The TECC Team
TECC Painting Company was founded in 1981 with a mission to build a professional painting organization. Our goal has always been to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, the community, and our employees. Our aim from the start has been to be the expert industrial, commercial, and local house painters Colorado Springs, the paint company home and business owners trust most.
We have developed a long-standing reputation built on trust and fine craftsmanship and are eager to continue that tradition. For us, that begins with a commitment to hiring the best paint professionals in our region. We don’t subcontract our projects. Each of our painters is an employee of TECC Painting and works exclusively for us. As well, each of our painters is drug screened and fully background checked. When working with our crew you will notice a couple distinguishing characteristics. The first thing you will notice is that each of our team members has enthusiasm for their work and take great pleasure in their craft. You’ll also notice they have an eye for detail and are experts in workmanship. Our company has worked hard to make TECC Painting a place that allows painters to start and end a career here. We take great pride in that!
Tony Ellis – Founder and Owner
I was born in El Paso Texas and our family moved to Colorado Springs in 1969. I Graduated from St Mary’s High School in 1978 and moved to Michigan the summer of 1979. I worked for a painting company painting Condominium interiors in Southfield, Michigan. I then worked for an exterior painting company just prior to starting my own business that summer. After four years of surviving Midwest winters I moved my business back to Colorado Springs in the spring 1984. In the late nineteen-eighties I tried selling real estate but never stopped painting. My mother told me something that really hit deep. She said, “You are a great painter and a pretty good real estate agent. I suggest you pick the one you are most passionate about and do it to the best of your ability.”
Thanks to Mom I’m still at it and the painting trade has been very good to me. I am married to Tracie Ellis—the love of my life!—and together we have 5 wonderful children. Besides family, my hobbies are the great outdoors, golf, and physical fitness.
Corinne Williams – Office Manager
As the Office Manager, I have the privilege and responsibility for the daily administrative operation of TECC. I joined the TECC Team in 2004 and have enjoyed growing in my role as well as helping to lead to ever increasing levels of professionalism and excellence in customer service.
I have a background in manufacturing and transport logistics, designing power transmission systems, and community behavioral healthcare privileging and credentialing. My studies have been in the social sciences and arts, with a focus in art history and critical theory and painting. I’m an artist at heart!
As a long-term part of TECC Painting, I have acquired vast product knowledge to assist in the specification of coatings for all purposes. I am your first connection to TECC Painting Company, and will assist you from the time of scheduling your estimate throughout the duration of your painting project.
When I’m not caring for customers I enjoy anything in the outdoors (skiing, biking, riding motorcycles, etc.)—if I’m outside having an adventure with my loved ones I’m happy!
Evon Peterson – CFO
I have been TECC Painting’s accountant since 2011. My responsibility is to make sure TECC’s finances are in order and that all financial information is confidential and secure. I am a Denver native (yes, there are a few of us around) and have both my B.S. (Finance) and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. In my free time, I like to hike, bike, garden, travel, play tennis and golf, and hang out at our family’s Alaska cabin.
I have a passion for making small businesses better, and bring over 20 years of experience in that endeavor. We have a very energetic, talented and professional team at TECC, and that’s why I enjoy working here. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing you, our customer, with an exceptional job you’ll be proud to show your family, friends, employees and customers.