Leadership

Unforgettable Since 2007

Our Mission Statement Is To Serve And Inspire All Those We Encounter Along Our Path – A Path That Will Be Built & Coated By Great People Doing Great Things

Unforgettable Coatings lives by the principal of leadership. Since 2007, our founding team worked hard to create an environment where every employee thrives, but none of it was possible unless our leaders cared about their work. It all starts at the top. That mentality has enabled us to become what we are today. Now Unforgettable Coatings is 350+ employees strong, all of whom believe in our mission: To serve and inspire all those we encounter along our path – a path that will be built & coated by great people doing great things.

Each member of our team is an entrepreneurial-minded problem solver who leads the happiest trade painters and artisans in the market. To us, our work is more than a job. We care about the experience. In fact, our founder, Cory Summerhays, continually teaches the team, “Paint and coatings are what we do, providing unforgettable experiences is who we are.” Experience the Unforgettable Coatings difference by getting to know our leadership team.

Paint and coatings are what we do, providing unforgettable experiences is who we are

Cory Summerhays

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF UNFORGETTABLE COATINGS, INC.

As the Founder and President of Unforgettable Coatings, Cory Summerhays, believes in the company’s mission and purpose. Along with creating unforgettable experiences that simplify exterior painting service, Cory leads by example by giving back to the community. He started an annual tradition that helps one family per year with a gift of $15,000 to use in their efforts for conceiving. Cory also finds ways of lending a hand each year through other small services and community programs. These efforts make a difference at Unforgettable Coatings, and they positively impact our painting service.

Shaun McMurry

CO-OWNER OF UNFORGETTABLE COATINGS, INC.

Shaun joined the UCI ownership team in 2010 and led the company expansion into Utah, which is still the fastest growing office in the UCI family. While overseeing the Utah office, he also works with teams in Arizona and Las Vegas on sales and marketing efforts and always looks for ways to support the core company value of inspiring employees and customers through unforgettable experiences.

 Putting people first is a big part of the Unforgettable Coatings mission. That’s why Shaun works to build an environment of mutual trust and respect between workers, managers, and owners. Compassion and understanding for an employee’s personal, as well as his or her professional life shape Shaun’s business philosophy and management style.

“I’m driven by experiencing the happiness that work brings me and the happiness I see in employees,” he said. “I love seeing all the success in their lives. When they can go on vacation with their families, buy a new home, put their children through college, to see that Unforgettable Coatings had a hand in that, that’s what really drives me.”

Shaun studied business at Brigham Young University and has held leadership positions with other painting and trade industry enterprises. At one point in his career, he also developed educational institutions in Mexico to help children learn to speak English. Shaun lives in Highland, Utah, with his wife, Jessica, and three children.

Shane Sandall

CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER AND OWNER

As UCI’s Chief Business Officer, Shane Sandall manages vendor and supplier relationships and guides the strategic direction of the company’s Arizona office, which he opened shortly after coming on board in 2013. Shane’s innovation and relentless pursuit to improve marketing, operations and the employee experience significantly contribute to UCI’s business success and high community standing in the markets it serves. He also led the opening of UCI’s Idaho office in 2018. 

While working to maximize and constantly improve relationships with vendors, Shane is driven by his work with upper management team members to create unforgettable employee experiences. He has helped develop leadership programs and facilitate other efforts grounded in the company’s core values of gratitude, compassion, and respect. The results have been impressive, for sure, as UCI operates with minimal, almost non-existent, turnover in an industry with tremendously high turnover.

Before coming to UCI, Shane worked in sales and marketing for Dow Chemical, a Fortune 50 company. The bold move to build and grow a small business by prioritizing client and employee relationships over revenues has paid off. Since arriving, the upper management team has grown from about five people to more than 40 today.

Shane counts his mother as his greatest influence – for believing in him and modeling hard work and dedication while raising him as a single parent. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Brigham Young University and now lives in Queen Creek, Ariz. with his wife, Natalie, and five children.

An Unforgettable History

The Beginning

Cory Summerhays began his career in the painting industry with a summer internship. That experience taught him the ins and outs of the work. It also inspired him to start his painting company.

2007

Cory went on to become District Manager at National Services Group before leaving to start his own business, Las Vegas-based Unforgettable Coatings, in 2007. Initially focusing on commercial, multi-family, and HOA residential painting, the company expanded its services to provide construction repairs and roof coatings across four states (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho).

2009

Cory launched a recycled paint manufacturing company, UCI, in 2009. UCI uses an innovative eco-friendly technique to create the product used to beautify and cover graffiti across the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada.
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2011

Shaun McMarry spearheads the expansion of Unforgettable Coatings with a second location in Utah.
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2013

Shane Sandall continues the UCI expansion into the Arizona market.

2017

UCI solidified its position in the new construction housing market with the acquisition of Final Touch Painting, a professional painting contracting company with experience in home painting.

2018

Summerhays and the UCI leadership team started Blue Ape Painting, an automated, web-based home repainting experience. Blue Ape Painting offers homeowners an easy digital bidding system that simplifies the home painting process. Shane finalizes expansion into the Idaho market with UCI services available throughout the state.

Protect your investment

The whole process from the beginning to the end was great. I would have been pleased with the work that was performed in the outlined contract alone, but it was the extra details that made the project quality reach above and beyond my expectations.Thanks Unforgettable Coatings.

Mario DarangLegacy HOA

This was a large project with unexpected challenges outside of the scope of work. Not only did Unforgettable Coatings submit the necessary changes orders but also found a way to save the Association $18,000 from the contracted price. The project was completed under budget and on-time. We look forward to working with Unforgettable Coatings in the future.

ASTON ResortThe Viera Board of Directors, Viera HOA