Meet Our Team!
Mike - Owner
Mike originally grew up in Idaho, but eventually found his way to Texas through career decisions and has now lived in the Dallas area for the last 30 years. He has a degree in electrical engineering from BYU, and after spending 26 years in the engineering business, he decided in 2009 to open his own business. He takes pride in running a construction company with engineering discipline, taking what used to be just Mike and a couple of painters, to a 75 person operation providing the best quality painting in the entire DFW area. This has become a family owned and operated business- Mike and Deanna’s son, Josh is the general manager, son-in-law JP is the sales manager, and daughter Stacy is the office manager. Mike loves how fun and challenging it is growing a business and working with family in the process. When he’s not working, Mike enjoys spending time at his cabin in Idaho, riding Harleys, and being outdoors. He also of course loves spending as much time as possible with his grandkids.
Deanna- Owner, Bookkeeper
Deanna was born in Colorado, but as her father was in the Air Force she moved quite a bit when she was younger. When he retired, their family moved to Idaho where she met Mike in high school. Deanna has many years of experience working in accounting and secretarial jobs. She loves sewing and needlework, which has helped her develop a particular talent for paying attention to small steps to putting something bigger together. Being detail-oriented and patient are crucial qualities for a bookkeeper! Mike and Deanna have 4 children who have all worked for the company at one time or another. She loves that it is a family owned and operated business. They also have 4 beautiful grandchildren who they love to spoil! One of her favorite things to do when she has time off is traveling, especially on cruises, seeing amazing sites all over the world.
Josh has 8 years of experience with Five Star Painting- 7 years with us here in Dallas, and 1 year working in the corporate office in Waco, TX. His work history as a call center manager and the manager of a restaurant helped him develop remarkable customer service and problem resolution skills. He also trained other franchise owners how to open, start, and maintain a Five Star Painting business all over the country and Canada while at the corporate office. He’s a Five Star Painting expert! Josh and his wife, Sierra have been married for 2 years, and have a sweet baby boy named Oliver. They enjoy going to Stars and Rangers games, musicals at Fair Park and trying out any sushi restaurant.
Stacy- Office Manager
Stacy has been with us at Five Star Painting for over 9 years. She started working here as a new mom, when her daughter was only 2 weeks old! As a production manager she would take her daughter with her to jobs, then after a few years she moved to sales. After her 3rd daughter was born she started working in the office. She has worked in every part of the company from production to sales, color consults, and office administration, and worked as a manager for the customer service team at Melaleuca when she was in college. When she’s not working, Stacy’s favorite thing to do is watching her daughters Bella and Sophia dance and play soccer. She also loves going to concerts and traveling. So far, her favorite vacations have been to Italy, France, Spain, England, Galapagos, Ecuador, and Island Park Idaho. She also loves trying new foods and everything Harry Potter.
Cristina- Administrator and Scheduler
Cristina has an extensive job history as a legal assistant/secretary dealing with bankruptcy, family law, personal injury, medical malpractice, real estate, and employment law. She worked in one of the top law firms in Dallas before leaving to become a stay at home mom with her kids for a while. Cristina has incredible organizational skills and is a great multitasker. When she’s not working, you can usually find her fishing or chauffeuring her kids around to their various activities. Cristina lives in Carrollton with her husband, Dennis and kids, Adriana and Isaiah, and baby Olivia- due in June!
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! Alison lives in Rockwall with her husband, Hector.
JP was born in Guayaquil Ecuador, moved to Queens, New York as a kid, and grew up on the east coast. He has now lived in Texas for 12 years and loves it! JP has been with us here at Five Star for 7 years now, and prior to that, was a call center manager, and an assistant manager at Walmart. He is definitely outgoing and a people person, and an incredible salesman- he has personally sold and managed over $4.5M worth of painting projects in the area! Something interesting about JP is that he speaks 3 languages, English, Spanish and Italian. JP has been married to Stacy for 12 years and they have 3 little girls, Isabella, Sophia, and Ariana. When they’re not working they enjoy watching their daughters’ dance recitals and soccer games. He also likes scuba diving, skiing, and watching Texas Rangers Baseball as a family.
Herman is one of the best sales experts in our company. He has a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Industrial Security, he’s completed many sales training courses, and has over 30 years of sales experience in various industries. Herman has a stellar job history as the General Manager of Mutual of Omaha and John Hancock insurance companies, Regional Vice President of Sales for a Fortune 500 company, and even owned his own business for many years selling promotional products to companies. In his free time, Herman loves biking, movies, and concerts, and he has been a magician for 40 years! Besides being a good friend and father figure to many of his coworkers, he is also the father of 4 kids, and has 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. He also just welcomed a new baby granddaughter in April.
Michael is an expert in customer service. With over 10 years in the restaurant industry holding positions such as host all the way up to general manager, he has a lot of experience with customer service and problem solving. Michael enjoys playing paintball, relaxing, volunteering as an assistant youth pastor, and spending time with his family, his wife, and 2 dogs Tampa and Tater.
Terran- Production Manager
Terran is another one of our fabulous production managers here at Five Star. Although she is still pretty new to our team, she has proved to be a fast learner and has a lot of enthusiasm! Terran was born and raised on the east coast, and grew up with 3 brothers! Besides the eastern United States, Terran has also spent time in 12 countries and lived in 4, including the US, South Korea, Japan, and Greece, where she met her husband Carlos while they were serving together in the military. We are so grateful for Terran’s military background because it trained her to have a great attention to detail, as well as her natural tendency to be super organized. In addition to 8 years in the military, she also has 3 years of prior experience in retail management, so being a production manager here is right up her alley! Terran is definitely a people person, and always very happy, “all smiles” as she says. She loves customers and interacting with people, and they definitely love her back!
Kevin- Production Manager
Kevin was born in Arlington, TX, but lived in Mexico for 7 years as a kid. All of his family is from Chihuaha. He grew up going to work with his dad on the weekends, and they would work together remodeling and doing sheetrock. He learned a lot about home improvement in those years. Something interesting about Kevin is that he is fully bilingual in Spanish and English and he didn’t speak any English until he was 9 years old. Some of his strongest personality traits include being very easy going, and being able to socialize and make friends with anyone- very good strengths to have as a production manager! In his free time he loves driving on his UTV,going fishing, and enjoying time with his pitbull and 2 chihuahas.
Randy- Production Manager
Randy is our oldest production manager here at Five Star, and he has a heart of GOLD. Before taking on this job, he was a retired pilot. His flying career in the Air Force and later for American Airlines spanned 36 years. We once tried to estimate how many miles he has flown in his lifetime, and it was somewhere in the millions. If that’s not cool we don’t know what is! Randy and his wife Vicky have been married for 40 years and have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Spending time with his family is definitely his favorite thing to do.