About

Mission Statement: Coating the construction industry with quality, excellence and integrity while empowering our employees and honoring Christ the Lord.

Vision Statement: Be the leading coatings contractor in our region, living out Good Work is Good Witness.

Our Core Values: Quality, Excellence, Integrity, Relationships, Dependability


Charlie Irwin, Jr. – President

Charlie joined Charlie Irwin Painting, which later became known as CIP, in February of 2000. Charlie previously worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Civil Engineer in the Nashville District office from 1993 to 2000. Current duties as President of CIP include day to day oversight of company, estimating and managing projects. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1996 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Charlie’s certifications include NACE Level 3 Coatings Inspector #41225, SSPC C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures, OSHA 30 and a Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator.


Rodney Billingsley – Vice President

Rodney joined CIP 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. Rodney holds certifications as a SSPC C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures, OSHA 30 and Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator. His duties include construction administration, estimating, project management, and computer drafting.


Keith Mabry – Industrial Project Manager

Keith joined CIP in May 2010. Keith has been involved in the coatings industry for 25 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 OSHA 30, NACE Level 3 Coatings Inspector #12236, SSPC Concrete Coatings inspector, Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator and SSPC C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures. Current duties include estimating and project management on industrial projects.


Scott Beasley – Fireproofing Project Manager

Scott joined CIP 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 CIP 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 CIP 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.


David Boner – Industrial General Superintendent

David joined CIP in June 2010. David has been involved in the industrial coating industry sinse 1985. His experience includes working on projects such as Water / Waste Water, Chemical Plants, Food and Beverage, Sports Arena’s and various other projects requiring blasting, coatings and containments. David’s certifications include OSHA 30, NACE Level 1 Coating Inspector #43744, Fireproofing Applicator, SSPC C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures, Plural Component Spray Pump Operator and Polyurea Pump Operator. Currently, David’s duties include scheduling and overseeing all industrial projects.


Donnie Wakefield — Commercial General Superintendent

Donnie joined CIP in January 2003. Donnie is a third-generation painter and has been in the painting industry for 32 years. Donnie started his career with CIP as a Foreman for the Commercial Division of the company. In 2009, Donnie was promoted to his current position as the General Superintendent. Donnie’s certifications include SSPC C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures and OSHA 30. Throughout his career with CIP he has worked in the field on notable jobs such as Bass Pro-Prattville Alabama, Nissan Headquarters-Franklin, TN. and Opry Mills Mall-Nashville TN. Current duties include staffing and scheduling of all aspects involved with each commercial job as well as ensuring that company policies and safety protocols are followed by all employees in the field.


Becky Oechslin – Controller

Becky joined CIP in 2011. Prior to joining CIP and after moving from Roanoke, Virginia, Becky worked in the building industry as an Office Manager for local builders. Becky graduated from Dalton State, a division of The University of Georgia, in 1985. Currently, Becky’s responsibilities include Accounts Payable, Payroll, New Employee Integration and Office Financials.


Jason Campbell – Commercial Project Manager

Jason joined CIP in February 2019. Jason has been involved in the coatings industry for 25 years. He started his career in 1994 working with PPG Paints & Coatings as Inside Sales then worked his way to a Store Manager and then to Outside Sales for the last 15 years. Jason serviced all segments of paints and coatings over his career, including commercial and industrial, making product recommendations, offering technical advice, and providing bids for paints and coatings. Jason’s certifications include NACE level 1 Coatings Inspector #72828. Current Duties include estimating and project management of commercial projects.


Marie McElhannon-A/R & A/P

Marie joined CIP in May 2015 after working at NVR Homebuilding as a Production Assistant. Previously, Marie earned her M.A. in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University and returned to high school teaching at Spring Hill High School, providing instruction in Freshman and Sophomore English. Previous office experience includes an Accounts Receivable position for City Road Child Care in Madison, TN and an Office Manager position for Facilities Planning and Management at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Louisville, KY. Currently, Marie’s duties include Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.


Louis Davis – Employee Relations & Safety Manager

Louis joined CIP in November 2015.  Louis came to CIP from Thompson Station Church where he served from 2000 to 2015 as the Religious Education Pastor administrating three services and Bible Study hours and an aggressive outreach program for 2,500 persons on Sundays.  Louis’s ministry now is through the workplace at CIP.  Our employees enjoy the benefit of a friend and minister that carries out and manages, with great attention to detail, the employee benefit programs. These include; Group Health Insurance Plans, 401K Enrollment, Safety Training Certifications and OSHA Compliance, Giving & Ministry Committee, Employee Assistance Program, Company e-newsletter, On The Spot cash awards and the Annual Employee and Families Picnic.


Brandon Maynard – Assistant Project Manager

Brandon joined CIP in June 2018. He worked for PPG for 9 ½ years, working his way up to Store Manager. Brandon’s education includes an Associates Degree from Columbia State Community College where he majored in Business Management. While being a Manager at PPG Brandon attended Lipscomb University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration Majoring in Accounting. He brings years of Management experience and his accounting degree to CIP. Brandon’s current roll at CIP is assisting Project Managers and preparing company financials.


Butch Worrell, Sr. – Consultant Fireproofing Division

Butch joined CIP in October of 2017 when his fireproofing company, Solitude Corp., was purchased by CIP. Previously, Butch was the owner of Phoenix Fireproofing, which later became Solitude Corp. He has been involved in the fireproofing industry for over 30 years. As an owner / operator Butch has performed all types of fireproofing from cementitious to fiber and from intumescent to industrial. He has received training from Isolatek, WR Grace and Carboline in their materials and applications. Types of jobs completed include stadiums, hotels and high-rise complexes on an international basis. Currently, Butch’s duties include; fireproofing estimating and project management.


Mike Travis – Fireproofing General Superintendent

Mike joined CIP in October 2017. Mike’s career in the industry started early as he worked for his father painting residential houses during the summer through high school. Mike has over 38 years of experience in the fireproofing industry. Starting in 1981, Mike began his insulation / fireproofing career with Dale Insulation. Mike started at Phoenix Fireproofing in 1985 with Butch Worrell. Mike worked with Phoenix from day one, including their first fireproofing job, and joined CIP as part of the acquisition in 2017. He has received training from Isolatek, WR Grace and Carboline in their materials and applications. Currently, his duties include overseeing the daily operations and scheduling of CIP’s Fireproofing crews.