Quality Industrial Services Since 1950


Industry certifications are a proven and extremely reliable indicator of quality and competence. Hartman Walsh is certified as QP1, QP2 and QS 1 by the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), a national organization that tests and certifies surface preparation and painting contractors.

SSPC certification demonstrates we have the experience, knowledge and equipment to produce high quality work that meets local, regional and national guidelines for safety, health and environmental compliance.

SSPC Certifications
Equivalent to ISO 9000

QP1 - Application of Coatings to Complex Structures
Evaluates contractors who perform surface preparation and industrial coating application on steel structures in the field and measures competence in:
• Safety
• Quality control
• Technical capability
• Management

QP2 - Removal of Hazardous Coatings
Evaluates the contractor's ability to perform industrial hazardous paint removal in a field operation and measures competence in:
• Management of hazardous paint removal projects
• Technical capabilities related to hazardous paint removal
• Personnel qualifications & training
• Safety & environmental compliance programs

QS 1 - Advanced (ISO 9001 Compliant) Quality Management System
SSPC-QS 1 is the standard procedure in the SSPC PCCP program that requires participating contractors to implement and document more stringent (ISO 9001 Compliant) quality control and record-keeping procedures than those included SSPC-QP1, SSPC-QP3, etc.  However, unlike ISO 9001 certification, QS 1 provides the facility owner with the dual benefit of a coatings-industry specific QMS model for contractors who have the operational capability required by QP 1 plus the ISO 9001 compliant QMS detailed in QS 1.

Many of our field staff also are certified by NACE, the premier authority worldwide for corrosion control solutions.


They are one of the few companies to deliver the job 'right the first time.'

-Darrel Kalbfleisch
Archdiocese of St. Louis