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SERVING THE GREATER NORTHWEST FOR OVER 30 YEARS!

At Paint Crafters, we specialize in all phases of painting for your residential, commercial and industrial needs. Hiring us is all about getting the job done right the first time. With our expertise, you can be sure that our highly-trained craftsmen can deliver the quality that you are looking for. 

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Meet The Team

Kraig Barnes  |  President

While going to school to become a Microbiologist, Kraig Barnes, a native of the northwest, worked during the summers in Spokane as a house painter. In 1990 the gentlemen that he worked for retired and offered him two trucks, a few ladders and a 20 year old airless pump for $10,000.00. Circumstances in his life forced him to “temporarily” quit college in his 4th year. The plan was to make some money painting and then go back to school to finish his degree. He never went back or looked back. He soon found that he had a head for business and loved the work that he was doing. He loved working with people and loved doing quality work. Times were hard at the beginning and so being adaptable to doing others things like drywall, tile and minor roofing were a necessity. He soon realized that there were many facets to the painting business that went outside of doing historic renovations and residential homes. At one point Paint Crafters, and in many circles still is, the go to contractor for historic renovation projects. Patsy Clarks mansion, and the Campbell House to name a few. Expanding the Business into commercial projects in 2003 became the next step. In 2008 construction hit hard times. Paint crafters, luckily was not leveraged and had a great following of clients that took them through the hard times. The need to stay multi faceted in the painting industry was more prudent now than ever. In 2009 Paint Crafters looked into doing roof coatings. Although similar in process to painting in some ways, it is completely different in others. Through slow growth and refining their processes they are known as the #1 fluid applied coating system installers in the northwest. In 2015 the fluid applied roofing systems were becoming a much larger part of the Paint Crafters arsenal. It was then that it was decided to break out the roofing division out of the equation. Fluid Applied Roofing was born. 

28 years later Kraig is involved deeply in both companies. His management and field staff he touts, is the best there is. He believes that the fluid applied systems will lead the way for the future of both companies. Kraig has always believed in fair and honest business practices. He puts a premium on doing the jobs correctly, with the highest quality craftsman and materials available. Teamwork, precision, craftsmanship and integrity are the words that are the fuel for Paint Crafters and Fluid Applied Roofing. His motto is, “Do a job once, with the highest level of craftsmanship and service, and you will rarely have to advertise”. 

Craig Shepard  |  Commercial Division

Craig Shepard has over 30 years of experience in the painting industry. He is married to a wonderful person, Wanda Shepard. He has two pretty, and bright daughters. Lydia is 12 and Annie is 10. Craig has worked for Paint Crafters for 15 years and specializes in commercial and industrial projects. Craig Shepard played an instrumental part in launching the commercial division in 2003.  His is the lead estimator and one of the best in the region.

Sky Mickelson  |  Project Coordinator

Sky is proudly born and raised in the Spokane area. He attended Shadle Park High School and followed with Spokane Community College.

Sky decided to follow the trade of his father, painting. He picked it up at an early age and began working full-time as a painter shortly after high school.

Sky has worked in all areas of the painting industry. Including, re-paints, custom residential, commercial and industrial.

Sky joined Paint Crafters in 2005 and has been watching it flourish ever since. He is excited to be apart of a team that is expanding into so many facets of the coating industry.

Jennifer Goe  |  Business Development Manager

Jennifer Goe, an expert in administrative work, is the Business Development Director at Paint Crafters and Fluid Applied Roofing. Prior to working for Fluid, Jennifer worked as an office manager and as a stay at home mom. 

In 2017, Jennifer found her niche in creating relationships with Fluid. Jennifer applied for an administrative position. Upon meeting Jennifer, Kraig Barnes, owner of Fluid Applied Roofing, had a different role in mind. Jennifer excelled in her new position and continues to strive for success. 

Being born and raised in Spokane, WA has given her a deep love for the community.  Jennifer has a passion for helping people from all walks of life. Jennifer is an active member of BOMA Spokane, and volunteers with local non-profit organizations.

Jennifer is an avid music lover, in her free-time you can find her at a local show, book or antique store. She enjoys spending time with her 4 year old daughter and her family, and with her as always, Bam-o-Ram (Official Fluid Applied Roofing Mascot).

Luke Yoder  |  Senior Project Manager

A life long Spokane resident, Luke Yoder graduated from St. George’s School and attended Whitworth and Eastern Washington University.

Luke spent a number of years working in the hospitality industry. His first experience in construction came 25 years ago when he helped his father build their family home in north Spokane. His work in the roofing industry began 13 years ago with a local commercial roofing contractor in 2005. He and a partner then purchased the company, and offered both residential and commercial roofing. In 2016, Luke joined Fluid Applied Roofing as the lead estimator and project manager. In that position, he makes sales, prepares bids and contracts, and oversees the installation of the various roof systems and services they offer.

Luke is the father of a two year old daughter, and in his spare time enjoys paddleboarding and golf.

Brooke Schmoe  |  Estimating & Contract Administrator

Brooke Schmoe has been with Paint Crafters for 6 years. She started off as an office assistant, filing and organizing right after she got home from her year and a half church mission to Maceio, Brazil. She quickly established herself into the commercial estimating division when the need presented itself, and has been a major asset to the division ever since. Brooke not only supports the estimating process but also manages all incoming and out-going contracts. When she is not at work she enjoys an active lifestyle: volunteering for Mt Spokane Ski Patrol, biking, quilting, and participating in her local church activities. Brooke has been married for two years and just had her first child March 15th.

Diana Hiett  |  Office Manager

Diana Hiett was born in Augsburg, Germany.  She grew up and began a family there.  Diana was a confectioner in Germany.  She made the decision to bring her family to the states in the 1988. 

Diana recalled being in Tacoma, WA when the Berlin wall came down. She says that was a moment in her life that she will never forget and is often reminded of the Scorpion’s song, “Wind of Change,” when recalling that time.

Diana likes to spend her free time with her fiancé, Kevin, her grand-daughter, Nivea, and her sweet pup, Bella. 

Diana has been with Paint Crafters since 2014 and is a vital component to our amazing team of professionals.

Did You Know?

Paint Crafters has won an Eastern Washington Preservation Society Award.

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