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.

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!

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

Just a quick note to thank you once again for the terrific job you did with our courts this spring. Over the past 15 years we have enjoyed the relationship with you and Copeland Coating, and have come to trust your judgement and expertise. You have always communicated timely with us, finished your work ahead of schedule, and the quality of work is impeccable.

We look forward to many more years together – see you at Tri-State.

Mark Newfield Owner/Director, Iroquois Springs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Copeland Coating Company has been successfully maintaining all of the sport surfaces at the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort for over 20 years (which is a testimony unto itself).

At each winter’s end, we contemplate the complete overhaul of our 40 year old exterior tennis courts , the crew at Copeland manages the near impossible in extending the life of these courts for yet another full season with their time tested re-coating process.

We maintain a high profile family resort that earns the prestigious 3 Diamond Travel Award every year. It is critical that wherever our guests are on our 500 acre facility, they experience an extremely well maintained, family friendly resort property.

Thank you Copeland Coating for being part of our facility management team.

Rocking Horse Ranch