Our Team

Chris Riggins | Riggins Painting Services
Chris Riggins Professional Painter | Family

Christopher Riggins


Christopher Riggins is the President of Riggins Painting established in 2009 and working in the Memphis Metro area. His first job out of high school was working with a local painting company learning the “do’s” and “don’ts” of the painting industry. He quickly excelled in the art of painting and furthered his career with the company by being promoted to foreman, project manager and on to estimator for the company.

When the recession hit in 09 the current business owner decided to close the doors. Christopher saw this as an opportunity to continue serving his customers and Riggins Painting was formed. Due to his unique experience on the job site as a painter, foreman, project manager and estimator, Christopher has what it takes to ensure a quality experience from start to finish.

Christopher married his high school sweetheart Renee in 2004 and has 5 beautiful daughters, Ethny, Sabrina, Kaitlyn, Viviane, and Aubrey. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, volleyball, and softball.

Christopher’s burning desire is to create an atmosphere and culture within his company to bring glory to King Jesus, working diligently as if unto God. He hopes that everyone who comes in contact with him or his company is encouraged to follow our one true Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Austin Smith | Riggins Painting Estimator
Austin Smith and Family | Professional Painting Estimator

Austin Smith


Austin Smith is our estimator at Riggins Painting. His responsibilities are to accurately measure your painting project and to discuss and understand your expectations for the project. During our visit, Austin will discuss what you should expect from our team during their time at your home or business. Our estimation process will generally include a short video recording of your project for our reference once the project is scheduled. We want to ensure we arrive fully prepared for your custom painting project requirements.

Austin has been full time in the paint and coatings industry for over fifteen years. He has worked across the Southeastern United States with residential, commercial, and industrial clients to ensure successful painting projects. Austin has a passion for paint and coatings technology and ensuring that the correct product is specified for your project.

He holds accreditations with SSPC (Society for Protective Coatings), CPAA (Concrete Polishing Association of America), and is a certified installer of Elitecrete and General Polymers concrete coatings. He has worked on projects with NASA, the U.S. Army Special Forces, and Mrs. Jones on Elm Street to manage and exceed customer expectations.

Austin and his college sweetheart Brandi have been married for 13 years and live in Arlington with their two sweet girls, Maggie and Amelia. He enjoys an eclectic mix of acoustic music, plays the mandolin, and also plays the Scottish snare drum with Shelby County Sheriffs Department Pipe and Drum Band.

Austin’s heart is to join God's work in Memphis and the Mid-South and to see Jesus made famous through his job, his family, and his everyday interactions with our city.

Austin looks forward to working with you on your painting project!

Brian | Painting Project Manager | Riggins Painting
Brian Family | Painting Project Manager | Riggins Painting

Brian Copenhaver

Project Manager

Brian Copenhaver is our project manager at Riggins Painting. His main responsibilities are to make sure work is performed at our highest quality standards and projects are completed to our customers satisfaction in a timely manner. Brian is also primarily responsible for hands on training of new employees.

Brian has over 14 years experience in the painting/finishing industry. He has a vast knowledge of products and their applications. His expertise includes: Interior/ exterior painting, drywall finishing, faux finishes, wallpaper, stucco, cabinet finishes, wood staining and concrete coatings. 
He has the experience to handle large production jobs, and the patience and attention to detail to produce fine finishes and custom faux finishes.

Brian has completed projects varying from simple bedroom painting, to complete exterior restorations.

Brian and his wife Chasah have been happily married for 7 years and have a darling son named Sean.

Brian looks forward to working with you on all your future painting projects!

Ready to get your project started? Contact us to chat about your needs and get a free estimate.