About Us


Curtis Clouse, President

Curtis’ family has been in Mesa since 1933 when his grandparents moved to the valley and settled in Mesa. He attended Mesa High and graduated in 1976. After a year or two of work and a couple semesters of college at MC and BYU, Curtis married Denise Rees in 1978 and they began their life together.

Fast forward to 2016 and after 38 years together, 6 children, and 21 grandchildren there are always things happening with family.

Curtis credits his success in business and in life to faith, family values, the support that Denise has given all these years, and his parents’ teaching the importance of hard work.

In 1982 Curtis and Clayton Howell formed CLC Enterprises from four employees to over sixty employees today. They have survived and thrived by doing quality work and by treating employees and customers with respect and honesty. This philosophy will continue to bring success not only to painting, but to all aspects of life.



Clayton Howell, Vice President

Clayton was born and raised in Bear Lake, Idaho and moved to the valley in 1980 after receiving his degree from Brigham Young University. Clay and his wife Joni reside in Gilbert. They have eight children and twenty grandchildren. In his spare time Clay enjoys scuba diving, skiing and fishing in Mexico. Music and photography are passions he enjoys in the arts.

Integrity and expertise combine to guarantee all customers a quality product when working with Clay and CLC Enterprises. Satisfied customers know they will be ensured a rewarding experience and they return again and again to CLC Enterprises when they want their painting job done right.



Cheryl & April, Administrative Staff

The administrative staff of CLC Enterprises will ensure that each customer receives personal and prompt attention for their painting project.

Led by Cheryl Bigler, who has 27 plus years of experience with CLC Enterprises, April Bigler and Anna Marie Merkley together run an efficient office and are always available to assist customers. Their knowledge and personable demeanors are wonderful assets to CLC Enterprises.


Russell Lamere (Rosco), Senior Project Manager 

Rosco brings 25 plus years of experience to the business, 24 with CLC Enterprises. He is valued by both employees and customers because of his vast experience in commercial and residential painting projects and his strong work ethics.

Rosco moved to Arizona over 25 years ago from New Hampshire.  He is a Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoys riding his Harley through the Southwest, playing golf and cruising the Caribbean.



Kris Gardner – Project manager

Kris is a fourth generation, Arizona native and a very proud dad of six children. He carries over 20 yrs of painting experience which includes management positions with Sherwin Williams and having owned his own painting company. Kris enjoys pretty much anything outdoors and prefers doing those activities with his kids in tow.

Excellent customer service and quality are two skills Kris feels are crucial in order to successfully run a business. Along with those skills, Kris brings a strong work ethic to the table which meshes well with CLC standards.


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