about ple

PLE Painting is raising the bar for client and employee satisfaction. It’s our mission to make our clients’ jobs and lives easier by being the smoothest operation in town. We are Vancouver’s best painting company. That’s not just our vision, that’s our commitment.

Why? Because we believe it’s our duty to contribute our best to the people and businesses of our community. Together with our clients and industry partners, we are economic drivers and opportunity builders.

At PLE, you’ll notice that we value our painters and employees as much as our clients. That’s pivotal to our ability to deliver a high level of service in an industry that requires us to be available and adaptable to your complex schedules and project requirements.

We are laser-focused on what we do best. Whether it be a commercial project or custom home, we paint. That’s all we do, dialling it in, choosing the mastery of our craft and the quality of our project execution.

crew

meet the crew

elliot mcgregor

As one of two owners and founders, Elliott McGregor, brings 15 years of painting experience and expertise to PLE. He specializes in project management as well as advanced painting techniques and applications. His skills in project management shine as his expertise allows him to develop timelines and coordinate job flows to complete projects as efficiently as possible. He’s also an expert at painting that requires high ladders, rope access, or specialized coatings. No matter how complex your project is, he is prepared to overcome any challenge. He takes pride in PLE’s high-level team of Painters and Site Supers, effective systematic procedures, and company culture as they raise the bar for industry standards in all aspects. Nat Bailey Stadium, Yaletown Brewhouse, and Werner Luxury Homes are some projects he is most proud of as they all posed unique challenges that put PLE’s painting and project management skills to the test. In addition to being one of PLE’s founders, Elliott is also an avid world adventurer. He’s seen and experienced many parts of the world with a view from a kayak, snowmobile, surf or snowboard.

ELLIOTT McGREGOR

Founder/
Project Manager

23 years experience

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jay newell

Jay Newell is one of two owners and founders of PLE Painting. He has 15 years of experience in the painting industry, and specializes in project management, estimates and finances, as well as relationship development. With his extensive amount of experience, he knows how to effectively plan projects and coordinate PLE’s team of Painters and Site Supers to minimize down time and efficiently complete projects close to or under budget. As a one of PLE’s founders, he envisioned building a company that raises the bar for industry standards that boosts the reputation of the painting industry as a whole. Seeing his great team do that through their skills, behaviour, and accomplishments provides fulfillment every day. Some of the projects Jay is most proud of include the LJ Christmas Manor, Collingwood Schools, and a variety of custom homes. All of these clients absolutely loved the work PLE did, and as projects they all required a high level of technicality. When he isn’t working, you will probably find Jay surfing on the other side of the world.

JAY NEWELL

Founder/
Project Manager

18 years experience

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ryan smith

Lead Site Supervisor Ryan Smith has been in the painting industry for 9 years. As a Lead Site Supervisor, Ryan is exceptional at planning tasks to maximize efficiency, and maintaining a high level of detail while painting at a fast pace. What attracted him to PLE, is their strong team moral and high-end projects. After painting numerous unique projects, painting the iconic Nat Bailey stadium is one of the projects he is most proud of. Not only is Ryan outstanding as a painter, as an Electronic Dance Music producer he is award winning. In 2018 he won the “Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year” at the Niagra Music Awards.

RYAN SMITH

Lead Site
Supervisor

11 years experience

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mitch smythe

Mitch Smythe is a Site Supervisor with 7 years of experience in the painting industry. He takes pride in ensuring projects are executed to the highest standards from beginning to end. From prep work, to finishes and fine details, Mitch ensures his team does an outstanding job. In addition to taking pride in his work, he takes pride in working for a painting company committed to raising the bar for employee and client satisfaction. For Mitch, one of the most rewarding things about his job is taking high end homes to the next level, particularly through luxury staining. One interesting fact about Mitch is that he truly enjoys learning about other cultures from the diverse PLE team.

MITCH SMYTHE

Site Supervisor

10 years experience

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shaun wageman

Shaun Wagemen is one of our talented Site Supervisors as well as our equipment manager. With high end projects comes high end equipment, and he’s responsible ensuring it’s all in top shape. And, as a Site Supervisor, Shaun’s skills shine when it comes to customer relations and project management. With Shaun’s skills he could be painting for a number of painting companies, but for him, PLE feels like family. One of the projects Shaun is most proud of is the Vancouver Scanline VFX building as it is one of the largest he has ever worked on. Outside of work Shaun loves to travel and has even spent some time living in Vietnam.

SHAUN WAGEMAN

Site Supervisor

11 years experience

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shaun wageman

MJ is one of the many talented Site Supervisors at PLE. His greatest strengths are his customer relation skills and ability to paint perfect edges with incredible speed. MJ finds satisfaction in painting complex architectural projects and completing projects on time and under budget. You can find him spending time with his friends playing ping pong and pool when he isn’t working. In winter, MJ loves to go snowboarding.

MJ

Site Supervisor

8 years of experience

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shaun wageman

Gabriel is one of our Lead painters. With 3 years of experience in the painting industry, his presence as a leader motivates his team at every job site. As a Lead Painter, he excels at boosting team morale, customer relations, fine details and premium finishing. When Gabriel is not working, you can find him spending time with his wife, travelling around BC or working out at the gym.

GABRIEL

Lead Painter

3 years of experience

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shaun wageman

This is Chris, one of our new talented painters. Chris joined to PLE team in 2022. However, he counts on 7 years of experience! Chris specializes in efficiently painting perfect edges while dealing with the variables and challenges that come with painting. In addition to his technical skills, Chris takes pride in ensuring his clients are always satisfied with his work. What attracted Chris to PLE, is their dedication, customer-oriented and high-quality work. Chris’s commitment to learning every day! When Chris is nor working you can find him riding his motorcycle or working out at the gym!

CHRIS

Painter

7 years of experience

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shaun wageman

Gurpreet is a PLE painter. With 5 years of experience, he is well versed in every aspect of painting, and he specializes and enjoys painting that requires tall ladders and other height specific equipment. What he loves about working for PLE is knowing he is working for, and with people who have good intentions who want to raise the bar for painting industry standards.

GURPREET

Painter

5 years of experience

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shaun wageman

John is another of our talented painters at PLE, with painting experience working over 7 years in Australia and Korea. John specializes in painting different surfaces perfectly with an excellent finish and efficiency! When John is not working, you can find him enjoying time with his wife.

JOHN

Painter

7 years of experience

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meet the crew

jay newell

JAY NEWELL

Founder/
Project Manager

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elliot mcgregor

ELLIOTT McGREGOR

Founder/
Project Manager

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ryan smith

RYAN SMITH

Lead Site Supervisor

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mitch smythe

MITCH SMYTHE

Site Supervisor

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shaun wageman

SHAUN WAGEMAN

Site Supervisor/
Equipment Manager

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shaun wageman

MJ

Site Supervisor

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shaun wageman

GABRIEL

Lead Painter

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shaun wageman

CHRIS

Painter

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shaun wageman

GURPREET

Painter

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shaun wageman

JOHN

Painter

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