About Us

Decorative Concrete Solutions -
Karl Otto (Owner)

I have been in the decorative concrete business in the commercial world for about a decade, building relationships with the biggest general contractors and materials manufacturers in the DMV.

I have completed several amazon locations, airport hangars, office buildings, restaurants and stadiums, and more all over Maryland and the wider DMV area.

I started this company to have the ability to bring these services to the residential market. We only install using high quality commercial grade products. I have created a team of elite installers to ensure the highest level of quality available.

I’m excited to hear from you and hope we can help you on your next decorative concrete project!
Karl Otto - Owner of Decorative Concrete Solutions, Frederick MD
Karl Otto - Owner

I grew up in a small town called Winchester (New Hampshire). It’s a “wicked small town” ;). My father (Bob) owned a small plumbing business and my mother (Joni) owned a small diner. Both of my parents worked extremely hard and never missed a day of work.

I’m grateful for the work ethic and value system they instilled in myself and my amazing sister (Kelda) who has done amazingly well in business providing the government with technology & communication services. She is Vice President and part owner of a company called Granicus.

I’m extremely proud of my family for they have all worked very hard at achieving their goals. My stepmother (Bonnie) worked at UMASS Amherst as the secretary for the basketball program for 30 years so needless to say, we are die hard UMASS & Kentucky basketball friends and fans. Mimi is the best, one of the sweetest people you could meet. My brother in law (Mike) is a local musician, music teacher and author and one of the coolest, most down to earth people.

My better half (Alexis) is a rock star. Not literally, but she is one of the most amazing women I’ve ever met. She has such an incredible impact on the people around her, she’s always positive, uplifting and trying to help others. She owns a company called CYF – Create Your Fit, which is an online coaching program for Entrepreneurial women, helping them with mindset, fitness and nutrition.

Alexis is also a head coach for OCA – Online Coaching Academy, which is an online business coaching program helping people build online businesses. Last but not least, I have the best 14 year old son on the planet. Kye is so smart, thoughtful and talented. He plays competitive AAU basketball and we are very excited that he will be entering high school this year. 

In New Hampshire where I grew up, we lived on a small farm. From a very young age it was our responsibility to take care of the farm animals, stack wood and do whatever needed to be done around the house. I worked for my mother at her diner as a dish boy on the weekends and worked construction for my father during the summer.

After graduating high school in 2003, I jumped directly into construction. I spent a large portion of my late teens/ early 20’s learning the HVAC trade, installation and service. In my late 20’s a friend of mine who owned a commercial flooring company made an offer for me to get into the flooring business. Since then, I’ve been in sales and installation of all different types of flooring solutions. 

Early on in my career of commercial flooring sales, project management and installation, I fell in love with epoxy and decorative concrete. This trade requires adequate planning, knowledge and attention to detail. I attended trainings all over the United States learning about the advantages of different systems and proper installation practices. I built relationships with some of the largest general contractors in the DMV as well as the manufacturers for the products that we use.

I also have created a name for myself in the industry and am highly respected for the service and quality that I provide. It is so important to me to provide my customers with the correct system, the highest quality products and the best possible service in the world. I have hired some of the best installers in the industry.

We have a great team of motivated people with an extremely positive attitude. I am sure you will love working with us and will be amazed by the finishes we provide. 

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6155 Murray Terrace Frederick MD 21701

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