Our Team A Carefully Chosen Team of Experts

At National Coatings, we believe our team is our greatest asset, and we take pride in the work they do every day. Each of our valued employees brings a unique background and skillset, enabling us to serve customers with distinction through every step of our projects. Explore the page below to meet the key members of our outstanding team.

Executive Team

Zeb Hadley CEO

Zeb Hadley CEO

Zeb is the owner and founder of Color Masters Painting, Inc. He has developed Color Masters from a small, local pressure washing company, to the prolific, nationwide commercial painting corporation that it is today. As the company continues to expand, Zeb remains a hands-on leader, involved in both estimating and project management. Originally from Kinston, Zeb moved to Raleigh in 2001 to attend North Carolina State University. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife and daughters.

Bob Forsman President

Bob Forsman President

Bob reconnected with Pat in the fall of 2007, as President of National Coatings. He had been COO of Burdco Group when the company sold and Pat purchased the painting division, naming it National Coatings. After being out of the painting business for 12 years, Pat convinced him to come back and “finish what they had started at Burdco”. Bob has an accounting degree from Ferris State University in Michigan and has worked for companies as large as $700 million where he oversaw the financial planning and systems group. He was with the Burdco Group for 10 years and ran a civil engineering company for several years before rejoining with Pat at NCI. He has been involved with the construction industry for over 25 years, Bob resides in Traverse City with his wife.

James Gallimore Vice President of Operations

James Gallimore Vice President of Operations

Randy Hefner CFO Consultant

Randy Hefner CFO Consultant

Randy Hefner is a CFO Consultant at National Coatings. As a member of the executive team, some of Randy’s duties consist of financial reporting, surety bonding, corporate taxation, and much more. Before his time at National Coatings, Randy worked at NNE, Inc. (an international pharmaceutical and biotech engineering company) where he served as Controller. Outside of the office, you can find Randy doing a variety of activities and hobbies. Randy likes to stay active by skiing, playing tennis, and running in multiple 5Ks. He is also very involved with his church and community through volunteering and participating in service programs. Although Randy lives locally with his wife, they often like to take travel adventures with their children and grandchildren, whether it be in the states or international.

Jesse Buchanan Controller

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About National Coatings, Inc.

National Coatings is a trusted commercial and industrial painting company serving a broad range of commercial and industrial customers, large and small, throughout the U.S.A. We offer expert painting, wallcovering, industrial coatings, and sandblasting services, plus more. Color Masters Painting merged with National Coatings in 2016.