Christopher J. Wright is an owner and CEO of Durable Surfaces, LLC, in Malvern, PA, who works with building owners and managers, real estate developers, general contractors, and design/build companies to solve their concrete repair and restoration needs. Since its inception in 2000, Chris has built Durable Surfaces into a concrete industry leader in both the Philadelphia region and the nation, providing services such as repair, maintenance, concrete coating and more.
Chris has worked with many of the nation’s leading companies, including Home Depot, Lowes, and Costco, to provide concrete repair and restoration solutions engineered to their specific requirements. Critical to all commerce and industry in the commercial and building trades is a strong foundation, a slab you can count on. Chris is passionate about applying the best available technology and materials, and using the best-trained craftsmen to give his customers a certifiable clean, smooth, and improved concrete floor that helps to maximize their operational efficiency. His approach to the current e-commerce business focus highlights specific requirements for smooth transition and support for automated forklifts and robotic applications. From polishing slabs to coating surfaces to repairing tilt-wall formed panels, and including emergency concrete repair services, you can expect consistent and guaranteed results from Durable Surfaces, LLC, based in the Philadelphia area.
Chris studied Business Administration and Marketing at Penn State University. He has worked tirelessly to develop a comprehensive mastery of all phases of the concrete repair and restoration business, which he applies in both consultation and problem-solving for his business clients, as well as in break-out sessions and more formal talks at national trade shows and conferences. Chris currently holds memberships in concrete and building trade organizations such as ACI, ICRI, ASCC, and BOMA.
Derek has been involved in the construction of large commercial and industrial construction for his entire career. Throughout his career in Construction Management he was involved in the design, planning, and execution of well over 50 million square feet of industrial warehousing, manufacturing, and processing facilities. Derek joined Durable Surfaces in 2017 after recognizing that there was a large industry blooming in the region associated with the maintenance and repair of the products that he had built for many years.
Joining Durable Surfaces was the natural evolution in a career serving the large industrial warehouse market and industrial market in the Northeast. He now helps Durable Surfaces provide concrete coating, maintenance, and other repair services across the Philadelphia area.
Marc WilliamsVice President of Operations
Marc Williams is the Vice President of Operations at Durable Surfaces, LLC. Marc has the responsibility of ensuring our field service teams are prepared to execute each job professionally, safely, and effectively. After graduating from the Master’s Program at University of Denver, Marc developed and refined his operational skill sets working as the Chief Operating Officer of a New York based company. He understands the importance of building the infrastructure and culture of a business.
He focuses on maintaining and fostering relationships by delivering what is promised and expected by our clients. His commitment to do the right thing supports the central pillar of our belief in business integrity. Marc has been at the heart of the rapid growth and development of the Durable Surfaces brand and team over the last 6 years.
Jeff DessoVice President of Development
Jeff Desso is the Vice President of Development. Jeff graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in International Business and Marketing and a minor in Business Logistics. He has more than fifteen years’ experience as a project management professional managing design build industrial construction projects, service groups, and the delivery of consumer products. Jeff was deeply involved in the integration of (2) $2 billion divisions into 1 frozen food division within Nestle USA. He also has experience in the supply chain and logistics industry.
Jeff’s responsibilities are to develop and implement strategic business plans for the Durable Surfaces portfolio of category service offerings including maintenance, concrete coating, and other repair services across the Philadelphia area. Formulate and implement major goals and initiatives by Durable Surfaces, based on resources and assessment of the internal and external environments in which Durable Surfaces competes. Jeff is a certified Change Management Professional and Project Management Professional.
Jeremy AlderferProject Management / Outside Sales
Jeremy Alderfer is a Project Manager for Durable Surfaces, LLC. Jeremy joined the team starting in 2015 working in the field briefly to develop a better working knowledge of implementation of repairs and repair methodology. Jeremy has years of experience in construction material sales. This has provided him with a vast working knowledge of materials needed to successfully complete projects no what the conditions may be.
Working as a Project Manager Jeremy is responsible for coordinating between our customers and field staff to ensure each project is executed efficiently and meets if not exceeds the customers’ concrete and maintenance expectations.
In addition, Jeremy serves as a member of the Outside Sales Team to estimate projects and bring in new clients.
David EberhartProject Management / Outside Sales
Dave Eberhart is a Project Manager for Durable Surfaces, LLC. Dave joined the team starting in 2013 working in the field as a Craftsman and then later as a Foreman for over four years. Working as a Project Manager, Dave is responsible for coordinating between our customers and field staff to ensure each project is executed efficiently and meets if not exceeds the customers’ expectations. Outside of project management, Dave serves as a member of the Outside Sales Team to estimate projects and bring in new clients.
Mike SchwagerSr. Estimator / Project Manager
Mike Schwager is a Project Manager at Durable Surfaces, LLC. Mike graduated with a A.A.S. in Business Management and joined the Durable Surfaces team in 2012. Mike has worked in the field as a craftsman and foreman for three years prior to moving to his current role in project management. In addition to his project management responsibilities, Mike reviews and estimates bid sets from general contractors and assists the outside sales team in the review of drawings and project assistance.
Alex ThomasGeneral Superintendent
Alex Thomas is the General Superintendent at Durable Surfaces, LLC, whose broad-range experience in the field as a job foreman has thoroughly equipped him to oversee any concrete project, whether large or small. Alex is committed to ensuring that projects are completed on time, using the most effective equipment, best quality materials, and correct and safe procedures, in order to exceed our customers’ expectations for excellence. The teamwork Alex has built with the craftsmen through the years on job sites leads to high levels of performance and outstanding service to our customers.