Meet the Team

Founder & CEO

Joe Giacalone

Joe Giacalone founded Arch Painting in 1997 with the goal of building a full-service painting firm that offers the attentiveness and accessibility of a small company with the capabilities of a larger company.

Learning the trade while still in high school and then throughout his college years before starting Arch, Joe has over 30 years of experience that allows him to capitalize on a full spectrum of experience and set standards of excellence for the entire team. He has assembled a staff of trained, full-time painting professionals, estimators, and project managers who all share the same philosophies on which Joe founded Arch 20 years ago.

Joe holds a B.S. from Suffolk University and an M.S. from Boston University.

President

Richard Kilgannon

Richard is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of The Arch Group and works closely with Founder and CEO Joe Giacalone to support the overall company goals and vision.

Richard has over 20 years of senior executive experience in all aspects of business within the construction industry, both domestic and in Europe. His vast knowledge and experience ranges from general contracting to specialized subcontracting, and from fast-track turnkey projects and new builds to remodels and build outs.

Senior VP of Business Development

Kevin Blanch

Kevin came to Arch Painting from the wholesale distribution side of the construction industry, servicing premier woodworking and millwork shops throughout New England for over 25 years.

Improving the customer experience is his mission for all Arch customers – both old and new – which he does through his vast experience in sales and employee development leading sales teams. Whether you are a residential or commercial customer, or even a general contractor, Kevin works to prove to you that Arch Painting is more than your average painting contractor. He also leads the efforts of the Arch Painting staff as we continually strive to be a market leader.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons skiing, playing sports, or just hanging by the pool.

CFO

Mark Annunziata

As CFO, Mark is a key member of the executive management team, proving financial leadership and strategy to the organization.  With more than 20 years of experience, Mark is well versed in all aspects of financial operations including: financial accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury operations, management systems and business administration.

In his role, Mark will help Arch Painting continue to bolster its financial infrastructure and reporting as the company delivers upon its long-term business growth goals and objectives.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Controller

Bob White

Bob is the Controller for The Arch Group. He brings over 35 years of financial experience to the role, and has worked in many diverse industries, including public accounting, financial services, property management, and non-profits—just to name a few.

Bob is a graduate of Nichols College with a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in accounting. He resides in Woburn and serves on the Board of Directors of a local soccer organization.

Senior VP of Operations

Jason Card

Jason oversees the project management team, site labor, and all projects to ensure that we are constantly providing the highest level of service and standards.

Having worked at the Sherwin Williams Paint Company for eight years prior to joining Arch, Jason is highly knowledgeable about products and application. He takes pride in building long-lasting relationships with clients by delivering exceptional customer service and high quality paint systems.

Jason is OSHA and Lead Certified and holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Senior Project Manager

Patrick Martin

Patrick started his career in the painting industry during high school, working for a local contractor painting residential exteriors during his summers. With a B.A. from UMass Lowell, Patrick pursued sports management while working for the Lowell Spinners and Manchester Fisher Cats, but soon found himself drawn back to the painting industry when he became an Assistant Store Manager of the Sherwin Williams store in Saugus, MA. After two years, he was promoted to Branch Manager.

Patrick takes a tremendous amount of pride in the attention to detail on every job. Coupled with that, his skills and knowledge related to the painting industry have led to a very high level of customer satisfaction and repeat business for Arch.

Patrick currently resides in southern New Hampshire with his wife and daughter. He enjoys playing sports, outdoor activities, traveling, and working around the yard in his spare time.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager

Brian Timmons

Brian came to Arch after seven years with Sherwin Williams Paint Company and five years as a foreman for a painting contractor. He uses the wealth of knowledge he gained from this experience to match you with the best possible products and applications to meet your specific needs, and to ensure that your project exceeds your expectations.

Brian holds a B.S. from UMass Lowell and currently resides in North Andover, MA with his wife and two children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and traveling.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager

Alan Stormann

Alan joined the Arch team after 17 years in the paint industry with Sherwin Williams Paint Company. From this experience, he brings extensive product knowledge, from architectural to industrial coatings. Alan believes that communication is the key to building and maintaining relationships as well as assuring a high level of quality on all projects.

Alan has a B.S. in Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) with a focus in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maine, where he also achieved a minor in Business Management. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons, and enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf in his free time.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager

Joe Salafia

Joe worked in the paint industry for 9 years before joining the Arch team, holding positions in both management and sales with Sherwin Williams Paint Company. He brings extensive product and field application knowledge and is committed to making sure your project exceeds your expectations.

Joe grew up and currently resides in Rhode Island with his wife and 2 sons. He received a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.  Joe is a LeadSafe Certified Renovator, OSHA 30 certified and was the 2018 “Project of the Year” recipient.

In his free time, he enjoys skiing, the outdoors and spending time with his wife and two children.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager – Residential

Chris Murphy

Arch’s Residential Project Manager for southern Massachusetts, Chris, joined the team with over 20 years of home improvement experience. With both a Mass. Construction Supervisor License and Lead Certification, Chris brings with him the knowledge of what it takes to get the job done and the experience to help bring your vision for your home to life.

Chris enjoys working with his customers, and is known for his extreme attention to detail. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family in southern Massachusetts, where they reside.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Chief Estimator

Kevin Noonan

Kevin is the initial point of contact for all General Contractors as our Chief Estimator. He is able to handle even the most complex scopes, providing an accurate, reliable price. With over 20 years in painting and construction, he is well versed in all aspects of the industry and puts this to use to provide our GC clients with the best possible experience working with Arch Painting.

With experience working with both large and small general contractors, and jobs ranging from hotel remodels and ground-up construction of assisted living projects to small and large office fit-outs, Kevin is the ideal estimator for the GC Division of the Arch Painting team.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager

Jeff Bonina

Jeff comes from  family of painters, and spent the last 15 years for both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore in the sales department. You can say paint runs in his veins. His commitment to customer satisfaction and getting the project done right and meeting expectations will surely be welcomed.

When not working, Jeff enjoys traveling to different destinations with his wife and 3 daughters. Jeff also enjoys all local sports and particularly golf when he needs a quick getaway.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager

Chris Colwell

Chris has and extensive background including 6 years in residential painting, over 17 years working at Brewster Wallcovering Company while managing the installation department.  Starting small on a local level, Chris grew his own business as Owner/President of Wall Solutions Inc., stretching his service footprint to cover major hotel and commercial renovation projects on a national basis. Chris is a graduate of Fitchburg State College.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys outdoor activities such as waterskiing, downhill skiing, mountain biking, and traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Project Manager

John Coliano

John comes to Arch Painting with 25 years of construction industry experience as well as a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Northeastern University.  He has experience in custom residential remodeling including custom kitchens and historic restoration and commercial fit outs.  He currently holds a Massachusetts Contractor Supervisors License and HIC.

He started painting house during summers in high school and started his own General Contracting Business after graduating from Keene State College.  He enjoys meeting new people and talking shop.

John resides in Newbury on Massachusetts’ north shore.  In his spare time John likes hunting, fishing, boating with his wife and dog as well as working and riding on his vintage Harley.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Assistant Project Manager

MaRyea Jennings

From checking in on project sites to supporting the Project Management team in their day-to-day tasks, MaRyea is a key member of the team in her role as Assistant Project Manager. Before coming to Arch, she worked in multiple Sherwin-Williams stores where she built long lasting relationships with both contractors and homeowners.

MaRyea holds an Associates from Mount Wachusett Community College, and recently graduated from UMass Lowell with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in management and marketing.

Outside of work MaRyea enjoys hiking, having hiked 16 of the 48, 4,000 foot mountains in the New Hampshire White Mountains. She also studied Tae Kwon Do and holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Assistant Project Manager

Tony DeLellis

My career first began working summers for a family owned construction and roof coating company in the New England area. This experience sparked an interest in DIY projects that I’ve carried with me ever since. At the early stages of my career I was also interested in exploring the hospitality industry as it allowed me the opportunity to work closely with customers on a daily basis.

This passion led me on a 15-year journey in Restaurant Management working with different teams across the industry. Today I bring with me over a decade of customer service and a passion to meet customer needs.

Outside of work I enjoy spending family time with my wife and our 6-year-old son. Being parents to this amazing and energetic little boy keeps us active and on our toes. We are always looking for adventures and enjoy road trips over long weekends.

Lead Safe Renovator and also holds an OSHA 30 certificate

Accounting Manager

Robert Serino

Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist

Maria Lopez

2019 brought lots of changes to Arch Painting, but most importantly it brought Maria to the team!

Maria is the heartbeat of the organization, answering all calls, scheduling all appointments and keeping everything moving smoothly. As Arch has continued to grow, Maria has kept up with the pace, learned new systems, and brought new ideas to the team. She has become vital to our day to day operations.

When not in the office, Maria is a very busy wife and mother of three. She loves to travel and explore new places. Maria is also a Black Belt/Office Manager at her local karate school.