Housser's Paint & Wallpaper first opened it's doors on May 1, 1984 in a small shop in downtown Orillia. In December 1988 we moved to the present location at 87 Colborne St. W. Since moving here we have added a two story addition and in recent years added an offsite warehouse. With a staff of 5 full-time and 3 part-time we have become a full service, well sought out store for thousands of regular customers. We have a strong commercial account presence in our community servicing many painters, general contractors, and cabinet shops. We are also a well respected supplier with many designers and specifiers in Orillia and the surrounding area.
Our success has been built on customer service, quality products, and innovation. Our goal "is to make your next visit to our store the best part of your day".
James is the first generation of Housser’s Paint & Wallpaper. He purchased the store in 1984. On May 1st 1984 the store opened on Mississaga Street and 4 years later, moved to the current location.
James has been in the paint business for 40 years. He has a great passion for the business and loves going to work each day. He has continued to grow the business throughout the 31 years.
The Paint business was engraved into Nathan from a very young age. His father, James Housser has owned the business since 1984 so Nathan has been around the paint store from birth. He worked at the store throughout high school, and while attending Georgian College. He went on further to complete a degree in Business Administration from Northwood University.
After receiving his degree, Nathan returned home to work full time as the general manager of the family business. Within a few years, he has begun to invest into the business and is now a part owner. Nathan has a passion for business but in particular the Paint & Decor business. His goal is to continue growing the business much as his father has continued to do as the years have passed.
Nathan believes with strong customer service, well trained staff, innovation, and great products the business will continue to be successful.
I have been in the coatings industry for 18 years and there has been many achievements along the way. The greatest of all happens every day. Helping people get the right advice and product is very satisfying.
What I love about Painting and Decorating
I enjoy the different scenarios & situations involved with different projects. Problem solving is the most rewarding part of this industry.
Favorite Benjamin Moore Colour
In the past two years I have had a hand in several different client redesigns. From bathroom renovations, major additions, a new home build, and a whole home decorating refresh, I have been an integral part of design and decorating decisions both large and small. It's so rewarding to participate in making a clients house their home. I also attended the 3 year interior design program at Georgian College as a way of introduction into the industry.
What I love about Paint & Decorating
Everything! But seriously...I'm a decorating junkie! I love transforming a bland room into a space that feels good to be in.
Favorite Benjamin Moore Colour
Oh my gosh, only one?! I guess right now it would be BM# 566. The perfect green, somewhere between kelly and emerald, with a touch of grey to keep it livable. Looks equally amazing with crisp white, sandy neutral or rich navy. For fun throw in a small dose of flamingo pink or turquoise!
My Greatest Achievement is graduating from Interior Decorating at Georgian College with Honours, while studying I learned decorating fundamentals as well as made many great connections within the decorating industry. During my education I really discovered my love and passion for Decorating, and helping client's vision come true for their home.
What I love about Paint and Decorating
What I love about paint and decorating is being able to breathe new life into a piece of furniture or room, and create a space that reflects a client's personality and style through colour and decor. I love helping client's transform their house into a home where they love to be in.