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Our Story 

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It all started with a single paint pump in 2008...

Since then we've grown to become one of southern Minnesota's preeminent family-owned painting and home improvement companies. Our commitment to using superior products and techniques combined with our professionalism, which is second to none, sets us a mark above the rest. We are specialists at:

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Our Story Continues

The vision for our business has always aligned with helping to create a strong art community and serving our community.

In 2018 we embraced this vision

and are committed to providing our customers and community exceptionalism.

The Team 

Eduardo Ek, Owner of Bellissimo Paint and Coatings
Jennifer Ek, Co-Owner of Bellissimo Paint and Coatings
Justin Ek, Co-owner of Bellissimo Paint and Coatings

Eduardo Ek, Owner

Eduardo's love for painting goes back to his high school days in which his affinity for exploring colors led him to take up landscape painting. His deep satisfaction for the painting process beginning-to-end led him to win his school's painter of the year award for his works. That satisfaction for visualizing projects and watching them evolve continues to this day.

It wasn't until a friend approached him with a job opportunity professionally painting that he realized he could make a living doing something he loved.

Since then, with the help of his family and dedicated employees, Eduardo has gone to be at the helm of the projects like those at which he got his start. He is still baffled by the fact that people are willing to pay him to be engaged in such a therapeutic process, a process which starts every time a new project begins.

He is a World War II enthusiast and enjoys traveling and fishing.

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Jennifer Ek, Co-owner

As a co-owner of Bellissimo, Jennifer Ek handles most of the clerical side of the business.  Jennifer grew up in North Mankato and has lived in the Mankato area her entire life.


 She met Eduardo in high school and they have been together ever since, choosing the area to raise their four children, and now to have adventures with their three grandchildren, Addison, Charlotte and Milo. She speaks fluent Spanish, earned her degree in Social Work, and is a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.


As a lifelong resident of Southern Minnesota, she enjoys seeing both the growth and new development, and preservation of older structures that Bellissimo paints.  Knowing that Bellissimo plays a part in the beautification of her hometown is very satisfying to her.


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Justin Ek, Co-Owner/Project manager

Justin began painting ten years ago. Since then he has undertaken projects from furniture refinishing to complete home remodeling. His eye for design stems from a passion for perfection, keen sense of detail and a constant effort to keep with home styling trends.

Having earned his business management degree from South Central College in Mankato, Justin specializes in new home construction projects, though his experience extends into commercial and industrial realms.

Justin married his high school sweetheart in 2012. They live in North Mankato in the home Justin's grandfather built with their son.

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The Bellissimo Team is always ready for the community 

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