History behind the Founder, Conor O’Keefe

Conor O’Keefe began his career in 1997 with an aptitude for leadership and hard work.  At only 17 years old, Conor managed a team of three peers as a job foreman for College Pro painters.  In his third year, at only 19 years old, he was asked to become a franchise owner.  While appreciative of the new opportunity, Conor felt bigger things were in store for his future.  He wanted to build a company from the ground up: focused on quality, customer service, and a desire to be the best in the industry.

In his third year at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Conor was finishing his degree in business management when he decided to start his own business.  Conor served his first clients with nothing but a few tools and some handmade fliers.  He never let present circumstances limit his dreams, and ten years later, Alltimate Painting is one of Minnesota’s premier painting companies.

Home design and improvement started at a young age.  At 14 years old, Conor and his grandfather designed and finished their family lake home in Birchwood, Wisconsin.  His grandfather taught him the importance of patience, thoroughness, and attention to detail—principles he carries with him in the daily operations at Alltimate Painting.  In 2002 as a new business owner, his expertise was primarily exterior home painting and deck refinishing.  He has since expanded and offers full-service painting including fine finish enamels, ceiling textures, drywall and all other aspects of home painting.

Looking to the future, Conor is focused on building strong relationships with customers and setting a higher standard of quality within the painting industry.  In addition, he loves creating new jobs for hardworking, team-oriented individuals.  He feels business owners should relish the opportunity to create stability and prosperity for their employees.  Ultimately his passion is to constantly work towards innovation and improvement, bettering himself, his company, and the community.