing residential and commercial clients.
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This course will train you on how to restore and refinish engineered stone (quartz) countertops. It is designed for stone restoration contractors who want to expand their services to include servicing engineered stone.
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This course is for stone restoration contractors who are currently in the marble restoration business but have not yet mastered granite. During this class you will learn granite restoration and granite polishing processes for floors.
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This hands-on plus eLearning course will train you on how to restore and refinish marble and granite countertops, as well as walls and showers.
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Visit the SurpHaces Learning Institute to learn more about the courses offered by Fred Hueston.