Owner’s Profile

tc-imageI have grown a dependable company over the past three decades and I run a 10 person crew to accommodate any size job, commercial or residential. But truth is, I was born and raised in Traverse City, MI, graduating from Traverse City High School (Now Central High School) in 1984. A month before graduating, I started painting my first house. My Dad helped me quote it….It was a “scraper”!! I immediately learned how to prep, repair and re-build those weathered/damaged areas. I did the whole exterior myself-complete. From there I did two more projects next door to the house I was working on. Little did I know, this was the start of my business!

The truth is, painting was a way for me to pay for college. I worked and went to school full-time, earning an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern Michigan College and my B.S. in Business Administration from Ferris State University in 1989. By this time I had three employees and was well established in my hometown.

Our heritage is focused on the repaint/renovation side of the business; this is the majority of our work. Although we do new construction work from start to finish, our attention is on the existing project. From re-staining an existing house, to additions/remodel projects to re-finishing decks, we’ve seen or done almost any type/style of work.

I’ve always believed it’s important to learn and educate myself as well as our painters. I’ve been to a couple of our Industry’s “Leadership Institute” programs, other state’s training programs and two National Conventions which all focus on education people, changes in products, safety, licensing, etc… We have a National “Safety/Fall” program in place for this reason.

It’s important to like what you do, regardless of profession!! We like it and enjoy showing people what we offer. Whether you have a single bedroom needing updating, kitchen/bath cabinets re-done, refurbish decks, re-stain a house or an entire business remodeled; we can help!!

Sometimes you need a lot of work done quickly because of circumstances beyond your control… let’s call them Mother Nature’s Mishaps. Fire, ice, water…they all cause a lot of damage. No need to worry, we’ll work with your insurance company to give you an accurate quote for the damages…so you can get your home back to normal ASAP!

If you’re an interior designer or real estate agent, contact us today! We want to be your “Go To Guys” for all of your painting needs.

Our pre-finishing facility works together with our field work where we paint/stain doors, siding, trim packages, furniture, etc. We deliver to the job site from our shop for quicker turn-around time!!

What our Clients are Saying

Painting by Paul did a wonderful job with our home. They were pleasant, efficient, and very clean. We were pleased with every aspect of the project.
~ Jamie R.

I was so impressed with Paul's knowledge! He really knows his stuff! I'd always thought that you just pick colors that you like and that was it. But during the color consultation, we learned that choosing a color goes beyond that. Paul looked at the room and pointed out how we get very little light. Going with the dark color that we chose would have made the room seem much smaller and dark. Instead, we followed his advice and went with a lighter color that added a bunch of warmth to the room. We couldn't be happier.
~ Carol B.

We were trying to sell our home, but we weren't getting any offers. Our real estate agent had recommended that we update our kitchen, but we didn't want to spend the money for a big overhaul. A friend recommended Painting by Paul and we are forever grateful. When Paul came over to do the consultation, he suggested that we simply paint the cabinets rather than buy new ones. A simple coat of paint was all that it took to make our dated kitchen look modern and sophisticated. It wasn't too hard to sell the house after that!
~ Jackie S.

The folks at Painting by Paul are awesome! They were so quick and really did a great job on our home. They have so many great suggestions and are a really professional crew. We'll be using them again!
~ Tyler R.

Fast, friendly and affordable. We're happy to have found Painting by Paul!
~ Rhonda B.

Best painting service I've ever used. Very clean and efficient team.
Bob R.

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