About CPM Painting/Coating, Inc.

Our team is dedicated to serving commercial, industrial and government clients with the finest workmanship and commitment to quality. Based in the Chicago area, we offer years of expertise in engineering, surface preparation, the use of sustainable materials, regulatory compliance, and, of course, painting.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 manufacturing companies and small businesses to professional engineering firms and municipalities.

We serve them all with an unyielding dedication to service excellence -- in particular, on-site safety and efficiency.

It's a simple equation for us. Effective, collaborative relationships qualify as the best practice for assuring the mutual success of their organizations and ours.

Our Leadership

  • Erica Carlson, president

    Erica has been involved in the corrosion protection industry since high school. During her senior year, she implemented an innovative and successful telemarketing program for metallic underground storage tanks.

    While attending Augustana College, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, Erica joined Cathodic Protection Management (CPM) in the summers and supported the field staff during the busiest season for outdoor projects. After college, Erica took on a role of greater responsibility as office manager. She focused on growth as part of a team that expanded CPM from a six-person operation to a company that currently employs up to 50 people during the course of the year.

    Banking on valuable experiences and relationships, Erica plans to build CPM Painting/Coating into an industry leader for high-quality coating and related services.

Operator Qualifications

Operator qualifications (OQ) are critical for doing business in our industry. All companies must be operator qualified, which is a constant priority for CPM Painting/Coating. We proactively support continuing education to ensure that all of our field personnel are up to date with regulatory and association requirements.

We consider operator qualifications as transparent information that any client should expect to receive. We are operator qualified in all of our business capabilities including removal of existing material, surface preparation, and coating application.

CPM Painting/Coating meets OQ standards governed by:

  • ISNetworld
  • Veriforce  
  • MEA
  • NACE International