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Carlos M.

As President of Champion Painting, Carlos Hernandez is passionate about ensuring his team is the most well-trained in the industry. A Cuban immigrant who has lived in the US since he was five, Hernandez joined the Marine Corps immediately after high school. After his enlistment, he spent time in law enforcement before becoming a private security contractor. Since Hernandez grew up with a father in the construction industry, he already had a passion for this business and jumped at the opportunity to join Champion Painting in 2012.



Duane Hough is the Vice President of Southeast Operations at Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He has been involved in the protective coatings industry since 1999. Hough is an SSPC-certified Level 3 Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI), a Level 2 Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI), a Level 2 Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI), a C 3 Supervisor/Competent Person a Protective Coating Specialist (PCS) and a Master Coatings Inspector (MCI). He is also a combat-decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.



Kyle Hough is Champions Executive Vice President. With over 20 years of experience in the Industrials Coating Industry Kyle Hough is an industry veteran. Kyle completed his apprenticeship through DC 21 and has worked his way up through the ranks to his current position as Vice President of Champion Painting Specialty Services.  Kyle has a passion for the industry and it shows though his work and reputation. 

About Champion Painting

Founded in 2006. Champion Painting provides special coatings and fireproofing services to various industries in the industrial and commercial sectors. As a SSPC QP1&2 certified Lead abatement and coatings applicator Champion Protects your investment and extends the longevity of the structure life.


Champion Painting is skilled in and has experience performing shield and containment installation, abrasive blast cleaning, coatings application, Lead abatement, intumescent and cementitious fireproofing, tank linings, epoxy floor coatings and specialty coatings applications. With a large skilled work force and owned specialty equipment Champion Painting services projects throughout the United States and Caribbean.


Specializing in performing complex projects such as the retractable roof of the Marlins Ballpark, I-595 expansion project and George Washington Bridge Helix project there is not project Champion can’t Do.


Learn how we can increase the longevity and safety of your investment.

Call 877-873-0403 or email