Meet the Team
Rene ZupancicOwner/Site Supervisor
While our founder, Rene, has taken a step back from the business, he still takes the time to bestow us with the wisdom and experience he has gained over his 25 years of painting.
When Rene is not slinging a brush, wrestling a sprayer, or being Papa to one of his 11 grandkids, you can find him milling found logs into beautiful live edge slabs to use in one of his many woodworking projects.
Dustin started his painting career at a young age, and after years of only working in the summers or in his free time, he finally accepted his destiny and got his Red Seal ticket. Now, he has been painting for over 15 years and shares ownership of the company with his parents. Dustin gets to go home to three amazing kids (Wren/Arlo/Rhodes) and a beautiful wife. One day, he dreams that he will be able to buy an 80’s Landcruiser, so he can take off with them into the sunset.
David SchileSite Supervisor
More than just a pretty face, David has been painting for around 10 years, is a Red Seal Journeyman Painter, and is so dedicated to painting that he married into the family! David’s attention to detail and focus is critical to our being able to execute some of the amazing on-site work that we do.
With five young kids, David doesn’t exactly have a tonne of free time, but he loves hunting, all things outdoors, and instilling a love for creation in his kids.
Levi RinearSite Supervisor
Levi is currently working his way through the apprenticeship program, and is well on his way to getting his ticket. An expert in fine finish spraying, his work ethic and his enthusiasm for learning has made him an integral part of our team. Although he is originally from Ohio, Levi married a Canadian and has loved living on the West Coast for many years.
John WagenaarSenior Painter
John has been with us pretty much since the beginning, and has quickly become a member of our family that we can't live without. With over 25 years of experience painting, he has fine-tuned his craft, excelling in detail oriented hand finishes.
John currently has two cats who take care of him and enjoys extolling the virtues of all things feline.
Matt BellamySite Supervisor
Matt has been with us for over 5 years now, and recently received his Certificate in Industrial Wood Finishing from UBC. One of Matt's favourite things to do on the jobsite is to bring out the natural beauty in wood. Few things in life bring home more joy. Always a positive and upbeat force on the site, it’s almost hard to believe he has two young kids keeping him up at night!