Your Columbus, GA Painting Team
We understand that a home improvement project, no matter how big or small, can be an inconvenience for the family going through it. Under the direction and leadership of the owner, Michael Nungesser, our team of sales, operations, and administrative staff is here to help take the Pain out of Painting. We treat your home as if we are working on our own and strive to deliver quality results on every project.
Michael Nungesser – Owner / General Manager
Michael is a career home improvement professional with over 20 years’ experience. Prior to making the career move to franchise ownership with Five Star Painting, Michael was the Managing Partner for Champion Home Exteriors in Macon and Columbus, GA. Being no stranger to start-ups, Michael quickly grew the Central Georgia Five Star Painting to a flagship location for the brand. After two years of operation, he expanded to South Metro-Atlanta and most recently Columbus, GA. Michael understands it takes a team of highly qualified employees to deliver superior customer service and quality projects. Michael is married to the Office Manager, Joy, and together they have two children (Owen and Reese). When not at work, Michael enjoys travelling, working around his home, and cheering on his alma mater – the Georgia Bulldogs.
Joy Nungesser – Office Manager
Joy was born and raised in Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she worked in medical practices and as a preschool teacher. When the demands of her role at Five Star grew, Joy joined the team full-time. She has been married to Michael for 17 years and they have two children and two doodle doggies. Joy enjoys spending time and travelling with her family and friends. She is also an HGTV addict!
Amy Howard– Scheduling Coordinator
After graduating from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2007, Amy began working in the non-profit sector. Amy continued her career until she started a family with her husband, Adam. Now with two children, Kyle and Everett, she enjoys a flexible work environment at home as she coordinates all pre-project communication and scheduling with our Five Star Painting customers. When Amy is not working, she enjoys time with her family as well as doing remodeling projects at her home.
Jesse Edwards– Paint Consultant
Jesse is a seasoned home improvement specialist, with 8 years in the industry. Jesse joined our team in 2016 and enjoys helping people beautify their homes and businesses. In his time off you can find him hiking or coaching his daughter’s soccer team.
Kevin Kirkland– Paint Consultant
Kevin has been in the home improvement industry for over 6 years. He likes meeting new people daily and making their visions become reality. Kevin is a proud father of three and an active member of the community. His hobbies include golfing and camping with his family.
Jackson Davis– Project Manager
Jackson is a proud graduate of Georgia Southern University and has been in the home improvement industry for over 3 years now. He has been married to his wife Penelope for almost 5 years and they love exploring around the Macon area. In his free time, Jackson enjoys golfing and many other sporting activities.
Joseph Wheeler– Project Manager
Joseph has been with Five Star Painting for about 3 years. He was previously in law enforcement for 20 years before retiring. Joseph also worked with his father in the commercial side of painting for many years. He has four children and has been married for 15 years. Joseph enjoys spending time with his family when he is not at Five Star.
Kip Kirk– Project Manager
Kip has a diverse background in home improvement spanning over 7 years now. He has been married for 21 years and has three children. Kip enjoys spending time outdoors and is very involved with his kids’ sporting endeavors.