About Us


We strive to be the first choice of owners and general contractors in the Greater Washington DC metropolitan area and achieve this by consistently meeting and exceeding the needs of an increasingly-diverse client base in a safe, effective and cost-efficient manner.

About The Iron Pony

The Iron Pony was founded in 1991 and quickly grew, establishing ourselves in a leadership role in the polished concrete industry in the greater Washington DC/Baltimore corridor beginning in 2000. We now offer a full range of concrete and flooring applications. In 2016, The Iron Pony expanded again, adding a well-established painting division headed by long-term industry professionals.

Our commitment is to our relationships, and the quality of those relationships is defined by the quality of our communication. We learn about our customers and set expectations up front. Once the job commences, we are on site, monitoring and communicating on a regular basis utilizing every method available, with an emphasis on personal contact. Because we built these solid relationships, our clients return to us again and again; long-term relationships are our hallmark.

Since every project is unique, we assemble highly-knowledgeable teams possessing specific technical skills. No matter what we’re installing, we’re the experts. The Iron Pony is also known for our flexibility and professionalism, and will work with other trades and around schedules in a fluid manner to produce large-scale, high-quality construction projects with on-time delivery. We strive to ensure that your experience, from start to finish, is one that reflects our commitment and spirit of partnership on your project.

Our culture of respect truly sets the tone for how we do business. Our teams address each other as “Mr.” and say “please” and “thank you.” Disrespect or vulgar language is not tolerated within our organization or on any job site. We care about our people, and in return, they care about the job, which translates all the way up and down the chain. We think this sets us apart, and is one of the reasons we’re chosen by the leading general contractors and companies in our nation.

Our Name: The Iron Pony

Many people ask how we got our name. When owner Kerry was learning to drive, he practiced on a black pickup truck the family used to draw a horse trailer that had written on the side: “The Iron Pony.”


The Iron Pony has earned a number of commercial painting, concrete and polishing certifications and accreditations:

  • Elite Crete Certified Applicator
  • SASE Training University for Polished Concrete
  • AmeriPolish product training with Gary Vidal
  • CRMX System training with Bay Equipment
  • Installation of Smith’s Painting stains. Trained by Tim Smith.
  • Master’s Certificate in Decorative/Polished Concrete (World of Concrete)
  • Master’s Certificate in Concrete Repair (World of Concrete)
  • Polished Overlay Systems: How to Evaluate, Prepare and Maintain (World of Concrete)
  • Polished Concrete: The Final Finish (World of Concrete)
  • Decorative Stains, Overlays and Sealers (World of Concrete)
  • Concrete Repair I, II and III (World of Concrete)
  • Joint Fill and Repair (World of Concrete)
  • Vertical Caulking (World of Concrete)
  • Decorative Concrete – Polishing and Staining (World of Concrete)
  • Natural Stone Maintenance and Restoration (National Stone and Masonry Trades Univ.)
  • Natural Stone Maintenance and Restoration (VIC International)
  • Concrete Resurfacing and Polishing (VIC International)
  • Concrete Polishing (HTC International)
  • Fundamentals of Diamond Tooling Manufacturing (Diamond Cut and Polish, Inc.)
  • Ashford Formula Certified and Corporate Applicator
  • Nox-Crete Certified Applicator
  • Euclid Certified Applicator
  • Pecora Certified Applicator
  • StrataShield® Certified Applicator
  • Convergent Concrete Certified Applicator
  • RetroPlate® Certified Applicator
  • CPR/AED First Aid Certification
  • OSHA 30 Certification
  • Certified Trainer for the new Global Harmonization System
  • LEED Certification
  • Green Advantage Certified
  • Many others; please inquire for specific product


We have the specialized equipment and highly-trained personnel to create a custom solution for interior or exterior projects