Greetings from my family to yours. I never thought I would be a professional painter or own a painting company, but here we are! I’m now celebrating 8 years of being in business and providing the best painting service I possibly can.
I have always had that entrepreneurial spirit and a creative itch and have found painting to be incredibly rewarding in all the ways I was looking for. I grew up as a missionary kid in West Africa and at an early age, began a small business selling produce from my garden and a lemonade stand among other ventures. I realized then, that I would always need to be working in business in some capacity or another. In pursuing my interest in business, I ended up earning an MBA with a focus in Renewable Energy Technology. I then worked in the solar industry here in Oregon for about 4 years and did everything from energy consultations to installations. It was while I was climbing around on people's roofs doing dangerous and difficult labor, that I realized I loved the thrill of working with my hands and sharpening manual labor skills that were also diagnostic. Because I had a lot of experience on roofs and working with ladders, a friend recruited me into a local painting company and hired me to do all the things nobody else on the crew wanted to do. I became obsessed with the idea of learning to enjoy doing the difficult things and found I actually liked doing all the “dirty” work and kept finding ways to improve. This manual competence development and putting systems into place that would help make things go smoother and more efficiently is what I’ve found I love most about painting. After all, the foundation of any good paint job hinges on the painter’s skill at doing all that “basic” and “dirty” prep work that some feel they can gloss over.
After working for a few other painting companies here and there, I realized I would need to start my own company if I wanted to have more agency and have complete control over the quality of the work. I needed a space where I could really take my time on jobs and not have to worry about any artificially imposed deadlines. I heard somewhere that “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast” when it comes to painting, and I’ve found that couldn’t be more true. This doesn’t mean slacking off, it means being deliberate though a job and being meticulous on details so you don’t have to keep redoing things. The nice thing about painting is the finish doesn't lie. You either did the correct steps and the finish is nearly perfect, or it looks like your average paint job. My goal is to blow your average paint job expectations out of the water and leave you wondering “how’d he do that?!”
I still work alone and have found I love it that way. There are no deadlines. There is just me and the work. I take my trade very seriously and have invested heavily in state of the art equipment and only use the best of the best for everything. Because of this, I consider myself a premier painter with a ton of experience handling every single aspect of a painting project with executive level professionalism.