Drake Painting & Wallpapering Company was established in 1988 in Palatine, Illinois. It has expanded over the years to four offices in Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, and we service all of Chicagoland. The founder Dan Malenfant worked his way through the University of Michigan as a painter and saw a distinct need for a professionally run decorating Company. Joe Busher joined Drake Painting in the early 1990’s with a similar vision of quality and professionalism.

Drake Painting uses the same skilled craftsmen year round. They are a trusted group and customers will often have their work done while on vacation. Businesses routinely have us conduct work at nights and weekends where trusted personnel are essential. We feel our quality of work exceeds that of our competition. While running a smooth operating business has many challenges, how a company handles problems is often more of an indicator of its integrity.

Dan Malenfant


Bob Gunderson


Joe Buscher

Interior Services

  • Painting of all surfaces
  • Interior millwork and trim installation
  • Repair or replacement of rotten or damaged wood
  • Drywall and plaster repairs
  • Latex, oil, clear and pigmented lacquer and varnishing
  • Prime over wallpaper to paint
  • Seal floors due to moisture or pets
  • Spray-painting kitchen and bath cabinets
  • Wallpapering removal and installation

Exterior Services

  • Cover any and all plants, flowers, or items to prevent damage
  • Cleaning or pressure wash to remove mold, mildew, or old paint
  • Repair or replacement of any damaged or rotten wood
  • Remove flaking paint and imperfections
  • Prep, sand, puttying, and masking prior to paint
  • Comply with any homeowners association requirements
  • Cleaning and sealing decks
  • Re-glazing of windows as needed
  • Swap out hard to reach light bulbs
If there are ever any touch ups after a job is complete the customer in question goes to the top of the list and not on a back burner. We value long term relationships and still work for many of our first customers. Drake Painting is a fully insured Company, we carry General Liability insurance, Workmen’s Compensation insurance, Automotive insurance, and an Umbrella policy. Drake Painting has always prided itself on promptly returning calls and performing thorough estimates. We occasionally find homeowners or business managers using our estimates as a “blue print” to ensure that other quotes they receive plan on the appropriate and complete preparation and paints. Drake Painting is sure to explain and follow up on any questions customers may have. Our prices are always reasonable compared to the competition and we usually will end up as the middle price if a customer receives multiple quotes.


Need Exterior or Interior Painting? Call Drake Painting today.


  • FREE ESTIMATES: We offer no obligation consultations. No surprise fees after the work is completed.
  • LOCALLY OWNED: Since 1988, we have been locally owned and operated. We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer satisfaction for every job we complete.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEED: Our highly trained painters use top-quality products in order to deliver outstanding results each and every time.
  • CLEAN WORK AREAS: We make sure 100% of the time we clean up our work areas.

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Complete the form below to request a service call or speak with Drake Painting immediately call (847) 818-8004.


Amber Miklovic
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"We were looking for someone to do light repairs, paint and drywall work for a customer of ours and from the beginning Dan was the best. He kept me in the loop the entire time, provided a fair estimated and when the scope of work had changed he updated me as well."
Matthew Joseph
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"Communication was excellent and they are very responsive. The crew was friendly, clean and did a wonderful job explaining the work that they were going to accomplish. I highly recommend Drake Painting to anyone interested and will use their services for future projects!"
Heather Beitzel
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"I have had Drake Painting come out two separate times and they have pretty much repainted every room in my house. Their painters do excellent work and were a pleasure to have in my home. I would highly recommend them!"