Luke Terstriep, together with his wife Patty, has owned and operated Terstriep Concrete and Construction for nearly 40 years. After spending decades in the concrete industry, Luke recognized a need for a faster and more efficient way to complete flatwork concrete projects. When Luke and his crew of seven employees found themselves on a job needing to pour a 180,000 square foot parking lot in a just a few weeks, Luke knew that he needed to find a way to increase efficiency. Drawing on his welding experience as a tank mechanic in the US Army, Luke went to work designing a concrete screed machine unlike anything that had ever existed. After pouring approximately 300 truck loads of concrete in less than 15 pouring days with just seven employees, Luke knew that his design could revolutionize the way that concrete is poured around the world. After a decade of research, trial and error, and experimenting with different designs, Luke invented, patented and took the Dragon Screed to market.