Meet the Team of Richmond Hill
Ali Khan - Owner
Prior to opening Five Star Painting of Richmond Hill, Ali had a successful career in retail banking for 20 years. Ali opened a Five Star Painting franchise because he was ready to work for himself. “The feeling of freedom is just inexpressible. It is a very satisfying feeling to work and build your own equity,” he said.
Ali is honoured to call Richmond Hill home, both for its beauty and its people. He feels that the scenic city is perfectly complemented by the kind, hospitable and tolerant people of Ontario.
Ali is passionate about giving back to his community. He was involved in a program that coaches young adults on becoming entrepreneurs, from setting up a company, raising capital, developing a product, and selling it (He is especially proud of his team for winning the regional competition!). Five Star Painting of Richmond Hill donates to “We Forest”, an organization that plants trees around the world.
Ali and his wife have been married for 17 years. Together, they are raising four wonderful children: Ibrahim, Eman, Mohammed and Yousuf. When he’s not at work, Ali enjoys playing squash, cycling, running, walking, swimming and playing cricket.
Ali Shakouri - Crew Supervisor
Ali brings 15 years of experience to Five Star Painting of Richmond Hill. He is also a talented soccer player, and enjoys trucks and off-roading.
Armia Lotafalla - Crew Supervisor
Armia is a natural conversationalist. He enjoys talking to people and making new friends. When he’s not at work, he’s making new friends or watching movies. Armia has eight years of experience in the business.
Usman Malik - Crew Supervisor
Usman has been in the painting business for five years. He’s a coconut – tough on the outside, but soft on the inside. He enjoys going for long drives to unwind.