Our Team

MacFarland Painting

John MacFarland, President

John MacFarland

What path brought you here?
I worked painting apartments with my older brother while I was in high school. After working for another company for one year, I started this business during my first year at Wayne State University.

Best known for? Have a knack for?
I am organized and work to complete jobs faster than promised. I have a knack for problem solving.

Problem you are best at solving for clients?
Working around their schedules and staging jobs correctly to fit their needs. I work hard to avoid being labeled a “typical contractor” (Remember Eldin, the house painter on Murphy Brown?!).

Personal passions/What do you enjoy?
Bird hunting with 3 German Shorthair Pointers and spending time up north with my wife and kids.

What can’t you stop talking about?
My kids. They are always doing/saying the funniest things!

What are you doing on Sunday afternoon?
Watching football and/or hunting.

How long have you been doing what you do?
17.5 years, started painting while I was still in a short kilt!

Crazy about any volunteer activities?
St. Andrews Society - Highland Games Special Needs Fundraiser/Fun Runs

Any awards?
BEST of HOUZZ 2015
Notable Networker in BNI

What would it be impossible for you to give up?
Diet Coke
My Calendar
Hunting
Time with my wife and kids!

Chris Pacitto, Project Manager

Chris Pacitto

What path brought you here?
My experience brought me here. John scouted me out, he was looking for the BEST painter ever! True Story!

Best known for? Have a knack for?
Faux finishes.
Making straight, clean, cut lines.

Problem you are best at solving for clients?
Color selection.

Personal passions/What do you enjoy?
Playing darts, watching movies and being around friends and family.

What can’t you stop talking about?
TV and movies.

What are you doing on Sunday afternoon?
At home with my wife doing things around my house. Mowing the lawn, cleaning, coming up with projects to do.

How long have you been doing what you do?
17 years.

Crazy about any volunteer activities?
None.

Any awards?
The Painty Award!! (J.K.!)

What would it be impossible for you to give up?
FOOD!!!

Rob Thomas, Project Manager

Rob Thomas

What path brought you here?
I followed my favorite family member here.

Best known for? Have a knack for?
Customer relationships.

Problem you are best at solving for clients?
I am very responsive to our clients.

Personal passions/What do you enjoy?
Long walks on the beach.

What can’t you stop talking about?
My love of the game!

What are you doing on Sunday afternoon?
Relaxing at home with my wife.

How long have you been doing what you do?
10 years.

Crazy about any volunteer activities?
Helping friends.

Any awards?
Most edited respondee.

What would it be impossible for you to give up?
Hockey.

Chris Agostini, Office Administrator

Chris Agostini

What path brought you here?
BNI connection.

Best known for? Have a knack for?
Cutting out the BS!

Problem you are best at solving for clients?
Billing. I am always going to strive for accurate, any errors will be corrected promptly.

Personal passions/What do you enjoy?
Walking in the woods with my 2 boxers and whichever family member or friend I can convince to join me!

What can’t you stop talking about?
My family, my dogs, and Michigan football.

What are you doing on Sunday afternoon?
Relaxing with my husband and a cold drink under a puppy pile after a good long walk!

How long have you been doing what you do?
More than 10 years.

Crazy about any volunteer activities?
Orchard Grove’s annual “Gift Away”.

Any awards?
Only in my imagination…”I’d like to thank…”.

What would it be impossible for you to give up?
Friday’s!!