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A Closer Look

The Painter, Inc. is not a franchise, but is family owned and operated by Gabriel and Brooke Goar.
Gabriel started the company in January of 2006 with a truck that was given to him and a few
paint brushes. Through hard work, long hours, dedication to strong client satisfaction and the
Grace of God we have gotten where we are today.
We serve the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Suffolk areas on a daily basis and
look forward to adding you to our ever growing list of satisfied clients.
Keep scrolling down to meet some of our crew and staff.

Our Crew: About


Our Crew: Team Members
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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 12 short years the business would have grown to be the largest Residential Painting Company in the Hampton Roads area.

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Service 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.

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Job Foreman

Rob lives in Virginia Beach with his wife. He has worked for The Painter, Inc. since 2016. He is a Job Foreman and Crew Leader. Rob leads a job every day and takes his job seriously. His attention to detail and love for his work sets him apart from other Painters. He takes great care of his clients and ensures an amazing paint job and satisfaction every time.

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Job Foreman

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.

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