MEET THE ORANGE ELEPHANT TEAM

Kelly Edwards

Managing PARTNER

Kelly Edwards | Orange Elephant Painting | Raleigh NCKelly is a Managing Partner and a co-founder of Orange Elephant with his twin brother, Chris.  Kelly helped found The Edwards Companies Investment Real Estate Group in 2002, a leading full service real estate investment, management, and maintenance firm located in Raleigh, NC with a strong presence in the Downtown Raleigh market.

Kelly is passionate about the delivery of the Orange Elephant painting experience, the company's continuous operational improvement, and the growth of the Orange Elephant brand. His journey into the house painting world began while a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, in 1997, as a Crew Leader with Collegiate House Painters (founded by Steve Noble). After graduation from college, he became a Project Manager for one of the largest commercial building companies in the Southeastern U.S. His breadth of knowledge of residential construction and property maintenance is strengthened by his many years in the investment real estate industry with The Edwards Companies. In August 2016, on behalf of The Edwards Companies, Kelly and Chris received the Think Realty "Property Rehab Specialist of the Year Award", given by Think Realty Magazine in San Francisco. He is a proud husband to his wife Allison and happy new father to his daughter, Kaitlyn, who keeps their family very busy.  Kelly has been a lifelong resident of Raleigh and holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as an MBA from East Carolina University. Learn more about our story.


Chris Edwards

Managing PARTNER

Chris Edwards | Orange Elephant Painting | Raleigh NCChris is a Managing Partner and a co-founder of Orange Elephant with his twin brother, Kelly.  Chris helped found The Edwards Companies Investment Real Estate Group in 2002, a leading full service real estate investment, management, and maintenance firm located in Raleigh, NC with a strong presence in the Downtown Raleigh market.

Chris enjoys cultivating homeowner relationships. With years of home renovation and residential flips under his belt, he loves seeing a project transform from a vision to reality. In 1997, Chris began his painting career as a Crew Leader for Steve Nobles' Collegiate House Painters in the Cary/Apex market. Upon graduation from college, Chris became a Project Manager for the nation's largest home building company. In August 2016, on behalf of The Edwards Companies, Chris and Kelly received the Think Realty "Property Rehab Specialist of the Year Award", given by Think Realty Magazine in San Francisco. He is married to his lovely wife, English, and is a devoted father to his son Tyler. As a native Raleighite, he holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from East Carolina University. Learn more about our story.


Steve Noble

director of operations

Steve's 24-year painting career got off to a humble start when he helped his older brother paint their grandmother's house when he was just thirteen years old. While in college, Steve worked for a large student painting company where he moved from painter to team leader and eventually, supervisor. Upon graduation, he pursued a full-time career with the same company, eventually rising to Regional President. In 1997 Steve and his wife moved to Raleigh, NC to start The Paint Company. After 24 years in the residential painting industry, Steve sold The Paint Company in order to pursue his Christian passions. Today, Steve hosts a nationally syndicated Christian talk radio show (Called2Action Today), works with several national ministries, teaches civics and ethics to teenage home-schoolers, and provides on-going consultation and support to two of his former (and favorite) employees - Chris and Kelly Edwards of Orange Elephant. Steve has been married to his wife Gina since 1992 and they have four children. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois. Learn more about our story.

 


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6330 Falls Of Neuse Rd.
Suite 101-E
Raleigh, NC 27615
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