Scott Beasley

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.

Lamar Ward

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.

Butch Worrell

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.

Michael Phillips

Michael joined CIP’s Fireproofing Division in 2019. He has worked in the Fireproofing industry since 2017. In April 2022, Michael was promoted to Superintendent of the Fireproofing Division. His current duties include overseeing field operations for all Fireproofing jobs.