Meet the Staff

Stephen Keith

Although Steve has only been with Anderson Paint since 2010, you may recognize him from his 35 years of helping customers at O’Leary Paint.  Working with a large contractor base, Steve assisted with a commercial epoxy project which involved covering a 35,000 sq. ft. area!   Besides the surprising and sometimes huge projects that cross his path, Steve really enjoys connecting with customers throughout the day.  He grew up in Ann Arbor and attends St. Luke’s church on Washtenaw Avenue.  He also enjoys working on home improvement projects in his own house, which he lives in with his lovely wife Kathy and their two golden retrievers.

John Rudolph

John Rudolph “Rudy”

Service with a smile is what customers have grown accustomed to every day from John while he works to pinpoint the perfect color or product for them.  He has enjoyed finding answers to difficult questions and has helped make problems disappear for more than 20 years.  John remembers one instance when he supplied paint for a customer who was covering a 150ft. building with the American flag shortly after 9/11.  

John met his future wife when he began working at Anderson Paint, and they now have two adorable children, and love spending time as a family.  He admits that his little boy is already catching on to his car obsession.  John has enjoyed a different car almost every year since he started driving.  He and his family have a lab-mix dog, and they are always there for anyone who needs them.

Gayle Pesek

Gayle Pesek

Attention to detail and a passion for all things creative – just a small example of the wide-range of assets Gayle Pesek brings to the team at Anderson Paint.  Specializing in interior design, Gayle has been back since 2010, having previously been employed by Anderson Paint from 1993 to 1997.  Gayle has a BS in Interior Design and a minor in Art from EMU, maintained a 15 year membership as an associate member in the American Society of Interior Designers, and has a background in architectural drafting, color theory and residential and contract design.

Outside of work, Gayle connects with the community by ushering for the U of M football games in section 17.  She has two mischievous cats, Aussie and Czecher, which she rescued from the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV).

Nathan E. Keagle

Nathan E. Keagle

Nate Keagle joined the Anderson Paint team in early 2011.  “Every day brings something amazing” for Nate, who likes to cycle, fish, draw, play music, and frequent the Ugly Mug coffee shop in Ypsilanti, so he can do another thing he really enjoys – drinking coffee!  Nate is a twin from a family of nine kids, has a girlfriend named Betty, a roommate named Rob, and a cat named Marzipan.  Nate has brought a new dimension to the character of Anderson Paint. When you stop in he will be there with an upbeat attitude to assist you in your paint choice – guaranteed!

Bob Anderson, Jr.

Bob Anderson, Jr.

Heading up the third generation of Andersons in command at Anderson Paint, Bob Anderson, Jr. has been improving on the already exceptional business style of the company for more than 30 years.  Each person involved with Anderson Paint continues to be an inspiration to Bob, including employees, paint contractors, and the do-it-yourselfers who come into the store every day.   In the last few years, he has had a lot of fun working with U of M’s athletic department on a few projects.

Bob has resided on a variety of boards within the community and loves spending time with his wife Karen and their two children, Eric and Lauren.  Besides occupying himself with coaching water polo at Huron HS, Bob stays in shape doing yoga and swimming at the Ann Arbor Y!

Tony Anderson

Tony Anderson

Tony Anderson has been managing the financial side of Anderson Paint for more than 20 years.  He genuinely enjoys the “running the business” side of the paint industry!  Nevertheless, he will occasionally get caught up with an exciting project out on the floor.  For instance, once he assisted the AA Police Department on a graffiti reduction project where they were setting up a kind of sting operation to try and catch graffiti artists in the act.

Also gifted athletically, Tony is currently coaching the U of M men’s water polo team!  Before that, he coached for Pioneer High School’s water polo teams for six years.  He and his wife have been married for over 20 years and they have three kids together.  In his free time Tony enjoys being with his family, swimming or running.

Philip Lotts

Philip Lotts

Phil Lotts is definitely a people person.  From trouble shooting and color matching with customers at the beginning of a project, to the reward of a customer returning to say thank you, Phil finds pleasure in every aspect of his work.  Once in awhile an interesting project will come up, such as matching paint with the fur on a Siamese cat.  Phil has enjoyed the ordinary and the extraordinary days in his more than 40 years with Anderson Paint.

Phil is married with four kids and has two grandchildren, who he loves taking care of.  Phil is also employed by the Public Schools in the Athletic Department and he enjoys watching and participating in the excitement of high school sports.  Phil has an eye for all types of automobiles and loves auto racing.  When the weather is nice you might see him out riding his motorcycle.

Jason Rudolph

Jason Rudolph

The day-to-day interaction with contractors and retail customers has been the energy in Jason Rudolph’s step all of the almost 10 years he has been with Anderson Paint.  His primary focus is on product knowledge and color matching; however, Jason once drew upon his expertise to help a customer pick out the correct protective clear finish for his totem pole and stump art.

There is a new spark to Jason’s walk lately, as he was married in October of 2011!  He and his wife have two cats.  Jason loves playing sports and getting together with friends.  He participates with the Redford Jaycees in their organized community soccer, softball and basketball groups.

Don McGee

Don McGee


Years ago Don McGee assisted someone in finding a product for one of the towers at Domino’s Farms.  For Don, seeing a customer satisfied with the right product for their project and making sure it works is the highlight of his day.  Don has been with Anderson Paint for more than 20 years working in outside sales, property management and institutional and healthcare facilities.  He is involved with the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) and he is a member of the Ann Arbor Apartment Association.

Don spends his free time up north with his wife and his dog, Presley.  When he’s not at home Don keeps himself busy golfing and running.  He’s sure to swap dog stories with other dog lovers when he gets the chance!

Tom Thompson

Tom Thompson

It’s easy to see commitment to the client in Tom Thompson.  Dedicated to helping people solve problems and become more profitable, Tom is finding out better ways to do both for them every day.  Tom joined the crew at Anderson Paint in 2008, with 13 years of prior paint sales experience.  He loves to see paint he’s made on T.V. or on landmarks, such as the U of M stadium.  He remembers the first gallon of paint he matched was for the roof of a T.G.I Friday’s restaurant!

Tom is married, with two stepsons, a granddaughter and a grandson.  He is a precinct delegate for the GOP, and takes time to go fishing and play guitar.  Tom works with his head and hands to keep up with home improvement jobs, making good use of hillbilly engineering techniques!

Mark Griffiths

Mark Griffiths

The kind of guy who doesn’t like to waste time, Mark Griffiths will do whatever he can to assist a customer in learning something new.  Whether it’s in his specialty (residential, commercial, and industrial coatings) or not, Mark will find the information somehow and get back to the customer as efficiently as possible.  Once he aided a customer in finding the right materials to recoat a portion of their portable water system – not the kind of project you run into every day.

Besides coming up with innovative ways to accomplish necessary tasks for the clients at Anderson Paint, Mark is involved with anything to do with education in the community.  He has two daughters both in college.  His favorite vacation would be where he spends most of the time reading, fishing, or camping.

Lori Stockwell

Lori Stockwell

Lori Stockwell has been the accountant for Anderson Paint since 1988 when she graduated from Eastern Michigan University.  She deals with any accounting business that comes through the company, from Accounts Payable to Accounts Receivable and every function in-between. 

When Lori is not at her desk, her time is devoted to home schooling her twins, and taking care of the accounting for her husband Jeff’s machine shop.  Lori’s two older children are attending Eastern Michigan University.  She is a member of a small church in New Boston and enjoys spending what little free time she has reading, at the gym or watching her favorite show, House.

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