Founded in 2007 out of Donnie's garage, we quickly outgrew our space. Donnie approached this industry with a novel idea, bring on actual artists.
We never looked back from there. Donnie's vision has cascaded into an award-winning, person focused, team building painting business unlike anything else in MN.
It didn't take long before Brushed Monkey became an award-winning and highly sought after painting company. Best of Houzz 2018, Best of Minneapolis 2015 & 2016, A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and much more!
Over a decade of sensational reviews and results have helped us become one of the best painting companies in the greater Twin Cities, from straight painting to plaster and even murals!
Scroll below to meet our team of amazing people and artists, see their artwork and request a commission, or contact us for a free quote for your next painting project!
Brushed Monkey specializes in refinement, from painting walls ceilings and faux finishes to cabinets and trim enamel and more.
Many members of our crew are semi-professional artists as well, if you are looking for original Minnesotan art for your home click the links below to request artwork from one of our team members!
Donnie spent 25 years in the hospitality & construction industries. He dreamed of changing the world with his art. However, he fell in love with a white wall painted really well & changing the world by providing opportunities to others. He founded Brushed Monkey on the principal that his company should have a positive impact in as many areas as possible, from end-product quality, to employee compensation, to minimizing impact on the environment. Make the world a better place, one brush stroke at a time.
Derek is a licensed general contractor who brings a lifetime of experience with him. He is even keel and provides stability to our company. Keeping our company on track to meet our goals.
Derek grew up painting for his family's painting company and has spent his life perfecting the art of it. Having done work around the country his work is consistently spot on. armed with his expertise and wealth of knowledge there isn't a project he can't tackle, no matter the obstacles.
Gino Salvador Dogi, Stella, and Roxy. The coolest shop dogs, specializing in sniffs and tail-wagging. Everyone's favorite co-workers!
Lucas is super swell. He's a magnificent painter with many years of experience, but you should also see him throw a disc, as he loves to play frisbee golf in his spare time.
Originally from Yuma, Arizona. Bert came aboard two year ago. He paints acrylic and does lettering. He also specializes in keeping us sane around the shop, keeping us organized and on track.
Julie is one of our best! With a degree in interior design, she has an eye for color and taste. She's kind and hardworking, qualities appreciated by coworkers and clients alike.
Emily manages many of our spray finish projects and is great at her job! She enjoys playing with her dogs and reading books on spirituality. She also likes drawing, painting, and making collages.
Andrew is consistent and hard-working. Having graduated with a degree in graphic design he makes an excellent addition to our team.
Hannah was born and raised right here in Minnesota. She strives for perfection and we are so glad she is a part of our crew. She loves pets of all kinds and adores her pet snake.