A little History: I grew up in Crete, Nebraska. I helped my father work on antique cars most of my life, which developed my work ethic and eye for detail. I worked at Taco Johns in Crete, Nebraska, while attending the College of Hair Design in Lincoln, Nebraska. I performed cashier, drive-thru attendant, dishwasher, and cook tasks. I learned customer service and management in a fast-paced environment. Although this was a fast-food restaurant, it also taught me a lot about work ethic and customer service, which I apply in my painting business to this very day. I then worked at Walker Manufacturing in Seward, Nebraska as a spot welder and fork truck driver in the distribution department. See our Complete Story at Our Story.
After factory life, I enlisted in the United States Army and served active duty between 1991 and 1997. I spent two years in Washington State at Fort Lewis working as a Unit Supply Specialist at an S-4 for 555th Combat Engineer Group. There I worked my way up from an E-1 private to an E-4 Specialist in under two years while attending Pierce College at night. The following four years I spent in Hohenfels, Germany. I was a Unit Supply Specialist for an Observer Controller Team and managed a supply room for 1-4 Infantry Battalion while taking correspondence courses from Moody Bible Institute. I was promoted to Corporal, then Sergeant before my ETS in June 1997. 2 of my 4 children were born in Amberg, Germany. Some of my awards in the Army included the National Defense Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon, Drivers Badge, Expert Marksman badge, and Expert Grenade Badge. I was 1 of 6 soldiers chosen from our battalion who qualified physical fitness, Army Correspondence Courses, and College to pursue Special Forces. I declined, choosing rather be with my family full time.
I started my painting company as a 1-man operation in 1998 and worked my way up into the high-end residential and commercial painting market. Since then, the painting company has grown, but our commitment to quality remains the same. I mainly estimate about 300 homes and businesses a year and advertise the business at this point. I also work alongside my employees from time to time, training them to provide the highest quality and customer service that Matthews’ Painting Company was founded on. We complete around 120 homes and businesses every year. I am very thankful for our employees, and they are the ones that make it all happen.
I have a beautiful wife who teaches pre-school in the mornings and owns her own tutoring business called Heart of Learning, LLC. She is a fantastic organizer and is very supportive and understanding of my long days as a business owner. We enjoy time on the lake, great food, and just being together.
I have one daughter, three sons, and a precious 9-year-old grandson who calls me Papa and loves it when I run after him, and of course, I never catch him and a 4-year-old granddaughter named Aurora who loves dancing and putting her head on my head shoulder as I sing to her. See our complete story at Our Story.
Hi! My name is Michelle. I’ve been married to my husband, Jeff, for 27 years, and we have three daughters. I grew up in the Charleston, WV, area. I met Jeff while in college and then moved to Indiana after we were married. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and spending time in the sun.
I’m new to Matthews’ Painting as of July 2021, but I’ve known Jason for several years. I bring 7+ years of experience in office management. I’m here to help in any way that I can.
I appreciate the flexible schedule that I have at Matthews’ Painting and the friendly atmosphere created by all employees.
Hi! My name is Naomi. I started working at Matthews’ Painting Company in 2022. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two grown sons. I just finished homeschooling our sons and loved having that opportunity to invest in their lives! I am originally from Milford, IN.
I am excited to be part of a company with a solid reputation for high-quality work and professional painters! I have known Jason for several years and previously worked with Michelle at another company. So when I applied, I was confident that this company would be here for years to come providing a valuable service while operating under sound principles. I look forward to helping you be our next satisfied client!
Lead Painter/ Lead Pressure washer
Howdy! I am Bill. I’m excited to be a part of the Matthews’ Painting Company team. I was born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana. I graduated from WCHS in 2008. I then headed to Hocking Technical College to study music business and production. After coming home, I went into the workforce. I labored at KGP Co. for five years. I enjoy walking with God, playing praise and worship music, and spending time with my family.
My name is Kent. I married my wife Angela in 2011. We live in a farmhouse in Bourbon with our two boys, Kallen and Alek. I enjoy swimming, playing cards, doing yard work, going to garage sales, anything thrilling, and being spontaneous.
My love for painting started when I was in high school, working for my Uncle Larry of Painting Etc. He had the patience to give me the training I needed to learn the art. He has since passed, but I knew I loved painting enough that I needed to continue. Fast forward several years, and here I am at Matthews Painting, where I have been making a career out of painting for several years.
There are many reasons why I love working at Matthews Painting. For one, the respect and camaraderie among the employees are on a level that I’ve never experienced before. Secondly, being a part of Matthews Painting allows my artistic side to come out as we have the privilege of creating a masterpiece, inside or outside of peoples’ homes, that they get to then enjoy for years to come.
I always look forward to meeting our clients and strive to give them the best painting experience possible.
Hi, my name is Duane. I am excited to learn the painting trade and heard about Matthews’ Painting from one of the lead painters, Kent. I was born and raised in South Bend, IN. I graduated from Clay High School in 2008. Then, I went on to college for over five years. After that time, I eventually left school before deciding a major. It would take 4/5 years of living without feeling much purpose in life to start attending church at the Vineyard on Jackson road eventually. After a few months of attending there, I felt called to return to college to finish my degree in General Studies by taking a straightforward course.
When I left school, I became a restaurant waiter at Logan’s Roadhouse, where I first met Kent, who trained me there. I served and occasionally had other jobs for the next five years. Some might recognize me from Carrabba’s Italian Grill or Sleep number. I also sometimes drive for Lyft around South Bend.
I have a beautiful daughter named Georgia, with who I enjoy going to the park and watching sunsets. She is my sunshine and the reason I’m double excited to be working here where I have weekends off and a schedule that better coincides with the time she attends daycare.
Hi, my name is Jamey. I was born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana. I went to Warsaw High School, then after graduating high school moved to Evansville for one year and attended Ivy Tech. After deciding to take a break from school, I was ready to start working and moved back to Warsaw. From there, I got a job at Thallemer and Reinholt Eyecare and worked there for three years, which is where you may recognize me from.
I enjoy being with family, kayaking, and baking in my free time.
I have always enjoyed hard work and learning new things, so I am very excited to be a part of a great team at Matthews and learn even more!
Hey, I am Derrick. I was born in Goshen, Indiana. But I was raised in the North Webster area. I have three brothers and one sister. I am a senior at Goshen High School. My friends and I made a rock band and love to make music together, with our inspiration being Led Zeppelin, and The Doors (except for their lifestyle of course).
My father owns this company, so I’ve been around painting and painting talk my whole life. I have had the opportunity to work with many of his amazing employees over the years from time to time.
I’m honored to be a part of the Matthews’ Painting Team!
Hey there! My name is Amanda. I have lived around the Warsaw area all of my life. I graduated from Lakeland Christian Academy. I attended Ivy Tech and obtained a certificate in Medical Assisting. I have been married for 14 years and have three amazing boys. My hobbies primarily include cooking and baking and, of course, hanging out with my family. I am excited to learn new things and gain new experiences working with Matthew’s Painting! I enjoy working at Matthew’s Painting because my coworkers are the best! They accepted me from the very beginning, and it made my transition into a new job so much easier. I like that I am free to learn and sometimes make mistakes, but I feel like I’m still valued and part of the crew. The flexibility and incentives are also great perks of the job.
Hi, I’m Adam! I graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake in 2016 and Grace Theological Seminary in 2018. I have a heart for local church ministry and hope to care for people in a pastoral role sometime soon. I enjoy reading anything, playing basketball, and learning new skills. I’m recently married to my awesome wife, Claire, in June of 2021, and we live in North Manchester. Working for Matthews’ Painting has been my favorite job I’ve ever held because of the quality of people who work here. Every employee is a hard worker who wants to give our customers the best product possible. If you hire us, I hope to meet you soon!!
Hi, I’m Jake! I was born in Long Grove, Illinois. My family moved to Warsaw when I was five years old, and we have lived here ever since. I graduated from Lakeland Christian Academy, currently attending Grace College. I am studying Sports Management with a minor in Communications. I also play basketball on the Grace JV team. I attend Christ’s Covenant Church and love growing in my relationship with Christ. I also enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball, and eating Cheez-it’s.
Hello! My name is Malachi Koch. I was born in Upland, Indiana and moved and grew up in Muncie, Indiana as a young child. I am the first born of 4 brothers and loving, Christian parents. God showed His saving grace to me when I was very young and has grown and matured me in Christ ever since.
God led me to Grace College & Seminary where I quickly changed majors from
Graphic Design to Youth Ministry and further added a Masters In Divinity in Pastoral Studies soon after.
Throughout high school and college I dated, got engaged to, and now married my beautiful wife Lexi. We eagerly look forward to what God is and will be doing in and through us in the coming years.
Matthews’ Painting quickly became the clear and wise next step as my wife and I desire to stay connected with our local church, Christ’s Covenant Church before moving into full time paid ministry. The management, employees, faith based high-quality work model, and skills I will learn while working here were all attractive to me and something I wanted to be a part of.
When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, biking, playing frisbee golf, and drinking good coffee (especially with my wife!)