Our Collaborative Professionals

With 40 years of experience painting large-scale commercial properties and industrial plants, the Connor team knows what it takes to offer organizations maintenance painting services that offer proactive, efficient results. 

Meet our team of experts who are dedicated to helping you get your painting project completed right, the first time.

Meet Our Team

Janmarie Connor


Janmarie Connor is president and co-founder of Connor Fine Painting (CFP), a commercial and industrial maintenance painting contractor. As a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Communications, Janmarie has built a culture focused on safety, sustainability, and excellence, ensuring every CFP painting project is a success.

Janmarie’s corporate background with process and systems analysis allows her to help find and implement efficiencies from start to finish. Experience in organizational dynamics ensures that CFP team members resonate with the company’s culture.

Janmarie is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and Indianapolis Commercial Real Estate Women (IndyCREW). As a member of the Indianapolis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-Indianapolis), she serves on the Trailblazers and Visionary Awards committees. Janmarie also serves on the board of directors of a global nonprofit, an NGO associated with the UN and its mission for peace. She also serves on the board of LaPlaza.

Family matters most to Janmarie. She is dedicated to her husband and business associate Bob, her boys Nathan and Aidan, and their families.

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Bob Connor

Vice President

Bob Connor has been a strong presence in the Indianapolis painting market since 1979. He started painting as a college student, working summers for his older brother Bill at Connor and Crew. Bob graduated from Butler University in 1981, with a degree in History and Political Science. While at Butler, Bob was a four-year letterman in the Bulldogs football program and member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Bob’s love of history, particularly Indiana history, fit hand in glove with his interest in the painting restoration of both commercial and residential landmark properties. Over the years, Bob’s repainting expertise has been called upon by commercial realtors and facility managers across Indiana.

Bob has been involved with the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America since the late 1980’s and has served in a variety of offices within the organization. Additionally, Bob is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Indiana Landmarks, and the Rotary Club of Indianapolis. He is a member of the Butler University B-Association and the Bulldog Club. He has served on the board of directors of many Indianapolis organizations. Bob isn’t keen on fanfare surrounding giving. He practices selfless service and is in constant assistance of organizations providing resources and services to members of our Indianapolis Community who are most in need of a helping hand.

At CFP, Bob has a variety of responsibilities including estimating, sales and project supervision. As co-founder, Bob has instilled a profound commitment to employees and customers alike. He has been happily married to his wife, Janmarie, since 1982. They have two wonderful sons, Nathan and Aidan, and two grandsons, John Remington Connor (Remi) and Jude Ambrose Connor. Bob especially enjoys time with his family, traveling, and supporting Butler University Athletics.

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Brandon Whitehouse

Project Manager, New Business Development

Brandon Whitehouse has been in the painting industry since 1993. For thirteen years he worked as a coatings representative for the Sherwin Williams Company in the Kansas City and Indianapolis markets.

Brandon joined Connor Fine Painting in 2006 bringing with him an unrivaled background in customer service and coatings knowledge. As a commercial project manager, Brandon’s main focus is to work with clients from the start of a project to the final walk-through, minimizing the inconvenience that sometimes accompanies installation of finishes. Brandon’s on-site roles include sales, estimating and project management for Connor Fine Painting. Brandon is actively involved in IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), is a member of the CFP Safety Committee and has received his OSHA certification.

Brandon has been married to his wife, Susan since 1999 and has been blessed with two beautiful children, Katie and Zach. Brandon attends Northview Christian Life Church in Carmel and in his spare time enjoys golf, hunting, fishing as well as spending time with his family.

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Nathan Connor

Project Manager, New Business Development

You might say Nathan Connor learned about painting through osmosis. As a little tyke, Nathan accompanied his dad on numerous commercial and residential job sites and carefully observed the craft. Nathan first started working for Connor Fine Painting in the summer of 1999 and continued to work with CFP during the summer months throughout his high school and college career.

In May of 2008, Nathan graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a degree in Communication Studies. While at IUPUI, Nathan played four years of NCAA Division 1 soccer, and was honored as an academic all-conference athlete all four years. In June, 2008, he started full time with CFP as a project manager and new business development associate. Nathan’s ability to effectively communicate to his commercial and residential painting customers exactly what they can expect throughout their repaint project has consistently led to high marks in customer satisfaction and business referrals.

Nathan had the distinct honor of being one of the youngest members to serve on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, one of the largest and most distinguished Rotary Clubs in the Nation. Nathan also served for three years as the Rotary Education Committee Chair which facilitates youth outreach programs and brings the message of ‘service above self’ to the next generation of community leaders. Nathan also served on the board of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, which focuses on improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods and in the city of Indianapolis. Additionally, Nathan is affiliated with several professional associations including IFMA, International Facility Management Association, and BOMA, Building Owners and Managers Association. Nathan is OSHA safety certified and serves as Connor Fine Painting’s emergency first responder.

In his free time, Nathan enjoys playing soccer, enjoying his beautiful wife Sadie’s expert baking, and spending time with their adorable sons, Remi and George.

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John White

Operations Director, Safety Program Director

John White has been in the painting industry since 1986. He began his career at CFP as a Field Supervisor with Connor Fine Painting in 1989 and was promoted to Operations Director/Residential sales manager in 1997. Over the years, John has contributed to the growth and success of CFP and has served, with high honors, as Operations Manager since 1999. With growth and success has come the enormous responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. John, who is ideally suited for the task, was promoted to Safety Director in 2005, managing all aspects of the Connor Fine Painting CCS (Coalition for Construction Safety) Program. Under his leadership, CFP is a multi-year recipient of the Zero Injury Award.

John is the Music Director of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar, Indiana, and enjoys serving there. He also enjoys family time at home with his lovely wife Charity and son Elias. In his free time, John enjoys hunting and riding ATVs at his Morgantown home as well as growing some mean ghost chilies!

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Gail Wood

Office Manager

Gail Wood joined Connor Fine Painting in October 2017. She has an impressive background in bookkeeping and office management in the manufacturing, retail, association management and insurance sectors.

When asked about how Gail felt about working at Connor Fine Painting, she replied, “As a new member of the CFP family, I am blessed to be a part of such a dynamic organization. The attention to detail, the level of professionalism and customer service puts Connor Fine Painting in an elite group of companies that truly care about their employees and customers.”

Gail has been married to her husband David since January 2008. They have a wonderful blended family of five children, three spouses, 10 grandkids and last but not least, new puppy Daisy. When not holding or playing with her grandbabies, Gail is an avid needleworker, loves to read and watch college basketball with Dave.

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