About


Charlie Irwin, Jr. – President

Charlie Jr. held the title of Secretary from 2000 to 2006. Charlie previously worked for US Army Corps of Engineers as a Civil Engineer in the Nashville District office from 1993 to 2000. Current duties as President of Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC include day to day oversight of company, estimating and managing projects. Graduated Cum Laude from Tennessee Technological University in 1996 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Charlie’s certifications include NACE Level 3 Coatings Inspector #41225, SSPC C3 Lead Paint Removal and Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator.


Rodney Billingsley – Vice President

Rodney joined Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC in 2002. Since 2006 he has been the Vice President where his duties have included project managing, marketing, estimating, and scheduling for various sized projects. After receiving his Associate of Architectural and Engineering degree, Rodney worked at Earl Swensson & Associates Architectural Firm in Nashville from 1986 until 2002. His duties included construction administration, project management, and computer drafting.


Charlie Irwin, Sr. – Project Manager

Charlie Sr. was previously Chief Manager from 1984 to 2006. Charlie Sr. has worked for other various Industrial/Commercial painting companies from 1977 to 1984. Current duties include estimating, project management and commercial repaints.


Keith Mabry – Industrial Project Manager

Keith joined Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC in May 2010. Keith has been involved in the coatings industry for 20 years. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he worked for Sherwin-Williams as a store manager and sales representative from 1991 to 2004. He worked for PPG Protective and Marine Coatings as a technical sales representative from 2004 to 2008 and with the Carboline Company as a technical sales representative  from 2008 until 2010. Keith’s certifications include NACE Level 3 Coatings Inspector #12236, SSPC Concrete Coatings inspector, Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator and SSPC C3 Lead Paint Removal. Current duties include estimating and project management on industrial projects.


Scott Beasley – Fireproofing Project Manager

Scott joined Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC in June 2016. Scott has worked in architectural coatings since 1999. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in May of 1999 and went to work with Sherwin Williams as a Manager Trainee the same year. He held the positions of Assistant Manager, Manager and Sales Representative. He worked with PPG Industries as Assistant Manager, Manager and Sales Representative for 10 years before joining Charlie Irwin Painting. Scott served on the Education Committee for the Nashville chapter of CSI, is a NACE Level 1 Coatings Inspector #45503 and Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator. He is also a member of the National Fireproofing Contractors Association (NFCA). Upon CIP’s purchase of Solitude Corp. in 2017, Scott moved to the fireproofing division where his duties include commercial fireproofing estimating and project management.


Clint Giles Commercial Project Manager

Clint joined Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC in October 2017.  Clint has worked in architectural coatings since 1998.  He started with Sherwin Williams as a Sales Associate and transitioned into Assistant Store Manager.  In 2002, Clint went to work for PPG Industries. At PPG he held various positions including Assistant Store Manager, Commercial Store Manager, Sales Representative, and Field Sales Trainer.  His current duties include commercial estimating and project management.


Chad Hickey – Business Development Manager

Chad joined Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC in June of 2018. Chad has been in the architectural coatings industry for over 20 years. Growing up in a family of painting contractors, Chad was able to learn many skills of the trade hands on. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Chad started his career with Sherwin Williams as a Manager Trainee. He held positions of Store Manager and Sales Representative until 2009. In 2009, Chad went to work for Valspar as a Regional Manager. His duties included managing a team of Territory Managers servicing over 50 Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in multiple states. His current duties include growing the brand of CIP and building customer relationships with new and existing clients.