Left to Right: Steve Solomon, COO and Jon Solomon, President
Jon Solomon - Owner and President
Jon Solomon started International Flooring & Protective Coatings, Inc. in a small Norfolk warehouse in 1993. With over thirty years experience in construction, flooring and the marine decking industry, Jon has been retained by foreign navies for interior/exterior decking consulting. He has been the driving force behind the growth and the reputation that IFPC now enjoys. His technical expertise and vision set IFPC’s course – ever exploring new technologies and ideas to meet the changing needs of our clients.
R. Stephen Solomon – Owner and Chief Operating Officer
Steve Solomon, a 1982 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a degree in Business and Accounting, joined his brother in 1993 to start IFPC. Steve has been the guiding light in leading IFPC’s day to day in-house operations as well as providing sound financial and marketing direction. Steve continues to steer the company with a solid, balanced foundation.
Robert Patrick - General Superintendent
Robert is IFPC’s General Superintendent in charge of all phases of production and quality control. He has spent over 20 years in the United States Navy and was decorated and recognized as a leader many times before retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1997. After his retirement, he continued his work as a Coatings Inspector obtaining his NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Certification by successfully passing the Peer Review in 2000. In July of 2007 he earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida Metropolitan University. He is an active member of NACE and SSPC (The Society of Protective Coatings). Robert brings 30 years of military and construction leadership and experience to our company.
Rob was recently elected President of The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC).
Ann Marie McGunnigle - Landside Estimating Manager
Ann Marie has been with our team for 12 years. She does the estimating for the commercial and industrial division, including all flooring such as VCT, Stratica, rubber floor systems, sheet goods, epoxies, underlayment, terrazzo repair and sealers. Ann Marie’s vast knowledge coupled with her dedication and commitment to each and every customer ensures that our clients experience superior service right from the beginning. Our large portfolio of clients is a sound testament to Ann Marie’s technical knowledge and skill.
Teresa Gentry - Controller/Accounting Manager
Teresa has been a part of the IFPC team for over three years. With over 20 years experience in construction accounting, Teresa manages all functions of the accounting department including payables, receivables, and payroll. She and her professional team work to ensure accurate financial statements and job cost reporting. In addition to her accounting responsibilities, she also manages all in-house computer maintenance keeping IFPC updated with the latest technology. With Teresa's management and leadership qualities, IFPC is always ready to tackle the next big project.
Roy Wells - Stone Division Manager
Roy has over twenty years experience in custom stonework. He has been involved in many special projects around the globe such as the Ritz Carlton in Colorado, another five star resort in Hawaii, and Charles Schwab's house on Pebble Beach Golf Course. Roy works with interior designers, architects, builders, and home owners which has allowed him to create a wide range of custom stone masterpieces, including kitchen countertops, fireplace surrounds, shower enclosures, Jacuzzi surrounds, bar tops, vanity tops, and furniture, just to name a few. Roy and his qualified team are ready to assist you with all your marble, stone and granite needs.
Mel Paris - Director of Marine Estimating
Mel has over 40 years in the construction industry with many years of experience directly in marine decking. Mel was one of the first employees on our team – playing an integral role in our steady growth. Mel heads up IFPC’s Marine Estimating area. His knowledge and experience make him an extremely valuable asset to our company.