Meet the Team at Five Star Painting of New Braunfels
*Under New Ownership*
Brightening Homes & Businesses Across New Braunfels
Our team at Five Star Painting in New Braunfels brings qualified experience and colorful personalities to each project they take on. They work tirelessly to transform their customers’ painting dreams into a reality. From the initial consultation to the finished project, you can rest assured that our team will deliver superior results.
Learn more about our crew below!
Dan Schaeffer– Owner
Dan Schaeffer grew up in New Jersey and went to Boston University, where he studied hotel and restaurant management. After college, he worked in New York City in a variety of management roles in the food, wine, and hotel industries. He moved to Austin in 2004 to get his MBA at UT Austin (Hook 'Em!). After business school, he worked for Whole Foods Market as a buyer on the private label team. Dan always had a passion for delivering exceptional service, which is the cornerstone of Five Star Painting. Dan and his wife, Amanda, love living in Austin and supporting the local community.
Dan Ouellette – VP of Operations
Dan Ouellette (Dan-O) joined Five Star Painting in July 2011 as VP of Operations. In that role, Dan manages both residential and commercial projects and collaborates on a variety of marketing, technology, and operations initiatives. Dan is originally from New England and has dual degrees in both business management and construction technology. His past field experience includes extensive work in both residential and commercial settings as a finish carpenter, project manager, and superintendent. He is adept at managing complex projects and facilitated the renovation of a college dormitory, including the coordination of all subcontractors and day-to-day activities. Dan brings a passion for delivering first-class service to his clients and exceeding their expectations. Dan and his wife Sheila are very active in the National Lung Cancer Partnership and recently brought the Free to Breathe race to Austin, where they have raised a significant amount of money for this wonderful organization.
Karlos Salinas – VP Operations / Estimator
Originally from San Angelo, Karlos is a Texas native who joined Five Star Painting in January 2015. Prior to joining the team, Karlos worked for Sherwin Williams for five years, first in San Angelo and most recently at one of the leading retail locations in Austin. He moved to Austin in August 2014 to be closer to the family. In his free time, Karlos is involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Austin and enjoys basketball and golf. Karlos brings his passion for customer service and knowledge of paint products and systems to every project!
Kelly Pharis - Salesperson
Proud to call her self a native Texan, Kelly Pharis grew up in a military family, in a small town just south of Fort Worth. After moving to Central Texas she spent 10 years painting and remodeling homes, splitting her time between Austin and San Antonio. Here, she honed her skills to include everything from painting to drywall and even carpentry. When she isn’t working she can be found helping out at the family ranch, taking her dog on a hike, or working on her latest art project. Since joining the Five Star family Kelly dedicates herself to excellent customer service and getting the job done right.
Ryan Sterling - Salesperson
Ryan Sterling is a Maryland native. He has lived in San Antonio for 5 years and absolutely loves living in Texas. Ryan has been working in the home improvement industry for over 20 years. Ryan has worked in management for most of his career, he has worked in new construction, home building, remodeling and both residential and commercial projects. Ryan enjoys fishing, the ocean, rivers and cooking when he’s not working. Ryan takes pride in providing a premium service experience to all of his clients.