Michael McManus

Michael McManus
Owner

Michael is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. A native of Salem MA, he started his paint contracting business in 1980, and has over 40 years of experience. He’s a voracious reader and devotes his spare time to writing literary fiction. He feels privileged to have known and worked with so many fine and dedicated professionals in the painting trade. He lives in Beverly, MA with his wife Tina, and their two collies, Blue and Lexi.

Jim GibbonsJim Gibbons
Project Manager
Jim began painting in 1994, and has experience in all phases of the painting trade. He traveled in Central and South America for over five years, and spent additional time in Southeast Asia. He has an interest in photography and wildlife and is an accomplished fine artist, winning awards in both North Shore Arts Association and Rockport Arts Association, where he’s an associate member. He’s also invented new tools for the painting trade, including the Manouvaroll and the Jim Shims. Jim lives in Ipswich MA and has been with McManus Painting for 5 years.

Paul LeavittPaul Leavitt
Project Manager
Paul has 22 years of experience on the North Shore working for the top highend painting companies. Along with a discerning eye and deft touch, he’s known to be a fine cook. A true gentleman, he’s an avid reader, golfer, and enjoys a wide variety of movies and music, along with the Bruins and Patriots. Paul lives in Manchester-By-The-Sea, with his wife Deanne and three adorable children and has been with McManus Painting for 9 years.

Dustin JulianoDustin Juliano
Staff Painter
Dustin is a graduate of Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in Music. He’s an accomplished vocalist and a member of Lyricora, one of New England’s preeminent choral groups. He’s a Kansas Chiefs fan, an avid disc golfer, and moonlights as a graphic designer, designing for the Disc Golf Pro Tour and creating the logo for McManus Painting among other things. Originally from Erie Pennsylvania, Dustin currently resides in Ipswich MA, with his wife and newborn and has been with McManus Painting for 10 years.

Jay Carpenter Jay Carpenter
Staff Painter
Jay is the youngest member of our team with thirteen years of experience in the painting trade. He’s the inventor of the board game, Moneytrain, and is an avid reader with eclectic interest. He also enjoys rock music, The New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins. A North Shore native, Jay lives in Gloucester MA, and has been with McManus Painting for 8 years.

Jonathan HuntJonathan Hunt
Staff Painter
Jon is a graduate of Ithaca College and has a master’s degree from Leslie college in expressive therapy. Along with his 25 years in the painting trade, he has 37 years working with the developmental disabled. Jon has a great interested in travel and music, and has two children in college. A Bradford resident, Jon has been associated with McManus Painting for twenty-seven years and has wide experience in all aspects of the trade.

Roger YoungRoger Young
Staff Painter
Roger is a native of Dodge City, Kansas, and is a graduate of Saint Mary’s college with a degree in Business Administration. He has an interest in politics, the New England Patriots, and college sports. He’s an avid golfer, known for his great swing. He’s the proud father of two adult children, both recent college graduates, and resides in Danvers with his wife Dana. Roger has a wide range of experience and has been associated with McManus Painting for over 30 years.

Waldomiro “Junior” Dias, Jr.Waldomiro “Junior” Dias, Jr.
Staff Painter
Junior, a native of Brazil, is the newest member of our team, and has resided in the United States for 13 years. With his 10 years of high end painting, he brings a deft touch with great enthusiasm and humor. In his spare time, he likes barbecuing, dancing, and soccer. He lives in Peabody with his wife and two children, and is committed to a local church group. We look forward having him for years of service.

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