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 family’s 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 – Treasurer / 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 

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. 


 

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


 

Tammy Wernig

Tammy started at Copeland in 2014 working in our accounting/ HR department.  Since 2014, Tammy has worked in the office in various positions and now is our Accounts Payable Clerk. In addition to those duties Tammy is most often the first person customers hear on the phone or meet at the counter for customer sales. Tammy is also involved with manufacturing, human resources and safety.


 

Michelle Kment

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

We are thrilled with the work that Copeland Coating has done for us over the past several years. Their customer service is great and they deliver as promised. They have a solution to every challenge, whether it’s a new project or a minor repair.

Josh Corpuel Camp Wayne