Stried Painting has always provided quality workmanship and competitive pricing. I know when I hire Jim and his staff, I don't have to micro-manage the project. It will be done right, on time and within budget.

Chris Z.
NAI Hiffman Asset Management

About Stried Painting, Inc.

Stried Painting Inc., founded in 1984, is an independently owned and operated interior and exterior coating company. Stried Painting Inc. is committed to the highest standards of quality and integrity. We offer an array of products and services for any commercial or industrial need.

Our full time, friendly and efficient staff have gone through many facets of training, ensuring the best job each and every time. Our staff is also available around the clock, to accommodate whatever scheduling needs you may have.

We are proud to have worked for many major Chicagoland businesses, including pharmaceutical corporations, banks and medical product companies. In addition, we are expanding our business to include Northwestern Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.

Stried Painting Inc. is one hundred percent compliant with OSHA regulations and is concerned about the environment. Our waste is disposed of properly in accordance with the Illinois EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) regulations. As an environmentally friendly company, we are committed to keeping our world a cleaner place. We put our experience to work and stand behind what we do with a 2-year limited warranty.

Our customer’s satisfaction is a high priority to us and we will not be happy until you are. As a results driven corporation, we look forward to showing you exactly what sets us apart from the rest.

Project Completion Options

  • Weekday Hours
  • Evening Hours
  • Weekend Hours
  • Holiday Shut-downs

The Stried Painting Team

With a large paint staff and 24/7 availability, Stried can meet any deadline with a team that’s responsive, friendly, and dedicated to the highest levels of professionalism.

Every crew member is a Stried employee. That means you can rest assured that they’ve passed drug screenings and background checks, regularly undergo rigorous safety training, and are held accountable to meeting our standards of detail-oriented, quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.

With a dedicated field foreman running your project, you’ll enjoy open communications and the security that comes from knowing who will be at your site every day. And it won’t take long to see that our crews take pride in their work, conduct themselves with utmost professionalism, and are friendly and easy to work with.

Meet some key members of the Stried Painting team:

Jim Stried, President, Founded Stried Painting, Inc. in 1984

Background: Jim, who started Stried painting 30 years ago, has achieved Confined Space Entry and Fall Protection Certification, and attends bi-monthly contractor safety meetings.

What Jim says: “We are looking to build a long-term relationship with every customer. I want to know from day one until project completion that they are 100 percent satisfied with our customer service and workmanship.

“I also want them to know that on every project, big or small, they’ll get a fair price quote. I want customers to be thrilled with the end product and that it was completed within their budget.”

What customers say: Jim is trustworthy and truly cares about their needs and concerns.

Derrek Leith, General Manager

Background: Derrek has been with Stried Painting for 23 years. During that time, he has earned his Fall Protection/Hazard Awareness Certificate, attended Confined Space Entry Training, and attends bi-monthly contractor safety meetings.

What Derrek says: “My personal approach to customer service is to build a relationship with the customer. I focus on communication from the start of a project and continually throughout, making sure the customer and Stried Painting walk hand in hand to arrive at a nicely finished project. To me, the two C’s, commitment and communication, are the main reasons for 30 years – and counting – of Stried success.

“Repeat business with our corporate partners is important. That’s why we want the customer to be 100 percent satisfied and for us to know costs and deadlines were met to their satisfaction.”

What customers say: Derrek is honest and hardworking.

Mary Maraventano, Director of Business Development

Background: Mary joined the Stried Painting team in 2014. She has been working in Business Development since 1988. Mary holds a BS in Psychology with a focus in Social Sciences, and an MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology.

What Mary says: “My approach to customer service is to understand the needs and outcomes desired by the customer – and then deliver the highest quality of service in a timely, efficient and personalized manner. Creating a strong business alliance, and business relationship that is customer focused, is very important.”

What customers say: Mary is dedicated, passionate and energetic. She takes a novel approach to problem solving and strives to anticipate a client’s needs before they know one exists!

Joe Alfaro, Sales Associate

Background: In his 18 years with Stried Painting, Joe has earned his Fall Protection Awareness Certificate, has been named a Certified Renovator by the EPA, and attends bi-monthly safety meetings.

What Joe says: “A successful job for me is one where our customer doesn’t even know we are there. We come into your place of business, we do a quality job in a timely manner, our staff treats you with respect throughout the project, and we do everything possible to make you happy.

“That’s why at the end of every project, we review all painted areas to make sure the customer is satisfied and that we’re leaving them happy knowing they got the best job possible for a very good price. The next time we hear from them, we want it to be to do more work. Repeat business is my personal goal. Whether they call back in three months or three years, I want to be the only painter they are calling back.”

What customers say: Joe is reliable and dependable.

Michael Geissberger, Sales Associate

Background: An 11-year employee with Stried Painting, Michael has achieved his Fall Protection Certification and attends bi-monthly safety meetings.

What Michael says: “I believe our customers are the most important part of our business. They deserve top-quality work at a fair price, and my job isn’t complete until they are 100 percent satisfied with the project.

“We want to build business relationships that last a lifetime. That’s why we strive to complete projects on time and within the customer’s budget. We won’t consider our work done until the customer reviews all our work and gives us their stamp of approval.”

What customers say: Michael is dedicated and committed to our satisfaction.

Environmentally Aware

Stried Painting, Inc. is concerned about the environment. We use ZERO VOC Coatings and LOW VOC Coatings, eliminating harsh paint fumes, so your facility can operate normally without disrupting productivity. Once a project is completed, all remaining materials are disposed of in accordance with Illinois EPA regulations.

A new coat of paint will freshen up your facility and it’s good for employee morale as well. Let a Stried Painting, Inc. Project Manager help with all of your color selection needs. We will bring color and material samples to you and provide onsite sample testing to make sure you get the right selection for your facility.

We believe in the importance of giving back to our community.

Stried Painting - In the Commmunity

Since our founding in 1984, Stried Painting has believed in the importance of safety and giving back to our community. Following are just a few of the events we have participated in for the past few years.


2015 BOMA Suburban Chicago

Mardi Gras was the theme at this year’s BOMA Suburban Chicago trade show on March 5th, and Stried Painting celebrated in style! Games and gift cards at their booth were a hit - and their door prize this year was a BOSE Sound Link Mini. 2015 marked founder Jim Stried’s 3rd year as chairman of the Trade Show Committee. All 82 booths sold out and attendees had a great time - Mardi Gras style!


Stried Painting 30th Anniversary Party

Stried Painting closed out 2014 with a party at Jimmy's Charhouse in Libertyville to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. 2014 was an outstanding year, highlighted with the announcement that Stried was again awarded the Abbott / Abbvie Safety Recognition Certificate - their third consecutive year of achieving this honor for outstanding safety performance and zero injuries!

2014 Abbott Contractor Safety Award

Abbott celebrated their annual year-end Contractor Safety Luncheon in December. Stried Painting was awarded the Abbott / Abbvie Safety Recognition Certificate for outstanding safety performance and zero injuries in 2014. Stried was one of only 5 contractors to achieve this honor in 2014!

2014 Stried Painting - Small Business Roundtable

On August 2, 2014, Stried Painting hosted a round table for 10 local small business owners. Various topics of interest were discussed, including job creation, payroll taxes, health insurance changes and pension reform. Congressman Bob Dold was a special guest. His family has been in the pest exterminating business for over 100 years. He offered a special insight into the challenges small business owners are facing. The meeting was deemed a great success.

2014 Volunteer Work for YouthBuild Lake County

In July, 2014 Stried Painting volunteered time and resources to refresh and repaint YouthBuild Lake County’s large Gymnasium and Construction Lab. The two day volunteer effort was managed by Derrick Leith (GM), Jose Turcios (Foreman) and two painters. Stried Painting is pleased to have been of service to this worthy organization.


2013 BOMA Suburban Chicago Certificate of Appreciation

In December, 2013, BOMA Suburban Chicago presented their Certificate of Appreciation to Jim Stried, once again recognizing his tremendous efforts as Trade Show Committee Chairman.

2013 Abbott Contractor Safety Award

On December 17, 2013, Abbott celebrated their annual year-end Contractor Safety Luncheon. Stried Painting, Inc. was one of seventeen companies honored with the Abbott / Abbvie Safety Recognition Certificate for their outstanding safety performance and zero injuries in 2013.

2013 AbbVie Operations Day of Caring

Derrick Leith, General Manager at Stried Painting, Inc. received the following letter from AbbVie, dated August 27, 2013:

Dear Derrek,

Thank you for your generous donation of time for you and your team at the AbbVie Operations Day of Caring event. Thanks to the efforts of the Stried Painting Company and the hard work of many volunteers we were able to complete numerous challenging, but rewarding projects. Over the three-day period, about 300 AbbVie employees painted, weeded, trimmed, scraped old paint off, fixed steps, fixed trim, mulched, removed trees, added new landscaping, repaired, repaired, repaired and painted some more!

Abbott Middle School was especially thrilled with all the updates we were able to accomplish with your help, including coordinating the painting of all the external panels on their 176 window. Thank to you and your colleagues, students at Abbott Middle School are returning to their school with renewed pride.

At AbbVIe, we have an enduring commitment to supporting the communities where we live and work. Our partnership with you has helped to make a difference in the lives of the children who attend these schools. I'm proud of our collective efforts and look forward to future opportunities for us to work together.

John T, Simmons
VP Purchasing and Supplier Management


2012 Abbott Contractor Safety Award

On December 20, 2012, Abbott celebrated with their year-end Contractor Safety Luncheon. Stried Painting, Inc. was one of only thirteen companies that received a Contractor Safety Recognition Award for their outstanding safety performance and zero injuries during 2012.

2012 BOMA Suburban Chicago

In December, 2012, Boma Suburban Chicago presented their Certificate of Appreciation to Jim Stried, recognizing his tremendous efforts as Trade Show Committee Chairman.

McHenry Jr. Warriors

Stried Painting is proud to have sponsored the McHenry Jr. Warrior Softball Team in 2011 and 2012.

2012 BOMA Expo

On February 29, 2012, Stried Painting, Inc. had a great time at the BOMA Suburban Chicago EXPO Trade Show in Oak Brook, Illinois. The turnout was good, and attendees had a lot of fun playing games to win gift cards at our booth. Thanks to all of the BOMA Suburban Chicago staff for putting on another successful show.


2011 BOMA Expo

On February 23, 2011, Stried Painting participated in the 2011 BOMA Suburban Chicago EXPO Trade Show. The event was held at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Our Warranty

Stried Painting Inc., stands behind each and every job we do. A 2 year limited warranty is provided for all work completed. In the event of paint failure we will supply labor and materials to correct the issue at no cost to you.

However, damage caused by accident or abuse, seasonal temperature changes, settling of structure, cracks caused by normal expansion and contraction of the building, discoloration due to sun exposure, chemicals or natural minerals and other events described as normal wear and tear will not be covered under this warranty.