About The DECC Company And Its History Of Innovation

DECC maintains a 100,000 square foot facility dedicated to solving customer problems through specialized coating applications and custom coating services.

“Our vision is to be the most sought after coating applicator in North America.”

DECC History

DECC was started in the basement of Evert Mellema’s bicycle repair shop in 1964. Challenged by a friend to figure out a way to prevent the selector pin in jukeboxes from sticking, Evert utilized a dry film lubricant, a crudely made vibratory machine and a $15 oven to solve DECC’s first ever customer problem with a custom coating application.

Soon after, Evert and his brother Don (DECC’s current owner’s father) bought an old building on Wallen Avenue and incorporated in 1964. They named the business “DECC” for Don, Evert, their father, Chet, and their brother, also named Chet.



Today, DECC offers an extensive range of industrial coating services, such as chemical resistant coatings, high temperature resistant coatings, rubber bonding adhesives, corrosion protective coatings, FDA approved coatings, and many others…including dry film lubricants.

Over the years, we have focused on innovation, quality, and process development. With over a decade of zero non-conformances found during external ISO audits, The DECC Company strives to provide our customers with the best coating solution and application for a specific part and performance requirement while meeting the most demanding quality standards.

Industry Leader in Spray Coatings

DECC’s purpose is to be an industry leader in spray coatings by exhibiting the traits we value in our company and in other’s: superior quality, exceptional customer service, a commitment to the community, and a high value placed on company culture. We believe these traits are what set us apart from our competition.

Awards & Recognition


Torch Awards for Ethics

We are honored to be one of 5 companies chosen from a group of 133 to receive the Better Business…

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Named one of Top Finishing Shops in the US by Products Finishing Magazine

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2012, 2017,2019

Recognized as a Whitford Recommended Coater By Whitford


Named one of the 50 companies to watch in Michigan By the Edward Lowe Foundation

2007, 2008, 2013

Named to INC. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies


Top 50 Automotive Related Manufacturers