Meet the Driving Force Behind Specialty Spray Systems…Our People
Specialty Spray Systems is a full-service Division 7 contractor specializing in multiple types of thermal and moisture protection services for our clients’ construction projects.
Every year, since launching Specialty Spray in 2007, we have seen growth in our company. We now serve clients across the United States, Puerto Rico, and throughout the Caribbean. In addition, we continue to add to our list of services in order to better serve our clients and their needs. Progress is essential to us, so that we can provide the most innovative solutions that can give maximum protection while meeting client budgetary parameters.
Each of our principal team members began his career in the field and has worked his way up performing all aspects of the services we offer. Accordingly, we have a deep and thorough understanding of this industry, and how best to serve our clients. Knowledge, skill, and integrity factor into all that we do – for every client, for every job. We invite you to take a look at some of our past projects here.
Specialty Spray Systems is also an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Our membership with A.B.C. is key in providing our team members with ongoing education as well as opportunities to network with our customers and participate in numerous charity events.
Scott Sellers (President)
A Georgia native, Scott was born in Columbus but most of his time has been spent living right here in the Atlanta area. His formal education led him to attend Lyman Ward Military Academy in Camp Hill, AL and R.L. Osborne High School in Marietta, GA. After high school he was accepted to the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California.
Once his time in Hollywood was complete, he had the opportunity to follow his dream of being a touring & recording drummer in several well known rock bands. “Traveling and playing all over the world was a boyhood dream of mine. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything” says Scott.
The birth of Specialty Spray Systems began early in 2007. After the company he had worked for closed its doors. Scott had a conversation with his Grandfather about starting his own business. After much debate Scott’s grandfather gave him a check for $4,500 to buy his first machine with along with the words “I believe in you”. SSS was born.
The words “I believe in you” are what propel Specialty Spray Systems forward. “Knowing that you company believes in you and supports you means the world to those who are on the receiving end of that encouragement. Those words have certainly changed my life” says Scott.
Always pushing the limits to what is possible not just in business but in personal areas as well, Scott has achieved the rank of second degree black belt’s in Ryukyu Kempo & Jujitsu along with a first degree black belt in Small Circle Jujitsu. Most of his time now can be found running marathons, triathlons & obstacle races along with golf and pretty much anything outdoors.
As far as the future goes, “My ultimate goal is to create a foundation that will allow me to build an institution that can teach and create the entrepreneurs of tomorrow because entrepreneurs are the solution to most of the world’s problems I believe” says Sellers.
Scott now lives in Woodstock, GA with his wife Heather. They travel to new and exciting parts of the world every chance they get.
Mike Downs (Chief Financial Officer)
Mike Downs, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, was raised in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains about an hour north of Atlanta, Georgia. Mike began working at a young age and has always had a thirst for learning.
After attending North Forsyth High School, Mike graduated from the University of North Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Mathematics.
Mike later attended Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry University) where he earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM). Mike joined Scott Sellers at Specialty Spray Systems Technologies, LLC in May of 2016, where he assumed the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer. After working for more than 16 years in commercial construction accounting, Mike obtained his CPA in February of 2020.Expand
Mike is married to the love of his life and they are raising two beautiful children together. As the years continue to accumulate, Mike hopes to prioritize more time for traveling with his wife, boating at sunset, and relaxing in the hot tub.
Nathan Petty (Senior Estimator)
Nathan was born and raised in Calhoun Georgia. It is there where he attended high school and honed in on his hard work ethic and leadership personality traits.
These traits helped lead him and his team to an overall record of 57 and 2 resulting in 2 football state championships and 1 state runner up. From there, Nathan continued his education and received his BBA in marketing and sales while working full time.
During this time of work Nathan worked as a marketing intern as well as gained numerous amounts of knowledge in construction trades such as plumbing, electrical, and spray applied insulation.
After graduating college Nathan came to Specialty Spray Systems as an Estimator where he continues to work hard, build relationships, and lead his teammates to success. Nathan lives in Calhoun Georgia with his wife Mckayla.
Thomas Johnson (Project Manager)
Thomas, another born and raised Georgian, is the epitome of a team player. He has always had a knack for adapting to his surroundings and circumstances.
While Thomas continued his education at Berry College where he majored in Business Management, he battled through a shoulder injury as a pitcher for the Vikings.
After realizing that Thomas would be a more valuable asset to the team, he switched positions to First Base where he finished his career with a .350 batting average at the collegiate level.
He transitioned this adaptability over to his work career. After starting his career in the production and sales divisions, he transitioned to finance as a finance director.
From there, Thomas came to Specialty Spray Systems in 2017 as an Estimator. Through hard work, he has since developed into the project management role.
Thomas lives in Adairsville with his wife Ashton and two daughters, Addalyn and Evelyn. He now enjoys getting outdoors as much as possible, fishing, hunting, and playing golf.
Sean Raggio: (Director of Field Operations – Commercial)
Shawn’s career in construction started at the early age of 14. Under the mentorship of both his father and grandfather he learned how to install fireproofing, intumescent fireproofing, insulation and plaster in the San Francisco Bay area of California. He would work summers, nights & weekends in order to become highly skilled in the trades that would one day be his career. His career has included working on some large projects for some large clients such as Google, Disney, Sutter Hospital and Facebook. Projects that range from $1 million to $12 million. Shawn’s focus on safety, processes, procedure and coaching up and commers have made him one of the best in the business.
When not working Shawn and his wife Clarissa can be found at the motorcycle track with their son Tyler. Their other son, Kyle serves as a paramedic in the Sacramento, CA area.
Madison Wiseman: : (Estimator)
Madison has spent her entire adult life in pursuit of solving problems and helping people. After graduating college, Madison worked at SCCDC for 5 years where she gained numerous amounts of knowledge in medicine, working independently, and patient relations. She began her career in the medical field where she received her medical assistant and superficial radiation therapy certifications.
These same qualities came with her when she began at Specialty Spray Systems. As a project estimator, her ability to work with people and find solutions to often complex problems are one of her best assets. Madison assists our customers with value engineering, budget analysis and fixed bid pricing.
Madison lives in Calhoun, GA with her husband Cameron, where they enjoy spending time with family and volunteering within the community.