395 Anchor Rd, Unit 23

Hamilton, ON L8W 0C7

38B Bigwin Rd, Unit 2A

Hamilton, ON L8W 3R4

about us

our mission

Our Commitment

At The Coating Inspector we know our higher purpose is to prevent environmental disasters and catastrophic failures. We apply this to every project, every customer, every day. 

We demonstrate this by telling our customers what they need to know to accomplish this as a shared goal. 

We are always learning. We take the knowledge gained from the worst environments and apply this knowledge to provide the best protection to our client’s assets.

“At The Coating Inspector our biggest priority is serving our clients.”

- scott menzies,
Scott Menzies

Scott started The Coating Inspector in 2014 and has quickly grown the company to being a leader in the coatings and corrosion industry.  As a NACE certified Level III Inspector, Scott is a subject matter expert in a multitude of industries including marine, nuclear, oil and gas, and infrastructure.  From humble beginnings in Ontario to throughout Canada and the world, Scott is a sought-after Coatings Inspection professional and is instrumental in failure analysis and corrosion surveys.

Before starting The Coating Inspector, Scott boasts more than 15 years of industry experience as a blaster/painter, Trainer, and Project Manager.

Scott is also an active member of the community as a mental health champion and Recovery Coach.

Sheri Atherton

Sheri Atherton is the General Manager at TCI and handles all day-to-day operations for a multitude of different clients across all the industries that TCI works in including infrastructure, nuclear, oil and gas and marine.  Sheri has been instrumental in creating an ISO portfolio at The Coating Inspector which includes dual certifications in ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems and ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.  As well, Sheri is an MPI certified Architectural Coatings Technologist.

Prior to joining the team in 2020, Sheri worked in Supply Chain specializing in Human Resources and Quality Management.

Kevin Pitcher
Supervisor / AMPP Senior Coatings Inspector / NACE III Inspector

As the Supervisor at TCI, Kevin handles all technical questions and issue resolution from the field.  He is the first point of contact for our team whenever issues arise.  As a certified NACE III Inspector, Kevin is a subject matter expert in many of the industries that TCI works including infrastructure, commercial, and oil and gas.   Kevin also provides information to clients and performs corrosion assessments and failure analysis.

Prior to joining the team in early 2022, Kevin worked as a NACE III Inspector on large projects across Canada.  Kevin has over 25 years of industry experience with 15 years being specific to coating inspection.

Notable clients: MTO, Ontario Clean Water Agency, Bruce Power, Gordie Howe International Bridge (BNA)

Richard (Darren) Moses
AMPP Certified Coatings Inspector / NACE II Inspector

As a NACE II Inspector, Richard performs inspections in a variety of industries including marine, industrial, commercial and infrastructure.  Since joining the team in 2021, Richard has represented TCI to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.  Always willing to seek out new experiences and adventures in the coating world.

Richard has more than 30 years industry experience working across North America on countless large projects and 15 of those years spent as a NACE certified Coatings Inspection professional.

Notable Clients: St Lawrence Seaway, CSL, Canada Coast Guard, Solvay, Gordie Howe International Bridge (BNA).

Thom Price
AMPP Certified Coatings Inspector / NACE II Inspector / JHSC Worker Rep

As a NACE II Inspector, Thom performs inspections in several different industries including industrial, oil and gas and water and wastewater.  Since joining The Coating Inspector in 2018, Thom’s attention to detail and industry expertise have been continually praised and he has been a staple at TCI’s longest running project.  As well as continuing his education in coatings and corrosion, Thom was voted in to represent the team as the Joint Health and Safety Worker Rep.

Thom joined our team with 23 years of experience in paint and coatings with 10 of those years being a blaster/painter working primarily in oil and gas and potable water tanks.

Notable clients: MTO, Hemple, Ontario Clean Water Agency

Dillon Heywood

As an AMPP Certified Coatings Inspector (NACE II Inspector), Dillon performs inspections in a variety of industries including water and wastewater, industrial, commercial and infrastructure.  As the newest Inspector to join the TCI team, Dillon has quickly earned the respect of our customers and other employees with his industry knowledge and adaptability to new projects and challenges.


Dillon comes to us with more than 10 years industry experience working across Canada on countless large projects.


Notable Clients: Gordie Howe International Bridge, McIntosh Perry, MTO, Bridging North America.

Kiera Wassink-Schinkel
ISO Quality Representative

Kiera joined The Coating Inspector in 2020 as a co-op student.  While still a student, Kiera was instrumental in obtaining both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications.   Along with all quality related administrative functions, Kiera is TCI’s Internal Quality Auditor preforming audits on every current document that TCI holds.

As well as being an active member of the TCI team, Kiera is a full-time pre-med student at the University of Ottawa.

why work with us

The Coating Inspector is a recognized coating inspection leader across Canada and around the world. All of our inspectors are NACE Certified and committed to our Safety First approach.

All our inspectors are carefully selected and trained to see all sides of every project across a wide range of industrial applications. They bring expert knowledge attained through NACE, ISO 9001:2015, SSPC and MPI training and certification.

We have the tools and technologies to expertly analyze surface coatings and provide detailed reports on their condition, allowing our customers to make informed business decisions on scheduling, budgeting and maintenance. T

he coating industry is fast changing. Advancements and new products enter the marketplace on a continual basis. Think of us as a beneficial resource that can enhance sound technical and economical choices for your coating projects from start to finish.


The Coating Inspector is always looking to hire and train quality applicants. While we consider professional experience valuable, we know a positive attitude  and a desire to succeed is even more important. We will provide hands-on training in sandblasting, surface preparation and coating application to candidates willing to learn and thrive in this exciting industry.

Our goal is for our entire team to provide safe, productive and qualified experiences across all aspects of the industry. This is work you can truly be proud of. Imagine driving across a bridge with your family or passing a water tower in your community and saying “I painted that.” At The Coating Inspector, we paint and protect a lot of monumental structures. This is a trade with a bright future.

Career Application

The Coating Inspector will train qualified applicants. While we consider professional experience valuable, we consider a positive attitude and a desire to succeed even more important. If you think you have what it takes to be a part of our team, submit your CV today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Our process

our coating inspection process

We have a tried and true methodology for assessing and prevention corrosion through our ISO-standardized and client-customized workflow.



A maintenance survey determines the coating conditions of a surface. Surveys are used to create a maintenance schedule for re-coating and touch-up applications.



The Coating Inspector performs testing for a wide range of coating applications. We test for conformity, compatibility, performance, coat thickness, hardness, adhesion, and finishes.



Once testing has been completed, we provide our detailed recommendations in a report. This ensures that all aspects of the survey are considered and addressed.


Coating Specifications

All jobs are conducted according to industry standards: NACE/AMPP, ISO 9001:2015 and CSA/SSPC in Canada, ASTM and ISO for international clients.


our team

The Coating Inspector works with contractors, owners, and engineers. We are a third party unbiased leader in the provision of professional coating inspection services.


blasting & painting

The Coating Inspector provides supervision and project management in the sandblasting, painting and coatings industry.

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why us

hire the right coating inspector

Do you have existing corrosion, or are looking to prevent costly equipment failure? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to get a consultation.

The Coating Inspector is ISO certified, something few competitors can offer. We also have extensive reviews, decades of combined experience and the most highly trained coating inspectors in the industry.

What is an ISO Certification?

“Certification to ISO 45001 demonstrates an organisations commitment to a safer working environment and the protection of employees against injury at work.

ISO 45001 certified organisations have identified and operate to regulatory requirements through enforcing procedures for compliance with legislation. Improved identification of hazards and risk management, involving all levels of the organisation through setting objectives, targets and documented responsibilities are recognised by regulators as a commitment to safe working conditions and continuous improvement.”

Source: https://www.qas-international….

QAS ISO certifies strict compliance procedures to legislative and standard compliances.

We have been certified in continuous improvement and service to our compliance.

We are commited to impeccable client service & employee safety.


The AMPP (Formerly know as The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)) is a globally recognized certification body to certify and train corrosion engineers.

With over 36,000 members globally, it is the most recognized trade association of corrosion inspectors to ensure industry standards in the coating inspection industry.

Established in 1943, it serves to train corrosion inspectors, enforce industry standards, certify engineers, publish and research corrosion inspection techniques and journals, as well as provide a standardized approach to corrosion inspection and prevention.

NACE “equips society to protect people, assets and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.”

Every project, business and industrial assets are unique. Depending on the scope of work, location and amount of inspectors or work hours required for your project, the cost can vary. 

However, The Coating Inspector is committed to saving your business time, money and assets. The cost of equipment breakdown, shutdown or repair delays can cost your business far more resources than preventative maintenance, work and inspection.

Call, email or contact us via the form below with a bit more of information about your business. From there we’ll consult with you regarding your unique corrosion prevention requirements. 

From there we’ll provide you a comprehensive quote and scope of work, and then begin working together with you to keep your facility and equipment in top working area.

Primarily all across Canada and globally (depending on the project).