Our Staff

We are a family owned and operated painting company located in Naperville and have been servicing the Naperville and surrounding area for 38 years. Because we are family owned and operated, you will always be in contact with a family member from the start to the finish of the project. You can rest assured that all key decision makers involved in your project are family members. Please allow us to introduce you to our family:

John Wright, President – John started painting in his early 20’s and then shortly thereafter started his own painting business, which now has been in existence for 38  years.  Through the years, John has constantly kept up with the current technology and what is considered to be the best materials used in the industry.  John has then, over the years, modified which materials he specs out for his projects so that he utilizes only the most current products that will have superior performance. That kind of knowledge only comes from decades of experience in the painting industry.  Not only is John the President of the business, but he currently is on many of the projects doing the actual painting. His knowledge of applications and coatings is the result of 38 years of experience.

Kathy Wright, V.P. Sales and Marketing – Kathy joined the business 17 years ago, after working many years in the corporate world. Kathy formerly sold on-site job training programs to the DuPage area businesses while employed with a local community college. Kathy has a wealth of managerial experience working in sales, customer service, human resources, and training. With 30+ years of customer-focused business experience, Kathy will be sure to take care of all your concerns and needs. Kathy holds a B.A. degree from North Central College, Naperville. Kathy and John are married and have 2 children.

kathy-awardKathy received The Business Ledger’s 2010 Influential Women in Business Award in November of 2010, as 1 of 22 recipients, who were recognized as outstanding executives who have excelled in business, civic and personal arenas. The ceremony was held at Danada House in Wheaton. The program is in its 18th year and is in partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Area Chapter. As quoted in the December 13th issue of the Ledger, Kathy stated: “I will cherish this award. I was just so honored and so humbled to be in the group of women that was in the award ceremony. It is just a great feeling.”

Dan Wright, Painting Contractor – Dan, who is John’s brother, has been painting for the business for 35 years.  Dan trained initially under John’s expertis, and relies on his many years of experience so that he performs at the highest level of workmanship. For an exterior proposal, Dan, an experienced craftsman, will come to your home for a free assessment. Then, based on his expert judgement of the condition of your home, he will provide you with a detailed formal proposal. Only by having someone personally come to your residence and inspect the condition of your home can you ensure you will receive an honest, true assessment. Dan and his wife just celebrated their 18th year Wedding Anniversary, and reside in Oswego.

Chris Wright, Painting Contractor – Tacoma, Washington location: John and Kathy’s son, Chris, has been painting for the company for 12  years and heads up the new Washington location. Chris joined the company full time, after graduating from Naperville Central High School. He worked for Paint Right Painting, Inc. while in school and learned the trade directly from president John Wright. Chris carries on the tradition of the company having a Family Member always on the job doing the painting and/or supervising the project. Chris, of course, works in all aspects of the painting, including carpentry, from Interior to Exterior, for both Commercial and Residential projects. Know that you will be in good care when Chris is in charge of your project. The Paint Right Painting LLC Tacoma, Washington location serves the areas of Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia and in the counties of Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Kitsap.

Mike Sayers, Painter: Mike is John and Kathy’s son-in-law, married to John and Kathy’s daughter Liz. Mike is going on his 4th year with the painting company, and works with John and Dan. Mike, under John’s supervision, has now mastered the skills for painting for both Interior and Exterior painting. Plans are for Mike to eventually run his own projects, such as John, Dan, and Chris. Mike also has grown up in Naperville, like the rest of the Paint-Right Painting family, and Mike and Liz now reside in Joliet.

In addition to the above Family Members, employed with Paint-Right Painting, and just having celebrated his 10 year Anniversary with the company is Tony Smith, Painter: Tony works with John and Dan, and also has mastered the skills needed for Interior and Exterior painting. Plans are for Tony to join Mike in running their own projects together, and after being under the supervision of John and Dan for a decade, Tony also is a gifted Craftsman who performs excellent work in his trade.

In addition to the above staff, we have plans to have additional employees with our company, with growth of the company.  We only hire employees- not sub-contractors. With Kathy’s Human Resource background, she screens, interviews, and checks all references on all staff to ensure that they meet our high business standards. These staff members are not just “college painters” who learn the job as they go…but they are experienced, qualified tradesmen who have a minimum of: a) 2 years for Apprentice grade and b) 10 years’ experience for Journeymen grade, in this business. As these craftsmen join our family, they also adhere to the strict standards of business set by the President and enacted by all of the members of the family business.

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