"Our most noteworthy service is the offering of a complimentary color consultation with an interior designer when clients contract with us."
Job Title: Owner
Company: Cosmos Painting Company, Inc.
Location: Marblehead, MA
Years With Current Company: 8 years
Years as a BRAGB Member: Less than 1 year
Birthplace/Hometown: Lynn, MA
Family: I’ve got a beautiful wife, Yianna and an amazing 3 year old daughter, Konstantina
College Attended (If Applicable): Graphic Design / Communications
First Job Unrelated to Field: Pizza maker at Chuck E’ Cheese
First Job in Current Field: Worked for Cosmos Painting as a teenager
How Did You Get Into the Business: My father started the company in the 70’s. I began working summers as a teenager.
What Does Your Business Do Now, and What Are Your Plans for the Future: We like to stick to what we’re best at, and that’s being great painters.
Keys to Success: I’m not sure that we’re a success yet, but when we get there, it’ll be because we keep communication open and flowing
Role Model (outside of family): Since joining the PDCA years ago, I’ve met a couple of local contractors that continue to mentor me and inspire me to be a better leader day after day.
If You Had to Choose a Different Profession, What Would It Be: I love to cook, so I would love to enter the restaurant business… but I also value my nights and weekends, so I take that back.
What’s Something Most People Don’t Know About You: Although I was born here in the states, being the son of two Greek immigrants, my first language was Greek and not English.
Are You Involved In Any Other Organizations Besides BRAGB: Yes,
-PDCA (Painting & Decorating Contractors of America) President of the Northeast Council
-NARI (National Associationg of the Remodeling Industry) Active member
-IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association) Active member
Hobbies: I’ve always been a fan of music. I used to DJ, and owned a small recording studio with a friend. My main hobby over the last 15 years has been playing middle-eastern percussion.
Favorite TV Show Currently on the Air: I’m a big fan of comedy so it has to be Saturday Night Live
Favorite Sports Team: Boston Celtics
Favorite Novel: I’m not much of a novel reader, but my favorite book would be the first business book I ever read called “Getting Naked” by Patrick Lencioni.
Favorite Film: I don’t know anyone who would refer to it as a “film”, but it’s one of those goofy movies that still cracks me up to this day… “Airplane”.