Meet the Crew

We are a full service residential painting company, performing interior and exterior painting, deck staining, carpentry and drywall repair, color consulting, and powerwashing. Our workers are career painters, experienced craftsmen who take great pride in their work and customer care.

We recognize that home and business painting is not an everyday occurrence for you. There is education and preparation that needs to occur so your project goes smoothly and according to your expectations. We do this through a process of communication and education so we can co-create the best possible painting experience with you. We call this the Certainty Service System.

At Austin Pro Painting, you’ll never be surprised. You can be assured that we will always deliver superior service that is on time and on budget.

We are a company with a culture of respect. Respect for our employees. Respect for the environment. And most important, respect for you, our customers.

Specialties:  Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Custom New Construction House Painting, , Kitchen Cabinet Painting, Wood Finishing, Vintage Home Restoration Painting  -Interior/Exterior, Natural and low VOC Paints, Estate Maintenance.

  • Custom, licensed and insured, residential painting contractor.
  • Large painting crew is available for short time frame jobs.
  • EPA Lead certified renovator.
John Contreras
General Manager

John began his painting career as a summer part-time job for Doug Gorton Professional Painting while attending Stephen F. Austin High School.  His true passion for Painting and home renovation led him to his role with Austin Professional Painting.  Since the company’s inception in 2011, APP has successfully completed 1,400 projects, and under John’s vision and leadership, the company has grown to become one of the most highly respected full service painting companies in Central Texas completing projects for Horizon Retail Construction, ARCO national Construction Company, local architects and designers in town.

John’s road to success weighs heavily in putting the customers first and strives to secure their loyalty through top quality painting and service, which many times lead to repeat projects and referrals. John also emphasizes his value in hiring top-notch full time painting experts and seeks to help them achieve their full potential; to embrace professionalism and excellence in everything that they do.  Austin Professional Painting is a team atmosphere and we do our very best to help our communities be better places in which to live, work and grow.

Doug Gorton
Sr. Project Manager

Doug Joined the Austin Pro Painting team in 2011 after selling his “Doug Gorton Professional Painting” company. Doug has had a successful 24-year career in the Austin painting market, with a large emphasis in project management.  He has a vital role at Austin Pro Painting to oversee projects with key responsibilities in project planning, managing budgets, minimizing risk and exposure, and working closely with the clients, owners, architects, consultants, and contractors.

Doug has successfully managed and completed industrial, commercial renovations, historic property restorations, as well as EPA Lead Projects. Doug’s experience with products and application techniques as well as emphasis on quality and service has been key to the training of our foreman. His drive and passion in the field and the pleasure of seeing professional and beautiful results help motivate him to continually learn and accomplish more.

Cathy Helmholz
Interior Designer

Cathy Helmholz, founder of Just In Time Design and designer with APP is a native Belgian who has been living in America for over 34 years. After a long career in the fashion business, she decided to bring her European sensibility and practical American “can-do” approach to her work ethic and business style.

As a former real estate agent, she knows what buyers and sellers want. As an Accredited Home Staging Professional, she is always on a mission to do a perfect job, to energize every room with style, speed and efficiency.

  • Aurelio ContrerasAurelio Contreras Field Supervisor
  • Alfredo AbregoAlfredo Abrego Team Leader
  • Ismael ContrerasIsmael Contreras Team Leader
  • JorgeAbregoJorge Abrego – Team Leader
  • Miguel HernandezMiguel Hernandez – Team Leader