Free Paint to Good Home

A Colorado painter provides free makeovers for crisis-stricken homeowners.

Like most community-minded business owners, Matt Shoup had sponsored Little League teams and supported local charities. But in 2007, Shoup–the owner of M&E Painting , a $2 million residential and commercial painting company in Loveland, Colo.–received disturbing news that sparked an idea of how else M&E could contribute.