In September 2006, Braun Hopke and Carlos Alvarez formed the partnership that is known as LUX Painting Inc.
LUX Painting Inc. is a company formed on the basic principles of quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service and competitive pricing.
Our product technical knowledge as well as our combined 35 years industry experience will result in every customer receiving a high level of service and satisfaction.
Head of Estimating And Marketing
Braun graduated from Washington State University in 1989 with a degree in business and
economics. His career in the painting industry began in 1990 as a sales representative
with the Sherwin Williams paint company. From 1996 to 2006 he was part owner of a large
Seattle area painting company. His duties included managing the estimating department while
personally producing over 6,800 estimates spanning from large commercial projects to custom
Director of Field Operations
Carlos started in the industry in 1995 as an apprentice for a large east-side painting
company. Trained as a millwork specialist, he was quickly promoted to crew leader, then
to job site supervisor and finally to project superintendent. As a project superintendent
he was responsible for interior/exterior painting of residential housing plats,
condominiums and multi-million dollar custom homes. He managed up to 40 field employees at
any given time. In 2005 he was hired as an estimator by Seattle painting specialist and
trained by Braun Hopke.
Michael also started in the industry working for a large east-side painting company. Working
on the same millwork crew as Carlos Alvarez, he then followed Carlos up the
supervisor/management ladder. He was promoted to crew leader and then to job site
supervisor. He then moved into the front office as an administrative assistant, was
promoted to customer service representative and finally to safety coordinator. In early
2007 he was hired by lux painting as a superintendent.