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Father, veteran, and artist are just a few ways to describe Senior Paint Estimator, Travis Lang. He credits his knowledge of the paint industry to his own “Mr. Miyagi,” Dave Spencer. He encouraged and challenged Travis to be the best he can be from the very start of his career. Spencer took a gamble on Travis, who was the youngest person ever hired to his Florida-based painting company.

Leaving Florida in 2019, Travis quickly became a member of the Shaker Painting family and was given the opportunity to build and run the commercial painting division. Travis is Senior Paint Estimator at Shaker Painting—conducting new construction estimates and reconstruction projects, among other responsibilities that help carry our values of trust, communication, teamwork, growth, and fun.

“Shaker never truly gave me parameters to work in or rules to limit my abilities or reach. This freedom allowed me to challenge myself, the abilities of our crews, the office staff, and the status quo,” Travis said.

In addition to specialized estimating for commercial projects, Travis is well-versed in the latest design and finishes technologies such as FilzFelt, a 100% biodegradable and renewable material. The German milled wool felt is moisture resistant, self-extinguishing, and known for its thermal and acoustic insulation properties which is best used in break rooms, conference rooms and other office environments.

“It’s a unique product that very few companies understand how to figure,” Travis said, giving Shaker the ability to not only figure it but also understand it. “FilzFelt has many application possibilities and the fact that we [as a painting company] are able to offer it as a service is huge. Nobody, that I know of, had heard about it until about a year ago.”

But when this estimator isn’t crunching numbers at Shaker Painting, you may be surprised to know he’s painting his own pieces. Trying to kick boredom back in 2018, Travis picked up some supplies and hasn’t put the brush down since.

Travis Lang original artwork

Painting may be his side hobby, but the Shaker Painting team loves seeing his amazing artwork at the office – and it’s even caught the attention of others! In the next few months, Travis expects to show some pieces in a local gallery.

Travis Lang original artwork

Before finding his way into the paint industry, Travis served in the United States Navy as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman for the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines Infantry.

“As a Corpsman, I learned how to treat and understand people. As a professional, I use the same people skills to establish and maintain positive working relationships built on trust, communication, and respect,” he said.

Of Shaker’s values, trust and communication resonate with Travis the most, and he finds them to be key factors to being successful as Senior Paint Estimator. Leadership has full trust in him.

“Poor communication means poor planning, which means wasted money,” he said.

Once trust is earned and communication is established, he believes the rest of the values fall into place naturally.

Behind his joy of the bidding process for contracts or creating art, you’ll find Travis’s motivation: family. He describes his family as his “why,” and is determined to give them every opportunity he was not afforded.

Travis’s contribution to Shaker Painting is greatly appreciated. We look forward to witnessing his continuous growth in business and leadership.

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Britinie Horvath
The crew did an amazing job staining the decks/stairs to our condo complex. They were very nice and did great work. I highly recommend them!
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Homeowner
I highly recommend Shaker painting to all our friends and family.
Kenneth M Hofmeister
Homeowner
Everything. From Jason's first bid to the final coat of paint with [the project manager’s] crew, we were very pleased with the communication, the attention to detail and the care with which they protected the house, minimized the sanding dust and cleaned up after the fact carefully. The worry that we would have a major cleaning effort after the fact. We were able to clean and put back all the furniture, pictures and furnishings in less than a day.
Susan K Lind
CEO
I have known Brent with Shaker Painting for approximately 3 years and find him to be a business man with integrity and the knowledge to provide excellent customer service. I have spoken to a few of his clients and they couldn’t be more pleased with his professionalism and perfection in his job.
Susan L
CEO
I have known Brent with Shaker Painting for approximately 3 years and find him to be a businessman with integrity and the knowledge to provide excellent customer service. I have spoken to a few of his clients and they couldn't be more pleased with his professionalism and perfections in his job.
Jim R Tyler
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
CHRISTINA B.
HOA COMMUNITY MANAGER
The Board and I were very satisfied with the initial presentation provided when bidding on the work. We were also satisfied with the overall work completed. Jason (Project Manager) was wonderful to work with and handled all requests and questions professionally and promptly.
Christina Benevides
Association Manager
The Board and I were very satisfied with the initial presentation provided when bidding on the work. We were also satisfied with the overall work completed. Jason (Project Manager) was wonderful to work with and handled all requests and questions professionally and promptly.
Larry Healy
Community Manager
From the RFP to the initial walk through – from the proposal acceptance to the planning session – from the first day of work through the final day – every person at Shaker was professional, thoughtful, friendly and helpful. The project was completed well within the anticipated time frame and at a very reasonable cost. During the quality control walkthrough at the end of the project no deficiencies were noted. Every member of the community had only praise for the excellent job Shaker did. It was the best painting project I have ever been involved in as a Community Association Manager.
Shirley Forbes
Community Manager
I think that the best part of the project was Jason Moore who was the project manager. He was always in communication and completely handled the whole project. He was extremely professional and we enjoyed working with him.
Coleen Carlson
Owner
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George Johnston
President
Shaker Painting is a valued member of our team. With strong customer services and reliability, they are instrumental in the success of all our projects.
JIM T.
President
Their work was instrumental in achieving the desired end results. We highly recommend Shaker Painting.
Thomas Richard Cruz
Facilities Manager
It is my great pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation for Shaker Painting Inc. Shaker Painting recently completed a full exterior trim replacement and paint of our five-story building, Broadway Junction, at 1165 Broadway, Denver CO. The Shaker team conducted themselves with professionalism and performed in a manner that was the least disruptive to all parties affected by the work. Closing-off parking spaces, managing staging area(s) for materials and the overall safety for pedestrians were some of the challenges presented to Shaker. Not a single complaint was issued for the duration of the work. Communication was excellent as Shaker personnel were required to access the roof and maintain the security setup at the building. As we have worked with Shaker on previous projects, we will continue to work with Brent Rumpf, Ed Gonzales, Jason Moore, and the rest of the Shaker team on future projects and I would recommend the same to any property and/or property management organization.
Lecia Gill
Director Of Operations
The project went great! This was my 2nd overall property paint job with Shaker. It went smoothly with no issues. It's refreshing to work with a company that meets their promises fully! Thanks for always taking such great care of us!!
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