Improving the Quality of Protective Coatings Inspection

The purpose of this website is to promote coating inspection knowledge for anyone involved in construction and maintenance of industrial facilities,

  • Founded 1998 in Scottsdale Arizona
  • Committed to Providing Honest, Accurate, and Impartial Services
  • Honored to Serve Clients Who Value Quality 


Southwest Protective Coatings, Inc. was originally founded in 1998 as a licensed commercial painting contractor, coating inspection work has been done exclusively since 2000. Being given the opportunity to be part of numerous teams of dedicated professionals involved in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects in the greater Phoenix Arizona metropolitan area has been a source of valuable experience. The goal of Southwest Protective Coatings, Inc. and SWPCI.com is to use this experience for the advancement of protective coatings inspection for corrosion prevention.

SWPCI.com is being developed as a resource for anyone involved in the diverse field of protective coatings. While the content is focused on corrosion protection for the service conditions found in the Water and Wastewater Industry it can be applied to most other sectors including: Energy, Transportation, Marine, and Military. The information found here will be continuously expanded and updated. Contact me if you need further assistance with locating specific data, and please visit Terms of Use.

Mark A. McCarter

I live in Scottsdale, Arizona with my wife Elizabeth. I enjoy church, family activities, and the outdoors of Arizona. I have two NACE certifications, a technical degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and Engineering pre-major courses at Belleview College. I have a strong background in computer technology and business applications. Please connect with me on LinkedIn.

NACE Certified Coating Inspector – Level 3, No. 6219
NACE Corrosion Technician, No. 21785
NACE Corrosion Prevention and Control Management
SSPC Planning and Specifying Industrial Coating Projects (C2)

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