After working with a concrete contractor in Lincoln, Shawn MacDonald developed some health issues which led him to buy most of his own equipment and start his own business concentrating on the Omaha area.  Custom Concrete Coatings provides a full range of concrete coating solutions.  If you have dull, unsightly concrete, they can give it a fresh new durable finish you’ll love for many years to come.  Concrete projects include garage floors, patios, sidewalks, pool decks, basement floors and more.  Virtually any concrete surface can be restored and beautify.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Juggling three kids and running my own business.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I’m still looking for that one thing I can hang my hat on.  Hopefully I never find it, I might decide to quit working.

Tell us a little about your family.
I have three great kids and my wife Cheryl of 15 years.  They are who I wake up for and who I focus everything on.  We love all kinds of outdoor activities and as I write this, I’m sitting at the base of a mountain in Colorado ready to go skiing with my family tomorrow.  What a blast to see your kids going down the slopes.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Watching each of my kids being born has changed me a little bit each time.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
On my day off you can find me coaching one of my kids in some sport.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I like teaching and/or coaching.

What are you the most proud of?
Having a wonderful marriage after 15 years.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t hold grudges.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I don’t want any type of super powers.  I’d probably cause more harm than good if I had one.

What are your plans for retirement?
I have not thought about retirement.  Once my last kid is in college I might start thinking about it.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
This one stumped me.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able to sing and play guitar.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Heaven is for Real

What is your favorite movie?
The Hunt for Red October

What is your favorite TV show?

What is your favorite local restaurant?
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Tough question.  Anyone involved with the D-Day invasion on the ground.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Custom Concrete Coatings, (402) 707-2562 or email at