With over 35 years of experience, Lowell Russell Concrete, a family-owned company, continues to stretch the application and design boundaries of decorative concrete. Serving St. Paul, Minnesota,  we have continually been recognized by the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List as offering excellent customer satisfaction. The modern techniques and equipment we utilize help to continually expand our knowledge and expertise. Because of our dedication, we offer the highest quality exterior and interior concrete products and services available.

Exterior Concrete St. Paul

Exterior Concrete St. PaulFor years, concrete has earned a reputation as a strong and durable material for everything from patios to driveways and sidewalks. Rightfully so. A well-formulated and properly poured concrete patio can last for many years and look nearly identical to when it was poured. Unfortunately, in the past, when people hear “Concrete” they conjure images of your typical gray slab. And although sometimes that’s exactly what you want, it can be so much more. Concrete can be more than durable. Concrete can be beautiful. It can be stunning.

Architectural concrete, as a low-cost alternative, presents homeowners with significant savings for large areas, such as driveways and patios, as well as steps, walkways and pools. Not only is concrete less expensive, but the decorative designs, borders and colors possible with architectural concrete will enhance your home and add to its value.

Concrete Patio St. Paul

Your concrete patio should be open and inviting. At Lowell Russell Concrete we can assist you in making your concrete patio space in St. Paul be both. Your ideas and our know-how can create a space great for entertaining guests and also your sanctuary from the stresses of your life. We know that your project is unique, challenging and important; because of that, we would like to offer our help. Please contact a professional from Lowell Russell Concrete, a Minnesota based family owned business, to find out how our services can to create a patio where you can enjoy what you have helped to create.

Concrete Pool St. Paul

Very few investments make a statement like a concrete pool. Indoor or outdoor, your St. Paul pool area should be uniquely your own. Make it happen with Lowell Russell’s stamped concrete and border designs. Your investment is worth too much to not use the best. We know that your project is unique, challenging and important; because of that, we would like to offer our help. Please contact a professional from Lowell Russell Concrete, a Minnesota based business, to find out how our services can to create a pool area that will not only look great but will be durable for years to come.

Concrete Driveway St. Paul

Your driveway is your home’s first impression. Lowell Russell Concrete understands that. We can create a high quality concrete driveway in St. Paul that is not only functional but visually appealing. Please contact a professional from Lowell Russell Concrete to find out how our services can to create a driveway that is unique, artistic and above all durable…even in Minnesota’s extreme weather.

Concrete Steps & Walkways St. Paul

Whether straight, round, steep or stretched, Lowell Russell Concrete can create high quality, cost effective concrete steps and walkways that do more than just make a path to your front door. Create an entrance to your home or business that makes the walk up both impressive and inviting.

Interior Concrete St. Paul

Interior Concrete St. PaulLowell Russell Concrete of St. Paul has engineered systems that allow the creation of beautiful and unique architectural concrete floors for new home construction or renovation projects.

No interior flooring is as flexible and durable as concrete. Concrete floors can be as cozy as carpet. They can be as classy as hardwood. And concrete will remain beautiful long after those other materials have frayed or faded. When done right, concrete is stunning and durable and easy to clean and maintain. It should be the first option when you think of interior flooring.

Unique, colored variegated or translucent effects are achievable with chemical staining. Complementing the most contemporary decor, individualistic theme or traditional design, Lowell Russell Concrete systems offer value with virtually limitless potential for design with remarkably diverse range of style applications. Materials such as terrazzo, slate, hardwood, or imported tile can be replicated on moderate budgets.

Concrete Staining St. Paul

Chemstaining is a ready to use, penetrating acidic stain that chemically reacts with cured concrete to produce permanent, variegated or translucent effects. Chemical Staining allows for more creative and artistic designs to be possible. They can be used to simulate other products; such as tile, wood, and stone; and create original designs never before imagined with concrete. It brings the durability and strength of concrete to table, countertops, entryways, and decks which concrete would usually not be a consideration. The flexibility to give a new look to old concrete without the major undertaking of the tear out.

Concrete Floor St. Paul

Concrete is the new building material of choice for home designers and owners throughout the country. Because concrete floors can be stained, colored, painted, and personalized, they are universally popping up in business and home décor. Nearly limitless in design, color and texture, a concrete floor in St. Paul offers numerous options for exterior and interior areas.

Currently, the most common place you’ll find decorative concrete is under your feet. Whether it’s acid-stained, painted, created with overlays, stencils, radiant floors, you’re your unique personal floor, concrete floors offer design and functionality unlike any other material. Concrete flooring, often referred to as cement flooring, does not need to be boring and gray. Modern techniques can bring new life to this traditional substrate.

St. Paul MN Community Profile

Staincrete is proud to offer its decorative concrete services to the people of St. Paul Minnesota.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of St. Paul

After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 where one hundred thousand acres of land was negotiated from the local Dakota tribes in 1805 for the purpose of establishing a fort. The territory sits on both banks of the Mississippi River beginning at Saint Anthony Falls until the Saint Croix River.  Many settlers came and established themselves in the area due to the protection provided by the fort. At around the 1840s the community became an important trading center and a popular destination for settlers west bound.  Father Lucien Galtier, a French Catholic priest was sent to establish a chapel in 1841. He named the chapel after his favorite, Saint Paul the Apostle.  When the Minnesota Territory was established in 1849, Saint Paul was named as the capital of the new state.


Statistic St. Paul Minnesota National
Population 291,728 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 5,612 67 91
Median age 31.2 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 43% 58% 55%
Speak English 73% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 7% 4% 13%
  • The average age in St. Paul is 17% lower than Minnesota
  • 23% is Caucasian
  • 52% is African-American
  • 98% is Asian

St. Paul MN Cost of Living

Index St. Paul Minnesota National
Cost of living index 101 102 100
Index St. Paul Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 104 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 97 101 100
Transportation index 97 98 100
Utilities index 94 91 100

Cost of living is 1% lower than the Minnesota average
Cost of living is 1% higher than the national average
Cost of housing is 3% lower than the national average 

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household $38,770 $3,231 $905 $1,163

Minnesota Sales Tax

State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
Minnesota 6.875% 7.875%

Minnesota Income Tax

State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
Minnesota 5.35% 9.85%

Goods & Services

Item St. Paul National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.91 $15.56 60.0%
Beauty Salon $33.76 $36.11 6.5%
Toothpaste $3.41 $2.47 37.8%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.8%
Movie $9.85 $10.13 2.8%
Bowling $4.06 $4.74 14.2%


Item St. Paul National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.98 2.2%
Fried Chicken $1.94 $1.41 37.9%
Milk $2.17 $2.06 5.0%
Potatoes $3.19 $2.98 7.0%
Pizza $10.59 $9.47 11.8%
Beer $8.92 $8.79 1.4%

Health Care

Item St. Paul National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.20 $101.04 19.6%
Doctor $134.89 $107.44 25.5%
Dentist $87.31 $90.42 3.4%
Ibuprofen $11.78 $9.28 27.0%
Lipitor $406.73 $426.50 4.6%

Schools in St. Paul

Saint Paul Public Schools is Minnesota’s 2nd biggest school district serving over forty thousand students.  It has 82 schools including 52 elementary, 12 middle schools and seven high schools.

Higher Education

  • Saint Paul College
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Saint Catherine University
  • Concordia University
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College

Places of Worship

Some of the churches in the city include:

  • Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Cathedral of St. Paul
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Jehovah Lutheran Church
  • Amazing Grace Assembly of God
  • Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
  • Bethel Lutheran Church
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
  • Calvary Chapel of St. Paul
  • Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Church of Acts
  • Contender for the Faith
  • Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church

Businesses Based in St. Paul, MN

Top businesses that call St. Paul home are:

  • Ecolab
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Gander Mountain
  • 3M
  • Jude Medical
  • US Bancorp
  • Health Partners/Regions Hospital
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Lawson Software
  • Allina Health/United Hospital
  • Paul Pioneer Press
  • Century Link
  • Children’s St. Paul Pediatric Hospital

Restaurants & Nightlife

St. Paul Grill Restaurant – great place to order rib eye steak with lots of butter that brings out the flavor in the steak.  Pair that with the Caesar salad and for desert have some of their yummy chocolate lava cake for a perfect meal.

Casper & Runyon’s Nook Restaurant – if you want good burgers and fries this is the place to go.  The burgers are always consistently good and juicy. Atmosphere feels more of a college hangout so bring your flip flops.

Red Cow Restaurant – They serve the best bloody Mary and veggie burger this side of the city. The onion rings are also quite fabulous and the horseradish ranch sauce is perfect with it.

Fun Things to Do In St. Paul

Saint Paul Winter Carnival – began in 1886 and attended by over three hundred thousand visitors each year, the event showcases ice sculpting, yearly treasure hunts, an ice palace and other fun activities.

Parks to visit

  • Indian Mounds Park
  • Highland Park
  • Battle Creek Regional Park
  • Harriet Island Regional Park

Irish Fair of Minnesota – is held yearly in the city at the Harriet Island Pavilion.

Como Zoo Conservatory – is another popular place to visit all year round.

St. Paul Minnesota truly is a great place. If you’d like to talk know more about our concrete flooring services in St. Paul, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.