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About Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Archie Deese is the founder and President of The Paint Doctor, a commercial coatings company serving the Aviation, Health Care, Higher Education and Government markets. As President, Archie is responsible for directing day-to-day operations as well as proforma planning for the company.

He uses a systems engineering approach, believing that a collaborative effort by the team to develop and consistently improve systems and processes yields optimum results and generates solid, actionable plans. Archie started his life’s journey in North Carolina, and grew up in Michigan, where he attended the University of Michigan, graduating with his BBA with a concentration in Investment & Corporate Finance.

Upon graduation Archie worked in corporate America for 6 years before taking 18 months off to consider his career and the experiences and interests that would drive him to his next step. Archie’s dad was a contractor, and ultimately Archie decided to start a painting company while investing in real estate – and that was the beginning of The Paint Doctor.

Archie’s Passions are his family, building relationships, and working to continuously improve himself and his company. Archie’s Values are straightforward: Relationships, Competency, Character, and Consistency. His Personal Interests include reading, travel, studying philosophy and people.

Interesting tidbit: Archie spent 60% of his time living in Costa Rica from January 2013 to October 2019. During that time, he met his wife, they had 3 children, he learned Spanish, and the company grew every year. He likes to say that they were virtual before virtual was cool.

A Sampling of Our Customers


I have had the pleasure of working with The Paint Doctor, Inc. on numerous projects, and I can confidently say that they are one of the most professional and reliable companies in the industry.

Fred Tull

JE Dunn Construction

The entire team have been true partners with McCarthy over the years from thorough scope review meetings during preconstruction all the way through close out of a project.  The team has provided some valued engineering ideas that not only helped our owners on the front end, but also for the life of their buildings. We look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.

Griffin Hall

Preconstruction Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

The Paint Doctor, Inc. sets a high standard for excellence in the industry, and their focus on customer satisfaction is evident in every interaction.  Their ability to effectively communicate and manage projects sets them apart as a truly exceptional painting contractor.

Steven Bowden

Preconstruction Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

At McCarthy, our goal is to have strong partnerships with our subcontractors to ensure mutual success on all our projects. The Paint Doctor has partnered with McCarthy on several projects and has demonstrated the depth of our relationship through their responsiveness, quality, and fair pricing. We continue to be impressed with their level of service and the care they provide for our clients. We are always excited to work with them and enthusiastically recommend them.

Bobby Campbell

Executive Vice President, Atlanta Business Unit Leader

The Paint Doctor has set the standard for what I look for in our Construction Partners….honesty, forward communication, and accountability.  Everyone in the company from the Business Developer to the Boots on the Ground painter, is always professional, consistently on time and believes in leaving the Client with the best final product possible.  When it comes to The Paint Doctor, you’re not just getting a paint job.  You are getting a genuine commitment to the highest quality and workmanship and a lifelong business partner you can count on!

Travis Alford

Senior Project Manager, Balfour Beatty

The level of detail and professionalism with which The Paint Doctor conducts their work is absolutely exceptional. The quality of their work and their customer service are what makes them so great.

Albert Assad

CEO and President, Atlantic Consulting Solutions

Best Commercial Painter in ATL Metro. Always on-time, never miss a meeting, reasonable pricing, professional and courteous at all times. This is one subcontractor you don't need to worry about. They make it happen!

Ryan Roguski

Owner, AJC Consulting LLC