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Contact us!  Please give us a call at:  218-963-1313 or email us at:  brenda@sculpturebydesign.com

Sculpture by Design Inc. is owned / operated by Tony & Brenda Thibodo, Artists.

We started in 1999 as; Sculpture Gardens, casting concrete statuary out of our home in Ham Lake, MN. In 2001, we built over 10 garden displays to showcase our custom made and hand painted statuary in Baxter, MN, seasonal operation. In 2004, we built a new location with 4800 sq. ft. showroom and manufacturing areas, on 2 acres, in Nisswa, MN, until the economy forced many business to close or relocate.  In 2011 we relocated to our home which previously was a tree and plant farm which gave us a unique oppertunity to show case our products in a more natural setting and increase our production space as we grow.  We are creating more gardens and outdoor living spaces each year.

Background:  Tony has over 20 years of commercial Journeyman Union Carpenter experience working on many buildings in Minneapolis / St. Paul.  Brenda has experience in office, accounting and sales skills working for Norwest Bank and John Kinnaird Stock Brokers.  We both have some college and vocational schooling.  We both sold real estate for Edina Realty and Re/Max from 1984 – 1990.  In 1990 we bought a Coustic-Glo International Ceiling & Wall Cleaning / Restoration Franchise and currently operate it.  This has given us a multitude of experience working for some of the largest fortune 500 companies in the world, including high security institutions, banks, prisons, etc.  We work directly with the top facilities engineers, executives, owners, management  and maintenance personal.  In 1999 we started our Sculpture by Design business.

Unique, artistic, custom built decorative “Concrete” furnishings.  Custom designed and built to last in Minnesota with low maintenance and durability, lighter weight and stronger!  Concrete gas fire tables and bars, concrete counter tops and sinks, fireplaces, hearths and mantels, mirrors, light fixtures, head / foot boards, deck and patio accessories.  We engrave and personalize memorial stones and benches. Garden statuary: benches, fountains, statues….  Can design for the indoors and outdoors.  

” Concrete ” where your imagination is the only limitation….  This is not your Grandpa’s Concrete!

School is an ongoing opportunity for us to learn new and exciting techniques in our field. Decorative concrete industry is ready to explode and with the new technology available, your imagination is the only limitation!

A few of our color and vertical artistry classes:

Martin Senour Paints, Minneapolis, MN

Tommy Rock Inc., Chicago, IL.

Vertical Artisans, Chicago, IL.

Architectural Enhancements, Annandale, MN

World Of Concrete, Las Vegas, NV 2008 several seminars.

Contact us!  Please give us a call at:  218-963-1313 or email us at:  brenda@sculpturebydesign.com.

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cosmislogoTony and Brenda Thibodo are also owners of a Coustic-Glo franchise. They started the franchise in 1990, in the northern tier of Minneapolis. In 1995 they purchased the St Paul Franchise, which incorporated most of Minnesota at that time. Both Tony and Brenda work on the job sites. Brenda also takes care of sales, bids and book work.
Tony and Brenda have a long list of Coustic-Glo clients including some of the largest fortune 500 companies in the world. They have been in many high security buildings and offices, and have had alarm codes and keys in possession many times. For more information about ceiling cleaning and the other services offered by Coustic-Glo please visit our website: https://www.cousticglomidwest.com