Serving Boulder County, Broomfield County & Surrounding Communities

Meet Our Team

Karen Van Dehy

Karen Van Dehy

Since the age of 13, Karen has loved the process and result of painting. The process, watching a surface be totally transformed, is immensely satisfying, but the happiness that comes as a result is perhaps even better. Whether the work involves new colors, stains, custom finishes, or repairing problems, the goal is always to bring joy to our client and allow them to love and enjoy their home that much more.

This focus on happiness spreads to Karen’s team as well. More than any particular skill set that can be taught, Karen looks for attributes in her employees that are not easily learned: motivation, passion, enthusiasm, and happiness that comes from doing a job well and seeing a smile on our client’s face.

Karen has a degree in physiology and genetics, but painting has fulfilled her deeper purpose and is where her true passion lies. When she isn’t working hard with her team she might be furthering her professional education by attending courses and workshops, or she might be outside with her family. Karen loves hiking, camping, and gardening in particular. She also is a Packers fan by marriage (there was no choice in the matter!), and a Broncos fan by location.

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Jeff Van Dehy

Jeff Van Dehy

Jeff joined Karen's Company in 2011 in the capacity of CFO and Office Manager. He supports the owner, staff, and painting crews through all aspects of Operations, Estimating, Sales, Finances, Marketing, Human Resources and Business Development.

Jeff comes to Karen's Company after a first career in biotechnology. “I am still interested in science. The art of applying the right paint color paint and the physics and chemistry of making sure it lasts are two of the most important aspects of a successful paint job.”

He says that working for his wife's company is a terrific experience. “Karen has always been passionate about painting – she gets such great satisfaction from every completed job and happy customer. I value the opportunity to help Karen build and maintain the company.”

Felix Wohlfahrt

Felix Wohlfahrt

Before serving in the army, Felix worked as a painter for a friend who owned a contracting business. After his service was complete, he decided to put his skills to use once again and joined the Karen’s Company team. We are so glad he did! Felix appreciates high-quality craftsmanship, and this is evident in not only his attention to detail, but also his focus on our client’s happiness throughout the process.

After painting with Karen's Company for almost a year, Felix joined the sales team as our newest estimator. He says he is excited to start this new opportunity. "Talking with customers was always my favorite part of the job, I look forward to meeting with new and returning clients to help bring their vision to life".

Felix also enjoys riding his motorcycle, and spending time outdoors with his wife and dogs. Or, if it’s a rainy day, you also might catch him watching his favorite movie: Road Warrior.

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Jenn Kelley

Jenn Kelley

When Jenn joined our team, she found what she calls her “forever job” (and we’re good with that!). She is passionate about being part of a small, local business, and reflecting our painting team’s attention to detail and focus in every aspect of her work in the office. We appreciate her love of craftsmanship, customer care, and the services we provide.

If you’re trying to catch Jenn outside of the office, good luck! She and her “smart and sexy” husband (her words, not ours) love to camp, hike, stargaze, disguise themselves at Comic Cons, watch Marvel movies, and hang out with their wonderful granddaughters.

Lex Fawkes

Lex Fawkes

Lex’s painting career started in a local coffee shop, where he and Karen first crossed paths. The painting industry was a perfect fit for Lex’s high-energy personality, providing endless skills to learn, new job sites to visit, and faces to meet. From rolling to woodwork, we appreciate Lex’s awesome attention to detail and passion for his work!

When his brush is hung up for the day, you’ll likely find Lex at the local dog park, skiing, or doing something else involving fresh air and friends.

Amy Upshaw

Amy Upshaw

Amy got her start as a professional painter through a friend’s company before joining our team. The satisfaction of seeing a job through to the end and knowing she’s done her best keeps Amy excited to tackle new projects. When Amy isn’t hard at work, she is spending time with her children or striking a pose on her yoga mat.

Hillary Mehnert

Hillary Mehnert

During her interview with Karen's Company, Hillary is someone we recognized as eager to work and be a part of a team. Although she is new to the painting industry, she has caught on fast. Her customer service and general attitude could not be better! She works well with the team and is a great addition to the company.

In her free time, she loves to write music and play the guitar. She is an extremely creative person, which works great for the painting industry!

Christian Zurita

Christian Zurita

Originally taught how to paint by his uncle, Christian simply loves “making surfaces pretty.” And, he’s good at it! Brushing and rolling are two specific areas in which he really excels, skillfully transforming whatever he may be working on.

Like his painting skills, Christian’s interests outside of work are diverse and interesting as well. From listening to heavy metal to reading, yoga to snowboarding, he enjoys staying active and pursuing what he loves.