ACRYFIN Founders 

About Founders

Like most great businesses, the idea of ACRYFIN® was inspired when John Kicklighter had a problem he needed to solve. Working as a marine contractor, John was looking for a more efficient solution to protect, preserve, and treat wood surfaces to ensure their safety and longevity. In 2010, he set out to solve this problem and sought the help of neighbor and fishing buddy, Johnny Spitzmiller.

John Kicklighter
Johnny Spitzmiller

After a two-year search for the right chemist, in 2012 ACRYFIN® was born. Since then, both John & Johnny Spitzmiller have made it their mission to provide a low cost, high quality product to the consumer to avoid the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to repair or replace decks and docks for both residential and commercial businesses.

What began as a science experiment in Charleston, SC, quickly turned into both a product and a business selling to consumers and to other local entrepreneurs as official ACRYFIN® dealers across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.