Meet Our Team


Dave Callan

Painter / Foreman

Dave originally started painting in 2005, undertaking a Painting and Decorating apprenticeship with a local Painting company based at Bracken Ridge in Brisbane’s North. Soon after completion of his apprenticeship, Dave’s now wife was transferred to Charleville in Western Queensland to take up a role as a School teacher at the local primary School. Dave was offered a part position as a painter with the Queensland Government (Q-Build) were he came across Blue Dog Painting & Maintenance, fortunately for us Dave’s Government contract was only for 6 months and after completing this role Dave was offered a position with us in 2010 working out of our Charleville office. At the end of 2015 Dave’s wife was transferred back to Brisbane and Dave started working with our Brisbane crew.

Louise Coughlan

Director / Accounts

Louise was raised in Brisbane and completed a diploma in early childhood after finishing Year 12. She has worked in many different roles, from store manager to IT support. Louise’s father had a long established butcher shop at Mt Gravatt. Through her father Louise learn’t that “NO ONE TRAINS FOR SECOND PLACE”. Therefore, no matter what Louise does, she strives to be the best she can whether it’s in the business, as a mother of her two children or as Clayton’s wife.

Kent Grealy

Adult apprentice Painter

Kent joined Blue Dog Painting & Maintenance in March 2016 as an Adult apprentice. Kent’s home town is Longreach in Central Western Queensland but Kent spent the previous 6 years prior to starting with us travelling all across the country within his role in the Australian Armed Forces, a role Kent still does as a reservist. Kent says he enjoys his role as a painter because to the way it brightens peoples lives.

Clayton Coughlan


Born and raised in Brisbane, Clayton began his working life, aged 15, as a part time milkman he delivered milk in the early mornings before heading off to school. In 1989 Clayton began his apprenticeship as a Painter and Decorator with a local family owned painting partnership. During his apprenticeship he worked nights in a pizza shop to help make ends meet. He has also worked in radio, a sworn officer the Queensland State Protective Services (now Qld Police Protective Services) and was an area manager with a large painting company. Recognising his passion for painting Clayton returned to painting. Clayton is also the Director of Likeminded Painters Australia, a buying group for the Australian painting industry.


Brad Somerville


Brad completed his Painting and Decorating Apprentice with Eastcoast Training and Employment in Brisbane in 2011. In Brad’s spare time he’s a Volunteer’s with Closeburn Rural Fire Service, he loves 4Wding and camping with is wife and two children. Prior to coming on board with Blue Dog Painting & Maintenance in November 2016 Brad was a casual team member at LRM Fire & Rescue.


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