Our Team

Rich Lauretta

Rich Lauretta

Founder/CEO

We have to be careful what we say here because Rich is the founding father of Spectrum Painting. In all honesty, Rich is a terrific guy and a wonderful leader. He is passionate about the work we do, truly loves helping clients, and is gifted at planning ahead and helping our team whenever needed.Rich also has earned himself the nickname “Richie-no-wait.” Why, you might ask? Because for as long as he has known himself, he has been a pedal-to-the-metal thrill-seeker who has a special place in his heart for motorcycles and snowmobiles especially.

Karen Dressler

Karen Dressler

Office Manager

Karen is our wonderful Office Manager, effortlessly overseeing the behind-the-scenes aspect of what we do at Spectrum Painting. She is a perfectionist, is always eager to implement and try out a new system for maximum efficiency, and takes a tremendous amount of pride in her work. In fact, she has literally driven in a snowstorm down a mountain to get to the office!Her favorite color is a warm and sunny yellow. This may be because of her love for the great outdoors which often leads her to camp, work in her garden, or do anything else that involves soaking up a little nature. If she is not outside, she might be watching her favorite sport: hockey!

Joe Friedman

Joe Friedman

Estimator

Joe puts a lot of pride into his work. He really enjoys helping customers with their projects and being part of the transformation. He feels the "Spectrum Experience" from beginning to end is something that really sets us apart. In his free time you will find Joe with his wife Carisa and their four children. He is also a big Jets fan. He knows, maybe next year...

Hector Gereda

Hector Gereda

Crew Leader

Hector is a multi-talented leader, with exceptional skills in painting, staining, and customer service, to name just a few. We also appreciate the fact that he loves a transformation, ensuring that our client’s goals and needs are met.On his own time, Hector enjoys traveling, fishing, and listening to traditional music from his home country. Hector is also Lead Safe Certified through the EPA.

Natalie Marsella

Natalie Marsella

Marketing and Office Coordinator

Natalie is responsible for all the scheduling and customer paperwork at Spectrum, amongst other things. In addition, she oversees all the social media, marketing efforts and technological aspects, including keeping everyone’s phones and iPads up and running. She also sends out our email newsletters and posts the blogs on this site. Natalie is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick and studied Journalism and Media Studies. When she's not working, Natalie and her husband, Josh, enjoy going to Yankees game, WWE events, the movies and vacationing down the shore.

Rafael Alatriste

Rafael Alatriste

Crew Leader

Rafael's hobbies include going fishing, watch NFL games at home with friends and some baseball, especially when the Yankees are playing. His favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys- sorry about that all you Giants fans out there! Rafael likes to spend time with his family and friends on the weekends. Rafael is also Lead Safe Certified through the EPA.

Mike Capotorto

Mike Capotorto

Lead Painter

Mike is a man with an eye for quality. For guitarists, he loves Stevie Ray Vaughn. For authors, he prefers the works of C.S. Lewis, an undeniably phonomenal writer. He also brings that love for quality to work every day, especially in the areas of brushwork and putting a smile on a customer’s face. When Mike is not working, reading, or listening to Stevie, he might be writing and performing music of his own, spending time with his family at the range, or studying theology.

Pam Steinhilber

Pam Steinhilber

Color Consultant and Window Treatment Specialist

Pam is our expert color consultant. During a color consult, Pam pulls inspiration from both ideas from the customers as well as their furnishings, decor, pillows, artwork, etc. Pam is able to help out with both interior and exterior colors and in some cases, is able to provide a mock-up of a building or home with different color ideas on doors, shutters, etc. Outside of paint and color, Pam has the ability to help out with wallpaper choices and even window treatments!

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