Who We Are

OUR STORY

Collectively Plascon Paint Expert stores have hundreds of years’ worth of paint experience. We have over 60 member paint stores spread out across South Africa, with some of the oldest paint stores in South Africa belonging to our group. All our members are community-focused and most are owner-managed, therefore ensuring you receive the very best quality and attention whenever you shop at a Plascon Paint Expert store.

Plascon Paint Expert has a small but highly effective head office team consisting of the Sales & Operations Manager, Brian Vosloo, the Head of Marketing, Cheryl Lotter, and our CEO, Gary van der Merwe.

Find the Plascon Paint Expert store nearest you by searching our members directory for a Paint Specialist in your area.

Meet The HQ

GARY VAN DER MERWE

CEO

gary.vdm@paintexpert.co.za

CHERYL LOTTER

Head of Marketing

cheryl@paintexpert.co.za

BRIAN VOSLOO

Sales Manager

brian@paintexpert.co.za

HAMILTON GUTHRIE

Head of Training

hamilton@paintexpert.co.za

Brief history

Paint Club Founded

2008

Paint Club was founded by Mike Christie, the ex-MD of Plascon, along with Mike Parsons, the retired Plascon Sales Director, after identifying an opportunity in the market to bond exclusive Plascon stockists into a unique buying group, offering these trade stalwarts the benefits of group buying power and a unified marketing approach. The Paint Club started with only 10 member paint stores.

59 Members Nationwide

2017

In 2017 Gary van der Merwe and the Paint Club members purchased the Club, after Mike Christie sadly passed away. At this juncture Paint Club had become a force to be reckoned with, with 59 members nationwide.

RE-BRANDING

2018

Paint Club underwent a re-branding and arrived at the current cutting-edge look and feel. Paint Club continues to recruit members and delight consumers all over South Africa.

PLASCON PAINT EXPERT

2020

Paint Club stores incorporate the Plascon Paint Expert branding into their store universe, showing-casing our stores as the destination stores of choice when it comes to paint and allied products in South Africa, and backed up and endorsed by South Africa’s leading paint manufacturer, Plascon SA.

EST HARDWARE AFFILIATION

2021

In line with being market leaders, we identified a need to have a stronger offering in the hardware space to support our new Plascon Paint Expert Store concept. With this in mind, we entered into an agreement with EST Building Group, who have over 800 affiliated retail stores in SA and SADC region. This new affiliation offers several business synergies which include the consolidation of hardware structures within the Plascon Paint Expert, empowering our small and medium independent building and hardware retail members to compete successfully and deliver higher value to the end consumer.

Brief history

Paint Club Founded

2008

Paint Club was founded by Mike Christie, the ex-MD of Plascon, along with Mike Parsons, the retired Plascon Sales Director, after identifying an opportunity in the market to bond exclusive Plascon stockists into a unique buying group, offering these trade stalwarts the benefits of group buying power and a unified marketing approach. The Paint Club started with only 10 member paint stores.

59 Members Nationwide

2017

In 2017 Gary van der Merwe and the Paint Club members purchased the Club, after Mike Christie sadly passed away. At this juncture Paint Club had become a force to be reckoned with, with 59 members nationwide.

RE-BRANDING

2018

Paint Club underwent a re-branding and arrived at the current cutting-edge look and feel. Paint Club continues to recruit members and delight consumers all over South Africa.

PLASCON PAINT EXPERT

2020

Paint Club stores incorporate the Plascon Paint Expert branding into their store universe, showing-casing our stores as the destination stores of choice when it comes to paint and allied products in South Africa, and backed up and endorsed by South Africa’s leading paint manufacturer, Plascon SA.

EST HARDWARE AFFILIATION

2021

In line with being market leaders, we identified a need to have a stronger offering in the hardware space to support our new Paint Expert Store concept. With this in mind, we entered into an agreement with EST Building Group, who have over 800 affiliated retail stores in SA and SADC region. This new affiliation offers several business synergies which include the consolidation of hardware structures within the Paint Club, empowering our small and medium independent building and hardware retail members to compete successfully and deliver higher value to the end consumer.

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