Surface Renew is all about honest service, integrity, and high value.
Surface Renew Inc. is a specialty tradesman company specializing in bathtub refinishing that began in April, 2004 and is based in North Little Rock, AR. Services include repairing, resurfacing and refinishing bath tubs, wall and counter tile surfaces, showers, sinks and counter tops. In 2019 Surface Renew purchased Premier Polishing and now offers polished concrete, stained concrete, natural stone maintenance, and restoration as well.
Bathtub refinishing is by far our most popular service. The refinishing (also known as reglazing and resurfacing) process can save about 70% versus replacement and is done in 1 day! Why replace when you can refinish for a fraction of the cost? Transform your bathtub from dated to modern in one day or less.
Tile resurfacing is a cost and time effective alternative to replacement. We resurface your fixtures with a hard and durable surface. These new surfaces come in a variety of modern colors and textures of your choice. Above all, your repaired and refinished surfaces are ready to use that same day.
Residential and Commercial Service
A great thing about Surface Renew is our versatility. We service residential homes and condos as well as commercial businesses such as hotels, motels, schools and other business facilities. Property managers love us because of our fast service and great attention to detail. Our clients find the most value in our services by opting for cost effective tile resurfacing instead of expensive replacement.
Surface Renew, Inc. is a solid business with a strong reputation for doing quality, professional refinishing and resurfacing of kitchen and bathroom fixtures for home owners, renters and property investors in the state of Arkansas. Read our FAQ page here.
Based upon the core principles of honesty, integrity, thoroughness, attention to detail and timeliness with communication and service, Surface Renew is the leading trusted company you can depend on to take care of your resurfacing projects. Watch a video about us here.
Service areas in central and north west Arkansas are the following cities (including their surrounding areas): Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Ft. Smith, Van Buren, Alma, Benton, Bryant, Fayetteville, Springdale, and more!
Bob Kennedy, Owner
Founded by Bob Kennedy, a local Arkansas resident who had invested in a 26 unit apartment complex. Like most property owners, Bob was taking steps to improve the property. Because creating a better living environment for his tenants was his primary goal.
Bob shares his personal experience prior to going pro:
“One thing that came with the property was UGLY bathtubs. The cost to replace them was beyond my reach so I began looking for alternatives. I found 6 bathtub refinishing companies in the area and called them all. Only 3 called me back; just 1 actually showed up for the job and he didn’t want to do my tubs because they were too much work.
I HAD to do something with these tubs and was frustrated I couldn’t find an expert to help me. So I did more research and found a company that would take me and one other person for an entire week of classroom AND train me on how to do this process.
My extensive training opened my eyes to the many benefits and refinishing services I could offer residents and investors in Arkansas. Furthermore, I learned about resurfacing tiles, plastics, bath sinks & vanities, kitchen counter-tops, and even flooring.
It was then I saw a huge market need to fill with prompt, professional service in Arkansas. With the right equipment and chemicals coupled with my thorough technician training I could save investors, home owners, property managers, hotels, and anyone else with a bathroom or kitchen lots of time and money!
As a property owner/investor myself, I can understand the needs of businesses in the rental business. Empty units do not bring in rent money. As property managers we need our units to look NEW and CLEAN without spending a fortune every time a tenant moves out AND the unit needs to get ready to rent NOW!”
Ryan Schatz, Co-Owner
Ryan Schatz partnered with Bob at Surface Renew, Inc. in 2008 after a 15-year career in the concrete industry. In his family’s ready-mix business, he worked every aspect of concrete from loading the trucks up to sales and service. After high school, Ryan attended the University of Arkansas where he studied business and participated in intra-mural sports.
Ryan serves as the company’s Vice President and heads up sales and operations. He oversees our newest area: Concrete and natural stone floor polishing.
Currently Ryan is on the school board, coaches little league baseball, and volunteers for Delta Water Fowl.
Sam Gray, Operations Manager and Trainer
Sam Gray is our Quality Manager and Trainer for all of our locations. He has been a part of the Surface Renew team since 2008.
Following high school, Sam enlisted in the Marines where he served 4 years Active Duty including a tour to the Middle East to support the 1st Gulf War in the early 1990’s. He also served 2 years in Reserves. Due to his strong work ethic Sam attained the rank of Sergeant before his discharge. After leaving the military he assumed various leadership roles in several companies including: General Manager at Car Mart, and Branch Manager at Orkin Pest Control.
Sam is an avid Razorback fan and enjoys riding his motorcycle in his off time.
Contact Surface Renew today to set time for an onsite price quote. Or ask us a question. And then we’ll reply ASAP with your answer and/or your custom price quote. We’re all about great customer service!
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