Scott Sellers (President)
In February of 2007, Scott Sellers opened Specialty Spray Systems. Interestingly, his career path in the construction industry – and specialty in thermal and moisture protection – did not take a very traditional route.
Scott was born and raised in Georgia. His higher education took him first to Lyman Ward Military Academy in Alabama and later to Hollywood, CA, where he further pursued his talents as a musician and drummer at the prestigious Musicians Institute.
After graduating from M.I. he started working in construction with a local Atlanta fireproofing contractor. Scott started out cleaning floors, then worked his way up to foreman, then superintendent, then project manager. He found he was excelling in the industry and very much enjoyed the business. In 2007, he made the decision to start his own company, which has grown steadily since then from a one person operation into a global, multi-million dollar corporation.
Scott lives in Georgia with his wife Heather. In addition to his construction career and music, Scott also studies martial arts, specifically Ryukyu Kempo, Jodoryu Jujitsu. He has achieved the rank of second degree black belt in both disciplines along with a first degree black belt in Small Circle Jujitsu. Scott is an active member of his community and also loves snowboarding, golf, and flying.
He is an executive member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is OSHA 10 certified.
John D. Mcdaris, Jr. (Chief Operations Officer)
John got an early start to his career in construction while still in high school, when he worked part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer for a local home builder. Before graduation, he had worked up to the position of labor foreman. His career – and demonstrated excellence – continued after graduation as he took a position with a commercial fireproofing contractor. John rose quickly within the company, and within the industry. He later worked with a few other companies, and ran his own for a number of years, before joining Specialty Spray Systems. His vast experience, knowledge, and genuine passion for what he does are all tremendous assets for our clients. John has demonstrated building excellence and has been recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors Association Inc. with Eagle Awards on three occasions. John is also Osha 30 certified.
Mike Downs (Chief Financial Officer)
Mike studied at North Georgia College and State University (University of North Georgia) and earned a major in biology, a minor in Chemistry, a minor in Mathematics and a minor in Spanish upon graduating n the spring of 2003. While attending college, Mike became a licensed Real Estate Sales Person. He also earned his Real Estate Broker’s certification and opened his own firm, Downs Properties, Inc. Mike has also seen success as an in-house consultant for other companies as well as Specialty Spray Systems where he’s been since 2012.
Amanda Hamilton (Controller)
Amanda was born and raised here in Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kennesaw State University. Providing excellent customer service for over 20 years, Amanda joined Specialty Spray Systems in 2015. Her role as office manager is to support not only our internal staff but our customers as well.
Dennis Lee Patrick (Superintendent)
Dennis’s first job was right out of high school at a glass bottle company in Joliet, Illinois. He transitioned from there to work for a series of fireproofing companies in the Chicago area. Two of the biggest projects he worked on during this time were the Detroit Airport and the BP refinery in Gary, Indiana. Dennis brings a great deal of experience and skill to Specialty Spray Systems. He has a certificate in construction management, a certificate in safety from OSHA, and a certificate for Arial Lift/Scaffolding. Dennis is also OSHA 10 certified.