About the owners of Drake Coatings — Tom & Melissa Drake

Drake coatings Inc. was founded in January of 2002 by Tom and Melissa Drake.

Tom is a native of Matthews, NC. He attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Tom spent 8 years working in various laboratory and service engineering positions for companies like Rohm & Haas and Celanese before opening DCI.

Melissa is a native of Ansted, West Virginia. Her family relocated to the Indian Trail area when she was 10 years old. She attended the University of North Carolina in Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a major in Marketing.