Charlie Irwin, Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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. His duties include construction administration, project management, and computer drafting.
Rodney holds certifications as a SSPC C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for Deleading of Industrial Structures, OSHA 30 and Carboline Approved Fireproofing Applicator.
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 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 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.
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.
Mike joined CIP in April of 2020. Mike has been in the coatings business for 27 years. He started his career as a truck driver at Porter Paints and worked his way to inside sales associate then assistant store manager and then store manager. He became a outside sales representative for PPG in 2015 and was there until joining the CIP team. His current duties include commercial estimating and project management.
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.
David joined CIP in July 2019 as Field Operations Manager for the Fireproofing Division. He was promoted to Account Manager/Business Development in April 2022. Previously, David worked in the coatings industry with Sherwin Williams for thirteen years and in the Polyurethane Spray Foam industry with NCFI Polyurethanes for the past nine years. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in 1998. David held the positions of Inside Sales, Store Manager, and Account Manager with the Sherwin Williams Co. He joined NCFI Polyurethanes in 2010 and worked as an Account Manager covering a five-state territory selling to commercial applicators and spray foam roofing contractors. David’s current duties include expanding revenue with existing and new clients through networking and relationship building activities.
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.
Daniel joined CIP in 2019 as the full-time delivery personnel. In 2022 Daniel was promoted to the Commercial Shop Manager position. Daniel’s current duties include overseeing and managing the Commercial Shop operations with regards to scheduling deliveries of tools, equipment, paint, sundries and other essentials to all CIP job sites.
Lamar joined CIP in January 2020 as General Superintendent – Fireproofing and was promoted to Field Operations Manager – Fireproofing in April 2022. Lamar has been in the fireproofing field since 2016. Lamar started at BrandSafeway as a laborer, within months Lamar became a Fireproofing applicator. In 2020, Lamar was promoted to production manager at CIP. His current duties include the day to day decisions on the work site in conjunction with upper management, and to make sure the job is done correctly with maximum attention to quality.
Greg joined the CIP team in 2017. Greg has over 32 years of experience in the painting industry including industrial, commercial and residential painting. His skills include all types of application methods and also include texture spraying and epoxy coating applications. He is OSHA 30 and CPR certified. Currently, Greg is a Commercial Field Superintendent overseeing multiple Foremen, field employees, subcontractors and jobs.
Tim joined CIP in 2016. Tim has been in the painting business for 35 years, starting painting when he was 16 years old. He became a foreman in a commercial painting company when he was 20 and has been painting ever since. He is skilled in hanging vinyl wallcovering, sandblasting and spraying all types of specialty finishes. He enjoys the challenge of completing very difficult jobs. Currently, Tim is a Commercial Superintendent overseeing multiple Foremen and jobs for CIP.
Certifications – OSHA 30, CPR and Lead Abatement
Charlie joined CIP in 2016. Charlie has been in the paint and wall covering industry since 1986. His experience includes working on projects such as Opryland Hotel, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, The Grand Ole Opry, and more. Charlie has earned OSHA 30 and CPR certifications. His current duties include overseeing field operations for the Commercial Division.
Mickey joined CIP 2003 as a painter. He worked his way up to Commercial Foreman in 2006. Mickey has been in the painting industry his entire life, starting part time in the summers with Charlie Irwin Sr. Mickey is skilled in all types of application methods including brushing, rolling, spraying and sandblasting. Currently, Mickey is a Commercial Superintendent helping to oversee our Foreman, multiple jobs, field employees and subcontractors. Mickey holds certifications of OSHA 10, OSHA 30 and various other safety certifications.
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.
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.