The Stamp Store was established in 1990, and was the first store in Oklahoma dedicated to decorative concrete. Doug Bannister, a decorative concrete contractor with over 35 years’ experience in the field realized that many of the products required for decorative work were limited or not available in Oklahoma. Doug began contacting blenders, manufacturers and suppliers throughout the United States to insure the best resources would be available when he opened The Stamp Store. He worked with a number of blenders to customize products in order to fill the specific needs for the contractor in the field. Utilizing the Internet, Doug was an early pioneer in web based marketing, building a loyal customer base within Oklahoma as well as outside the states’ boundaries.
Doug’s passion for decorative concrete led him to believe that for the young industry to grow it must have well trained contractors. He began a training program, for which he coined the phrase Deminar™. These training classes were part hands on experience, part classroom and part boots in the mud. Various techniques and “tricks of the trade” were taught as well as the business side of contracting including things such as meeting customer’s expectations and getting paid. The classes’ rapidly became popular across the US and Canada. Times have changed with the industry and now The Stamp Store still offers training, but the classes are shorter and more directed to specific products or techniques.
The Stamp Store is known today as the place for solutions, accurate information, and tech data for the products we carry. Today, we carry the largest selection of decorative concrete products of any store in the US as well as offering solutions and guidance to callers across the United States.
Our mission statement for The Stamp Store is: “to serve contractors with the highest quality training, products, and service while developing and growing the decorative concrete market”.