About Us

Our Story

Founded by Leon Johns in 1924, Johns Painting has been delivering on the promise to provide specialized commercial painting, drywall finishing and wallcovering services for businesses in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.

John Shoppell gained ownership in 1972 after a 14-year supervisory role with Leon Johns. He worked relentlessly to continue the reputation of excellence Leon Johns established in Fort Wayne and continued to expand business to the Northeast Indiana region.

Dave Shoppell joined the company in 1986 and worked in the field while studying the trade under John’s leadership. After 26 years of working and supervising employees, Dave became president in 2012. He is currently responsible for the daily operations and leadership of the company and has held to the same principles of his predecessors. Dave has expanded his supervisory team to include Lenny Smith. Lenny has had hands-on industry experience with the company since 2009. He was promoted to Project Manager in 2013. Lenny holds to Johns Painting’s highest of standards in work ethic and continues to help the company grow.

This third generation of experienced and hardworking professionals looks forward to helping you keep your business looking its best inside and out!


Leon Johns

– Founder –

Our Management Team


John Shoppell

– CEO –


David Shoppell

– President –


Lenny Smith

– Project Supervisor –

Our Staff

We are grateful for all of our hard working and dedicated employees. They are not only experts in their field, they all have completed a formal apprenticeship, have years on the job experience and meet their continuing education requirements each year. Their expertise helps our management run efficiently and complete our jobs on a timely basis.

Get a quote for your commercial and industrial needs today.