Gilbert MeridaSuperintendent


Our senior Superintendent Gilbert joined our company when it began field operations in 2007 with his brother Eddie.  He was one of our first foremen. From there, he began a career with our company that showcased his incredible drive to achieve incredible rates of production on projects that require both precision and expertise.

Gilbert has 20+ years of painting experience in residential and commercial painting. He excels in all types of painting and coating applications, interior, exterior, faux finishing, specialty coatings, staining, lacquer, industrial, epoxy, floor coatings, intumescent coatings, water repellents, anti-graffiti coatings and has the experience to learn and apply even the most complex systems with a quality finish.  He supervises our field operations, and is known as a person, who can complete any project well under any circumstances, no matter how challenging.

Notable achievements include supervising, prepping and painting and the completion of 139 buildings at Hesperia High School (Hesperia, CA) in a very condensed 5 week schedule between the end of the school year and the start of the next in the heat of the high desert summer in Southern California. Gilbert also has overseen many of the elaborate 30+ Ashley Furniture projects Pennsylvania Coatings has completed, and before our company no other paint contractor had been contracted for any more than one project, due to the high standards of quality demanded on those projects.

Gilbert has supervised many private, prevailing wage, military as well as PLA projects and is familiar with requirements for procedure across many construction project conditions. He has led his personnel to maintaining safe worksite conditions, consistently leading to low if not zero-injury years.

Gilbert is a family man, and is a proud dad of his three kids. But he is a man that takes responsibility for many members of his family, and that demonstrates the quality person he is. We are proud that Gilbert is part of our family at Pennsylvania Coatings Inc.

  • “I have worked with Pennsylvania Coatings Inc. for many years and will continue to do so. Their organization is well put together, always professional and the work is of high quality. In construction we have daily if not hourly challenges, I have had very few with Penn Coatings but if I did they were always a problem solver and owned it even in times when we didn’t agree. They got it handled and we sorted it out later as to not delay the project. This is very valuable and a culture that cannot be taught it has to be natural. So between the professionalism, quality and culture, I will happily continue to use Pennsylvania Coatings in the future for all of my coatings needs.”

    Rod Tower
    Preconstruction Manager, Consolidated Contracting Service Inc.
  • “I’ve had the pleasure working with Pennsylvania Coatings over the last 10+ yrs with nothing but exceptional results. The interactions and work product from estimating and dealing with Rob Gorney have not only helped in landing projects but have always been competitive and responsible. Their field personnel are not only timely and professional but provide an outstanding work product. Regardless of the project type, location or size, PA Coatings have always been willing and able to help. I would not hesitate recommending them on any project and look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.”

    Adam Grissinger
    Director, PreConstruction, Southern California Greystar
  • “I have had the pleasure of working with PA Coatings for over 7 years while I have been with multiple General Contractors and held multiple positions from Project Manager to Estimator. From one GC to the next, they have always provided exceptional services from the office staff to the field painters. No matter the job size, they provide the manpower as needed to get the job done and continue to execute quality work within the project’s budget and schedule. PA Coating’s office staff is very professional, but also offer a customer/client friendly approach that conveys that they truly care about the project’s needs. They are always just a phone call away and more than willing to help with any questions, concerns, or other ideas to make the project overall successful. No matter where my career in the Construction Market will take me, I know that I can trust and rely on PA Coatings to be the right company for the job!”

    Mike Mattingly
    Estimating/Project Management Colorado Structures Inc.
  • “I wanted to take a quick moment and thank you personally, for the quality & service Pennsylvania Coatings consistently provides. Pennsylvania Coatings is one of the select and unfortunately rare group of subcontractors that routinely exceeds expectations. Pennsylvania Coatings consistently shows the perseverance and integrity to complete projects despite the inevitable complications that present themselves in our industry. Additionally, your crews are always pleasant and easy to work with. You should be proud of the organization you have created. I look forward to working with your team again.”

    Ross Maag
    Project Manager Jacobsen Swinerton Joint Venture
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