Start your career with VanDerKolk+Kooi Painting, one of Michigan’s most respected painting contractors.

Our focus has always been The Practice of Excellence. We deliver exceptional value and service to our clients, and we know this is only possible when we have the right people to help us. As we continue to grow, we are looking to expand our team!

What are you looking for in your work?

  • Competitive Pay?
  • Stability?
  • Year Round Work
  • Learning particular skills within Residential, Commercial, or Industrial Painting
  • Opportunity for Personal and Professional Development
  • Leadership Opportunities and Leadership Training including estimating, supervision, administration and more
  • Being a Team Player and Winning with defined goals and objectives
  • Recognition?
  • Great Benefits like Health Insurance and IRA for retirement with company match
  • Working for a company with a defined vision. We call it 747 here. It’s a verb. We 747 all we do. We have a pilot and co-pilot. A flight plan and destination. And people in assigned seats. It’s a privilege to fly with us. We elevate by being very specific in our thrust down the runway and lift-off. We are going places. If your motivated, like challenges, like winning, and being the best then you may have discovered the opportunity you have been looking for!

Not experienced? That’s okay!

Painting skills can always be taught. In fact, training is a huge part of our life and process at VanDerKolk+Kooi Painting. In fact, we favor the proper value system over talent. We can teach talent, but we can’t help much with changing a person’s value system. What we desire even more in our applicants are those attributes that can’t be taught: a willingness to work hard, go the extra mile for our clients, be ethical and honest, and reliable. That is the value system we embrace.

The benefits of being a part of the VanDerKolk+Kooi Painting team in addition to items listed above:

  • Paid time off
  • Drug free environment
  • Culture of Practicing Excellence
  • Typical week M-F 7:30 to 4:00
  • 40 to 45 hours a week with additional overtime available seasonally
  • Long-term employees/low turnover
  • IRA
  • Health Insurance

Pay Scales

We have a defined career ladder. The pay scales below are commensurate with your skill level. The increasing pay scales reflect more talent in the trade of painting and increased responsibility. Higher pay scales within the Lead Painter category and Project Leader categories reflect the ability to lead crews and manage a greater level of gross annual revenue totals with multiple painting crews.

  • Apprentices: $11-15/hr
  • Painters: $14-20/hr
  • Lead Painters: $17-24/hr
  • Project Manager: $20-30/hr

Vehicle/Gas card available to those who successfully reach rank of Project Manager and occasionally exceptional Lead Painter’s.

Please submit your application below today, or contact us with any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!

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