Jean Hauser: PresidentWhen Jean Hauser brought her background in fashion merchandising and interior design to The Color House more than two decades ago, it marked a turning point for the family-owned Benjamin Moore paint and wall covering business.
With an eye for design, Hauser helped build a whole new side of the business her father-in-law started in 1963, encouraging the expansion of products and services and offering customers the ability to design home spaces that better reflected their personality and lifestyle.
Upon inheriting ownership of the business in 2016, Hauser, along with her team of 20 employees – including an operations manager and three certified interior designers – continued to transform The Color House, which has grown to become Rhode Island’s leading Benjamin Moore paint and design retailer with four locations in Cranston, North Kingstown, Wakefield and Middletown, with a fifth location opening in Smithfield in March 2020.
In addition to leading the phenomenal growth of The Color House, a certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Hauser is a trailblazer in the paint industry. She is the first woman to serve as committee chair for AllPro® Corporation, a business-to-business purchasing cooperative for the international paint and decorating products industry.
The Color House invites customers to visit their beautiful, newly-renovated Benjamin Moore design showrooms for an unparalleled in-store experience. Our team is well-equipped with the expertise and talent to make any project into a masterpiece you will fall in love with for years to come. Your project is our focus – we’ll make it happen!
Manager / North Kingstown
Grahame joined The Color House in 1997. He wears many hats for The Color House and you’ll never know what he’ll be working on or which store he may pop up in. If you do cross paths with him, however, you’ll be assured that with his 15 plus years of experience he will be able to assist you with whatever you may be searching for.
Manager / Cranston
Wes has over 20 years experience in the painting industry.He has the knowledge and experience to provide you with the utmost in customer service.
Manager / Middletown
Orlando has been managing the Cranston Color House for over 10 years and has been in the industry for over 30 years. As reliable and experienced as they come, you can count on Orlando to provide you with the service and expertise to get your project done right.
Manager / Wakefield
Carol Smith has been in the paint business for 23 years, nine of them with The Color House. She is very knowledgeable in color, Benjamin Moore paint products, prep, and application.
Manager / SMITHFIELD
Matt Hendrickson has over 15 years of managerial experience. He is very knowledgeable in color, Benjamin Moore paint products, prep, and application. He is willing to help you with any project that you may need and will provide you with the utmost in customer service.
Director of Design
Sharon Thompson is our Director of Design for all five Color House stores and brings more than 40 years of design experience to our team. Sharon has worked on interior design projects across the United States and Europe, specializing in window treatments and color coordination. From the bare walls of a new build to the enhancing of existing decor, Sharon will bring a fresh perspective to your design needs.