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About Acorn Painting

Honest, Professional, and Personal 

At Acorn Painting LLC we strive for excellence in all aspects of our trade, including performance, work habits, and accountability to clients, employees, and partners. We strive to foster an atmosphere of respect by creating a superior working culture and by providing excellent pay, benefits, and education - both personal and professional - all while doing the right thing for our customers and supporting our community.

Collectively, Mike and John have over 40 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 Dever, Acorn Painting, Addison & Chitteden Counties, VT

Mike Dever started painting in 1991 after traveling and working in Ireland and Scotland. Previously Mike worked as a farm hand on an organic dairy farm where he led a team of work horses, milked a heard of Jersey cows and lent a hand in all phases of farming. For a short time he worked construction and tried a career in the insurance industry.

After 20 plus years of running his own painting company he decided to downsize and work alone, sometimes calling on his now partner John to help when needed. Mike and John started Acorn Painting together which nows employes a small crew of professional painters.


When Mike is not on the job site he can be seen on his cross-country skis, sailing with his wife Bethany on Lake Champlain, playing music at a local venue or trying to keep ahead of the weeds in the garden. Other interests are playing golf, iceskating, hiking, watching sports and reading.


When he started painting all those years ago, Mike made a commitment to excellence, an honest work ethic, and friendly service. At Acorn Painting those values still hold true, as witnessed by all the repeat customers and friendships Mike has made through the years.


John Wisell, Acorn Painting, Addison & Chitteden Counties, VT

John Wisell is a lifelong resident of Bristol, VT and has been painting for homeowners and contractors  in Addison and Chittenden Counties since 1991.

John returned to school as an adult, and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Castleton State College, where he majored in Physical Education.

He enjoys running, hiking, hunting and fishing, and just about any outdoor activity that he can do with his wife and 4 kids.

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