Specified Coatings, Inc., founded by Terry Dickens and Steve Dorsey has earned a reputation of excellence while specializing in the areas of residential interior and exterior, and light commercial painting, along with other industry segments. We believe our customers and clients expect excellence in every job performed for them. The mission of Specified Coatings is to provide every customer with attention to detail, integrity, honesty, and the personalized service they expect and deserve.

Terry Dickens

Terry DickensTerry has been in the paint industry for many years and in different capacities. He states “Having worked in different areas of the industry the past several years has given me the opportunity to see it from different vantage points and because of that I believe I have a well rounded background that lends itself to a better educated and informed customer. Having worked as a Sales Representative for two large paint manufactures, my experience not only gives me the product knowledge and recommendations our customer need and rely on, but my experience as a paint contractor assures our customers that we not only knows well the products we use, but also the proper application of them. This is just one reason why I believe our customers can have confidence in Specified Coatings, Inc., as their preferred paint contractor.”

Terry, his wife Julie, and their children reside in Willow Springs, NC.

Steve Dorsey

Steve DorseySteve moved to Raleigh in 1970 and started painting in 1982 while working on his college degree. Upon graduating he and his partner continued providing their painting services for 16 years. Steve then began expanding his knowledge of the paint industry working as a sales representative for 12 years for two of the world leaders in paint manufacturing.

He brings his skills as a paint applicator and his training in product use to each customer to insure they get the right products applied with quality craftsmanship. Honesty, integrity, and old fashion professional work ethics are the values that help make Specified Coatings, Inc. one of the most referred Raleigh painting companies.

Steve has settled in Raleigh with his wife and 3 kids just 2 miles from where he grew up.

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