Fred, aka Dr. Fred, is the Chief Technical Director for SurpHaces and the Learning Institute and the president of Stone Forensics, Inc...
Founder of SurpHaces, Deborah is an expert in visual communications, interactive multimedia, internet marketing, and cutting-edge business...
After years of teaching the hands-on course, Marble and Stone Floor Restoration, Doug delivers the training to students in the eLearning version...
John is the former Director of the Stone and Tile School (now SurpHaces Learning Institute) and owner of Elite Stone and Tile Care...
Manufacturer of ColorSeal Pro Professional Grout Color Sealer, and owner of Perfect Services (Tile and Grout Restoration), Steve brings many years...
Alice has extensive experience creating case studies and is formally educated and trained in writing, digital media, and stone and tile restoration...
It is where beginners come to learn from the ground up and seasoned pros come to take their skills and business to the next level.
Students from across the country and around the globe look to the SurpHaces Learning Institute to learn the art, science and business of stone, tile, metal, wood, and other surfaces renewal and maintenance. What can they expect? Extraordinary instructors, thoughtfully planned out course outlines, and tremendous resources and support all designed to best prepare and launch the student for maximized success.
We take your real world concerns into account.
Our courses are designed to get you trained quickly and maximize your learning while eliminating or significantly reducing time needed away from home or work.
You will find our courses to be priced right and eliminate or minimize costs such as travel and hotel expenses.
Our courses are developed by industry pros to increase skills that you can put into effect immediately to start selling services or grow your business, all reinforced with valuable resources and ongoing support.
Will I earn a certificate for courses I've taken?
Yes. Once you have completed any course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion. With many courses you can also earn a LinkedIn Certificate. Additionally, we can provide you with a badge to put on your website, email signature, and collateral material.
Where can I find dates for upcoming hands-on courses?
All of the hands-on and live events dates are listed on the Training and Events Calendar page.
Why is eLearning so much in demand?
New technologies have opened up so many opportunities. eLearning brings training to you at your fingertips. It eliminates the need to travel or schedule time away from work or home. With eLearning you can circle back and review over and over as needed. It saves money. No travel and hotel costs, and the tuition is generally significantly less than hands-on training.
Is eLearning as effective as hands-on training?
Absolutely! Even courses that have traditionally only been taught in a hands-on environment can be learned effectively with solid lessons featuring video demonstrations, resource materials, and ongoing support.
I'm not very computer savvy. Is the program easy to use?
The eLearning interface is very intuitive and easy to use. Putting your questions out there is also simple. You will be able to ask your questions while you are watching lessons. Additionally, you will be subscribed to the topical Community Support to discuss questions/issues with your instructor and peers.