Statement of Qualifications

Located in Berkeley, CA, Northridge, CA and Olympia, WA, West Coast Coating Consultants is a full-service industrial coating inspection and consultation firm providing consultation services for industrial coating application projects. We test each step of the coating application process to ensure that it has been completed according to precise technical specifications for quality and safety. Our extensive portfolio includes coating inspections for water reservoirs and pipelines, wastewater plants, fuel storage tanks, urban architecture, bridges, shipyards, oil refineries and nuclear power plants.

Experienced Coating Inspectors

West Coast Coating Consultants’ staff includes ten experienced, NACE-certified coating inspectors, some of whom have more than 35 years in the industrial coating industry and more than twenty years of experience as coating inspectors. Owner Greg A. Whiting has over thirty years of experience in the industrial coating industry and more than ten years of experience conducting industrial coating inspections as a NACE-certified Coating Inspector and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Supervisor.

Quality Assurance at Every Step

Our consultants are experienced and qualified to conduct all tests in the ASTM Protective Coating Inspection Standards Guide. We are a team of excellent communicators who forge effective working relationships with clients and contractors alike. It is our policy to provide our clients and the Project Engineer with daily progress reports and a final formal report indicating lab results for each phase of the inspection.

Our objective is to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality products and service from their coating contractor. To that end, we insist on full compliance with NACE International, SSPC, ASTM and other industry-approved quality standards.

An Extensive Portfolio

West Coast Coating Consultants has been retained on numerous multi-million dollar projects. We have provided coating inspectors for major public works including San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown Oakland’s Cathedral of Light and various Air Force bases in California, to name a few. Industrial coating expert and owner Greg Whiting has been retained as a consultant for failure analyses and as an expert witness. WCCC is a trusted company in the industrial coatings industry and brings their expertise of products and application guidelines to issues of metal rust, acid corrosion, water quality control, lead monitoring, and paint analysis.

When you hire West Coast Coating Consultants, you get quality and integrity you can trust.

-Greg A. Whiting, Owner/Principal, West Coast Coating Consultants, LLC



WCCC Coating Inspection Checklist

Utilizing the appropriate calibrated instruments as required by individual project specifications, WCCC coating inspections may include but are not limited to the following tasks:

  1. Pre-Surface Preparation
  2. Protective Coverings
  3. Ambient Conditions
  4. Compressed Air Cleanliness
  5. Surface Preparation
  6. Coating Mixing
  7. Coating Application
  8. Dry Film Thickness
  9. Inter Coat Cleanliness
  10. Recoat Times
  11. Final Inspection
  12. Holiday Testing
  13. Documentation
  14. Additional Services: Any additional services that are deemed necessary will be provided.