How We Started
Pinnacle Coatings Group was originally founded in 1987 by Patrick Hughes. Upon graduating from college, Patrick took on a sales role with Pratt & Lambert working with aerospace industry customers seeking high performance coatings. Having established strong connections with discerning clientele, Patrick earned the respect of aerospace engineers and procurement specialists during his time with Pratt & Lambert. Patrick's level of service, attention to detail and desire to hunt down solutions to common coating problems forged his reputation with his customers, so much so they encouraged him to open his own shop. Thus, Pinnacle Coatings Group was born.
Taking a less-traveled path of opening a paint shop mostly dedicated to commercial customers was no easy feat. But with grit, knowledge, experience, and valuable industry connections, it was the right path for Patrick at that time. Forever seeking and expanding the types of customers they serviced – from oil fields to metal fabricators to health care, educational and government institutions – Patrick fortified partnerships with premium coatings manufacturers across the globe in the spirit of helping his customers provide the best, most efficient solutions available.
How It's Going
Over the years, the team at Pinnacle Coatings Group has grown from two to 10. Pinnacle has participated in many industry summits and tradeshows seeking the very best manufacturers have to offer. Pinnacle’s desire to be eco-conscious has always been top of mind. Keeping professional applicators safe from the typically toxic products they are exposed to daily, while minimizing the impact to the environment, became Pinnacle’s new quest. Pinnacle found the Graphenstone line in 2018 and immediately knew it was something special about it. With Zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), a lime and graphene based formula, and Cradle to Cradle certification already in hand, Pinnacle Coatings Group became Graphenstone's exclusive U.S. distributor.
From the addition of this new product line, Pinnacle Coatings Group decided to change its store format and business name to Pinnacle Paints, acknowledging the core of its products, and becoming more retail and consumer-friendly, while continuing to provide top notch service to commercial and professional customers.