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.
As President and CEO, Zeb oversees the company’s operational procedures, policies and standards to ensure production efficiency, quality service and cost-effective management of resources. He also plans, develops, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function and performance, while also stimulating its operation to generate resources, promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. While leading the company, Zeb has led National Coatings, Inc. to receiving various awards and top recognition, such as APC Top Job of the Year, TBJ’s Fast 50 Company, ENR award winner both regionally and nationally, Business North Carolina’s Business of the Year and so much more. He himself has won the prestigious awards of Triangle Business Journal’s CFO of the Year, CIO of the Year and the award of 40 under 40. Zeb resides in North Carolina with his wife and three daughters. Outside of the office, you can find Zeb playing golf, fishing at the North Carolina Coast, or watching sports.
For 10 years, Bob was part of the Burdco Group, where he worked his way to COO. While there, the company decided to sell, and a former colleague, Pat, purchased the painting division, naming it National Coatings. After the sell of Burdco Group, Bob moved on to running a civil engineering company for the next 12 years. In the Fall of 2007, Bob reconnected with Pat, who convinced him to come back as President of National Coatings to “finish what they had started at Burdco.” Bob has a Bachelor’s in Accounting 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 has been involved with the construction industry for over 25 years. Bob resides in Michigan with his wife, where he enjoys hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jesse Buchanan is the Controller at National Coatings. As the Controller, he is involved in all financial and human resource activities of the company. He has been actively engaged in the construction industry since 2004. He has served as CFO or Controller for large regional homebuilders and most recently as a Controller for a real estate investment portfolio of over $100 million assets and primarily focused in land development. Jesse lives in North Carolina with his wife, Christina, and son, Jacob, who are members of Colonial Baptist Church. Outside of the office, you can find Jesse spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, and going hiking. Jesse holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Christopher Newport University.