After graduating from the University of Maryland, Mike took a corporate job at IBM. After just a few years, Mike Nowak returned to painting and has been painting professionally since 1993.
Before relocating to Winston-Salem, Mike Nowak owned or managed painting companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Charleston, SC, and Hendersonville, NC. Now serving the Winston- Salem area, as well, Mike decided to keep the name Charleston Custom Painters because he has jobs both here and in Charleston, and whenever people here asked him where he was from, “when I mentioned Charleston, everyone would light up and tell about a vacation they had there, family they visit, or some other positive reaction to that location, so we decided to keep the name and let the charm of Charleston be a part of our company feel in the Triad, and not make a new company separate from our Charleston business,” explained Mike. His work in Charleston includes high-end homes and businesses on Kiawah, Seabrook and Sullivan’s Islands, as well as some historic homes in the downtown area. He has split his time between the two cities, and his family is enjoying the Triad area.
Read more on page 84 in the March 2013 Issue