Commercial Painting Contractors

Our Team

Michael Smith

Michael has been in the commercial painting Industry for more than 35 years, starting out in his father’s company. He learned his way around the business by working as a truck driver, in the warehouse, in accounting, and eventually in sales. He’s extremely proud of Paintsmiths’ outstanding customer retention, and he’s fond of saying, “Once you’re a PSMO customer, you are a customer for life.”  

Michael loves spending time with his wife and daughter. He and his wife are active and enjoy working out together with a personal trainer. He also bowls in a few leagues and plays a monthly spades game with a mix of his nine siblings and special invitees. If you beat him in spades, you get to be photographed with his, “I beat Michael” sign.

John Gannon, Sr.

John started out in the painting industry in 1980 as a business owner himself. He’s performed every role in the business. Since he retired from his own company, John has served for the past three years as an outside estimator with PSMO, bringing some of his best customers and employees to PSMO with him! John believes that business at Paintsmiths has stayed constant over the years because customer satisfaction was and is number one.

His favorite part of the job is payday (of course!) and meeting up with other painting colleagues at the VFW. One of John’s favorite hobbies is working on house projects with his grandkids. He’s an active member of Knights of Columbus and St. Martin De Porres’ Men’s Club. John is also a cancer survivor!

Mary Ponder

Mary has worked with PaintSmiths for 25 years – 20 with PaintSmiths of Missouri and five with Paintsmiths of St. Louis). Mary wears a lot of hats, and we don’t know what we’d do without her: She’s our office manager, accountant and payroll manager. She says the favorite part of her job is working with a great team of all-male co-workers!

Although her favorite coworkers may be Michael’s two dogs who are in the office every day. Mary is also a committed CrossFit athlete who trains several times a week.

 John Gannon, Jr.

John’s current role at PSMO is project manager and estimator. He works with all members of a project, including customers, painters, manpower, scheduling, and sales. He has been in the business for 17 years, and his favorite part of the job is interacting with customers. John does have a special certification – a culinary degree!

He enjoys spending time with his family on the weekends and playing with their dog. He is currently head coach of his son’s T-ball team and hopes to win a pennant this season!

 Tony Scott

Tony has been in the paint business for 21 years first with Sherwin Williams, and now three years with PSMO. He has sales and warehouse experience as well as technical experience with chemical coating and paint solutions/mixing. Tony’s favorite part of the job is interacting with the painters. His job is to make sure they have the support and supplies they need to continue to do fantastic painting in the field. Tony is a “shop guy,” and runs the warehouse, does POs etc.

His favorite things to do on the weekends are spending time with his family and attending his daughter’s gymnastics and son’s basketball activities. Tony is also quite the gamer and enjoys playing video games in his free time.

Lauren Driskell, Controller 

Lauren leads our accounting and payroll departments. She has a lot of experience in the construction and property management industries so she was able to hit the ground running when she started at Paintsmiths in 2018.  Lauren really likes the family culture at PSMO and so does her dog Winnie who comes to work with her every day.

Lauren is a certified scuba diver and enjoys planning her vacations around the sport.  On the weekends, she likes to take on home improvement projects with all four of her dogs and her extended family.

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