Specialized Coating Services is founded with one customer with a need. Co-founders Rick Ramirez and Kim Atkins work nights and weekends in a garage to find the solution for that customer.



Moves into a 2000 square foot facility in Fremont, CA. working with four customers acquired through word of mouth. First four full time employees are hired.



Is awarded first large volume account in addition to servicing approximately twenty five accounts with the need for conformal coating and potting.



Moves into a 6000 square foot facility in Hayward, CA and grows to 35 employees. 



Receives initial ISO 9001:2000 certification. The customer base now expands to the military, aerospace, commercial and space industries.



Purchases a 15,000 square foot facility in Fremont, CA and grows to 60 employees. Receives ITAR registration and acquires additional sensitive military projects. Mechanical sub-assembly and burn-in capabilities are added to our resume.



Certifies to ISO 9001:2008.  Receives Pelco Supplier Quality Award. Potting and Encapsulation business doubles.



Even as the overall economy slows, Specialized Coating Services experiences the most successful year in its history with growth in all segments. Grows to 60 employees.  A 3rd sprayer is added.  Along with the addition of a Potting and Encapsulation Process Engineer with over 13 years of industry experience, the company invests in Sub-Assembly and Burn-In capabilities.  The company also hires its first two Program Managers to work with our customers.   



Due to its broad customer base spread over many industries, the company is not significantly affected by the down economy.   It hires a Quality/Document Control specialist to control and maintain documentation and perform internal audits.  Replaces its existing wash system with a state-of-the-art Aqueous Technologies Trident III Duo Wash System.  In addition to increasing the number of ovens throughout the facility, Specialized Coating Services upgrades ESD controls by adding overhead air ionizers and ESD continuous monitoring systems to all work stations. 



Specialized Coating once again experiences significant growth in all segments of its business with a total of 75 employees. A 3rd Program Manager is added to the staff to keep our lines of communication with all of our customers strong.  In addition, we strengthen our Finance and Accounting area with the addition of a Controller.  On the equipment side, the company invested in an Aqueous Technologies Zero Ion Ionic Testing System, 3 Asyemtek systems, 3 Graco Pump systems, and a freezer for storing underfill materials.



Thanks to the confidence of our customers in our abilities and capabilities, the company again experiences amazing growth, closing out the year with just over 100 employees.  Several of those new employees include a Sales and Marketing Manager; Supply Chain Manager; Quality Engineer; and a Document Control Supervisor.  In addition to maintaining its ISO 9000:2008 certification, the company certifies for the first time to ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007.  Specialized Coating Services announces the  purchase of a 21,800 square foot facility next door to its current facility in Fremont, bringing total square footage to 38,000!


2012 promises to be an exciting year.

In addition to its current capabilities of Conformal Coating and Potting and Encapsulation, Specialized Coating Services will offer Parylene Coating beginning early in 2012!  The Parylene coating equipment is already in-place as is our new Parylene Coating Manager, who comes to us with over 10 years of experience in parylene coating.    The company also plans to certify to AS9100 during the first half of the year.

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