The Green Painter

Laurann Claridge
May 20, 2011

Keys to the Door: Owners Jeff Kaplan, Adam Brackman, Monte Large, Evan O’Neil.
What’s on the Walls: Back in 2008, when building and renovating with the environment in mind was just starting to gain momentum, entrepreneur Jeff Kaplan opened New Living in Rice Village — a green hardware and lifestyle emporium devoted to bringing eco-friendly alternatives to the fore. Now Kaplan and his colleagues Adam Brackman, Monte Large and Evan O’Neil have turned their attention to nontoxic paint formulations and launched The Green Painter next door. They are the only ones across the United States, they contend, to stock an exclusive line of nontoxic, NOVOC, all-natural and organic paints (as well as contractor-grade nontoxic paints priced competitively with the traditional ones). Working with a trained, design-focused color specialist and the only certified-green painters in the country, you can even match your favorite hues by another brand to find a nontoxic alternative. 7115 Kirby Dr.; 713.521.1921;