Meet the Crew
Sean Kennedy – Founder and Owner
With a vision to change the way home painting is done in St. Louis, Sean started Kennedy Painting in 1998. His current role is largely focused on meeting with customers, estimating projects, and overseeing the operation and direction of the company. He is dedicated to providing the best customer experience by hiring, training, and retaining quality employees. With a "Customer is King" mentality, all employees are trained not only in trade skills, but Customer Service and communication. Sean began painting at age 20 and continues to improve the company by participating in Summit Services, a business consulting firm that works with contractors to help them develop business systems and ongoing employee training on new products and systems. He is always available and eager to receive feedback to help improve the company.
Debbie Schmidt – Office Manager
Bringing a wide array of skills and experience, Debbie manages our office with competence and reliability. She is the number wizard, working magic with our bookkeeping, invoicing, and other financial aspects, as well as data filing and management systems, marketing and customer appointments and service. Debbie’s efficiency lightens the office burden for others so that they can focus on meeting customer needs with as little distraction as possible. Her past work experiences include advertising and publishing, the DMV, and even NASA! She has worked for Kennedy Painting since May of 2010, and the Golden Rule is her primary goal. Happily married, Debbie and her husband Vernon have one son.
Marisa Boxdorfer - Office Assistant
Positive, outgoing and creative, Marisa brings great energy and skill to our office. With a degree in Accounting and a love for beauty, she is a great fit here in the office of a painting company. Since she takes phone calls, schedules estimates and keeps things running, you are likely to speak with her at some point during a project. Outside of work, Marisa enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and two sons, whether four-wheeling, hiking or “anything dirty!” She likes to exercise her creativity by finding old furniture to refinish and use in decoration.
Amy Akers - Project Coordinator & Color consultant
Passionate about interior design since age 10, Amy has dedicated her life to enhancing the beauty of people’s homes. Now with a degree in interior design, she pairs her creativity and detail-oriented personality to provide project estimates and manage our color consultation program. Amy derives great satisfaction from helping people plan and implement changes in their homes, and her organizational skills help projects run smoothly. A proud mother and dedicated worker, Amy is a valued member of the Kennedy team.
Jeremy Adams – Production Manager
Experienced, knowledgeable and creative, Jeremy contributes a spectrum of skills to Kennedy Painting. As our Field Supervisor, he competently handles customer service, project scheduling and management, and employee management. With a degree in Graphic Arts and a decade of experience in the painting trade, he brings unique knowledge of product and procedures to our team. Jeremy is excellent with colors and handles customer concerns and jobsite issues capably. He is a dedicated problem-solver, and enjoys the challenge of complex projects, and our clients love him. Brought up in a small town, he moved to St. Louis in 1998 and has no plans to leave!
Eric Kozlik – Crew Leader
With passion for his work and expertise in painting, Eric brings excellent leadership and stability to Kennedy Painting. 18 years of painting experience make him an expert, and in 5 years with the company he has shown himself capable and successful in orchestrating large, complex jobs. He loves a challenge and takes a great deal of pride in providing superior results on every project. With an outstanding eye for detail and a professional touch, he treats customers with respect and cares for their homes as if they were his own.
Kascar (Rick) Reed – Crew Leader
With 20 years of experience in house painting, Kascar has extensive skills and knowledge in all kinds of exterior and interior painting. Serving the company since 2006, he has shown wonderful dedication and is willing and ready to do “whatever is needed of me” to do a job right. He knows the tools, products, and techniques that it takes to provide beautiful, lasting results, and he has brought a satisfied smile to customers all across the St. Louis region.
Scott Pinkerton – Crew Leader
A motivational force on our team, Scott has the energy to accomplish projects and the experience to do them well. A family man with more than a quarter-century of experience in the painting industry, he exemplifies faithfulness and determination. Scott cares for our clients with professionalism and courtesy, consistently producing brilliant results.
Craig Smith - Crew Leader
As though he was born to paint, Craig brings many excellent qualities to our team. To begin with, at 6’7” he doesn’t need a ladder to paint most residential ceilings! With more than a dozen years of experience in painting and exceptional attention to detail, Craig makes a fantastic crew leader. He is highly versatile, proficient at carpentry, drywall, painting and small electrical work. Craig is also a proud father, an avid runner with marathon aspirations, and a regular participant on the basketball court.