Hawk University

The Training program for resurfacing professionals

A guaranteed hands-on training experience


About Hawk U

Whether you’re an established resurfacing company or just starting out, Hawk offers a comprehensive training program to fit your needs.

Utilizing a blend of classroom instruction, interactive break-out sessions, and extensive hands-on practice, each Hawk U training class covers critical resurfacing application fundamentals, industry best practices, innovative products, business operations support, regulatory, and safety.

Hear from Hawk U graduates about their training experience

Hawk U Overview brochure

We’ve been to other training classes, and this one was by far the best one we have ever attended.” – February Hawk U Graduate

“Your knowledge, experience, products, facility, attention to detail and outright personal communications were some of the  best I’ve ever experienced.” – June Hawk U Graduate

“If you’re interested in learning a trade, this is a great way to get started. In a very short time, with minimal investment, you can learn the skills to be your own boss.” – September Hawk U Graduate

Classes Available

Tub, Tile and Countertop Resurfacing Fundamentals

This class is ideal for individuals new to tub, tile, and countertop resurfacing, or for resurfacing professionals looking to sharpen their skills. The course is built on Hawk’s proven processes, and includes five critical modules:

  • Surface preparation and repairs
  • Basecoat, additives, and topcoat applications
  • Multi-color decorative finishes
  • Business operations
  • Regulatory and safety

3 Days – $1,925 per person (includes equipment)

Concrete Floor Resurfacing Fundamentals

This class is ideal for individuals new to concrete floor resurfacing, or for resurfacing professionals looking to expand their service offerings beyond tub, tile, and countertops. The course is built on Hawk’s proven processes, and includes five critical modules:

  • Concrete repair and surface preparation
  • Basecoat, additives, and topcoat application
  • Decorative finishes
  • Business operations
  • Regulatory and safety

2 Days – $995 per person (includes coating practice kit)

Custom U.S. Training

Have 3 or more team members to train? We can design a training course to meet your specific needs or interests.

Contact us to discuss your custom training requirements. For more information, call 800.321.4295 or email: [email protected].






Training in Canada

To support our Canada-based customers, Neil Fluet at Surface Revival is an Authorized Hawk University Trainer. Through Surface Revival, you can access a variety of customized Resurfacing Fundamentals courses at their training facility in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

To discuss a custom training course, schedule, and pricing, please contact Surface Revival at 780.246.7729 or email [email protected]


Training in Great Britain

To support our Great Britain and Europe-based customers, the Paint Tech Training Academy is offering a one-day Worktop Resurfacing course in their Kent and Lancashire training facilities.

The training will include:

  • Surface Preparation
  • Priming
  • StoneFlecks™ Multi-Color Finishes
  • Topcoat

1 Day – £330.00 per person


Hawk U Training Highlights

  • Small class sizes (typically 6 people) with personalized instruction
  • Guaranteed extensive hands-on experience
  • Instructors with decades of real-world industry expertise
  • A comprehensive start-up tool kit
  • A free subscription to the Hawk Hub Marketing Portal to access start-up marketing tools
  • COVID-19 precautions, including proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 48 hours, self-assessments, social distancing, and increased cleaning protocols

Meet Your Trainer

Neil Geis
Hawk Corporate Trainer

Neil Geis, Applications Support Specialist and Hawk Corporate Trainer, has more than 14 years of professional resurfacing experience.

Before he joined the Hawk team, Neil spent more than 12 years in the field as a professional resurfacing technician for a Chicagoland resurfacing company working on both commercial and residential projects. For an additional two years, Neil served as a resurfacing project foreman and trainer.

Neil is a retired U.S. Navy veteran, and enjoys camping with his family in his free time.

State of the Art
Training Facility

Opened in 2018, the Hawk University Training Center is unlike any other training facility in the industry. Conveniently located just 13 miles from O’Hare Airport and less than 30 miles from Chicago, the 38,000 square foot facility is designed for the optimal training experience.

A comfortable, spacious classroom, product showroom, and a well-ventilated demonstration spray booth outfitted with the industry’s newest equipment are just the beginning. Your training will also include a tour of the facility, and a meet-and-greet with the Hawk team members who support your business.