• 1947

    Edward Martin opened a residential painting company called “Martin Painting & Decorating."

  • 1976

    The name was changed to ‘Martin Specialty Coatings’ as the company began to offer a larger variety of services.

  • 1987

    Edward Martin’s sons purchased the company from him. Making MSC a second-generation business.

  • 1990

    Ken Martin co-founded the Ark-La-Tex Chapter for SSPC (AMPP) while serving on their board of directors.

  • 1992

    HQ was relocated to a 49,000 square-foot facility.

  • 2003

    KWM President of SSPC (AMPP) national

  • 2022

    Martin Specialty Coatings is now it’s third generation of family leadership and is working to expand catalog offerings and market shares.

  • 2022

    Celebrated 75th Anniversary by creating the Martin Cares Foundation renovating 4 local parks and giving out the first Edward F Martin Trade School Scholarship.

Martin Specialty Coatings

Martin Specialty Coatings

In 1947, Edward Martin opened a residential painting company called Martin Painting and Decorating. Under Mr. Martin’s leadership, the company evolved from residential painting to serving commercial customers and providing industrial customers with specialized high-performance coatings and resinous flooring.

In 1976, Mr. Martin changed the name of the company to Martin Specialty Coatings, Inc. to better identify the types of coatings MSC provided, and in 1987, his sons purchased the company from their father, making Martin Specialty Coatings a second-generation family business.

To accommodate our company’s growth, our headquarters was moved to a larger facility in 1992. We also added shop applied custom coatings to our product lineup. In 2005, to better serve our OEM customers, we added powder coating to the product line.

In 2022 the company celebrated its 75th anniversary! On this anniversary, the three brothers, Ken, Steve, and Randy, started the process of handing the business down to the third generation. Under their leadership the company grew stronger and became a business partner to so many of our long-term clients. Ken, Steve, and Randy believe in building relationships and supporting the business that supports you. With that mentality, they fostered business partnerships that have lasted the test of time and continue to be successful.

Today we serve businesses within 300 miles of Shreveport with full-service coatings. We are now a third-generation company with more than 100 employees, many of whom have over 20 years of experience in their field.

Martin Specialty Coatings was started because of the ability to get it right. Our grit and commitment to finish any project is why our customers count on us. The beginnings of a residential painting company have evolved into a 3rd generation coatings business that provides services in various sectors and material applications.

  • $5.6M

    Largest Project

  • 1400

    Average Projects/Year