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JON & MONICA KOPP
Jon Kopp is the owner and operator of Quality Epoxy. Along with his amazing wife Monica, he has positioned Quality Epoxy as the top Metallic Epoxy company in the state of Arizona, and one of the top in the world. Jon’s work is featured regularly in Concrete Decor Magazine and he is recognized worldwide for his stunning, one-of-a-kind, functional floor art.
Raised in Altadena, CA, Jon got started his career working as a ramp agent/supervisor for America West Airlines. After traveling to Phoenix for work, he fell in love with the desertscape in Arizona and decided to relocate. That was 30 years ago and he hasn’t looked back.
While in AZ, a friend asked Jon to assist with painting his garage floor. He was using standard house paint for the job. Jon was happy with the job they did but knew they had probably not completed the project to standards. He decided to research how to finish garage floors.. the right way.
His friend was interested in partnering at first but ended up backing out. Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit pushed him forward, alone. Today he can see how that was probably for the best. He has a very specific way of doing things. Jon’s process and ingenuity has made Quality Epoxy what it is today.
Getting started, Jon taught himself using the products that were available to him at the time. This meant working with a two-part epoxy system which he purchased at a hardware store. Whereas these products were great for any DIYers, Jon knew he needed to step up his game if he was going to make his company stand out from the rest. He switched over to using Arizona Polymer Flooring products.
Jon started off with only solid color flooring but again, knew he needed to establish himself as a player in the industry. He accomplished this by offering a five-layer system with 5/8” chips. Industry standard was (and still is) three-layer systems with 1/4” or 1/8” chips. Ten years later, Jon found himself burnt out and bored with chip systems. He was ready to sell his business and call it quits.
He just happened to find metallic floor coatings while searching on the Internet one night. The very sight of them brought him back to life. No one else was doing them in Arizona. Not only was it something unique and creative, it was a tremendous opportunity for Quality Epoxy.
APF was able to provide Jon with metallic materials not yet on the market. He experimented with mixing colors and using different disbursement methods. He quickly figured out which solvents would create certain effects. And WOW! He truly fell in love with the look of the metallic systems. The more he worked with it, the more he understood how to manipulate it to his creative advantage. He found himself a niche. The rest is history.
A few years ago, Jon’s wife Monica left her position as a dental assistant to join Quality Epoxy and create a husband and wife team. It turns out they share the same work ethic and love for the amazing spaces they create for their clients. People really seem to appreciate that they do the work themselves.
People also just appreciate his work in general. Quality Epoxy has over 70,000 likes on Facebook. Photos and videos of Jon’s work have been shared thousands of times.
One day, Jon hopes to begin a training program and reveal his secrets. For now, business is great and he enjoys recognition worldwide, with contractors and homeowners looking to speak with him regarding his functional floor art.
Jon hopes to achieve a WOW factor with every floor he creates. Not only with the level of quality but also his attention to detail.
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