About Us

Coatings Consultants, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in paints and coatings.

 

Our services include:

 

  • Failure analysis
  • Field and laboratory testing
  • Specification writing
  • Material testing
  • Coating evaluation comparisons
  • Water intrusion testing
  • Cost estimates
  • Testing for the presence of lead based paint
  • Bid evaluation
  • Paint thickness testing
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Analyzing whether applied coatings
    meet specifications

 

Our client list includes:

  • Architects
  • General contractors
  • Home owners
  • Developers
  • Condominium associations
  • Attorneys
  • Municipalities
  • Painting contractors
  • Paint manufacturers




Meet Our Coatings Consultants Team

Robert L. Cusumano, President

Robert has over 50 years experience as a contractor and a consultant. Mr. Cusumano is recognized as an expert in the coatings field. Mr. Cusumano provides expert witness testimony in cases involving failure analysis, cost and estimating and quality assessment of work performed.

Contact Bob Cusumano
Email: Bob@coatingsconsultants.com
Phone: 561-775-7151

 

Education
Graduate of Riviera Beach High School - 1965 Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering - University of Florida - 1969 Master of Science Degree in Engineering - University of Florida - 1971 (specializing in corrosion, minor in water chemistry)

Employment Background
President of Coatings Consultants, Inc. from 1986 until present (consulting firm specializing in paint related issues) and President of Sun Art Painting Corporation from 1971 until 2002 (commercial and industrial painting firm).

Association Memberships
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Painting Contractors of America (PCA) Finishing Contractors Association (FCA)

Activities and Honors
- Former National President of Painting Contractors of America
- Chairman of National PDCA Technical Standards Committee
- Former Chairman of National PCA Cost and Estimating Committee
- Master Painters Institute International Advisory Board Member
- Former member of PCA Architectural Specification Committee
- PCA Al Quilici Outstanding Member Award
- PCA Distinguished Service Award
- University of Florida Dean's List
- Florida Blue Key
- Dean Weil Award
- Sigma Tau, Alpha Sigma Mu and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Fraternities

Wanda Buchanan

Wanda has many years experience in the paints and coatings industry. She participates in performing site inspections, coordinates sample collection and identification, photographic documentation and preparation of the preliminary report of testing and findings. Her expertise includes preparation of technical specifications for bidding purposes, bid evaluations, product comparisons, progress site inspections, warranty and contract review. She organizes CCI's Blueprint Reading & Painting Estimating classes around the country and is instrumental in personal assistance for participants during the classes. Wanda is a partner in the business and handles all office and financial functions of the corporation.

Contact Wanda Buchanan
Email: Wanda@coatingsconsultants.com
Phone: 561-775-7151

Wanda Buchanan

Wanda has many years experience in the paints and coatings industry. She participates in performing site inspections, coordinates sample collection and identification, photographic documentation and preparation of the preliminary report of testing and findings. Her expertise includes preparation of technical specifications for bidding purposes, bid evaluations, product comparisons, progress site inspections, warranty and contract review. She organizes CCI's Blueprint Reading & Painting Estimating classes around the country and is instrumental in personal assistance for participants during the classes. Wanda is a partner in the business and handles all office and financial functions of the corporation.