Our story begins with Jason, our President, serving in management in a prominent St. Louis area metallizing company and learning that after sixty years of business they were closing their doors. The idea of starting another company was daunting but after much prayer and consideration, the vision for a new company took off. The closing of one chapter in greater St. Louis are thermal spray meant the start of another. Gathering experience and expertise from his former coworkers; a team began to form that would keep thermal spray going in the Midwest. This new company, HB Coatings, set out to be more flexible and be willing to try new things.
As our team grew, the vision started to become reality. Beginning with a 30,000 square foot facility, thermal spray, machining, grinding and welding capabilities; HB Coatings LLC opened its doors in October of 2015. Work started showing up immediately and, while power was still be installed in the current facility, our team began to fulfill that work using generators to power the spray and finishing equipment. Even as a startup, serving the customer was our top priority.
While we continued to thrive, those initial years were not without setbacks. Growing pains resulted in changes in partnership and a name change in 2017. HB Coatings LLC became HTS Coatings, LLC. We set out then, to improve our culture and invest in our HTS family. We created our mission and vision as it stands today and we strive everyday to fulfill the calling God has for HTS Coatings.
Since then we have continued to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our customers and our employees. By adding an in-house lab and pursuing ISO certification, we continue to push for the best for our HTS family. Over the last four and a half years it has been amazing to see how God has moved and worked to bring out the HTS Coatings that exists today.