Delivering painted walls and smiling faces

About The Painter, Inc.

Our Roots Began In Your Neighborhood


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.


General Manager

Daniel was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He moved to Virginia Beach in 2005 where he lives with his wife and daughter. Daniel worked for Sherwin Williams Paint Company from 2001 – 2015. He went from being a Store Manager of several different stores to being promoted to the Training Manager for this area. Daniel was chosen out of many candidates to be the Manager of the store, where the employees were trained how to properly accomplish the company’s goals and procedures. This in turn gave him the people and management skills that has made him invaluable to The Painter, Inc. After being a Training Manager for several years, he was then promoted to a Sales Representative where he serviced over 400 accounts. He joined our team in August of 2015. Daniel is in charge of quality control for the company and ensuring that every client is completely satisfied and loves their paint job.

Meet DAVE PORTERSouthside Service Manager

Dave is a native of the Eastern Shore, but has moved to Currituck where he lives with his wife and children. He has been painting for over 30 years and has been a great asset to The Painter, Inc. His knowledge of how to properly run a job and complete it in a timely manner sets him apart from the rest. You will no doubt have a first class paint job when he is finished with your home. We are grateful to have him on our team.