Employee Profiles

John R. Copeland – President – Sales & Administration

John graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1973 and started Copeland Coating Company that same year. This extended the legacy of his families Connecticut based athletic surfacing and pavement maintenance business. Copeland coating Co. manufactures as well as installs athletic surface systems and pavement maintenance products throughout the northeast. John’s years of experience, his dedication to quality and service and his rapport with contractors and customers alike has attributed to Copeland’s great reputation.


Matthew Mitchell – Controller / Chief Financial Officer

A 1989 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, Matt graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance. After several years in the public accounting world of auditing businesses Matt felt he could make more of a contribution in the private sector. Matt has been instrumental in Copeland’s growth and strong financial position.

Rick Kment III – Plant Manager

Rick Kment III has been with Copeland Coating since 1993. Rick’s responsibilities include production, quality control and delivery. Rick has designed and fabricated most of the manufacturing systems for Copeland Coating Co. and continues, with his hands on approach, to insure the quality of all products manufactured and distributed.

Peter Kulzer – Installation Production Manager

Peter Kulzer has been an expert surface installer for over 20 years. Today, Peter’s responsibilities include the scheduling and coordinating of the entire contracting workload at Copeland. He is also instrumental in employee training.


Doug Stone – General Manager – Running Tracks

Doug Stone has been experienced in running track surfacing with Copeland since 1980. Doug started as an installer and worked up to management level. His duties include full project management and sales. Doug is known for his skills relative to operations and has gained a wealth of experience over the years by overseeing hundreds of running track and other special projects for Copeland Coating Co., Inc.


Albert N. Giamei Jr. – Sales / Senior Project Manager (CTCB – Certified Tennis Court Builder)

Albert Giamei has been with Copeland since 1981. Albert is a graduate of Suny Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Albert has worked in all areas of Copeland Coatings’ applied divisions. His years of hands on experience in the applied field is unsurpassed in the industry. Albert is one of 50 Certified Tennis Court Builders (sanctioned by the American Sports Builders Association) in the United States.


Michael Edgerton – Sales / Senior Project Manager (CTCB – Certified Tennis Court Builder)

Michael Edgerton has been in the recreational coating industry since 1987. Michael graduated from Suny Oswego with a degree in Business Marketing. His sales experience ranges from working for both coating manufacturers and coating applicating contractors. Michael is one of 50 Certified Tennis Court Builders (sanctioned by the American Sports Builders Association) in the United States. Michael also serves as a board member of American Sports Builders Association


Dawn Brutsch

Dawn started at Copeland in 1993 working in our manufacturing department. She has a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Albany. Since 2001, Dawn has worked in the office in various positions and now is our Accounts Payable Clerk. In addition to those duities Dawn is most often the first person customes hear on the phone or meet at the counter for customer sales. Dawn is also involved with manufacturing, trucking and sales. Lastly Dawn is the green thumb that is responsible for keeping our beautiful landscaping in check.


Michelle Kment

Michelle Kment has been with Copeland since 1997. Michelle has worked in various positions during her years at Copeland is currently working in the billing department and assists Matt Mitchell, John Copeland and Steven Hinding with special projects. If you don’t speak to Dawn when calling Copeland it is Michelle that is answering your questions or directing you to the person that can.

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!
USTA asked Michael Edgerton did some Q&A. Please check out the PDF of the full article!

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!


Camp Seneca Lake has been in business for over 30 years and we have used hundreds of vendors over the years. Copeland Coatings is by far one of the most reliable companies we have ever dealt with. The standard of their work is top notch and they are a pleasure to work with. We look forward to many more years of completing great projects together!

Ross Zuckerman Seneca Lake Camp

Copeland Coating Company has been Schodack Schools preferred pavement coating Systems Company for over 20 years. Copeland has continued to support the school in proper care of the coating, repair and budgeting. Copeland provides durable long lasting coatings professionally installed and supported for the life of the project.

Schodack Schools

Track & Field has always been a major part of my life.  I was an athlete from a young age growing up in New York and now a Master official and high school track & field coach.  Never did I imagine that I would have the ability and opportunity to build a track & field facility.

Every detail was planned carefully.  It was very important to me to choose the correct workers and companies that would make my dream a reality.  Most of the workers were local with many being Bethel track & field alumni and families.  When it came to choosing a track surfacing company, the choices were many, but one significantly stood out from the rest….Action Track Surfacing.

My first meeting with Steve Hinding & Doug Stone left me with an impression of honesty and commitment, as well as superior knowledge and expertise.   They listened carefully to my desires and needs. They offered suggestions and a well organized plan to accomplish my goal.  They were as concerned with completing a high quality track facility as I was.  Every question was met with a timely answer.  There were no hidden costs.  The project was completed in the contracted budget with no surprises.  Their crews worked perfectly with in the time table.  They were clean, hard working and professional…even to the point of cutting a slot drain on their hands and knees to meet the desired design!  Steve has been back several times to check the quality of his work.  Action Track has made sure that I am completely satisfied with the project.  

 Each day I arrive at the facility it takes my breath away.  The beautiful 8 lane track, javelin runway, and sealed walkways, all completed by Action Track Surfacing, have given my team and the town of Bethel a first class track & field facility!  I would highly recommend their services for all track & field surfacing needs.

Bethel Track

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

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

LBMC has been a satisfied customer of Copeland Coating for
over 20 years

The service is both reliable and timely

Copeland Coating is synonymous with playing services
in Wayne County Camping

Dan Kagan Bryn Mawr Camp

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


We continue to use Copeland Coating and strongly recommend them.

Rensselaer Youth Bureau

Over the past 15 years, RDA Landscape Architects
has successfully worked with your company on a myriad of Long Island school
running track and tennis court surfacing projects. I am always impressed with
the way you respond to us, whether it is to provide an in-depth review of
existing conditions, prepare cost estimates or ensure a surfacing project moves
swiftly and smoothly from start to finish. We breathe easier when you are on
the job and we will continue to recommend Copeland Coating to our Clients for
quality and timely work.

Bob Retnauer RLA