PMV Custom Finishes is a family-owned and operated residential and commercial painting company located in Portage, Mich. However, we are so much more than that! We are a team of professionals and skilled artisans that come together Monday through Friday to provide a high level painting experience for all our customers.

We acknowledge that work must be more fulfilling than what we do in our trade—painting walls, ceilings, trim, etc. My goal as the President of PMV Custom Finishes is to create a work environment where we celebrate each other's wins and also support each other during losses or other difficult times. We are not looking for more employees, we are looking for more team members!  

When you take a position with PMV Custom Finishes, you are taking a step into a family that will come along side you and provide support and encouragement as you and your family navigate life. What exactly does that mean?  

I hope you will consider a career in painting with our company!

Phil VanderLaan, Owner/President

Project Manager

1701 Vanderbilt Avenue Portage, MI 49024 • Management • Project Management • Full-Time

Salary Range: 

$50000 - $60000 year



  • Are You Ready To Take The Next Step In Your Construction Career?
  • Do You Have A “Get It Done Now and Get It Done Right” Kind of Attitude?
  • Do You Enjoy Solving Business Puzzles and Fitting All The Pieces Together?

Then You Are Going To Love It Here!

 PMV Custom Finishes (Portage, MI), an established and growing painting contracting company, is now accepting applications for an individual who is task oriented and a real stickler for quality & systems to join our team.  You will be working with an involved owner and will feel comfortable with our small, supportive management team, and group of great employees. 

The Project Manager is a critical part of our company so it’s important that the person we choose will be a “fit” to our commitments and shared values.  If you are driven, have high standards for work & customer service, and are good at managing your time & the time of others please read on - or share this with someone you know.  


Since 2001, we have provided great service while providing high-quality painting in homes and businesses in our area.  Our clients hire us for our high-end and decorative interior painting services.   The families we serve value quality and craftsmanship, and they LOVE our polite, pleasant, reliable staff who communicate well and show up when we’re supposed to.  We’re not your typical painting contractor.  We value principles, care about the high quality of our work, and continuously learn how to improve our service. 


Quality and Customer Management

  • Ensure quality control and scope completion by reviewing that our promises have been kept and customers are completely satisfied
  • Ensure all production processes are being followed, including production methods, products, safe work practices, customer focus, jobsite cleanliness, internal reporting, etc.

Project Administration

  • Organize jobsite information and paperwork to ensure clean handoff between office and production crews
  • Coordinate rental equipment and delivery and pickup with vendors, crews, customers
  • Place initial paint and supply orders for projects for delivery to shop or jobsite 
  • Ensure that all jobsite changes are documented and priced, accepted, and communicated with office and production staff 
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal management team about job progress for overall company scheduling and individual project productivity/profitability

Project Efficiency and Productivity

  • Strong communication with employees and subcontractors on job timelines, updates, costs, and expectations
  • Tracking construction schedule prior to and throughout the process to ensure project deadlines and efficiency
  • Collaborate with Crew Leaders to properly sequence projects to meet schedules
  • Implement ways to reduce waste and/or increase efficiencies

Company Equipment Management

  • Schedule repairs, cleaning, and routine maintenance of company-owned equipment (sprayers, powerwashers, tools, vehicles, etc.)
  • Anticipate and forecast equipment needs and make recommendations to management


  • Assertive – showing tenacity and confidence to create win-win situations
  • Customer Focused – anticipating and meeting or exceeding customer needs and expectations
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishing courses of action to ensure that work is completed effectively and smoothly
  • Problem-Solving – analyzing and diagnosing key components of a problem to formulate a solution
  • Teamwork – cooperating with others to meet objectives


  • 2+ years experience with managing the productivity of people and/or departments required
  • Construction industry experience highly desired, but not necessary
  • Comfortable and willing to use current cloud-based computer and phone technology
  • Ability to pass illegal drug and background checks
  • Current driver’s license and insurability


  • Flexible, yet typical business hours.  Generally 40-50 hours per week
  • Mostly mobile working from various jobsites (80%).  Office, administrative work, and meetings (20%)
  • Infrequent calls during evenings and weekends


  • Salary with incentives – first year expected income of $60,000
  • Employee health insurance paid 100% by company
  • Paid PTO and holiday days
  • Retirement - Simple IRA with 3% company match
  • Company vehicle 
  • Expense card


  • Submit your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you should be considered.  All resumes with cover letters will be personally reviewed by the owner.
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