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The announcement of Bill Rains has appeared in several professional publications, including Stone World, PCI Magazine, CleanFax, Floor Trends and Installation, Coatings World, and PPCJ|APCJ.

Update: Bill Rains recently took and passed the IICRC* Stone, Masonry & Ceramic Tile restoration (SMT) class, with a score of 98%. With this level of expertise, Bill will be able to perform the standard of care required in restoring stone.

HOUSTON, TX – Coval Technologies announced today that Bill Rains has joined as National Technical Director. He will be responsible for creating a dedicated technical support structure for Coval’s customers. This will include supporting existing products and new products planned for release. Coval General Manager Aaron Statser said, “Rains’ expertise will ensure customers receive the training and information they need to reach their goals.”

            Rains began his journey into the floor care industry in 1984.  Previous employment includes nearly 10 years with GranQuartz as a Stone and Concrete Specialist, 12 years as the owner of Blue Diamond Services, and experience at Aztec Products and Huntington Labs. In 2010, he was a founding board member of the Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA), which merged with the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) six years later. The group continues to be a resource for contractors, designers and owners involved with specifying, installing, and maintaining polished concrete.

            For 40 years, Rains has seen the evolution of flooring solutions. “VCT and carpet were king in affordable flooring in the decades leading up to the 1980’s, while many government and institutional floors had more durable options such as cementitious terrazzo and ceramic tile,” said Rains. “In the mid 1990’s, modern concrete polishing was born, and for the last 25 years, cost savings and ease of maintenance has meant a massive increase in polished concrete market share.”

Rains is excited to join Coval Technologies. “I have seen flooring technology come and go from the inside out. My whole career has revolved around training and troubleshooting from the installer, manufacturer, and distributor perspective,” said Rains. “The role of Technical Director is my dream job, and the excitement around Coval’s nanotechnology in the flooring industry has been electric. Single component, easy to apply, and durable, what’s not to love?”

When Rains is not inspecting, training, or helping guide floor installations, he delights in spending time with his children and grandchildren, singing in the choir at church, and cooking delicious barbeque.

Coval Technologies manufactures coating products that deliver outstanding stain resistance and exceptional hardness using nanotechnology, which simplifies application, streamlines cleaning, and makes maintenance more efficient. Its protective coatings covalently bond to the substrate, and are single component, thin film, and UV stable. With over 100 distributors worldwide, Coval aims to improve sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the coatings industry by eliminating harsh cleaning chemicals. For more information, visit covaltechnologies.com.   

*IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, and it gives students the skills, knowledge and expertise to perform cleaning and restoration work in a variety of environments in accordance with globally recognized standards.