Meet Our Team in Alpharetta
Serving Residents Throughout Cumming and Alpharetta
At Five Star Painting, we are honored to provide excellent painting services to customers throughout Suwanee, Cumming, Buford, Alpharetta, and the surrounding communities. People love working with our team because of our professional approach and commitment to quality service from start to finish.
Don’t just take our word for it! We have great reviews from past customers and have won numerous local awards for our superior painting services.
Passion for People & Paint
The team at our Five Star Painting has spent countless hours studying the painting industry. We are constantly learning about new technologies and processes to enhance our painting services. This leads to excellent results and means our workers will always “do the right thing.”
Our owner, Scott Specker, loves running a business that can provide high-quality customer service. He is proud to deliver excellent painting services to Cumming, Alpharetta and the surrounding areas.
He believes that people should be happy to come to work, as this translates to a wonderful customer experience and product. That is why he strives to build an environment that his workers enjoy and a mission they are committed to.
Scott - Owner, General Manager
Scott is an International sales and marketing professional with 18 years of experience working with marketing and sales professionals in the Consumer Products Goods industry. He has worked directly with the brand and sales marketing teams from Fortune 500 companies such as HJ Heinz, Georgia-Pacific, and The Coca-Cola Company while being employed as a Global Client Director for The Nielsen Company. He currently owns and operates Five Star Painting of Cumming & Alpharetta proudly based in Cumming, GA employing 9 men and women.
A few of his proudest awards within Five Star Painting are 2017 Franchisee of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Million Dollar Club for the past 3 years. When he is not working he is with his wife Sharon of 22 years and 3 boys: Griffin (19), Evan (16) and Luke (13). He enjoys traveling with his wife, woodworking, fly fishing and tennis. Scott loves being a new member of Rotary and volunteers at Brown Bridge Community Church in Cumming, GA at Transit as a youth small group leader.
Sharon - Finance Manager
Sharon has over 20 years of customer service experience and oversees the financial aspects of the business. She also handles escalation and product fulfillment, including behind the scenes operations. Her passion is her family and three active boys and her baby Bayleigh. She was once a fierce ALTA player until her husband bought her a job.
Kristen - Estimator
Kristen is our longest running employee and most experienced project manager. She's managed over 1,500 projects and met over 850 customers in the last 4 years but has now taken her passion to educating customers. She's highly knowledgeable and has a passion for the home improvement business. She just recently became a Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM) and achieved this prestigious status from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). You can read more about her accomplishment by clicking on the press release here! When she isn't working she enjoys time with her husband, two grown children, and two grandbabies.
Barry - Sales Manager
Barry has been promoted from ‘Senior’ Estimator and Advisor to our Sales Manager. He has been with the company for more than 5 years and has sold over $2 million in painting projects during that period. He has over 30 years of business experience in building materials, sales, and sales management. He is a graduate of Chapman University with a Masters Degree in Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Bryant University. His role includes monitoring sales performance, sales analysis and growth, along with interfacing with potential partners to enhance the Five Star Painting brand in the residential and commercial marketplace. Barry and his wife, Beverly, reside in Cumming with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Mary Jo - Project Manager
Mary Jo comes to us with 10 years of retail customer service experience. She started in our company 4 years ago as a remote scheduler. She is now managing three to four paint crews per week. Her attention to detail is what customers appreciate about her management style. When not working she enjoys scrapbooking and being a mom to her 3 college-age children.
Matt - Project Manager
After 10 years managing in the restaurant industry, Matt is bringing his attention to detail and management skills to the painting industry. When he is not working he is enjoying his family and supporting his wife at Community Cup in downtown Cumming, GA.
Kim - Estimator
Kim comes to us from Costco with a great customer service background and solid foundation in color design. She and her family are residents of North Cumming. She loves home improvement projects and is a self-admitted HGTV junkie!
Julia - Scheduler
Julia not only schedules almost a dozen paint crews but 3 project managers and the weather. No, she can't control the weather but if she could, she would. She has many years of scheduling for a local HVAC company and we are delighted to have her. She lives in Sugar Hill with her family.
Michelle – Project Manager
Michelle comes to us with over ten years of Sherwin Williams experience. She worked her way up to Area Sales representative after a very successful period in the stores as a store manager. She and her family (husband and 9-year-old daughter) reside in Lawrenceville. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and bodybuilding.
Alison- Marketing Administrator
Alison is the face behind all of our social media posts, review responses, and before and after pictures. She is very detail-oriented, and really enjoys reading all the positive things people write to us. Besides working here part-time, she also owns her own business as a piano teacher. Alison speaks both English and Spanish, and has a passion for helping low-income and immigrant children in the community learn music so they can have more opportunities in the future. Some of her other favorite things to do are writing songs, cooking, interior design, and babysitting her niece, Liliana. One fun fact about Alison is that she has a goal to visit every state in the United States, and has been to 30 so far!