Our Team

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.

Email John: jcopeland@copelandcoating.com


Steven W. Hinding – Vice President – Sales & Administration

Steve is a 1981 graduate of the University of Connecticut with over 30 years’ experience in the athletic surfacing business. Steve shares John’s dedication to quality and service and has made a valuable contribution to Copeland’s growth since 1990.

Email Steven: shinding@copelandcoating.com


 

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.                                                                          

                                                                                               Email Matthew : mmitchell@copelandcoating.com


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.

                                                                                                        Email Rick : rkment@copelandcoating.com


 

Steve Puzio – Special Projects / SalesManager

Steve has been with Copeland since 1974. Steve has been an expert surface installer for many years. His vast experience makes him a very knowledgeable and capable salesman as well as a natural choice for managing special installation projects.

                                                                                                       Email Steve : spuzio@copelandcoating.com


 

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.

                                                                                                      Email Peter : pkulzer@copelandcoating.com


 

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.

                                                                                                       Email Doug : dstone@copelandcoating.com


 

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.

                                                                                                     Email Albert : agiamei@copelandcoating.com


 

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

                                                                                              Email Michael : medgerton@copelandcoating.com


 

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.

                                                                                                    Email Dawn : dbrutsch@copelandcoating.com


 

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.

                                                                                                 Email Michelle : mkment@copelandcoating.com

Copeland Coating is excited to announce it’s continued partnership with USTA Eastern for it’s third consecutive year.
USTA asked Michael Edgerton did some Q&A.Please check out the PDF of the full article!

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

We’ve been working with Copeland Coating for the past 20 years and never once have they disappointed us. The window of time with which they have to work with seems to shrink each year based on colder and wetter winters, yet each year they somehow figure out how to complete their work on time, and to perfection. The staff at Copeland are great to work with and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for top quality workmanship.

Andy Siegel Tyler Hill 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

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

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

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

Camp Starlight has been dealing with Copeland Coating for many years. We have used Copeland for all of our sports courts including tennis, basketball, and gymnasium surfaces. The work has always been of a very high quality and they have always been very responsive to any of our requests. Even in times of inclement weather Copeland has always worked overtime to get the job completed on schedule. I would have no hesitation in recommending Copeland Coating to any camp.

David Miller Starlight Camp

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

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!

Sportsplex

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