Gabriel always wanted to start a company since he was a young child, after working as the maintenance man at his church for 4 years he literally woke up one day and said, “I am going to start a painting company.” He didn’t have any experience in the painting world, nor had he ever worked for a painting company before. He saved up enough money to lock himself in a room for 7 days and he checked out all the DVD’s and books he could on how to paint. Gabriel emerged out of his “cave” 7 days later with all the knowledge he needed to at least get started. He sold his car to purchase business insurance and 2 gracious men at the church gave Gabriel a truck and a paint sprayer to help run the business. That was the birth of The Painter, Inc. on January 6, 2006. Little did he know in 17 short years the business would have grown to be the largest Residential Painting Company in the Hampton Roads area.