About Us

Stateline Surface Solutions is a Midwest commercial and industrial coatings company with a focus on wall and floor surface coatings and surface preparation. We have almost twenty years in the coatings field and are eager to provide solutions for your needs. Time constraints, environmental concerns, and unique situations, are what we encounter on a regular basis. With our knowledgeable workforce and up to date equipment and training, we can provide a professional solution for any situation. Let our years of experience, our ability to be flexible to work in any environment or situation, and our modern workforce and equipment go to work for you.

Our goal is to provide you with a solution that, upon partnering with us, will allow you to become more efficient and profitable.

About the owner

Stateline Surface Solutions, LLC has been in business since 2008, started by the paint guru, Doug Skates, who started out as a residential/commercial painter in 1993. After growing a successful business in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa, he sold the business and went to work for the Sherwin-Williams company as an Architectural and Industrial and Marine Coatings Representative. It was there that he learned the highs and lows of the painting contractor business. Learning from others’ successes and a few failures, he decided to re-enter the contractor side of the business and has never looked back. He has been providing solutions to both new and existing customers.