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About Mcauliffe Painting


Our History

In 1994, Shane McAuliffe started his career as a painter and decorator apprentice in his father’s one-man painting business based in Balmoral, Brisbane Southside. By 1998, he had become a highly qualified tradesman, complementing his broad technical skills with business studies. His enthusiasm and willingness to learn led him to become co-owner of McAuliffe Painting.

In 2006, Shane McAuliffe travelled to North America in order to perfect his trade. Working with world-class craftsmen from Leber & Son Inc. on some of North America’s most prestigious homes taught Shane many new technical and management skills he was then able to bring back home to Brisbane. Some of the key lessons Shane McAuliffe has imported into McAuliffe Painting include the necessity of systematic working methods, sophisticated and cutting-edge paint finishes, and a standard of work and professionalism which, previous to his return, had rarely been achieved by painting contractors in Brisbane. Oh, and he brought back a wonderful wife, too.

Determined to continue raising the bar of Brisbane painting standards for residential properties, McAuliffe Painting has made it a priority to employ and mentor a team of highly skilled craftsmen, many of whom have learned their trade in Canada, Ireland and Germany where standards are consistently high and highly controlled. Building a team with a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds has proven a hugely successful recipe for McAuliffe Painting’s success.

As well as this rich cultural exchange between employees and customers, and the satisfaction of helping talented newcomers integrate into Brisbane life and its workforce, McAuliffe Painting has accessed a broad selection of various skills and practices from all over the globe, much to the delight of its rapidly growing and loyal customer base. Under Shane’s enthusiastic leadership and the development of coating systems together with Scott Starchuck, this family business has prospered and grown, providing continued employment, a stable income and a safe environment to a dedicated and passionate team.

The efforts and high standards of McAuliffe Painting have earned this thriving business the Quest Business Achievers Award for the South East area in the Trade’s category 3 years in a row (2006, 2007 & 2008).

Although the painting trade requires attention for detail, our team can also boast an instinctive ability to see the big picture; we appreciate the true value of helping others to grow and achieve their career and life goals. At McAuliffe Painting, we firmly believe that quality competition is a healthy aspect of business which raises the bar for us and our competition, and benefits both customers and the community in general.

McAuliffe Painting’s long term ambition is to raise Brisbane industry standards for ourselves and for other companies, and to promote more environmentally-friendly and ‘health safe’ products and practices through our business methods, standards, guidelines and regulations.

Finally, McAuliffe Painting’s ultimate vision is to enhance the lives of our customers, employees and the Brisbane community as a whole through making homes and businesses look their best.


Queensland Gold Card Lic No 69422

Mailing address: UNIT 7/113 HYDE RD YERONGA 4103

McAuliffe Painting Pty Ltd ABN 84097227116

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