About Acorn Painting

Honest, Professional, and Personal 

Mike Dever painting a home exterior

Our Mission

Acorn Painting is committed to excellence in all aspects of our trade—performance, work habits and accountability—for our clients, employees and partners. Owners Mike and John create an enviable company culture by fostering an atmosphere of respect, and by offering employees competitive wages, generous benefits, and educational opportunities. At the same time, they do right by their clients and support their local community. 

Collectively, Mike Dever and John Wisell have more than 50 years of experience in the painting business. They are dedicated professionals, who hire and train a diverse set of workers, each with a different set of skills necessary to get the job done. Acorn Painting is fully insured and complies with all rules and regulations required for a business. They believe in an honest work environment that allows for collaboration and unmatched quality.


Mike started painting in the early 1990s after traveling and working abroad. He’s worked on an organic dairy farm where he managed livestock and lent a hand in all phases of farming and has also dabbled in the construction and insurance industries during his career.

John is a lifelong resident of Bristol, Vermont, and has been painting for homeowners and contractors in Addison and Chittenden counties, also since the early 1990s.


After both working alone and running their own businesses, Mike and John partnered together to form Acorn Painting, LLC in 2014. The company, based in Bristol, Vermont, now employs a crew of full-time, year-round professional painters. Every team member earns competitive wages, paid vacation, generous benefits and educational opportunities.


Throughout their careers, Mike and John have been committed to professional excellence, an honest work ethic, and friendly service. Those values still hold true, as witnessed by long-term employees, repeat clients, customer referrals and friendships that Mike and John have made through the years.