Renton Water Tanks

project description

The city of Renton was looking to get their waters tanks in Renton Coated and awarded Scott Coatings as the painter for this city project. This project utilized the moisture-cure polyurethane coatings on the tanks. The tricky part of a project like this was that every coat had to be inspected by an inspector which was different for us at the time but we were able to meet the requirements of the inspection. Overall the project went well despite the adjustment to the inspector that only made this project more thorough and up to par with requirements.


Industrial steel painting, High performance coatings



Project Team

Rob Scott

Rob Scott


Seattle, WA

Rob Scott, our founder, wanted to create a company where people didn’t feel like just a number but actually felt valued for who they are. In 2003 that became a reality when he started Scott Coatings from his garage along with his wife and co-founder, Tina Scott. He has always been very familiar with the painting industry starting at age 13 when he was a painter for his father’s commercial and residential painting company. His ability to learn how to paint didn’t only teach him about the trade but it also allowed for him use this skill to fund his own schooling in the process as he graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Administration and a Minor in Finance. Outside of Scott Coatings enjoys playing with his family, golfing and reading.

  • Random Fact: He can beatbox.
  • Bucket list: Spend a month at a monastery.
Laurin Preston

Laurin Preston

Principal – Senior Project Manager

Seattle, WA

Laurin has been at Scott Coatings longer than everyone minus Rob. He has been here since June of 2007 as a Project Manager and now a Principal – Senior Project Manager. His roles have evolved in the more recent years in leading the charge for our project management team on all of our projects. Laurin has a Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing degree from Michigan Tech and Oakland University. He also received his MBA from Wayne State University. 100% of his experience in construction has been with Scott Coatings. What initially started out as a secured job prior to moving west from Detroit quickly blossomed into a passion of his and has become his future. Outside of Scott Coatings Laurin enjoys traveling, boating, camping, skiing, hiking, and really just being outdoors.

  • Random Fact: He is the 4th Laurin Preston.
  • Bucket list: Visit an African safari with his wife and daughter.