Chris has been working in the painting industry since 1972 and has served as president of Nelson J. Greer Painting since 1985. His father, Nelson, believed that to excel in the industry, one should understand the paint business from the ground up. Thus, Chris started working during the summers and weekends while going to school until starting full time in 1980. Since taking over as president, Nelson Greer Painting has completed over $150 million dollars in painting, employed thousands painters, won several awards, and increased the scope of business to include the entire State of Arizona as well as projects in California and New Mexico.
As a native Tucsonan, Chris has always been an active member of the community both personally and professionally. He is an active member of industry-related associations including the Arizona Construction Trades (ACT), Arizona Builder’s Alliance (ABA), and serving as a past president of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). He also sat on the Board for the Arizona Prompt Payment Act and contributed to legislation for the industry. As an active member of PDCA, Chris has helped generate thousands of dollars for the Center of Women and Children. Over the past 10 years, Chris has successfully organized many other charity events that have benefited the Tucson community. Chris has actively mentored several of his foreman enabling them to start their own business and continues to provide consulting enabling their continued success.
Chris’ expertise in the industry has enabled him to have a consultative approach to negotiations and project planning with general contractors, owners, and developers. As a skilled craftsman, Chris has had decades of experience learning how to match colors, create special finishes, finish wood, special paint systems, paint problem solving, plastics, textures, floor coatings, specialty caulking, wall-covering, all phases of Faux painting (see project page), as well as specializing in CMAR projects, design build, theme projects, color, and budgets.
Brian, like Chris, has been working in the paint industry since he was an early teen, spending summers working for the company in the shop, and as he got older out in the field. While attending college, he worked part time during the school year in the office learning how to estimate and put together paint proposals. During the summers, he would often manage numerous job sites in addition to providing estimates.
Brian started full-time after graduating from the University of Arizona in December of 2009. Since then he has gained a lot of invaluable experience as an estimator and a project manager. He has taken the time to learn about the products, equipment, and skills needed to complete a high-quality paint job. Some of the projects he is most proud of to date include the renovation of McKale Center ( The University of Arizona’s basketball arena), Tucson Premium Outlets, and Fountainhead Plaza (located in Tempe, AZ) to name a few.
He has also been an active member in the paint and local communities. He served as the President of the PDCA’s Tucson chapter for two years from 2011-2012. He has also helped organize and run paint crews for numerous charity projects around Tucson.
Stephanie started with Nelson J. Greer Painting in December of 2006, and 2020 is her 14th year with our company. Prior to working with us, she worked for a local general contractor, and before that worked in the Financial Division of Pima County for 15 years. After going from a government job into the private sector, she was able to teach herself several different accounting programs, the construction industry lingo, and many different policies and procedures that are unique to construction. She is a Mom to a beautiful lady and Grandma (Nonnie) to an amazing 17 year old boy. She and her husband of 16 years, Joe, enjoy challenging each other to tricky pool (billiards) games, going to rock concerts, and traveling as much as possible.
Danielle Sell became the Contract Administrator at Nelson Greer Painting in 2017, handling new contracts, insurance and safety compliance, closeout procedures, and bid proposals. She holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Communication with a dual major in Business Data Analytics. In her free time, Danielle spends time with her family and volunteers at local organizations like PACC and the Community Food Bank.
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Nelson J. Greer Painting Contractors, Inc. is committed to Excellence, Quality, and Dependability. Our experience in both the commercial and residential markets speaks for itself. Whether it’s painting your home, business, or new commercial construction project, we want to do the job right for you!