Owner & Outside Salesperson: David Jasik
The owner of Sarasota Paint & Sarasota Paint Manatee, David began working at Sarasota Paint in 1983 for a previous owner. He has loved the paint business ever since. His parents purchased the store in 1988 and ran it until 2002 when they retired and Dave bought Sarasota Paint. From that day on he never looked back. Under his ownership, Sarasota Paint has expanded in its Sarasota location and now has moved to a better location and Sarasota Paint Manatee was opened in January 2008. Dave has assembled a staff that works well together and gives excellent customer service. He always goes the extra mile to make sure that his customers are satisfied. Dave is married to Kristi and they have four children. Dave has realized a lifelong dream of purchasing a boat so he spends many of his days off out on the water fishing with his family.
Sarasota Paint Company & Sarasota Paint Manatee
General Manager: Charlie Larkin
Charlie had many years of experience in the retail market in his dad’s grocery store in Clearwater. He has been working in the paint industry since 2000. One of Charlie’s strong points is inventory control. He is largely responsible for purchasing for Sarasota Paint and his abilities enable our store to be well stocked while keeping our prices as low as possible. One of his goals is to meet and exceed our customer’s expectation of great customer service.
Charlie is married to his best friend, Rachel and they have five beautiful children. He enjoys camping with his family as well as other outdoor activities. He is an avid car fan and enjoys taking in the car shows that come in to town.
Sarasota Location: 2088 12th Street
Store Manager: Juan Botero
Juan joined Sarasota Paint in October of 2012. He worked alongside his father as a paint contractor for five years before approaching Dave about working on the retail side of the business. Fluent in Spanish, Juan brings a linguistic strength to the team that improves the quality of customer service they can provide.
In September of 2015, Juan will be marrying his sweetheart Rebekah. Juan is the translator at his church, House of Fellowship, and he also enjoys spending time outside doing various activities such as running and disc golf.
Office Manager: Pat Lancaster
Having joined the Sarasota Paint team in 2003 at the suggestion of her son Harry, Pat soon distinguished herself as a hard worker and dedicated employee. Shouldering much of the office burden that had kept Dave from his time out in the store, Pat became one of the main order takers as well as one of the most well known phone voices in Sarasota Paint history. Her cheerful demeanor and pleasant voice will let anyone and everyone know that their business and patronage is greatly appreciated.
Paint Salesperson: Joe Stemen
Joining the team in November 2014, Joe has quickly settled in. He is being trained to become the main stain and lacquer specialist.
Outside of work Joe loves his sports. Basketball is his favorite sport, and he is quite good at it, but he also enjoys other sports such as Disc Golf and Ball Golf. Joe is the twin brother of Josh, his co worker.
Don’t worry, you will be able to tell who is who by their differing hair styles.
Paint Salesperson and Certified Sprayer Repairman: David Gage
David joined the team November of 2013. He comes from the septic business and is enjoying his new career in the paint industry. Being very mechanically inclined, David is now a certified Paint Sprayer Tech.
David is the father of 10 children, 9 adopted and 1 biological. He is happily married to Jennie for 22 years and counting. He enjoys singing and is a song leader at church.
David’s favorite pass time is spending time with his family. David also loves to fish.
Paint Salesperson: Josh Stemen
Josh joined the team late 2012. You will see Josh at all three locations throughout the week.
In his free time, Josh enjoys going to church, playing sports, and spending time with his girlfriend Natalia. Josh is the twin brother of Joe, his co-worker.
Paint Salesperson: Jonathan Jasik
Being the owners’ son, Jonathan has paint running through his veins. He has been around the paint business his whole life but in recent years has matured in his ability to offer a greater benefit to the customers and the company.
When not hard at work, Jonathan loves to go diving and loves to fish in every form. He also enjoys ice skating and cooking.
Bradenton Location: 5123 14th St. W.
Store Manager: Fred Mansfield
Joining the Sarasota Paint family in October of 2009, Fred has become an integral part of the company team. Fred became manager of the Sarasota Paint Manatee satellite store in 2013. He works on the sales floor assisting customers and behind the counter mixing paint. Fred is a dedicated employee, paying special attention to detail and taking pride in making sure your order is correct.
Fred married the love of his life Paula in August of 2012. With one son, his little family will be four in November 2015.
Paint Salesperson and Certified Paint Sprayer Repair Technician: Seth Smith
Seth joined Sarasota Paint Manatee in February of 2013 and has become an asset to the company. He will be happy to assist you when you come into Sarasota Paint Manatee. He works on the sales floor assisting customers, behind the counter mixing paint, and in the warehouse. Seth is also one of our three Certified Paint Sprayer Repair Technicians.
Seth Married his wife, Hannah, in August 2012, they have two children.
SARASOTA SOUTH LOCATION: 7222 S Tamiami Trail – Coral Cove Plaza
Paint Store Manager and Certified Sprayer Repairman: Christopher Brown
After moving to Sarasota from his home town of St. Augustine in 2006, Chris started work at Sarasota Paint Company. In a short time, his innovative ideas and willingness to do even the most menial of tasks made him an important team member. Chris now manages the new store in South Sarasota he works on the sales floor assisting customers, behind the counter mixing paint, and also handles Sarasota Paint Company’s Graco and Titan spray equipment lines and is certified in the repair of both lines. His dedication and willingness to take it to the next level shows that he will be a valuable team member for a long time.
Chris is married and enjoys spending time with his beautiful bride Amanda and daughter Raina. He is a fan of Vintage wrist watches and in his spare time he enjoys buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
Paint Salesman: Ben Stemen
Ben moved from the medical industry in November of 2013 and joined the Sarasota Paint Company team his goal is to consistently give you world class service, from helping you pick colors to executing your orders he has proven himself to be the man for the job.
Ben’s hobbies include Basketball, Frisbee golf, and Eating Chicken Tenders.