About Champion Painting
Founded in 2006, Champion Painting’s Specialty Services Corp.’s mission is to be a leader for the industrial and commercial painting business segments by providing our clients, in the public and private sectors, quality products, professional service, and unsurpassed industry knowledge while always maintaining the highest degree of integrity and safety. Being an industry leader means we will meet or exceed safety, performance, and specification requirements for each and every client and project. As a SSPC QP 1, QP 2, and QS 1 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, Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, I-595 expansion project and George Washington Bridge Helix projects there is not project Champion cannot complete.
As President of Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp, Carlos Hernandez is passionate about ensuring his team is the most well-trained in the industry and they possess the tools and authority to be successful in their respective positions within the organization. A Cuban immigrant who has lived in the US since he was five, he was involved in construction with his father from a very young age. Immediately following high school, Carlos joined the Marine Corps and after his enlistment had a highly decorated law enforcement career in South Florida. Still having a passion for construction, Carlos founded PSI Specialty Coatings and later purchased Champion Painting in 2012. Since his involvement, the company has experienced tremendous growth and success and Carlos attributes this to his team which are the driving force for the organization. Carlos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Administration from Barry University, SSPC Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) Level 2 Certification, SSPC Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) Certification, and Florida Department of Transportation Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Certification.
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 Executive Vice President of Champion Painting Specialty Services. Kyle is an SSPC-certified Level 3 Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI), a C 3 Supervisor/Competent Person, a Protective Coating Specialist (PCS), and a Master Coatings Inspector (MCI). Kyle has a passion for the industry and it shows though his work and reputation.
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. Duane 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. Marines