Our Team

Barbara Fourtnakis, President

Education:  AA John Hopkins University 1975

Barbara has 35 years experience as administrator and has held the designation of president of Superior Painting for 34 years.  In 1975, she received an AA in Accounting from the Johns Hopkins University while being employed there for 7 years. She then went on to start Superior Painting in 1980.  Her vast knowledge of all facets of the painting industry and her commitment to her business has allowed her to achieve woman owned status as well as various other minority certifications in many states.

Emmanuel Aikaterinidis, Head Operations Manager

Education: Archbishop Curley High School 1991 | BA Towson State University (Towson University) 1995

Emmanuel has been working for Superior Painting and Contracting Co., Inc.  at some capacity throughout the past 25 years. He started working in the field as a laborer and worked his way up throughout all aspects of the business.   He takes pride in knowing his trade and lending that job experience to all of his projects.

Eva Karagiorgis

Education: BA Loyola University Maryland 1995 | MA Notre Dame of Maryland University 2000

Eva has been working at Superior Painting for over 22 years where she began as an estimator/ project manager and is currently a part of the accounting team.  Eva graduated from Loyola College Maryland (now Loyola University) with a BA in 1995. She then went on to receive her MA in Business Management in 2000 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame of Maryland University).

Sam DeRita

Education: Catonsville Community College

Sam has had 30 years of experience in the painting industry.  He began in 1983 as a painter at D&M painting.  After which he attended the Catonsville Community College where he studied construction management/ estimating.  In 1992 he founded Heritage Painting & Drywall where he worked until  2009.  From 2009-2012 he worked as an estimator/project manager at Prodec Finishes. Sam was hired at Superior Painting in 2012 where he currently serves as head estimator/project manager.

Alice Morris

Education: BA University of Baltimore 2013

Alice has been working at Superior Painting for 10 years as an Estimating Assistant. Some of her duties include gathering information for bids, creating proposals for estimates, preparing certified payroll reports, etc. Alice graduated from University of Baltimore in 2013 with a BA in Corporate Communications

Despina Rizas

Education: BS Stevenson University 1993

Despina has been working with Superior Painting & Contracting Co. Inc. for 15 years as an Administrative Assistant.  Despina graduated from Stevenson University in 1993 with a BS as a Paralegal.