To our clients: To provide the highest quality work and service at a reasonable cost. We believe communication with honesty and integrity is the cornerstone of success. To our employees: To provide a safe and rewarding work environment with room for personal and professional development. To the environment: To work with green paints whenever possible and to abide by all laws and regulations regarding the disposal of paint and waste. To the trade: To be in a constant state of learning new products and technology, working in a legal business framework, and making a commitment to excellence.
Michael McManus began painting his brotherʼs investment properties in the 1970s while attending college. The work had to be done quickly to avoid costly vacancies. Upon graduation from University of MA with a degree in Economics Michaelʼs career took a sharp turn as he decided to write literary fiction. Michael set up shop as an exterior house painter, learning it was possible to paint a few houses and save up to write for months at a time. Soon Michaelʼs business blossomed as he refined his painting skills and hired professionals to cater to an upscale clientele. After thirteen years of panting houses in the summer months and honing his writing chops in the off-season, word spread of his meticulous prep work. In 1995 WGBHʼs television show “This Old House” came to town and McManus Painting had been chosen as the feature painter for the interior/exterior of Salemʼs Federal Street project. Since writing didn’t pay the bills, Michael put his writing dreams on hold and expanded the painting business into a full time operation. In the past thirty five years, he has mastered all phases of the residential painting industry. As his business has expanded, so did the client base, as he and his experienced crews have serve thousands of clients throughout Bostonʼs North Shore, Cape Ann, and beyond. In recent years McManus Painting has worked on some of North Shore’s premiere homes, providing quality service and expert craftsmanship. Michael is currently near completion of a first novel and lives in Beverly with his wife Tina, a nature photographer and real estate agent, and their two collies, Blue and Lexi.