FAMOUS PAINTERS is a state certified corporation.  

-- Accredited by the Better Business Bureau as a highly rated Honor Roll member.   ​

-- On the Approved list of contractors for employees of the University of Nebraska. ​

FAMOUS PAINTERS was established in 1998 by Allen Shipps. It's goal from inception was to promise professional, yet personalized service to homeowners.... THAT MEANS work done right the first time, with quality products, and NOT leaving messes for the customer to clean up!

That promise hasn't changed, the ownership has. FAMOUS PAINTERS has been turned over to his long time foreman and Lincoln native, Nick Kreifels.

"I have been around a lot of painters over the years, and I chose Nick to take over because I believe he is one of the best painters in town. Even more importantly, I know that Nick is hard working and trustworthy."

- Allen Shipps

Nick contracts only PROFESSIONAL painters THEY... *Care about the finished product. *Know how to behave in someone else's home. ​ *Are trustworthy and drug free. ​That's who will show up to paint your home, folks! Professional, responsible contractors, that the owner knows personally and, oftentimes, works right alongside of.

​Estimates are FREE, and detailed proposals are left with potential customers or emailed, as well as a reference list... chances are great, you know people we've painted for over the years! ​

FAMOUS PAINTERS does both interior and exterior painting.We don't hop around on jobs! We stick with your job from start to finish, unless weather conditions dictate otherwise. ​We understand that cost is a major factor when deciding on a painter... but not the only factor. You would also like to have a darn good idea of the QUALITY of work to expect, not only before contracting, but before calling someone to get an estimate... so please check out the other categories on this site. They're designed to take some of the guess work out of the selection process, and to save you time and the frustration that can happen, when just calling painters at random. ​

​Until we meet... Nick Kreifels


FAMOUS PAINTERS has painted everything from high-end new houses in FALLBROOK, to a huge old barn at a University of Nebraska agricultural research facility. From the restoration of the fabled ABEL MANSION at the northwest corner of Park St. & Sheridan, to a caboose at a farmstead near Raymond (Husker Red, with a large White 'N' on the side). But the vast majority of our work is both interior & exterior re-paints for homeowners.

We do all phases of painting including POWER WASHING. ​ WE WON 'T do those bogus paint jobs for folks trying to sell their house, that want it done as cheap as possible, just for curb appeal. We refuse to saddle unsuspecting home buyers with problems! ​

REPAIRS  - For your convenience, we're willing and able to do SMALL repairs. If your needs go beyond that -- over the years we've developed good working relationships with certain independent carpenters, drywallers, gutter installers, and roofers, that we could highly recommend – other tradesmen, that we know from experience, do good work and that will coordinate their work with our painting project.




Deck Wash


Lincoln, NE

Established 1998

Famous Painters Inc