The Originator of Decorative Concrete Coating Systems... since 1972!


We know Decorative Concrete!

Together our technical staff has nearly 150 years experience in Decorative Concrete. We are an active participant on the Decorative Concrete Forums and have leadership roles in many trade organizations to which we are members. Recognized as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top Business Opportunities” and Small Business Opportunities Magazine’s “Top Home Based Businesses,” STARDEK has helped thousands realize that dreams of owning their own business can be a reality. Because we strive for excellence in customer service as well as in professional technical assistance we are proud to be lead by only the best in the business.

Sunny (Our Mascot)

Came to us early March of 2008 and has been a loyal companion ever since. He has been linked to the disappearance of many hand tools and masking tape. Sunny entertains many of our trainees and customers. Has also been known to enjoy many treats.

Edward P. Benus (President)

Contact Ed Benus

Edward Benus, President of Color-Crown Corporation, is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, The National Spa and Pool Association, The Southern Society of Coating Technology, The Florida Paint Council, and a founding member of the Decorative Concrete Council. He occupies leadership roles on many committees and is a strong advocate for this industry by use of his many political associates. Unlike other companies, which only offer salesmen to assist you, Ed has been in the coating industry for over thirty years and is a true expert in helping others build their business as well as how to apply almost any coating system. His great knowledge with hands on experience enables him to give you the technical advice you need to apply our products with confidence.

Jeff Griffin (Chief Operating Officer)

Jeffrey Griffin, Chief Operating Officer, was a board member of both the American Society of Concrete Contractors and the Decorative Concrete Council. He was a past President of the Southern Society of Coatings Technology Central Florida Section. He is currently an active member of these organizations as well as many others. Jeff attended Coatings Chemistry classes at the University of Missouri and the University of South Florida. His on-the-job experience and nearly 30 year history with the company provides the professional technical assistance to get the job done.

Lisa (Office Manager)

Native Floridian – Attended business classes at Hillsborough Community College from 1997-1999. Lisa has been working for Color-Crown since April of 1998. She has participated at several World of Concrete shows and the International Builders Show. She is now the executive assistant to the owner and President of Color-Crown, Ed Benus as well as the office manager. Lisa wears many hats but is best at accommodating the needs of our installers. She has a true “Get R Done” attitude.

Mark (Trainer)

Born in Somerville, NJ – Mark began his career with Color-Crown in 1978 and worked in the field for 26 years before being brought in as one of our head trainers. With almost 30 years of experience, he has proven to have extensive knowledge in the decorative concrete coatings industry.

(Plant Dept.)

Native Floridian – Gary came to Color-Crown with an eagerness to work in our shipping department. He loves working with people and is very excited about working for a fast growing company such as STARDEK. Gary works in all aspects of manufacturing and shipping.

Ron Reyes
(Plant Department)

Born in Puerto Rico, Ron comes to us with more than 10 years experience in the shipping and coatings manufacturing industry. Ron works in all areas of our materials manufacturing. Ron’s knowledge of the coatings industry is a true asset to our company.