About Us

Quality, Cost Savings, Timely Performance and Safety Are the Cornerstones of Services That We Provide Our Clients.

Established in 1988, Northeast Painting & Coatings, Has Specialized in Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Projects Throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to developing partnerships with clients, enhancing spaces, and crafting environments that foster their business success.



Innovation. Partnership. Success.

Team Members

A Maine Family Owned and Operated Business Beginning its Third Generation of Service in the Painting,
Wall Covering and Specialty Coatings Industry.


Michael Pleau


Michael is an integral member of our team, rejoining the company in 2004 after serving as a Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Portland, Maine. A native of Maine, he holds an Accounting degree from Husson College, earned in 2000.  Michael brings over 25 years of diverse expertise to our team as a co-owner and co-founder of two thriving enterprises. His extensive background spans commercial painting, construction, and real estate investment. His unwavering commitment lies in creating value, resolving intricate business challenges and foster long-lasting collaborations with clients and partners. Michael capitalizes on his skill set, including proficiency in new business development, customer relationship management and effective team leadership. This enables him to spearhead lead generation, navigate complex contract negotiations and oversee transaction management with finesse. Furthermore, Michael is a driving force behind our strategic marketing, branding and online presence efforts. His constant pursuit of growth and innovation fortifies our position in the dynamic business landscape.


Alex Pleau


Alex is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in the commercial painting industry. A graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Alex earned his degree in Business in 2010 and has since played a significant role in both the technical and management aspects of commercial and industrial coatings. In the painting industry, Alex's expertise has been instrumental in driving growth and innovation. His keen understanding of the field's complexities and his ability to manage large-scale projects and build relationships have made him a respected figure in the industry. Alex co-founded a thriving real estate investing company, where he continues to play a pivotal role in overseeing growth strategies and fostering partnerships. This venture demonstrates Alex's versatile business acumen and his knack for identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities. Apart from his professional achievements, Alex has a strong passion for sports. He currently serves as the president of both the Maine Association of Soccer Officials and the Maine Lacrosse Officials Association, roles that highlight his leadership skills and commitment to promoting sportsmanship and fair play in the community. With a balance of professional expertise in both the commercial and real estate sectors and a dedication to community through sports, Alex Pleau stands as a dynamic leader and an example of successful multifaceted entrepreneurship.


John Pleau


John has a rich and diverse career in the painting and coatings industry:

  • 1984-1992: During this period, John established and successfully operated his own self-employed residential and commercial painting company, gaining valuable experience and expertise in the field.
  • 1992-2018: In 1992, John merged his company with Northeast Painting and Coatings, where he assumed the role of Vice President. Over the course of 26 years, he played a crucial role in the company's growth and success.
  • Current: John currently serves as an Estimator, bringing his extensive knowledge and experience to the estimation process, ensuring that projects are accurately assessed and planned.

John Pleau's long and accomplished career in the painting and coatings industry showcases his dedication, leadership and expertise in various aspects of the field.


David Foulke

Project Manager

David has been an integral part of our company since its inception in 1988. Over the years, he has mastered every discipline within our industry and honed his practical application skills in the field. David's role is vital in overseeing day-to-day project operations, ensuring proper staffing and supplies. His exceptional communication skills enable effective coordination with customers, contractors, applicators, and tradesmen, resulting in efficient project delivery within budget and on time. David's dedication and expertise are instrumental in our company's growth and reputation for excellence.

Brands That Trust Us

What Our Clients Have To Say...

It is Refreshing to Deal with Professionals

The Industrial Park in Presque Isle has had dealings with Northeast Painting and Coatings for over 20 years. They have bid on and been awarded numerous projects throughout the park. Those projects have ranged from tank and metal building painting, to specialized roof waterproofing / coating systems. When asked for price estimates for budgeting purposes they have not only responded within days, they have also consistently honored those numbers. The projects have been handled in a timely professional manner and without costly change orders. In today’s world of get it done quickly and cheaply it is refreshing to deal with professionals that want to deliver a job well done and one the owner can be proud of. We will continue to use them on future projects and have honestly enjoyed our working relationship with them.

Tom Powers
Executive Director, Presque Isle Industrial Council - Maine

The End Result Was Nothing Short of Fantastic

The team at Northeast Painting and Coating did a terrific job painting our building in Kennebunk. They did exactly what they said they were going to do for a very fair price. While we certainly weren’t the biggest job they worked on, they treated us like we were their most important client, and the end result was nothing short of fantastic. The level of service and quality that Northeast has is a real throwback to times when business was done on a handshake with people you liked, respected and trusted.

Tim Fossett
The Lighthouse - Kennebunk, ME