why use us


With our Director (Darren) having over 18 Years experience, and our Painters all having a minimum of 10 Years experience, ranging right up to 40 Years. We have created a team that has encountered, solved, and produced phenomenal results in any and all situations that the painting trade could possibly throw our way. We are proud of the team that we have assembled, and have no doubt that the broad range of skills, professionalism, and sense of camaraderie amongst our team, sets us apart from our competitors, and makes us a perfect choice for your painting project. 

Our Team

DARREN – 36 Years Old

Darren KellyDarren commenced his Apprenticeship in 1990 and successfully completed it in 1994. He started his own business with a partner the same year (D & S Painting), and continued along that road until 2007. He then took all of the experience & knowledge that he gathered from running that business for 12 years, and started the Prestige Painting Group Pty Ltd. Along the way, Darren successfully completed courses in Estimating & Costing and Colour Planning & Design. He personally carries out all of our Painting Quote Consultations and Quality Inspection Audits. With an eye for detail, and an unwavering determination to provide our clients with a much more Professional Painting experience than they have had in the past, he is the ideal person to lead our Team to achieve our lofty goals.

BRIAN – 59 Years Old

Brian is the oldest and most respected member of our team. He has 40 Years experience, and is called on constantly to share his knowledge with the younger members of our team. His warm and caring approach, is always noticed, and instills a confidence in our customers. They instantly know that there home is in good hands, and that ‘attention to detail’ is assured. Brian has spent a great deal of his time in the trade hanging Wallpaper, and has truly become a ‘master’ in this facet of our trade. He has hung all different types of papers, and continues to be whom we call upon whenever a Paper Hanging job is required. With patience and an eye for detail, Brian is also our person for completing our ‘touch up’ lists created by Darren. Again ensuring we achieve results beyond your expectations.

PINO – 40 Years Old

With 26 Years experience, Pino is the longest serving member of our team, he started working for Darren in 1996. A fun loving father of two, Pino has moulded himself into a true ‘Quality’ Painter. Specialising in fine finishes, his Enamel work is of the highest possible standard in the trade, and always delivers when our customers require that extra special finish. Ever ready with a joke and a laugh, Pino is our most popular member, universally loved by our team members and customers alike. His work with our apprentices is exceptional, constantly teaching & advising, and building friendships that extend beyond the workplace.

ALAN – 38 Years Old

Our most universal team member, Alan is a fully qualified SignWriter, and has converted those precision skills to Painting & Decorating for the last 17 years. Having an artistic flair, Alan is our option when it comes to Decorative Finishes. His ‘Graining’ work has been a sight to behold, and he takes a great deal of pleasure in providing our customers with the best possible finish, always beyond their expectations. Building relationships with our customers, Alan is constantly being referred to as part of the family, and they are always sorry to see him go when the job is completed. Having worked at the Master Painters Association as a Trade School teacher, Alan provides us with a Painter who has a technical knowledge of the trade, greater than his peers.

MATTHEW – 28 Years Old

A keen and enthusiastic Painter with 10 years experience, Matt has a work ethic second to none. Always keen to work overtime and weekends, Matt ensures we always meet our deadlines, even when we fall behind. Matt is one our fastest Painters, and over the past couple of years has worked incredibly hard to get the quality of his work up to the highest standards set by his fellow Prestige Painting Group team members. The results of that hard work have given us the flexibility to take on more high quality domestic jobs, with the knowledge that our strict standards are going to be maintained. Well liked by our customers, and recently became a father for the first time, Matt is a valued member of our team.

LACHLAN – 26 Years Old

Lachlan is fully qualified (winner of Apprentice of the Year), has 11 years experience, and is a born leader. He always takes the bull by the horns on our jobs. With exceptional customer relations’ skills, Lachlan ensures our customers are well notified of the stage of the job, and technical details of what has been done, and what still has to be achieved. A true all rounder, he achieves exceptional results consistently and works well with other trades and when under pressure. Multi skilled in all different areas of the trade, Lachlan’s ability with Spraying and conventional Painting is well beyond his years. We look forward to Lachlan continuing on his current path, as he is an exciting prospect for the future of our company.

DAVE – 22 Years Old

Our oldest Apprentice, Dave has entered the final year of his apprenticeship. His skills and common sense approach to his work make him a valuable member of our team. He is respectful of the homes he works in and constantly receives comments from our customers about his courteous and polite nature. We are proud of the progression Dave has made throughout his apprenticeship, and have no doubt that he is ready to be considered a tradesman on the day he completes his apprenticeship.

JAMES – 20 Years Old

James has also entered the final year of his apprenticeship. After putting in an enormous effort to improve his skills & quality, James improvement has been outstanding, and not without reward. He won the Homesglen Tafe Encouragement Award for 3rd Year Apprentice 2007, and the Apprentice of the ‘Quarter’ at Apprenticeships Plus for the December Quarter 2008. We are very proud of James efforts and look forward to being able to call him a tradesman in the very near future.

MATT – 19 Years Old

A true natural, Matt has just entered the 2nd Year of his apprenticeship. Enthusiastic, and with definite painting skills, Matt will no doubt make a fine tradesman one day. His quality is well ahead of a 2nd year apprentice, and is proving to be an asset to our painting team.