Meet Our Team
Dave and Mary’s story together began when they met at a young age and were married in April of 1977.
Despite the fact that some may have considered it to be bad timing, just two years after being married, and with the country in a deep recession, long lines just to buy gas, and a newborn baby, Dave and Mary began their pursuit of the American Dream. The three of them made up the Williams family and founded what quickly grew into Williams Professional Painting.
In the decades that followed their adventurous start, the business has grown to include 45 employees. And, their newborn baby in 1979, Rick, is now the Vice President of the company. With all of their employees in mind, Dave says that “One of the greatest rewards of running a business is being able to provide jobs for so many people.”
Dave and Mary believe that running a family business creates the opportunity for a different kind of climate than a lot of other businesses can have.
“While we always maintain a proper business structure and environment, at the same time we see all of those that work with us, as well as our customers, as a part of our family, not just employees and customers. That makes it special and we feel an obligation. We also realize that as a family business our name is on everything we do and stand for, from the way we treat those that work with us to the customer satisfaction at the end of a project. It’s all a reflection on the family name and what it stands for.”
After raising their three children and building the company from the ground up, they continue to enjoy spending time contributing to the business.
When not at work, they enjoy watching football together (Dave is a Redskins fan while Mary is a Giants fan) and being with their two grandchildren.
Dave’s “stress buster” is to spend time cooking on the weekends. In fact, Saturday mornings usually begin with a trip to the grocery store. Mary’s “stress buster” is watching as many movies as she can and putting together jigsaw puzzles made from pictures they have taken over the years, while also being the test guinea pig for some of Dave’s cooking creations.
Whenever there is time for a vacation, their choices would be the Corolla Beaches in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Shenandoah Mountains, or the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Rick has been involved in the company his whole life. From cleaning paint brushes as a child to painting on a crew throughout his teenage years, he learned the “ins and outs” of the family painting business from real experience.
After painting summers and weekends through high school he graduated from the police academy and served as a Fairfax County Police Officer from 1998-2004.
In 2004 he rejoined the family business, beginning as an estimator. Ten years later, Rick is now the President and part owner of the company. He currently oversees the commercial division and manages all of the painters and foremen.
Rick is married with two children and lives in Manassas.
When I started working with Williams Professional Painting I didn’t know anything about paint. But I guess God has ways of showing you things. When I read on the logo “Painting your World Beautiful,” I thought that was a good sign. It has been years now since I started here, and Williams Professional Painting has turned into my second family and my second home.
My title says “Office Manager” or, as I like to call it sometimes, “Miracle Worker.” I guess that only applies when I am able to please everybody on the schedule! I manage the scheduling department, human resources, and some of the accounting department as well. I love my job, and I’m never bored. I always get to interact with customers and employees alike. I guess Williams Professional Painting has painted my world beautiful and it’s my joy to think that now I’m part of doing that for other people!
My name is Natalie, I am an Alexandria native and a proud VCU Ram. I came aboard the WPP team in February 2017. It is the Williams’ entrepreneurial spirit, as well as their dedication to their customers and employees alike that really attracted me to this family business from the start. I bring a background in customer service and a keen knack for organization to the table, and I am excited to find new ways to channel these qualities into my work here at Williams Professional Painting.
My name is Daniela and I joined the Williams Professional Painting team on May 2017.
During this short period of time I can honestly say that I feel very blessed and grateful for working for a company that brings so much dedication and professionalism to their customers as well as their employees. I come from an accounting and HR background; and the passion that the WPP team has for their work, inspires and motivates me to bring my skills and expertise to this great company.
Estimator / Project Manager
Born in Washington DC and raised in Alexandria, VA, I am a long-time native of the area. While I learned as many trades as possible, painting was the one field that stood out to me (and continues to over twenty years later). As in any trade, there is a sense of pride for any craftsman looking back at their work and seeing what can be achieved.
I came to Williams Professional Painting after answering an ad. I began working as a foreman, then eventually started estimating. I was happy to find a company that sees the potential in someone and embraces painting as an art within the industry. I can honestly say that WPP has created an atmosphere in which all employees can succeed through hard work and teamwork. I have been with WPP over seven years now and my dedication to providing quality service as well as a positive experience through any project is stronger than ever.
Estimator / Project Manager
My name is Jose Anex Guzman, and I am originally from El Salvador. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Gerardo Barrios University. In 1999 I arrived in the United States for the first time and lived in Texas for three years. In 2002 I moved to the Washington, DC, area where I have lived ever since. Since I moved to the DC area I have been working in the painting and renovation industry. I have been married for sixteen years and have two beautiful children. My eldest is 15 years old and the princess of the house is 8 years old.
In 2010 I arrived at the offices of Williams Professional Painting and have stayed here ever since. I feel very proud to be part of this company; they have given me the opportunity to develop my career first as a painter, then as a foreman, a project manager, and now as an estimator. I am very grateful to this company for believing in me. I have never met a company as organized as Williams Professional Painting. Thanks to the Williams family for opening your doors to me and believing in me.
Lisa Reyes is Williams Professional Painting’s Design Consultant. Through personal consultations and site visitations, Lisa will help clients create their desired home or office environment through color.
Lisa obtained her degree in Interior Design from Marymount University; she also had the opportunity to finish part of her studies in Florence, Italy. She came from Puerto Rico and stayed in the DC area, where she has developed her career as a designer working in diverse commercial and residential environments. If you are looking for assistance in creating your desired environment through color email or call Lisa for more information.
I’m Gary Hurda, Facility Manager for Williams Professional Painting. I have been married for 37 years and have 4 wonderful children I’m very proud of, including my oldest daughter who is the wife of the vice president of this company. I am native to Northern Virginia and consider myself fortunate to be working for a company that has such a strong reputation in this area. My background has been more in IT, and always in a support position; at WPP I continue in this role. I don’t do the painting, but I support the painters by maintaining the inventory and distribution of the materials and equipment. My role allows them to provide the services that Williams Professional Painting has become so well known for.
I grew up in a large Christian family on a farm in Iowa. In school I was selected to be an American Legion Boys State Representative, and received the American Citizenship Award upon graduation from high school. After graduation, I enlisted and was proud to serve as an Air Force medic for the next 20 years.
My military medical career was varied to say the least, including many medical and surgical specialties. I was honored to have flown aero medical evacuation of wounded warriors out of Vietnam. I also spent a year and a half as an Independent Duty Medical Technician providing all medical care on remote sites.
While still in the Air Force I started working part time for a friend who had started a painting business (Williams Professional Painting). In 1989, as a Senior Master Sergeant, I was Patient Advocate for Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center. I then retired from the Air Force and have worked for Williams Professional Painting ever since. I started as a painter, then progressed to foreman, production manager, estimator and now customer service representative. One of the greatest things about painting is seeing a great improvement in just a matter of days or even hours.
I have worked only two full time jobs in my adult life. Both have allowed me to meet and work for a vast number of people and accomplish a wide variety of quality work with integrity, pride, and without compromising standards.
I have been happily married for over 40 years, My wife and I both enjoy singing in the National Christian Choir (a 170 plus , non-denominational choir). We have three happily married daughters, and we enjoy our grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Hi! My name is Walter Osegueda. I am 44 years old and was born and raised in El Salvador.
I came to this country with my wife in 1989 to live with my older brother in Alexandria, VA. I have 3 wonderful sons : Jimmy, Roger, and my youngest son, Walter Jr.
After working a variety of jobs, in 1993 I discovered the field of painting. I started as an apprentice, learning the ins and outs of painting a room and changing it from normal to unique. From that day on I fell in love with my work. I love transforming homes with color and that’s why with every day that passes my job gets better!
In 2007 I became part of the best company I have ever worked with in my career. I am very happy and grateful to be working for Williams Professional Painting. I would like to thank the Williams family for giving me this opportunity to serve our community and make it brighter one color at a time.
Foreman / Carpenter / Faux finisher
I am happily married and have five children and five grandkids. I have been in the painting industry since I was 13 years old, doing not only regular painting but also the art of faux finishing. I also am a carpenter and have been for quite some time now.
I started working for Williams Professional Painting in 2008. What I appreciate the most about this company is the fair treatment they give to their employees. To me painting is an art, and I enjoy the artistic aspect of painting in my job. Because I have a passion for art I spend my free time taking several art classes.
Foreman / Carpenter
My name is Jose Gustavo Pedriel and I was born in Bolivia in the city of Santa Cruz. I have been in the United States since 2000. I started my career as a painter in 2004. As a painter I love to see the end results of my hard work, and I love to finish a job and see the transformation that took place.
I started working for Williams Professional Painting in 2010. What I appreciate the most about this company are the opportunities they give you for growth and acquiring new knowledge every day. Also I appreciate how Mr. Dave, Mrs. Mary, and Rick have made me feel welcome and like a part of their family. Being in this company is one of the best things that has happened in my career as a painter.
My name is Jose Omar Amaya. I was born and raised in El Salvador, and I first arrived in the United States in 2002. I am happily married and have two beautiful daughters: Alejandra is nine years old and Jomayra is five years old.
I started my career as a painter in 2002 with my brother; we worked together for six years. After working with him I worked for several other painting companies until 2011 when I started working for Williams Professional Painting. My favorite part of being a painter is seeing the customer’s satisfaction and happy faces once the job is done. It’s a pleasure for me to be able to be a part of the Williams Professional Painting family; I love the commitment, responsibility and support that the company offers to their employees.
I am very grateful for the blessings I have received in my life; especially the blessing of having two daughters with whom I love to spend my free time.
I’m Santos Benitez and I have been a painter for twenty-three years since I came to the U.S. from El Salvador. When I came here my brother was working for a painting company and I was able to work with him. After working for a couple of different companies, a friend introduced me to Williams Professional Painting and I started my career here in 2010.
Williams Professional Painting is a great company to work for because they take care of both their customers and employees. I appreciate the opportunities Williams has given me. What I really like about painting is seeing the great improvement and new life a little color or fresh paint can give a home or business. It is very rewarding to me when our customers are satisfied with our work. I take great pride in what I do and always strive to make our customers happy. I’m happily married and have a son. In my free time I like to take my son to play sports. My personal hobbies are fishing and watching soccer.
My name is Juan Arturo Rodas, and I was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. I started painting in 2000 when I first came to live in the United States. I have two beautiful daughters. My youngest is 13 years old and my oldest is 15; they are my greatest joy.
I decided to become a painter thanks to my cousin who gave me the motivation I needed, and once I started I haven’t been able to stop. I worked for several other companies over the years until I finally found Williams Professional Painting in November of 2010. I have enjoyed meeting and working with many clients over the years, and find great satisfaction adding color to people’s lives. The things I like the most about this company are the importance they give to their employee’s safety as well as the support they give their employees for personal growth. This company also has great customer service!
My name is Bryan Pinto; I am originally from Boni, Bolovia. I have been living in the United States since 2003. I am happily married and have two beautiful kids.
I started working in carpentry and painting when I came to this country. I worked on my own and in other companies but I never felt as comfortable as I did when I started working at Williams Professional Painting. WPP is a great company; very organized and responsible. At WPP they make you feel like family. I love my job I am always looking for ways to improve my skills. I like to please my customers and delivering my best work is very important to me.
My name is Dagoberto Machado Mejia, and I was born and raised in Usulutan, Salvador. I came to the United States in 2000 for the first time. I have three beautiful children, aged 2, 17, and 20.
I started my career in the painting industry in 2000. At first I took the job simply because I needed a job, but as the years have passed I genuinely enjoy my work more and more. Fourteen years later I have learned the skills required to be a good painter and now a foreman, but I have also found a job I love. I started at Williams Painting in 2012 and have stayed ever since. I am a very responsible and loyal employee who loves to give good customer service and make the customers happy.
My name is Juan Carlos Serrano. I completed my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in El Salvador. I have a beautiful 14 year-old daughter who is a blessing to me. My life is surrounded by my parents, my three siblings and my beautiful daughter.
I first arrived in the United States in 1992; since I came to the United States I have lived in Alexandria and worked as a painter. I have had the opportunity to develop my painting skills in several other painting companies. Then, in 2013 while looking for a better job opportunity, I joined the Williams Professional Painting family. They have given me the opportunity to demonstrate my painting skills so that I can have a better life, and a better opportunity of growth in this industry.