About Us

Investment Painting Services started in 1983 with one employee. Because of superior quality and service to our clients, we have had steady growth from the beginning. The combined expertise of our field experience and product knowledge guarantees long lasting, consistent results that we can all be proud of.

Don & Nora Zabek worked for many years to build a strong company with a reputation for superior quality and service, with many repeat customers. They achieved two decades of success with three core business values: collaboration and communication with clients; providing staff that present themselves in a professional manner; and completing work on schedule and as promised. In 2017, they began a well-earned retirement and sold the business.

As the new owners of IPS, the husband and wife team of Denise & Scott Mitchell bring over 30 years of experience in customer service. Denise is a Certified Public Accountant, with many years of business management experience, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of a mid-sized nonprofit corporation. Scott is a Registered Architect, bringing more than two decades of facility design and construction expertise to the company. They’ve both been resident Phoenicians for over 25 years and are happy to call the Valley of the Sun home. They are very excited about this new endeavor and look forward to the opportunity to provide many years of continued service to clients, while creating new job opportunities in the Phoenix construction market.

The skilled staff and craftsmen that we employ are the lifeblood of our company. Our Project Manager, Darrell "Chalky" Bowlan, has been with IPS for 23 years. Our Office Manager, Deb Bradshaw, has been with the company for over 12 years. All of our Foremen have a tenure of at least 10 years, with the longest at over 25 years. All of our staff are direct hire employees; IPS does not subcontract any painting work. This guarantees that your property will be staffed by fully-insured, well-trained personnel who are dedicated to the success of your painting project.

The investment painting services logo symbolizes how proud we are to be a hard-working small business in the Valley of the Sun. The logo depicts a bright sun setting behind rugged mountains, overlaid with the profile of an oryx. The sun celebrates our 300 days of sunshine each year, and the color of the mountains is symbolic of the gorgeous colors of the Arizona sunsets. The mountains are depicted in wide brush strokes to represent the many peaks around Phoenix, from Piestewa Peak to the Superstitions to South Mountain to the White Tanks. In the early 1960s, the Arabian Oryx was thought to be extinct in the wild. The few remaining animals were all brought to Phoenix to form the "world herd". Through sweat, determination, and the hard work of many dedicated Phoenicians, the oryx was saved from extinction and has been reintroduced into its native habitat. The addition of the oryx to the Investment Painting Services logo in 2017 serves as a reminder that with sweat, determination, and commitment, success is possible.