Waters & Brown Paint Team


John Grasso

Joined 2005

John manages the Salem store with a focus on building and maintaining customer relationships by providing great service and  knowledgeable information, making sure every project is a success. He keeps Waters & Brown operating like a well-calibrated machine.

Laurie Moran

Joined 2007

Laurie can be found behind the paint counter, offering advice and helping customers choose the best coatings and supplies. Between her prior experience working in a paint store and her degree in technical theatre with a concentration in scenic painting, she knows the power of paint to create the results customers desire.

John Grocki

Joined 1966

John does inventory control and customer service, taking great pride in being a dependable source of correct information for customers and colleagues.

Jay Kerr

Joined 1992 - 1997, returned 2010

Jay manages the Beverly store and  specializes in coatings and color, including color tinting paint and the tools and applicators to achieve the best results. Having worked in the lumber and building materials industry and maintaining his own property, Jay has hands on experience with the products he sells.


Dana Klay

Joined 2004

Dana does both window treatment installations and paint sales, advising clients on color matching and the right products to achieve great results for their projects. Dana uses his background in both construction and fine art photography to help clients make their projects visually harmonious.

David Cook

Joined 1987

Dave has been with Waters & Brown for over 20 years and coordinates the Beverly store's extensive and diverse inventory.

Robert Dee

Joined 2012

Robert manages inventory and deliveries for our Salem location; he's currently attending UMass Boston for a future career in law enforcement