The Home Works Team

Mike Katounas - President of Home Works Painting

Mike Katounas, President

Mike grew up in Falls Church and has been in the painting business for over 20 years. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, he moved back home to Northern Virginia in 2001. After painting for several years with his dad, Mike started Home Works Painting in 2005.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife, Jackie, and children, Kayla and Tyler. And whenever there’s an opportunity, he always loves to catch a game (live or on TV), no matter what the sport is.

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Connor Cravens, Sales Person

Connor joined the Home Works Painting team in 2021 as a Salesman / Estimator. He has a background in estimating, and appreciates meeting and connecting with new people.

Outside of work, he is a huge DC sports fan and enjoys staying physically active whether that’s in the gym or outdoor activities.

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Jose Alvarez, Sales Person

Jose joined the Home Works team in early 2022 as a Salesman/Estimator. He has a background in sales & management. He enjoys interacting with people and helping them in anyway he can and is excited to do so here at Home Works Painting.

Outside of work, Jose enjoys weight lifting, poker and is also into watching sports. Particularly Football and Basketball.
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Jimmy Alvarez, Operations Manager

Jimmy joined the Home Works Painting team in 2021 as the Operations manager. He has a construction background where he worked on projects such as the Arlington Memorial Bridge, and Dulles Silver Line. 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Merrisol, and their two kids, Sophia and Adrien. They enjoy spending time in the water, whether that be a pool, lake or the beach. 

Dani Bush of the Home Works team

Dani Bush, Office Manager

Dani joined the Home Works Painting team in November 2017 as an Office Manager. She is in charge of scheduling appointments, processing payments, paying the bills and makes sure the office runs smoothly. Dani has been in the Northern VA area since 2011. She got her M Ed. and BA in Humanities/Spanish from Milligan College.

She enjoys exploring the area and traveling.

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Karinna Zappala, Administrative Assistant

Karinna is the newest member of the Home Works Painting Team. She has been living in the NOVA area since 2005. As an Admin Assistant she is delighted to help you answer all your questions and provide excellent customer service.

One of her passions is crafting and baking small treats. The others include being a mom of two beautiful children and one furry pup. She loves making people smile and traveling to learn about all cultures.

Our Crews

the home works painting crew

We couldn’t deliver excellent service if we didn’t have a great team of crews to work with. Our team of skilled painters, helpers, and office staff allow us to deliver the best in painting and customer service to every customer.

At the core of our team are our Crew Leaders. These are experienced, professional painters who specialize in key painting techniques and processes. Our Crew Leaders direct the crews and follow a strict quality control processes and even stricter safety guidelines.

Whether the project involves the old, flaking paint on your exterior or removing wallpaper/repairing drywall for your interior, Home Works has the right team for the job.

If you are a painter and think you have something positive to add to the Home Works team, check our employment page and find out more about joining our team.

Awards and Recognition

Alternate Best Pick Ribbon

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