Our Story

Facility managers, property managers and business owners across the Indianapolis area rely on the Accent Coatings team to fulfill their ongoing painting and coatings needs.  From maintenance painting and wallcovering repair/installation, to caulking and EIFS repair. Our clients look to us as an ongoing partner to beautify their facilities—inside and out— so they can put their best foot forward every day for their customers.


A Word From Our President, Matthew Richards

I want our clients to be ecstatic about their experience with our company and to continue doing business with Accent Coatings for that reason. Developing our team of craftsmen, helping solve customers’ challenges, and building strong relationships are some of my top priorities to make sure we exceed expectations.

With more than 25 years of industry experience under my belt and a clear idea of what I wanted my business to stand for, I launched Accent Coatings with my wife, Amber, in 2014, focusing on commercial and industrial painting and light construction here in Indianapolis.

Accent Coatings’ commitment to supporting Indianapolis’ nonprofit community is a key part of who we are. As a teenager, my grandmother and mother were both diagnosed with different types of cancer.  My mother was only 38 years old at the time of her diagnosis, and fought breast cancer for eight years before it took her life.  These challenges caused me to grow up quickly and realize that life was about more than just me. I watched so many good people in our neighborhood and church selflessly support our family as we all grappled with the day-to-day struggles from a cancer diagnosis.

Some of the charities that we love to support here in Indianapolis are Outreach, Inc, The Oaks Academy, Indiana Women in Need (IWIN), Midwest Food Bank, and Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC).

We want to allow the overflow of the grace we have been given to spill into the lives of those around us–especially those in need.  There are so many worthy charities doing such great work in Indianapolis and our surrounding counties. We want to make an impact in our sphere of influence and help those who are struggling. We want to help make Indianapolis a more beautiful place to live and work each and every day.  We look forward to an opportunity in the future to assist you with your next painting project!

Matthew Richards



Why Accent Coatings?

How does your current full-service painting/wallcovering vendor bring value to you and your business? Consider these questions:

  • How many hours per year do you personally spend managing delayed projects?
  • Could you save money by having a better understanding of your vendor partners’ overhead costs?
  • What is the real impact on your business when your facility doesn’t look its best?
  • When you hire a vendor to carry out a project, how many hours/days past a deadline do they typically miss?
  • How frequently is your workplace and customer service interrupted by service providers who could be performing services after regular business hours?
  • How much time could you save per month by working with vendors who do exactly what they say they are going to do?

If you don’t like your answers to these questions, you may be a good fit for Accent Coatings. Please contact us to learn how we can bring value to your business.

Matthew Richards Owner / President

Matthew began painting during his senior year of high school in Merrillville, Indiana.  He continued painting as a college student and after graduating with a degree in Pastoral Theology, moved to the Indianapolis area.  In 2001, Matthew began working as a salesman and later VP of Business Development for another commercial painting company in Indianapolis.

In 2014 Matthew decided that he should open his own business with a focus on commercial and industrial painting and light construction services.  Matthew’s main focus is on the day to day business operations and business development for Accent Coatings.  Meeting with customers and prospects and helping them with their challenges is the best part of Matt’s job.

Matthew married his high school sweetheart, Amber, in 1994 and together they have 3 children.  Matt, Jr is a Freshman at Anderson University, Steven is a Junior at Fishers High School, and Linda is a 4th grader in Fishers, IN.  Matthew and his family are active members of College Park Church Fishers.

Russ McKnight Business Account and Operations Manager

Russ McKnight is no stranger to the Building, Facilities & Service Industry world. He has held positions as an On-Site Consultant, Territory Manager and Facilities Director.  In 2016, Russ joined Accent Coatings as the Business Operations|Accounts Manager.  At Accent Coatings, Russ is able to turn his passion for being an integral part of a respected and growing business into reality.

Russ was born and has lived most of his life in Central Indiana.  He attended Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, where he studied Business Administration.

When he is not working, Russ cherishes spending time with his son, Samuel, his daughter, Savannah and his wife, Brenda.  He also enjoys movies, outdoor activities, and sports.

Russ and his family are members of Indian Creek Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN