Five generations since 1886

The Travis family has been providing painting services to Central and South Texas since 1886. John Edward Travis, a 5th generation business owner, started J.E. Travis Painting, Inc., working out of a horse stall in a barn in Bracken, Texas. Over time the firm grew and moved to San Antonio. In 2002 John started a sister firm, Travis Millwork, Inc., specializing in commercial casework and millwork. All divisions now operate out of a 67,000 square foot complex of buildings in an industrial park off Turbo Drive. This facility includes manufacturing space and equipment for solid wood and engineered products, metal fabrication, stone counter-tops and a finishing shop, as well as shipping and receiving, training centers, and engineering spaces.  In 2019, Travis Millwork, Inc., opened a 20,000 square foot regional production facility in Manor, Texas, to better serve customers in the Austin area.



Proper preparation is key in delivering a quality paint project. JET crews tape and float GWB surfaces to approved specification (Level 1 to Level 5) including taping for sound and fire ratings or cement board preparation behind tile as required.  We also offer specialty texture coatings including blown-on orange peel, knock-down, hand-trowel, Monterrey, or specialty textured coatings.


JET uses the right tools and coatings to provide a lasting finish. We use several primer and paint technologies including acrylic, alkyd, marine, epoxy, and urethane in single or multi-component form to cover a variety of interior and exterior surfaces.  We commonly work with substrates like wood, GWB, CMU, concrete, and metal. From weenie rollers to HVLP and airless equipment, our crews will use the right application to provide the best finish for your project.


J.E. Travis offers stain finishing services and custom matching by our stain specialists. We use a variety of different finish types including lacquer, oil, and acrylic stains from several industry-leading stain suppliers. In addition to being able to provide field applied finishes, we operate an in-house finishing facility that allows stain projects to run concurrently with fieldwork, which saves time and ensures quality.


J.E. Travis offers various types of faux finishing options. 

Our experienced team can match an existing finish or provide a finish that you have in mind. This includes, “sponge”, “ragged”, “glazes”, “stenciling”, “crackle”, “gold leaf”, and other similar finishes


We offer experienced installers for your wallcovering projects. We work with leading industry wallcovering vendors if you need assistance in selecting a color or pattern that suits your project. We can also install custom furnished graphics.


From touching up a door frame to painting a suite of offices, our experienced team can accommodate your schedule to get your area looking new again. We specialize in commercial office and retail spaces, warehouses, restaurants, and private-owned businesses. We can accommodate large-scale projects, but are also available for minor touch-ups. Custom color matching is part of our trade. Call us today to schedule a walkthrough or request a quote.

Signature Projects

See a portfolio of the many projects we've completed for both Travis Millwork and J.E. Travis Painting.