How We Started

I’ve been around the painting business my entire life. My dad started a painting business working as a one-man crew in 1980 and grew to a couple of crews over the years. Initially, I never thought I’d work for him, so I went to college (Virginia Tech, 1999) and then pursued a Master’s degree in Health Education at the University of South Carolina (2001). Even though I had my degrees, my dad asked me to come work for him and soon, I realized that this is where I belonged. After working in the family business for a few years, I knew I needed to start my own business (since my dad had no plans of retiring!).

When I started Home Works Painting in 2005, we had two guys and a van. I was the estimator, painter, field supervisor, marketing director, office manager, and accountant. We’ve come a long way since then with three full-time estimators, a field supervisor, two office managers, and eight painting crews. The reason we’ve grown so much over the years is because we understand the importance of providing excellent service to our customers. I’ve heard too many people express their concerns about previous experiences of not getting a call back, not showing up on time (or at all), poor workmanship, or leaving a mess when the work is done. When you hire a professional painting company, you should expect them to:

  • Be on time
  • Communicate
  • Perform quality craftsmanship
  • Clean up

This is our goal for every project we perform. I know that most people can paint a room, so when you hire a professional painting contractor, you should expect excellent service. When we hire/train our staff, we make it clear that we expect exceptional professionalism with first-rate results. If we don’t meet these standards, we’re going to do everything possible to make it right with you.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Mike Katounas
Founder & President
Home Works Painting

Awards and Recognition