Commercial Painting Contractors

Our Team

Michael Smith

Michael has been in the commercial painting industry since starting as a delivery driver with his father's painting company over 35 years ago. Michael learned a great deal working for his father, and one tenet he says he strives to adhere to is maintaining and building relationships with customers; "Once you’re a SmithPro Commercial Painting customer, you are a customer for life."

Michael loves spending time with his wife, Cindy, and their daughter, Cassie. He and his wife are active and enjoy working out together with a personal trainer. He also enjoys bowling, a monthly game of Spades with family and friends, and, of course, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Melina McDonald

Melina has been with SmithPro since 2018 as a project manager and estimator. With a degree in interior architecture, Melina is very experienced in interior design and is incredibly helpful in assisting the client in choosing the right color pallet. As a project manager and estimator, she is responsible for meeting with clients in addition to overseeing operations, resources, and budgets for projects. Her favorite aspects of the job are the people and dogs in the office, as well as the fact that it varies day to day and she gets to see a lot of interesting job sites.

Due to her passion for interior design, Melina enjoys working on home projects and renovations during her free time. She also really enjoys gardening and playing volleyball whenever she gets the chance. 

Mary Ponder

Mary has worked with Michael Smith and SmithPro Commercial Painting for over 25 years. Mary wears a lot of hats, and her importance in the daily function of the company behind the scenes is paramount to its success: She is the office manager and says the favorite part of her job is working with a great team of co-workers; although, her favorite co-workers may be the dogs that are in the office almost every day.

Mary is a committed CrossFit WOD-er who consistently trains several times a week. She also enjoys competing in many 5K events and attending concerts.

Tony Scott

Tony spent the first 17 years in the paint industry on the retail side with a leading national paint company. He has sales and warehouse experience as well as technical experience with architectural and industrial coatings. Tony joined SmithPro Commercial Painting in 2015, and his favorite part of the job is his job: Making sure the painters have what they need in the field to get the job done.

He enjoys spending time watching his son play basketball and his daughter compete in gymnastics. He spends what little free time he has reading, playing video games, and threatening to learn to play guitar.

Kurt Werner

Kurt has been with SmithPro since 2015 when he started as a field foreman. Now, he is a project manager and estimator and takes on many tasks. Kurt worked in the painter's union for 23 years, gaining experience in commercial painting for three high-end contractors.

Kurt's responsibilities include workforce placement, hiring new employees, liaising between SmithPro and the union, estimating, and handling equipment needs. His favorite aspect of the job is how it is constantly changing and evolving; with the new people and new scenarios he encounters, every day is different.

You might find Kurt hiking or traveling when he's not at work. He enjoys watching his kids play volleyball and soccer.

Amy Cline

Amy joined the SmithPro team in February 2023 as our controller. SmithPro is Amy's first experience in the commercial painting industry. Still, she comes from a lengthy background in accounting and finance; she received her Bachelor's degree in accounting.

Amy is in charge of all the "number stuff” – she spends her time preparing financial statements, overseeing accounts payable and receivable, reviewing management reports, and more. Amy's favorite part of the job is the people (and dogs!) she works with daily. With SmithPro's comfortable atmosphere, there isn't a day Amy hasn't laughed in the office since she started.

Amy loves spending time with her daughters and two dogs, staying involved with her church, and attending concerts. Recently, she has gotten into collecting and restoring vintage designer bags.

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