About Us

Since the company started in 2002, Clarke Painting has become one of the leading Maine painting contractors for residential and commercial projects.


Scott Smith, Marc Cole, and Kurt Smith, three childhood friends from Portland, Maine, have owned and operated the company since 2005. Clarke Painting services are not limited to only residential, commercial, and municipal painting, they also offer carpentry and property management.



Scott Smith
Sales & Marketing Manager

In 2001, Scott graduated from Clark University with a BA in Economics.  After graduating, Scott worked at New York Life and was the highest producing new agent in the Portland office and was nominated as new agent of the year.

Marc Cole
HR and Property Management

Marc is a 2001 graduate of Norwich University where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.  During his tenure at Norwich, Marc served all four years in the Corps of Cadets.  After a successful run as a manager in retail, Marc purchased and ran a College Pro Painters Franchise, generating over $200,000 in sales and production.

Kurt Smith
Production Manager

Kurt received a BA in Economics from Bates College in 2003 and also attended University of Stirling in Scotland as part of a study abroad program.  In his seven year career with College Pro Painter, he was Manager of the Year in 2002, Quality Manager of the Year in 2003, and was awarded the Star General Manager award in 2005.  Additionally, he was a member of the President’s Club.

Want to learn more about what makes us one of the top Maine painting Contractors?  Contact Clarke Painting today!