Company History

Copeland Coating & Sport Surfaces is located at 3600 US Route 20 in Nassau, New York, just East of Albany, New York. The Copeland family has been in business since 1945 manufacturing, distributing and applying recreational surfacing products and pavement coating systems.

We are the oldest surviving running track installer in the United States, having installed our first polyurethane bound track surface in Syracuse, New York in 1980. The site was chosen that year to host the National Sports Festival, an olympic qualifying track and field event.

For over 50 years the Copeland’s have been delivering outstanding quality at a fair value in a very timely manner to meet the needs of architects, contractors and owners. Our service and customers support are a few of the reasons for our longevity, continued success and reputation.

We are an anomaly in the athletic surfacing business because we manufacture as well as install. Years of field testing and improving our own products have afforded us the confidence that comes with knowing that our materials are superior to the competition. There is no substitute for experience and we have utilized that experience to perfect our surface systems and installation procedures.

Areas of expertise include the installation of:

  • Action Track Synthetic Running Track Surfaces
  • Action Play Poured In Place Playground Safety Surfaces
  • Indoor and Outdoor Poured In Place Recreational Coating Systems
  • Action Pave 100% Acrylic Color Surfaces (Tennis, Basketball, Hockey and Other Play Surfaces)
  • Premier Court Synthetic Resilient Tennis Surfaces
  • Action Pave Coal Tar Pavement Coating Systems (and related pavement maintenance services)
  • Multipurpose High Friction Pavement Surface Systems (roadways, walkways, drives)
  • Porous Pave (aesthetic applications for pedestrian crosswalks, urban regeneration)
Imagine installing a product as friendly to install as an asphalt based beautifier with a lot of the same strengths as a coal tar based sealer.   Action-Pave LP Base Sealer
In this installment, Copeland provided USTA Eastern a step-by-step view of a recent court repair and resurfacing project at Katonah Memorial Park in Katonah, NY. Please check out the PDF of the full article!

Our company has been doing business with Copeland Coatings for over twenty-five years. They complete all of our projects on time and on budget. We have never had a quality control problem with their work. They are professionals in their field. I give Copeland Coatings my highest recommendation.

Tom Vandish Bast Hatfield

It is my pleasure to recommend the services of Copland Coating. During the past fifteen years, we have worked with Copland on numerous projects. These projects included resurfacing our twelve tennis courts as well.

Copland offers top-notch quality, service and rates. They have demonstrated their attention to detail and skill. When it comes to applying recreational surfaces, I cannot think of a better company to work with. I would highly recommend Copland for the job and look forward to working with them in the future.

Larry Siegel French Woods

Over the past 20 years our camps have worked with Copeland Coating to meet our surfacing needs. Steve and the team at Copeland have consistently exceeded expectation in helping to recondition our sport courts and to build new facilities including our hockey rink and tennis courts. I highly recommend them and look forward to working with Copeland in the future.

Marc Honigfeld Trail's End Camp

We have worked with Copland Coating for well over twenty years. There work is outstanding and they stand by the what they do. John and Steve have always been responsive to our needs. Copland is a 1st rate organization.

Dave Tager Indian Head Camp

Copeland Coating has been resurfacing tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts at Camp Scatico for more than 25 summers. They’ve completed every project on time and on budget. What more can you ask for?

Scatico Camp

I would like it to be known that Copeland Coating is a wonderful company to do business with. I am the Head Tennis Coach at Bard College and have had dealings with Copeland in the person of Steve Puzio over these past 20 years. We have used Copeland as our “got to” company for all our court needs. Our six courts have been resurfaced twice. Steve was involved personally from start to completion both times. He came first to advise and determine our needs, followed by a quote.

He made himself accessible always and we eagerly walked the job after the courts dried to insure our total satisfaction. Copeland allowed us to commit to an acceptable time frame for the job. We were always treated respectfully and fairly. Their many years of experience proved invaluable as their advice was always “spot on”. I feel that they are the best in the business. I am sure you will agree.

Bard College

Vassar College has experienced a very good working relationship with Copeland Coating during the past 8 years. We currently have 3 separate tiers of courts consisting of; 6 varsity courts in the north tier, 3 campus use courts in the center tier and 4 campus/local community use courts in the south tier.

Copeland management and their front line crew have always responded in a timely manner and have worked under very tight schedules to prepare our courts for the fall tennis season. They reconfigured our center tier from 4 to 3 doubles courts per a request from the tennis coaching staff with excellent results and have coated our south tier courts in a manner that will lengthen the useful life even though major renovation work is clearly needed.
I can confidently recommend Copeland Coating for tennis court re-coating and overall renovation work and should add that they are very competitive in their pricing.

Jeff Horst Vassar College

Copeland Coating has been a very reliable
company for us over the years.


When we have had projects, they work hard to make sure all our questions


and concerns have been met. Their work crews have always been reliable and


the work has been completed on time. The end product has always been


outstanding.


We continue to use Copeland Coating and strongly recommend them.

Rensselaer Youth Bureau

Island Lake has employed Copeland Coating for over 25 years.
We have found them to be professional and a quality provider of court
surfacing. They are consistently on time and perform as expected. We wouldn’t
look anywhere else for this service.

Matt Stoltz Island Lake Camp

Copeland coating goes the extra coating when it comes to great customer service. For 12 years it’s been a straight set victory for our member tennis courts!

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