Team Members

Owner: David Jasik

The owner of Sarasota Paint Company, 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.

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.

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.

Technical Rep: Steve Stickel

Steve Stickel grew up in Northern NJ where he graduated from New Providence High School. He went on to earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY. After college, Steve started his career in the Paint Industry when he joined Sherwin Williams to manage their Summit NJ store. For the first 7 years of his career, Steve focused on residential sales and then moved into commercial sales in 1996. Steve has held various positions with Sherwin Williams, Duron Paints, and Budeke’s Paints, a Ben Moore Distributor in Baltimore MD. Steve’s specialty is working with his customers to solve their technical problems and designing customized paint programs to meet the needs of their customers.

When Steve is not busy watching paint dry, he hangs out with his family, researches his family genealogy, crafts the perfect fantasy football team, and plays ball with his Boston Terrier, Wilson. 

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 daughters, Raina and Chloe. 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 playing basketball and disc golf.

Paint Salesman: 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, the manager at Lakewood Ranch.

Paint Salesman: 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 married 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.

Paint Salesman: Daniel Cline

In March of 2017 Daniel became a part of the Sarasota Paint Team. He is a college student at SCF and takes classes for Business Management. You will see him around at each of our 4 locations in the Sarasota, Bradenton area. In his spare time he enjoys investing in his future and playing guitar.

Manatee Store Manager 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 Certified Paint Sprayer Repair Technicians.

Seth Married his wife, Hannah, in August 2012, they have three amazing children.

Paint Salesperson: Vincent Wright

Vince Wright is the newest addition to the Sarasota Paint team. Vince has an extensive background in his 25 year painting career. He has apprenticed under Knapp Restoration New York (formerly Ohio), doing historical restorations on old Catholic churches built in mid 1800's. Much of that work included mural duplication and restoration, 2 and 3 dimensional statue restoration, hand painted ceiling designs, etc. He has also painted murals and painted homes in many states throughout the US. Vince's artistic painting includes wood-graining, guilding, faux finishes of many types, cabinet and furniture painting (regular painting and antiquing/distressing) and many more specialty finishes. Included in his career he has airbrushed murals and designs on motorcycles, helmets, buses, and tractor trailers. Much of his artwork has been commissioned by customers and has drawings that have been published in a book called “Out of Harms Way” by Mike Booher and Linda Ezelle, a book about the moving of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Vince has proudly used Benjamin Moore paints throughout his career and is happy to be a part of Sarasota Paint team.

South Sarasota Store Manager: 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. Jonathan became manager of the South store shortly after it's move to the new Stickney Point home.

When not hard at work, Jonathan loves to go diving and loves to fish in every form. He also enjoys ice skating and cooking.

Paint Salesman: Mick Weber

Mick’s previous experience includes being a Paint Contractor in the North Port area from 1994 to 2012. Mick entered the Benjamin Moore family thereafter when moving to Tallahassee where he spent four years working at a Benjamin Moore dealer. After leaving Tallahassee he returned to Sarasota County in 2017 and joined our team here at Sarasota Paint in 2018.

Mick married his wife Ilona in 1983 and enjoys spending his weekends with his grand-daughters and tending to his farm animals.

Lakewood Ranch Store Manager: Josh Stemen

Josh joined the team late 2012. Josh is now the manager of Lakewood Ranch since opening in May 2017. In his free time, Josh enjoys going to church, playing sports, and spending time with his wife Nathalia. Josh is the twin brother of Joe, his co-worker.

Paint Salesma: Charley Weber

Charley proudly joined the Sarasota Paint family in January 2017, after a short two week retirement. He owned and operated Ellenton Paint Center with his wife Pat before considering closing at the end of 2016. Charley has an extensive background in Building Materials and Millwork in New Jersey before moving to Florida in 1989. His retail experience has continued here with Cox Lumber, Scotty’s Home Center, and Scott Paint Company. (where he found out he had paint running thru his veins) The rest is history! In his spare time, he likes watching Nascar & baseball, doing yard work, traveling to see family, and shopping.