Jean Hauser: President
When 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 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.
The Color House has four locations in Cranston, North Kingstown, Wakefield and most recently, Middletown. In addition to full-service design, color consultation and expert color matching plus paint, tools and accessories, wall coverings, window treatments, fabrics and custom upholstery, The Color House invites customers to visit their beautiful, newly-renovated design showrooms for an unparalleled in-store experience.
Grahame joined The Color House in 1997. As the operations manager, Grahame oversees the day to day operations of the four stores. 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 / North Kingstown
Rich joined The Color House in 1997 and has been managing the North Kingstown store since then. He has over 35 years of paint and decorating experience with a keen eye for color. Rich’s goal is to make every customer’s shopping experience exceed their expectations, so they look forward to coming back.
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. He is now managing our newest location in Middletown. 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, paint products, prep, and application.