All-Tech Coatings Co. specializes in commercial, industrial, residential painting and specialty coating applications.

Don Steadman and Dave Helmer started Don and Dave’s Painting in 1977, operating out of a garage and box truck. Although the company had a modest beginning painting small residential projects, Don and Dave had a vision to venture into commercial painting. They utilized their trade knowledge, experience, and desire to grow, and become a respected, well-known leader in the painting industry. In 1979, they incorporated as All-Tech Decorating – today the company is one of the largest commercial, union painting contractors in the Chicagoland area.

All-Tech Decorating Company has grown due to the collaboration of a trained workforce, knowledgeable project managers, a team of estimators, and a dedicated support staff including a well-managed shop. All-Tech Decorating has become a name synonymous with quality, reliability, and safety. Utilizing the most advanced technology available, ATD continues to improve the bidding process, field application methods and material selection to service our clients efficiently. In 2006, ATD expanded and established a national presence with the ATD Coatings Division. Today, All-Tech services clients throughout the United States.


  • Don Steadman

    Donald Steadman

    Owner, President

    Don attended St. Xavier University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in January of 1979. He oversees... Read More

  • Dave Helmer

    David Helmer

    Owner, Vice President

    Dave attended UICC while he spent his days in the field painting and his nights estimating. His strong personal and business values... Read More


  • Colette Forst

    Colette Forst

    Human Resources Director

  • Sara Soukup

    Sara Soukup

    Human Resources Assistant




  • Brittany Ekena

    Brittany Ekena

    Safety Coordinator



  • Bob Ruff

    Bob Ruff

    Coatings Division Project Manager,
    NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level3

  • Mike LeGood

    Mike LeGood

    General Superintendent


Our mission is to provide unparalleled value in the painting industry, driven by safety, exceptional customer service, quality craftsmanship and environmental responsibility.