Meet Our Team

David Chism

President

Crafting the perfect cup of coffee, savoring the finest craft beers, and sharing the art of Jiu-Jitsu are my passions. While my CrossFit journey was an adventure, I've embraced a new fitness chapter at Orange Theory, fueling my daily conquest. As a dedicated Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, I periodically delve into martial arts, both for my joy and to share captivating moves with friends. My Jiu-Jitsu journey began at Clinch Academy, where I achieved a purple belt in 2018. The pursuit of a brown and eventually black belt is on my horizon, fitting into my bustling schedule.

Beyond the mats and workout floors, I've embraced a fresh role as the President and owner of Chism Brothers Painting, an esteemed painting company I inherited from my father. While I orchestrate this venture remotely from Frederick, MD, my connection to the marketing world remains steadfast.

Thriving on family adventures and day trips with my seven children brings vibrant joy, making the most of opportunities around Washington, DC. My passion for exploration leads me nationwide, connecting with clients, serving my church, and engaging in impactful missions, both locally and internationally.

My passion for small business is very important to me, but my greatest joy is that Jesus Christ is my King and Savior. My purpose in life is to work for His glory and make Him known.


Atalaya Lenke

Chief Operating Officer

Atalaya loves building things, and actually spent many years building homes before becoming an Assistant Project Manager for a general contractor. She also built a family, and has 3 wonderful kids who keep her busy! All of her skill and industry insight has made her an invaluable part of our team, working closely with David to keep the ADC office running smoothly and efficiently.

When she’s enjoying some well-deserved downtime, Atalaya loves bottling wine at local wineries, bar hopping on kayaks, snowboarding, or just leisurely tubing down a river. If money was no option, she’d build a tiny house community with free veggies and fruit gardens. How cool is that?

no more guesswork

We specialize in proven plans and ideas, based on deep industry experience. This is what we do, and we know how to help.

Throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks?

Dreading the slower seasons and craving stable growth?

No time for marketing while you’re running your business?

Curious to know what other industry pros are doing around the country?

focus on the big picture, and we’ll orchestrate the team

We’ve been called marketing quarterbacks, and we’ve also been called orchestra conductors. There may not seem to be an immediate connection, but think of it this way: we step in, catch your vision and goals, then orchestrate the details (or run the plays). Every part and player is important, coming together into a unified whole working toward a specific goal.

Best of all? You’ll be fully in the loop, but not tangled up in the details. This ensures that you can focus on the big picture, your day-to-day operations, and business growth.

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Develop a clear marketing strategy that works

Develop a clear marketing strategy that works

Clear, detailed reports to keep you up-to-date

detailed reports to keep you up-to-date
Stay ahead of competitors

Stay ahead of competitors

Access to key vendor services

Access to key vendor services

getting started is easy

1

Consultation

Let’s connect and discuss your business, needs, and goals.

2

Strategy

We know where you want to go, so let’s map out how to get there.

3

Implementation

With a clear agreement and strategy, it’s time to put the plan to work.

“A David Creation has helped us tremendously over the years of working with them​.​ ​Our marketing return has been substantial...”

Sean Kennedy - CEO, Kennedy Painting, St. Louis, MO

“I have known David for years first as a client when he was Sales and Marketing Director at Chism Brothers Painting and now as a consultant with whom I collaborate in working with business owners in the Painting industry. David is a person of high integrity as well as experienced in sales, marketing, estimating and technical solutions for painting contractors. Business owners that I know who have worked with David have been happy with their experience.”

Linnea Blair Linnea Blair - Advisors on Target

“Working with David has truly been a revelation for our company. For 15+ years I managed the marketing myself, and from the moment David and his team took over everything fell into place.”

Anthony Maucieri - President, East Hill Cabinetry, Westchester NY & Norwalk CT

“My experience with ADC was the most engaged, comprehensive and knowledgeable one I've ever had with a marketing team! These guys know their stuff!”

Kersteen Anderson - President, DFAF, Inc. Painting and Decorating

“David, is a great speaker and is detailed in everything he does. His websites are some of the best around, and he is very respected in the industry.”

Pete Wirtz Pete Wirtz - President of Pete The Painter, Chicago, IL

“We have been working with David and his team for 9+ years now. My overall satisfaction of his and his team's work has only increased over the years. Even during the worst of the pandemic his marketing skill, knowledge and advice brought tremendous results. I can't see Williams Professional Painting without A David Creation as a vital piece of our company and future success.”

Dave Williams - President of Williams Professional Painting, Alexandria, VA

“Chism is and was the consummate professional. His knowledge in the field of painting amazed me.”

Michael Hartman - Owner of Weston Interiors, San Diego, CA

“I have had the pleasure of working with David and his A David Creation team for over 10 years. The most important thing about David is that he is honest and trustworthy. I've worked with many people over the years, and it's a challenge finding people who you can trust. So when you find someone who you can trust to handle your marketing like they would for their own business, you keep them around!”

Paul Viggiano Paul Viggiano - VP of Sales & Marketing, A.G. Williams Painting, Westchester County, NY

“David has great ideas on how to market a company. He’s creative at coming up with good solutions while keeping within budget. He keeps tabs at every stage of the process and communicates well. I highly recommend working with David.”

David Guy - Pioneer Design

“David is super bright and creative. He is easy to work with and brings a lot of value to any project he is involved in.”

Kevin Nolan Kevin Nolan - President of Nolan Painting, Philadelphia, PA

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