About

At Happy Trees Painting, we love what we do! With the help of you, our customer, we can continue to raise the bar for a traditional painting company. We are more than the painting services we provide by excelling in customer service and working with other contractor trades to make your project simple and efficient. We strive to improve our environment with contributions to nature restoration projects, community service, and recycling the most materials we can at every job. As we grow, we will continue to look for ways to help preserve our one and only, Mother Earth.

Mission

Our mission is to help our community and leave this beautiful earth better than we inherited it.

Vision

Our vision is to lead the way and influence others to help the environment, making this a better place for us and future generations.

Values

We take great pride in the work we do. Accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and respect are values held at the utmost standard within our company. We realize your home is your kingdom and will treat it as such.

Owner: Kenneth Dansereau Jr.

It all began at the age of 13 when my father had me help him paint a neighbor's house. Back then, we used oil paints and lots of paint thinner. That day I learned the meaning of a hard day's work! Times have changed and for the better. Most of the paints we use now are latex and are much better for the environment. The VOC (volatile organic compounds) standard has been lowered and its much easier to recycle, especially now that safe harbors has lent a helping hand! I am very passionate about helping our planet. I have two beautiful children, Averey and Briar, and I'd like to leave this planet to them even better than when I came into it. I also want to instill these beliefs and values in them.

I have nearly 15 years of professional painting experience under my belt. I have helped shape some of the biggest painting companies in Rhode Island and was a Lead Foremen at both Dennis Moffit and Two Brothers painting. These were great learning ventures for me, but now I'm ready to set the bar higher and take this industry to the next level. When you choose Happy Trees Painting, not only will you be working with the best environmentally friendly based painting company in the state, but you will be getting top notch customer service and the highest quality paint job. We intend to provide you with an experience unlike any others and one that you will remember for years to come!

office manager: Gwendolyn Creutz

Gwendolyn is our main component of communication within Happy Trees Painting, as well as taking care of all of our office needs ranging from booking appointments to managing payroll. We strive to excel at customer service and making sure that our clients are extremely satisfied with the “Happy Trees Experience!” Aside from wanting to provide the most professional and positive experience for our clients, Gwendolyn is an advocate for environmentally friendly practices and procedures. Our company will continue to look for and be involved in helping preserve our planet and supporting these standards is what the Office Manager does best! 

Lead Foreman:
Gage Makuch

Gage has been painting since the age of 15 and has worked closely with the industry’s top painters. We consider him to be one of our biggest role models at Happy Trees Painting and count on him to pass down valuable tools and information required to meet the expectations of not only our clients, but our company policies. Gage has proven to be an independent thinker and a leader by developing his own systems throughout his career to achieve painting perfection! In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle up and down the coast and is quite the enthusiast. Gage is a firm believer in doing it right the first time; sharing these goals with the company he proudly represents!

Lead Painter:
Steve Burton

Steve is one of the best painters we have here at Happy Trees Painting. He has experience working alongside Ken for about 4 years now, but he’s been professionally painting for a total of 7 years. He also has 10 years of carpentry experience that he gained while working with his father. Steve enjoys taking on new challenges, meeting new customers, and most importantly, the WOW factor he strives to provide at the end of every project! In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his fiancé, their 2 year old son, Lucas, and their family dog, Dezi. He also enjoys playing his bass guitar, the outdoors, and playing video games. Steve is a problem solver and a go getter who is sure to complete any job with pride and a smile!

Painting Apprentice: John Elderkin

John is the newest member of our team. He joins his childhood best friend, Gage, in the painting business. John is a fast learner, a genuinely nice person, and  raises the bar for apprentices to come. In his spare time, he helps his mother with the horses on his family farm and enjoys riding his motorcycle. He hopes to open a fishing charter business in the future, given his passion for boating and fishing! 

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