Hiring a painting company for your home can be a stressful process – but it doesn’t have to be. You’re bringing people into your home, so you want to get people you can trust to do the job correctly and in a timely fashion. We at Hartwig & Callarman Painting Co., have over 20 combined years of experience in the painting industry and we have many satisfied clients in the central Illinois area. We are excited to work with you on your next painting project!
Jenni is a self-made professional painter. She started her interest, and eventual career in painting more than ten years ago. A realtor admired the work she had done in her own home—ultimately adding her as a vendor for Brinkoetter & Associates for painting and cleaning homes.
Jenni also painted apartments at the Timber Cove complex and houses in the Decatur area. Through her experiences, she learned how to remove wallpaper, how and when to caulk, preferred materials and paint products, the importance of a valuable drywall contractor and how much she truly despises painting behind ovens.
She eventually discontinued cleaning services to focus on interior painting full-time. Jenni is revered as one of the best interior painters in the Decatur area—thanks to support and recommendations from her friends, family and former clients.
With more projects than she could handle individually on the horizon, in 2015, Jenni added a partner to her business, Kevin Callarman. She believes that Hartwig & Callarman’s dedication to very detailed preparation of surfaces is what makes the team successful. Anyone can paint a wall, but the team’s goal is to have a 5-star review rating for every job they complete. If quality work is what you want, Hartwig & Callarman will deliver.
When Jenni is not painting, she spends her free time with her 2 sons, Jacob and Charlie, and her 3 rescue pitbulls: Moose, Nike, and Laney. She loves to read, nap, and support her sons at their various school activities.
Kevin comes from a long line of professional painters; his grandfather, father, brother, uncles, and cousins were all employed as painters at some point. Growing up, Kevin was told that he “was brought home from the hospital in the back of a paint van in a 5-gallon bucket.”
Kevin learned about the painting profession from his dad, who would have him sanding and taping, and eventually moving onto painting and finishing work. Working with his family on painting projects gave Kevin a real appreciation for the skill and care involved, and those experiences stayed with him.
Kevin accepted a position with Sherwin-Williams in 2007, and within three years he had moved to the position of paint store manager. He managed the Decatur-North store for four years. During his tenure at Sherwin-Williams, Kevin gained valuable knowledge and experience with painting products, sales, customer service, and the in’s and out’s of running a business.
In early 2015, Jenni and Kevin began discussing the possibilities of working together. Kevin’s business acumen, product knowledge, and painting experience would blend nicely with Jenni’s work ethic, perfectionism, and general awesomeness.
Kevin is committed to achieving an excellent reputation as a professional, local painting company that provides great work at a fair price.
When Kevin is not painting, he enjoys spending time with his wife Aryn, sons Sam and Bennett, and dog, Murphy. Kevin is an avid board gamer. His favorite games include Risk, Catan, and Splendor.