Nigel Costolloe, Owner & Estimator
Nigel Costolloe is both the owner of Catchlight Painting and one of our estimators. Having trained as an apprentice painter in California, Nigel continues to study the evolving science of coating adhesion and failure. He is active regionally and nationally in the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) as a leader, speaker and mentor. He has roots in Australia and England, adores being a parent, and ends most days with a CrossFit workout.
“We really appreciated Nigel’s explanation of the process and his overall presentation”
Dean J., Cambridge
“I really am impressed. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Nigel, Deborah and Carlos. The workmanship is excellent; the price is very reasonable”
Joyce C., Brookline
Jessica Sargent, Production Coordinator
Jessica works on the Operations team, assisting with day-to-day business operations, scheduling, and administrative procedures. When not in the office, Jessica enjoys traveling to tropical locations, spending time with friends and her close-knit family, or working on crafts and DIY projects.
Huey, Office Dog
It’s Huey’s job to remind us all to stop and smell the fire hydrants! He is determined, and passionate about this responsibility.
At a time when countless brokerage sites – such as Angie’s, Thumbtack, Home Advisor, Certapro etc – charge service providers exorbitant fees for the privilege of being featured, Brian helps Catchlight maintain and increase our online visibility. We’re old-school in our preference to bypass middleman overhead!
Doug Richards, Foreman
Doug ran his own company before deciding he’d rather paint than manage a business. He joined the Catchlight team in 2012. Doug has an impressive breadth of skills and a delightful twinkle in his eye.
“We were very happy with Doug’s work across all the different jobs he had to do including patching, plaster, staining, painting, etc. He was very meticulous which is always a pleasant surprise”
Jules K., Newton
“If the need arises, we would like to hire your company again and have Doug do the work!”
Eliza N., Stoughton
Eraldo Scarpatto, Foreman
Eraldo is undaunted by even the most complex challenge. With Catchlight since 2000, Eraldo is the go-to foreman for any project requiring a clever solution or the use of a lift. “I don’t like to do things halfway. Customers appreciate a job done well, and this is how I need to work.” Eraldo enjoys spending time with his wife and son and is an amateur photographer.
“Eraldo is the ideal foreman. Very patient with customers. Has a “good eye” helpful with the color selection process” Carolyn S., Sudbury
“We had a complicated project and Eraldo was excellent, as always. Careful, communicative, thoroughly professional and on time”
Steve M., Concord
“I’ve had 9 different groups working on my property since April – almost non-stop. At one point, I was ready to walk away and turn the place over to them. With Eraldo and Eduardo, I love being at home. They’re such hard workers, so kind, so sweet, so fun, so caring, so helpful, and so decent. I hope you know what you have, Nigel, and treat them very, very well. Employees like that are a gift. Not sure if I had any in my entire career. Thanks for sending them to me. I’m almost at a point of making up work for them to do.”
Annette J., West Roxbury
Scott Walsh, Foreman
Scott’s forte is exacting interior work at pristine locations such as The Four Seasons and Battery Waterfront Boston. Scott is especially detail-oriented, a perfectionist in the best sense, and whisper-quiet. Except when checking in, customers barely know Scott’s present. “I love the art of painting and the technique involved in painting detailed work, brush work especially.” When not painting, Scott plays golf, travels with his wife, and visits historic places such as Sturbridge Village. He enjoys art history and art museums as well.
“Scott was wonderful- very helpful and pleasant to be around. The painting is great!” Eve S.
“Scott and Doug were perfect! Their work was clean, quiet, clear and looks great!”
Barbara S., Brookline
C. Alex Goes, Lead Painter
Alex joined Catchlight in 2008 as Carlos’ right-hand man – and son-in-law. Not only is Alex a careful painter, he’s a whiz with a vacuum inside and out: “I like to clean!!” When not at work or with his wife and two young sons, Alex enjoys playing basketball and soccer, or drums and the guitar at church.
“Alex in particular was very thoughtful and made sure we could use our back porch each evening. The house has never looked better. Cleanup each day was meticulous”
Bob S., Brookline
Wanderson Antonio, Painter
Wanderson is as steady, efficient and dependable as an Eveready battery. He has been with Catchlight since 2007 and enjoys working as part of a crew. His preference is interior painting which requires a different skill set than exterior work. Beyond spending time with his wife and daughter, Wanderson enjoys watching Brazilian soccer and listening to music.
“Catchlight’s painting services are leaps and bounds ahead of other painters we’ve used. I notice a real jump in the quality and finished product. I wish we had more rooms that needed painting!”
Maggie P., Brookline
Carlos Suazo, Painter
Carlos is one of the newer members of the Catchlight team, coming on board in 2014. He is Catchlight’s gentle giant, and doesn’t flinch at climbing high ladders to paint roof trim. He enjoys playing soccer and providing DJ services at festive events.
Ramilo Nogueira, Painter
Ramilo joined Catchlight in 2015 with nine years prior experience. His work is precise and versatile. Ramilo enjoys traveling and fishing in his spare time, and spending time with his family and friends.
Nick Drillis, Foreman
Nick joined Catchlight in 2016 and was quickly promoted to Foreman. He has over 9 years’ experience painting, and is precise and thorough. When not at work, Nick enjoys surf fishing in the ocean.
“The wall [Nick painted] looks amazing and is so precise with the line work. He not only did a great job with the paint, he also was so friendly and respectful of our space.”
Liz C., Newton
Xavier Medina, Foreman
Xavier joined us in 2016 and was promoted to Lead Painter in mid-2017. He brings to Catchlight 7 years of painting experience. Xavier may come off as quiet, but his work speaks volumes. He grew up in Bronx, NY, and when not working, Xavier enjoys spending time with his wife as well as hiking, fishing, and sightseeing.
“Xavier, Doug and Alex did a great and thorough job on site. They pay attention to detail and ask the right questions. They were a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.”
Chris DuPont, Foreman
Chris joined the Catchlight crew in late 2017 and brings with him 30 years of painting experience. Chris always puts the customers needs before his own and his work shows his “above and beyond” nature. When not at work, Chris enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and visiting the beach.
Jake McLaughlin, Painter
Jake is one of the newest Catchlight team members, joining us in 2017 and having three years of painting experience. Jake is always willing to learn and grow his knowledge of the trade. While he’s not painting, Jake enjoys fishing and sports.
All Catchlight work is guaranteed for three years, inside and out.