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Textbook Painting

Get to Know Cleveland’s Highest Rated Painting Company

Textbook Painting has been Cleveland’s house painters for almost 20 years. Founded in 2006, by Michael Murray to provide local homeowners a necessary service, while at the same time to provide employees with a great place to work where they can have full-benefits and a respectful work environment.

While a student at Miami University in Oxford, OH, Michael ran painting businesses during the summer to help pay for tuition and textbooks. He realized that he was able to offer affordable prices to homeowners while delivering superior quality by only using top quality products and hiring other clean cut, ambitious students who took a lot of pride in their work and aimed to please.

Today, Textbook Painting continues to set the standard for customer service in the painting industry in the Cleveland and Akron market. Don’t take our word for it, please read our Google Reviews and watch our video testimonials to hear from previous clients.

In recent years, we have been named a Top Employer in the state of Ohio by Crain’s Business, an Inc 5000 fastest-growing private company in the USA and a Weatherhead 100 winner for one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. We would love to have an opportunity to earn your trust on your next cabinet painting or house painting project!

Meet the Team!

Michael Murray – Founder and President

Michael graduated from St. Edward High School in 2002 and then from Miami University in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and Business Management. He lives in the Cleveland suburb of Avon Lake with his wife, Jessica, (Miami Merger), and their two children, Delaney and Cayden. Michael first started painting in high school for a summer job. While at Miami he started his own exterior painting company and even spent a semester working at a Sherwin-Williams store. Michael is an avid Cleveland sports fan, and most enjoys coaching his kids in their youth sports, especially baseball and softball.  He and his family are proud to be members of Providence Church in Avon, OH.

Michael Murray Textbook Painting
Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray – Controller

Jessica joined Textbook Painting in a formal role in 2023 after a long career in corporate finance and accounting. Jessica grew up in Fremont, OH before attending Miami University where she got her degree in Accounting from the Farmer School of Business. She has many great roles with local companies on her resume such as the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Great Lakes Brewing Company. A devoted mother to Delaney and Cayden, you will often find her teaching Sunday School or working with the kids on their homework when she is not staying active at Black Flag Crossfit in Avon.

Tyler Frejofsky – Operations Manager

Tyler is the Operations Manager at Textbook Painting after studying Construction Management at The Ohio State University. He started with Textbook Painting in 2014 working on a summer crew as a Crew Leader. Tyler is an avid Ohio State and Cleveland sports fan. Tyler grew up in Twinsburg and he currently lives in Bedford with his wife, Kailey and their dog, Finley. When not leading our team and developing the next leaders in the company, you will find Tyler rebuilding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, fixing up his (or a family member’s) home, or watching a football game (ALL of the football games!).

Tyler Frejofsky Textbook Painting
Brittany Kaczor Textbook Painting

Brittany Kaczor – Sales Design Consultant

Brittany joined Textbook Painting in 2021 full-time after working with the company part-time in a Color Consultant role. She is currently a Sales Design Consultant, mainly focused on helping homeowners with the kitchen cabinet painting projects. Brittany lives in Lakewood with her husband, Andrew, and their new baby girl, Daisy. When she’s not helping clients transform the look of their kitchen, you’ll find Brittany at one of Cleveland’s trendy new restaurants or spending time with friends and family.

Sean Hilbish – Operations Team Leader

Sean is an Operations Team Leader currently after joining Textbook Painting in 2021. Before coming to Textbook Painting, Sean worked in the flooring industry as an installer and refinisher. Sean grew up in Avon Lake and currently lives in Sheffield Lake.

Sean Hilbish Textbook Painting
Abbey Joyce Textbook Painting

Abbey Joyce – Sales Design Consultant

Abbey joined the company in early 2022 as a Sales Design Consultant after working as an estimator for a local union painting company. Her role involves building relationships with homeowners in the area to determine if Textbook is the best solution for their next painting project and helping clients determine the best way to achieve their home design goals. Abbey lives in Lakewood with her husband, Elliott, and their two young kids, Peyton and Jackson. After graduating from Fairview High School, Abbey went to college at Cleveland State University. Abbey loves to spend her “free time” (what’s that?) on cooking and photography.

Christian Jones (CJ) – Operations Team Leader

CJ joined Textbook Painting in 2021 as a painter and quickly moved into roles of greater responsibility because of his leadership skills and commitment to customer service. He currently oversees Crew Leaders in his role as Operations Team Leader. CJ grew up in Avon Lake, where he was a star for the Shoremen on the basketball court.

Courtney Morrison

Courtney Morrison – Project Coordinator

Courtney joined Textbook in 2022 as a Project Coordinator. She loves to communicate with our clients about their project to make sure that everything is ready for the crew’s arrival. Homeowners that work with Textbook Painting love knowing that Courtney is working hard to keep them in the loop and make sure that their project goes off as smoothly as possible. Courtney currently lives in Brunswick with her husband, Andrew, and their baby boy, AJ. She grew up in Medina and went to Buckeye High School. She loves to be outside hiking or swimming and enjoying the Cleveland Metroparks.

Oxford – Good Dog

Unfortunately, Oxford is now retired but his “customer-focused” spirit continues to fill the office. He is currently 13 years old and enjoys the occasional walk taking the kids down to the bus stop. He still makes sure to greet everyone that visits the house but most of his time is spent relaxing and dreaming of his next meal.


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