87 Colborne Street West Orillia Ontario, L3V 2Y6
Phone: 705-326-8066
Mon-Thurs: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-8pm
Sat: 8:30am-5:30pm
Sun: Closed

Our Staff

At Housser's Painting and Decorating we pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful. Our staff have enough experience to fill a truck full of paint-cans. Read on to find out more about the friendly faces you'll find in our store.

James Housser

Housser's Paint staff member James

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.



Nathan Housser

Housser's Paint staff member Nathan

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. 



Nick Hilhorst

Housser's Paint staff member Nick

Great Achievements

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

2112-40 Stone

Leanna Shaw

Housser's Paint staff member Leanna

Great Achievements

My greatest career achievement is completing the Interior Decorating program with Dean’s List, Honours, and competed in the end of program scholarship show. I am also very proud and blessed to have been taught by and worked alongside some amazing and influential people in the decorating industry.

What I love about Painting & Decorating

What I love most about painting & decorating is getting to know new clients and helping them see the potential their home has to offer. I love how easy it is to transform a space with a fresh coat of paint, a new accent pillow or even a cool new piece of art. I’m truly passionate about helping my clients absolutely fall in love with their homes again.



Favorite Benjamin Moore Colour

AF-395 Meditation

Shannon Jackson

Housser's Paint staff member Shannon Jackson

Great Achievements

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!

Sandy Rogerson

Photo of Housser's Paint staff Sandy Rogerson

Greatest Achievements

My first greatest achievement would be raising two boys! (not without the help of my husband of course).  My second greatest achievement would be leaving a mundane office job to pursue a passion in Interior Decorating, enrolling as a mature student at Georgian College in the Interior Decorating Program and graduating with honours. 

What I love about paint and decorating

I love that paint has the power to completely transform a piece of furniture or a space and take a room from mundane to amazing!  Decorating is such a personal expression of who you are and what you love.  There is no right or wrong; your space should be a personal refection of your own individuality.  It brings me tremendous joy and satisfaction in helping others bring the vision of their space to life.



Favorite Benjamin Moore Colour

Hard to pick just one but 2003-70 Pleasing Pink - love it!  Anything pink is great in my books.  Reminds me of the pink peonies that bloom in my garden in June. What girl doesn’t love pink...

Emily Langman

photo of Housser's Paint emplyee Emily Langman

Great Achievements

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.



Favourite BM Colour

HC-158 Newburg Green