Who Is Dex?

Established in 1999, by Craig Smith and Interior Designer Lauriel Leonard, DEX is one of the Pioneers of “Designer Concrete”. DEX was started as a hobby in our home garage with the intent on making a few concrete countertops. As interest in the Architecture and Design community grew, DEX responded with a growing line of precast concrete products, a state of the art facility, and now serves an international market.


Today there are many imitation materials which attempt to capture the aesthetic of Concrete. DEX makes “Real Concrete”. Concrete is an original, copies don’t possess the same materiality, we love it and don’t try to make it something it’s not. What we have done, is harnessed all of its potential for design and offer an extensive array of finishes, shapes, and functions for interior and exterior built environments.


With the most extensive product and material line available in the industry, DEX offers concrete with vastly improved material characteristics over what has historically been available for use in architectural designs. DEX materials include Cast Concrete, Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC), and Terrazzo. (See material section)

Location And

All product is produced in our 60,000 sqft Atlanta Georgia factory. Atlanta is the transportation and distribution hub of the south allowing us to source most of our material locally. DEX has invested in equipment and technology to allow us to maximize production and produce product at the most efficient schedule possible.

DEX also:

Uses recycled glass sourced domestically and crushed and processed at DEX

Internally recycles water from production operations and recycles used production materials

Uses rainwater collection system for freshwater supply for polishing

Offers materials designed to help project attain LEED points


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