Est. 1997 in Portland, Oregon

Shepard Painting has an excellent track record painting thousands of homes, offices, restaurants, historical buildings, and businesses large and small.

Call (503) 740-3600

Who We Are

We started out small – a one man show.

Since then, Shepard Painting has grown to employ dozens of men and women yearly, managing crews of historic painters and restoration specialists, carpentry experts, subcontractors, and design/color experts.

Mission Statement

To provide excellent workmanship and customer service to everyone we work with.

Our Employees

We hire the best painters and carpenters in Portland.

J.R. Shepard, Owner/Operator

The owner of Shepard Painting, Mr. Shepard, decided a long ago that he wanted to create a home services company that was run like a professional business.

To achieve this, Shepard Painting has continued its education and system development in painting technology and application, business strategy, employee and customer relations. The combined experience and technology has made Shepard Painting one of the best house painters in Portland, Oregon.

Professional Painting Crews

At Shepard Painting, we have a strict policy of hiring only the best house painters in Portland, Oregon. We have a minimum requirement of painting experience and solid references for hiring.

All employees sign and are required to adhere to an “Employee Mission Statement”.  The majority of Shepard Painting’s employees are long term of 3 to 10 years. We take the responsibility serious that you trust us in and around your home and make us your #1 Portland Painters.

How We Work

On Time & On Budget Since 1997

The Painter’s Code Of Ethics

Obligation of the Painting Contractor

  • To provide the services of the industry to the fullest extent of our technological ability.
  • To protect, preserve and decorate edifices, facilities and all other properties with means and materials of the most progressive and efficient type.

Obligation to the Public

  • To conduct our individual operations according to the highest professional standards.
  • To faithfully fulfill all contracts.
  • To develop through continual study the highest degree of technical knowledge of our industry.

Obligation to Our Employees

  • To pay all employees a living wage or better.
  • To provide opportunities for training, employment, career advancement and economic security in a continuing and progressive manner to all those who would apply themselves.
  • To insist that all work practices meet or exceed job site safety standards.

Professional Accreditation & Licensing

Employment Opportunities

Hiring Portland’s best painters and carpentry experts.

Painting/Carpentry Crew

Your Experience:

Minimum 2-3 years of varied experience in painting or carpentry (with references).

Your Skills:

  • Accomplished hand brush and spray skills (interior/exterior: Mill work / doors).
  • EPA certified a bonus.
  • Conscientious prep.
  • High standards of customer service and working with teammates.

Our Job Requirements:

Be willing to pass a background and drug test.

Your Transportation:

Must have a valid drivers license, insurance and reliable transportation.

What We Offer:   

  • Competitive pay.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Great crews to work with.
  • Interesting projects to work on.
  • Upward mobility.

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Strategic Partnerships

To competently serve all your painting and carpentry needs.

Strategic Partnerships

Shepard Painting has developed strategic relationships with many reputable vendors and colleagues in Portland, Oregon and the Pacific North West.

Over the years, we have cultivated relationships with only the most trusted professionals and paint companies. Our partners have demonstrated consistent customer support for any questions or issues.

Bolling & Company 

Bolling & Company buys and sells rare original museum-quality wallpapers (mostly American) produced from the late Victorian period through the Postwar era. We love old wallpaper, and while you’ll find vintage, kitsch and collectable examples here, it is the truly antique survivors from a century ago or more that really light our fires.

Because this material is extremely limited, we offer it in the form of remarkable fragments presented as custom-made, ready-to-hang artworks, or adapted as one-of-kind folding screens and room dividers, or as loose cut remnants ready for your own mounting, framing, scrapbooking or other creative adventures. And when quantities allow, we offer actual rolls for installation in exceptional historic or contemporary settings. While searching for wallpapers, we often come across other cool and weird things we love, so we sell some of those unique finds, too.

Viridian Window Restoration LLC

“We believe in historical character and truly value maintaining the period style of your home. At Viridian Window Restoration, we restore the older windows in your home while preserving the original sashes. We use the Bi-Glass System that replaces single pane glass with high-quality insulated glass units; this allows us to retain your historic sashes, including those with divided lights! Reusing your old sashes saves money and maintains the architectural integrity of your older home or commercial property.

CJ Hurley Century Arts

The colors we surround ourselves with reveal a lot about us. They say something about our likes and dislikes, and the things we are passionate about. Colors affect mood, and choosing the right colors creates a restful, soothing, and inviting atmosphere. Selecting colors is important, and we specialize in creating a palette that evokes the mood and emotions that you want to express with your home.

Mr. Plywood

Here at Mr. plywood we know what it means to build. To us being a member of the portland community for over 50 years, means we go beyond just helping build decks, remodels, storage shed’s, driveway’s, and dog houses. We help build the community.

McCoy Millwork

In 1946 Alton McCoy established business in a small Northwest Portland storefront. Since then McCoy Millwork has grown to offer a broad range of finish millwork unparalleled in our area. We inventory hundreds of mouldings specifically selected to provide historically accurate products for Portland’s unique home styles. When choosing our inventory we look to provide products that suit common home designs, including but not limited to; Craftsman (sometimes known as Arts and Crafts), Victorian, Queen Anne, Tudor, Contemporary and Mid Century. McCoy aspires to provide the products you need fill your home with the beauty and character you desire.

Aurora Mills

Since 1999, Aurora Mills has scoured the countryside searching for the best in antique, vintage, and reclaimed architectural items, decor, and garden features. Our warehouse is filled with unique, historic, and vintage architectural materials, such as stained and beveled glass, lighting, marble and oak fireplace mantles, ornamental cast iron, cottage doors, clawfoot tubs, Victorian hardware, stone and terra cotta, arts and crafts tiles, iron gates, rustic timbers as well as old growth flooring, siding and moldings.

Kopi Coffee House

Roasting and serving the best small farm specialty coffee from South East Asia.

Oregon Construction Contractors Board

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Community Involvement

Supporting organizations and services in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area to educate, empower, and assist neighbors in need.


Shepard Painting makes yearly donations of money and labor to organizations that provide legitimate services for children, women, men, and the elderly.

We also support local efforts to educate, empower, and assist in food and health needs.

Shepard Painting regularly sponsors initiatives like music programs, and educational endeavors in local schools.

Service Focus

  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Sickness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Local Schools