My brother John and I took over the family business in 2002, after our mother suffered from a stroke. John has been on the job since 1999. While I basically grew up on the job site, I was never afraid to learn and ask questions about how things were done.
So, I was blessed to be around highly skilled tradesmen who were more than willing to train me in their respective trades. I have a lot of respect for the people who have taught me over the years, and I try to honor them by performing my jobs with a high-quality craftsmanship, and integrity.
Our company has started as a painting contracting firm, and it has since evolved into much more. We are now a painting and remodeling firm that can assist you with the design process. With not only our experience, but also we have a great network of subs, architects, and designers.
We use high-quality materials, and we have a large amount of pride in our work. We want all of our projects to last and to satisfy the client's needs. We look at our responsibility a little different from most construction firms, in that we want to do what is best for the client, their project, and the environment.
Our clients are often impressed with our work and our attention to detail. In fact, a few years back, we were hired to paint a house in Guthrie. This house was close to a hundred years old and had needed to be repainted ten years sooner. I mean this thing looked like a mangy dog (it was peeling so bad).
We pressure washed, scraped and sanded, primed and painted the house like we always do in these cases. When we were finished, we received calls from people wanting our services, which is cool; that is what you want. The thing is, many of these people thought we had sided the house with vinyl siding; the job looked so good.
But to me, the greatest part was the owner's response; he said that he was truly impressed. Because he said that he hired us to paint his house, and it felt as though we had given him a new house.
That is the kind of response I hope to have on each and every job.