Our Story

From Owner/Operator, Darryl Whalen:

Thank you for taking a moment to look over my site for Healthy Painting. I’ve been a professional painting contractor since 1978, but my career really began as a teenager that summer, when I worked as a handyman within my northeastern Ohio neighborhood. Eventually, I chose to focus my craft towards painting and created the Whalen Painting company in 1983. I’ve been successfully running the business ever since.

In 2002, at the age of 41 I decided to leave my hometown of Cleveland Ohio, and move to the beautiful Seattle Washington. I quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and I haven’t ever looked back. The culture of this area has helped to shape my focus on health and ecologically sustainable practices. That is why the company was rebranded to Healthy Painting in 2008 when I decided to commit myself and the company to operate in the most ecologically responsible manner possible, with the greatest focus being on health and safety.

In the past 9 years, in addition to all the great interior and exterior painting work that Healthy Painting LLC has done, my company has taken on many learning opportunities in the field of “green” education. We have memberships in several local like-minded organizations, volunteer, and donate services in the community.

As a lifelong musician and DJ in semi-retirement, I am seeking to satisfy my desire to participate in creative, specialized media outlets, as well as contribute positively to the world at large. I met with the beginnings of success in this endeavor when, in late 2010, I created the Healthy Homecast podcast  and produced its first episode on January, 2011. The program put a primary focus on interviews related to environmentally conscious products, practices and service providers in the construction field.  In mid-2011, the Healthy Homecast podcast became the GreenerViews podcast, wherein the focus shifted to the areas of health, environmental and social responsibility. Healthy Paint Talk was launched to meet that need and focus specifically on that intention. You can even find some of these podcasts here on the site.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the site and don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Warm regards,

Darryl Whalen
Owner of Healthy Painting LLC

Tom our Project Manager:

Tom is our amazing project manager and has been with Healthy Painting for 11 years, he manages most of the scheduled estimates and leads the remediation and painting projects. Tom is a wonderful communicator and is always keeping clients informed of their home projects from start to finish.

Born in California and raised in SeaTac, he can be found on his off time playing baseball and planning adventures with his family.

Sara our Office Manager/ Painter:

Sara is our office manager and can be found sometimes painting on the jobsite, during our busy season (summer).  Sara moved from Eastern Washington after working as a researcher and field biologist in wildlife habitat assessments.  She joined Healthy Painting almost 2 years ago because of the socially responsible and environmentally conscious company practices.  When not in the office, she is off camping with her family and working on in-progress home projects.