Founder

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Richard Devick – Founder & Partner

The origins of this family-owned business dates back to 1935 in New York when Sy Devick (my father) was hired as a 20 year old apprentice paint salesman for Bear Brothers paints (a company where my grandfather was already working as a salesman).

After being discharged from the army (WWII) Sy decided he didn’t want to work for anyone and started his own paint manufacturing business in New Jersey specializing in hi-performance industrial coatings. He was proud that one item was used by NASA.

In 1968 he sold the business and moved to sunny south Florida. Shortly thereafter he began making paint in a small garage and selling it from the house that was on site. He was determined to make the best architectural paints specifically formulated for our unique tropical climate. I worked in that garage when home on vacation from college learning how to make paint and production procedures.

In 1977, after graduating from the University of Florida, I began my tenure at UCI, my father passed away a few years later. Using the entrepreneurial spirit that I must have inherited from my father UCI has grown to a 30,000 square foot facility off I-95 just north of Sunrise Blvd. and has earned the reputation of making the best quality, longest lasting exterior paints for use in our unique tropical climate, bar none.

Currently, my son Sam who is a 3rd generation, is working part time while at college, with the intentions of following is his grandfather’s footsteps.

To conjunction with our superior products, we pre-qualified a few of our areas quality minded painting contractors. Therefore, we offer an unprecedented warranty that includes faulty application and faulty workmanship. We offer a more thorough warranty than that of the national paint companies to provide our local customers with an educated decision when selecting what product or what contractor to use. We are continuously updating our qualified contractor, removing and adding as required by their job performance.

1977 Graduated from University of Florida with a major in accounting and marketing

1979 Graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla campus short course of coatings technology.

1980 Elected chairman of the Southern Society for Coating Technology

1984 Director of the Palm Beach County Chapter of PDCA.

1997 Graduated from a short course on Concrete Restoration Products and procedures

UCI has attained our initial mission and my father’s goal which is to manufacturer the finest quality coatings chemically engineered specifically for our tropical climate.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • UCI Paint has been supplying paints to my communities since 1985. I have used them extensively on Abbey Village (4 times), Deauville Village (3 times), International Club (3 times) and Evergreen (twice). All of these are in the Villages of Oriole. As the management company they have always made us look good. To date, we have a community that is over seven years old and the paint has not even started to chalk…..”

     

  • Longwood Village HOA-
    Hello Richard,
    My name is Cathy and I am the President of Longwood Village HOA
    As you know Melissa has been working with us to finalize paint colors, coordinate the selection of vendor, and begin our painting project. When I say “working with us” the phrase falls far short of accuracy. Melissa has gone beyond my or our expectations and made this event far less painful than it could or should have been. She is efficient, courteous, professional, available practically all the time, helpful, detail oriented, flexible, and somehow was able to maintain a sense of humor.
    You have an incredible employee in her and we are ever so grateful. Thanks for having such a great asset.
    Regards, Cathy

  • My community used UCI Paints for its re-paint in 2006. It is now 2016 and the paint still looks great. Over the last ten years we have purchased almost 30 gallons of paint for maintenance touch-ups and we have never had an issue with color matching. Next year we plan on re-painting once again and we will definitely be using UCI Paints to be our supplier.

    Sincerely,
    Anthony Cerniglia
    President