Carlos Hernandez, president of Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. (CPSSC), CPSSC is a leader in heavy construction, specialty services, road and bridge, military, and industrial specialty services. Hernandez and his organization are firmly committed to their mission of delivering high-performance services to the public and private sectors while always maintaining the highest degree of safety, quality, and integrity.
As president, Hernandez is involved with guiding business development and networking of relationships and supports sales, estimating, project management, staffing, and partnerships. He believes that team members are the backbone of the organization and leans into staff development, and does so by ensuring that his teams are well trained and possess the tools to be successful. Hernandez leads the Senior Executive Team in growth programs for their vice presidents and operation managers across the system.
Hernandez developed his interest in construction at an early age through his father. He took that passion, founded a specialty coatings company, and led the organization prior to purchasing CPSSC in 2012.
Before his professional pursuit of construction, Hernandez served in the United States Marine Corps. He then had a highly decorated law enforcement career in South Florida that spanned more than 10 years. Hernandez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Administration from Barry University. He also holds certifications as SSPC Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) Level 2, SSPC Quality Control Supervisor (QCS), and Florida Department of Transportation Advanced Maintenance of Traffic (MOT).
Hernandez is an active community member and has lent his support to United Way, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, New World School of the Arts, DANCE NOW, Miami Children’s Theater, and more.