The Pellerin name started with Alcide Pellerin in 1956. Alcide, Rheal and Richard’s father, started the painting contracting company Pellerin Brothers with his brother Amédé Pellerin. Rheal followed in his father’s footsteps and joined his paint crew at the young age of 17! It wasn’t until 1977, when Rheal got approached by Crown Diamond, known as SICO® today, to be the first dealer in Northern Ontario. Crown Diamond wanted to partner up with Rheal due to the reputation his family had built and Rheal saw the opportunity to reach a new market – the do-it-yourselfer. It was a win-win for everyone!
They first opened on Main Street in North Bay, with a total of 900 square feet. Rheal continued to paint during the day and take night courses to learn accounting with his wife, Joyceline. Norm Degagne (Moose), Rheal’s brother-in-law, managed the store. Richard Pellerin, the youngest of the Pellerin family, joined the paint crew full-time 5 years later, at the young age of 18! Pellerin Painting faced many challenges over the years, but its foundation of family values and dedication has made this company a pillar in our community for paint products and services.
Today, Pellerin Painting, is owned by Rheal and Richard Pellerin and has grown to a third generation! Patrick Pellerin, Richard’s son, now manages the paint store and is eager to continue the Pellerin Painting name. The store is now 10,000 square feet, offering the largest inventory of paint in the area. Joyceline still does the paperwork and she is gradually teaching Patrick’s wife, Anik. The paint crew continues to revamp homes and commercial spaces in the North Bay area. The whole family at Pellerin Painting has made great memories serving customers over the years and we look forward to helping our community for years to come!
About Our Team
Pellerin Painting truly is a family-operated business; nearly every employee is a family member. We are committed to providing you with the very best products and unmatched customer service both before and after the sale. Our staff is made up of:
Richard Pellerin – Owner
Having spent most of his career on the paint crew, Richard has extensive knowledge and experience working with all products available at the paint store. Now working in the store, he is very thorough with every customer to ensure everyone leaves with the right product, tools and helpful “how to” tips! You might find his voice familiar, as he does all our radio advertising and he oversees all marketing.
Rheal Pellerin – Owner
If it can be painted, Ray has done it! He started painting in 1966 and definitely knows how to get the job done right. He oversees the paint crew and does the contracting estimates. His experience allows him to give customers on-the-spot quotes!
Patrick Pellerin – Store Manager
Patrick, Richard’s son, definitely inherited the Pellerin passion for paint! He takes care of all the store purchasing and special orders. He started working for the family business at the young age of 12 and has become a colour expert! As store manager, Pat makes sure the store runs as efficiently as possible and is a great leader for the team.
Debra Strengh – Store Clerk
Joining the team in 2015, Debra quickly became a member of the family! Always eager to help customers, she will look for the best approach to accomplish any project. Having worked many years in the paint industry in the Muskoka region, she has great experience to share. Deb is very approachable and will always do her best to answer all customer questions.
Anik Pellerin – Bookkeeping & Store Clerk
The latest addition to the team, Anik thrives to help customers! You’ll often find her in the office taking care of invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Having a BA in Business Administration, Anik always looks to enhance business organization and business processes. Anik enjoys interior design and loves helping customers with colour selection!
Alain Durocher – Crew Leader
Alain, Richard and Rheal’s nephew-in-law has been in the paint industry for 12 years. Working hand-in-hand with Richard for many years, Al has definitely developed the Pellerin standards on the paint crew. He’s now the crew leader and does a great job. Don’t be surprised if Al cracks a joke from time to time!
Justin Pellerin – Painter
Justin, Richard’s son, is always on time and he’s a very reliable team member. He gives 100% at everything he does. Recently joining the crew, Justin has developed great painting skills and has become a valued team member.