WOOD RIVER — Rocky Lee Eveans of Alton has joined EVCO National Inc. in Wood River as of April 2014.
Eveans, 29, son of Ronald (Rocky) Eveans, is a fourth-generation painter joining a second-generation family-owned business that has specialized in government painting since 1981. EVCO National Inc. has expanded its scope of business to include commercial and industrial painting projects. Eveans’ goal is to help build up the local business, focusing on the industrial side. Eveans worked the past eight years for URS Energy Construction at the ConocoPhillips refinery; during that time he completed a four-year apprenticeship program through the painters’ union.
Over the past year, Eveans has been learning the estimating and project managing aspect of the business as well as the business side of running a painting company. Projects Eveans has overseen include the exterior painting of St. Mary’s Church in Alton, Scott Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
Eveans is a 2003 Marquette Catholic High School graduate and earned an associate degree at Lewis and Clark Community College in 2006. He is married with two children. He plans on returning to college in the near future to obtain his bachelor’s degree in business.
“Looking into the future, with a positive work ethic and the support from family and friends, I will be able to continue what was established many years ago,” Eveans said. “Allowing my father to retire and therefore being a third-generation family-owned painting company and hopefully passing EVCO National Inc. on for years to come.”