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The American Fallen Soldiers Project

The American Fallen Soldiers Project was borne of an idea that professional artist, Phil Taylor, had upon learning that his childhood friend, Capt. Blake Russell, had been killed in Iraq in 2006. Inspired by stories of Blake’s patriotism and courage during the funeral, Phil knew that he wanted to contribute to the Russell family’s healing process, so he painted a portrait of his childhood friend for them.

The family’s reaction to the portrait changed Phil’s life forever and he began the American Fallen Soldiers Project. Since its inception in 2007, hundreds of portraits have been painted and presented to families of fallen soldiers all over the country.

The American Fallen Soldiers Project National Gallery opened its doors in mid-2016, with 5,000 Square feet of gallery and office space. Texas Bomanite polished and dyed 3,040 square feet of concrete in Bomanite’s Black Orchid using the Bomanite Patene Teres system and polished it to a 400 grit. The Polyurea Joint Filler was in the color Gauntlet Grey. To keep costs down for this very special project, Texas Bomanite discounted the retail price as a donation towards the project’s success.

This beautiful gallery and tribute to American’s fallen heroes is located at 4275 Kellway Circle, Suite 132 in Addison each weekday from 10AM-5PM. Texas Bomanite was honored to be a part of this special space. For more information, visit https://americanfallensoldiers.com.

History Colorado Center

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The new History Colorado Center in downtown Denver was constructed in 2011 to be the new home for Colorado’s History Museum. This LEED project featured high end finishes inside and out. The exterior concrete needed to capture the character of a municipal museum. Tryba selected Navajo White and Capitol Hill Sandscape Texture for the site paving finish in order to compliment the primary finish face of the building: Colorado Granite and Limestone. The correlation of the two finishes created a refined curb appeal for this new Denver landmark. The consistent Sandscape finish performed by Colorado Hardscapes helped tie the entire design of the site and building together in a uniform manner.

Standing Bear Museum

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Landplan Consultants Inc. approached Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc, for assistance with developing the decorative pavement for Standing Bear Museum/Osage Nation Byway Interpretive Center Improvements in early 2012. An attempt by another concrete contractor had been made, but was unable to keep the project under budget. While working closely with the architect, Bomanite of Tulsa proposed using Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite with accent colors using Con-Color by Bomanite. The riverbed and trail where highlighted using Exposed Revealed by Bomanite glass series.