My painting career started as just a temporary summer job in 2003. I unknowingly became an apprentice to a couple of local painters. These two veterans of the trade were passionate and well-versed in house painting. As a direct result of working with these two, I became passionate about painting itself, working on older houses,and producing great final products. I am extremely grateful for all they have taught me, for I would not be where I am today without their guidance.
After eight years of attending University, Traveling, and Painting I finally received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and History from SUNY Buffalo. Not knowing exactly what I wanted to do after school, I started to take on my own small paint jobs. That first year I was a one man show. It was filled with all types of side jobs from friends, word of mouth, and craigslist ad's. Oddly enough, I was enjoying what I was doing on a daily basis and from this the business grew.
In 2012, Deric J McHenry Painting, Inc. was established based on my years of experience specializing in interior and exterior painting, as well as residential home improvements and restoration. Today the business continues to grow, as it now has several employees year round. I strive to continue improving my skills, services, and the business as a whole.
Beyond painting, passions include family and friends including Ashley and daughter Eloise. Together they try to have as much fun as possible. Born and raised in Buffalo, Deric has lived in the Elmwood Village, North Buffalo Districts, and Kenmore. Attended E.C.C., SUNY Geneseo, UH at Hilo, and SUNY Buffalo. Also, worked for Invisible Children, a non-profit organization, out of California. Other interest's include traveling, Volvo's, and coffee. A member of the community and willing to be of service when he can be. For the future, Deric will continue to proactively and progressively grow the business. He hopes to combined his work expertise and education to expand into other ventures one day.