Our History


At age 13, my friends in the neighborhood were starting to mow lawns for extra spending money. After a few weeks they lost their motivation and gave up, but I saw a great idea and accepted the challenge myself. For the first year I mowed only a few lawns. Then over the next six years I grew my business to mowing almost 50 weekly lawns by myself.

During the next three years, people in the community were attracted to my commitment and passion for the work I did, and I increased the size of my business from mowing about 50 lawns to over 100 lawns. I evolved from simply being "the neighborhood kid" to running a business with commercial mowers, work trucks, and hired help. I continued to operate my business all through high school and college. At it's peak, my lawn care business offered mowing and landscape to just over 200 weekly customers!

The Start of Walla Painting:

While studying at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University, I started my second business, WALLA PAINTING. The original idea was to create a service that complimented Walla Lawn Care that we could offer during the winter off-season when not able to mow. I desired to offer another service that I enjoyed personally and could generate a profit. For several years, painting filled both these needs. However, as family and faith create life changes, my plans for the business took an unexpected turn.

Through my faith in Jesus Christ, I was led to close the lawn care business and focus on expanding WALLA PAINTING to a full time business. I now have dedicated full-time painters, with average painting experience over ten years, that share my passion for the work we do. WALLA PAINTING now supports the Walla Family and the families of 11 employees. Thank you to all who have supported us over the years.

Do what you enjoy and you will be more successful.

“Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4

Jonathan Walla (Owner, Walla Painting)


Every review helps us receive recognition for our work and gives us feedback to ensure we continue our excellent services.

Angies List 2019 Super Service Award_Walla Painting

Walla did a beautiful job on my son's new house! The work was quality, the project competitively priced, and their professionalism and responsiveness were spot on. Everything looks lovely, clean, and fashionable. Their attention to detail is appreciated.Great job, Walla. You will be recommended to others and used again. Thanks!

Jane Miller

I cannot say enough about Walla Painting! Right from the start we felt good about our choice...the estimator was thorough and helpful, the painters were so hard working and dedicated, the office team was cheerful and informative, and it was great to watch the owner interact with everyone in each phase of the job. Everyone was very professional and respectful, not only of us but of each other! Our home looks beautiful!
Thank you Walla Painting!!!

Cassie Wells

the job was reasonably and fairly priced, the employees were professional and cared about our home. The owner and the estimator were friendly and were here to check up on the work after the first day and the last walk through. We could not be happier with the completed work from Walla Painting

Chris Gates

Walla painting was great. Was recommended by a family member and we had a great experience. Working with the Walla team was easy and efficient - free estimates, a clear process and excellent work. Painters were friendly and efficient. Jonathan came out himself to give the final sign-off. Our house feels more like our home now with our awesome new paint job!!

Lauren Drew

This is the second time we have used Walla. We are so impressed with their attention to detail. They do an outstanding job on trim, cabinetry, and patching and painting walls. Their painters are timely and polite and their prices are very reasonable. They do all they can to assure the customer is pleased with their work. We will definitely use them again. Thank you to John, Brad, and Cesar for a job well done!