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Our crew working together and having a great time, too!
Paint It Forward was started in California and has spread to be a national event with painting contractors. Members of the local community nominate people who need painting services for one reason or another: a single mom working 2 jobs to make ends meet; an elderly couple who have been in their home for 40 years; someone who has fallen on hard times and can’t afford to hire a painter. We get stories from all over, and it is always difficult to choose just one recipient.
Why our painters love to Paint It Forward
Camaraderie: Our painting crew is often spread out across the Portland metro area. The Paint It Forward event brings us all together to focus on one job, which would otherwise never happen. The painters get into competition with each other as to who can finish their area the best (which isn’t always the fastest!), and everyone is laughing & having fun & making jokes at the boss’ expense. It can be close quarters depending on the amount of work we are doing, but that’s part of the fun.
Education: Sometimes in working together like this, the painters share different ways of doing things. Maybe one crew is using a new product or discovered a new procedure for using an old one. This makes us a better company because it leads to more consistency in how things are done among the various crews, but also educates and improves all the painters.
Service: We love to serve others, and this is our chance to give back to the community we live and work in. After all, we are a service company!
How you can share the love
We need to hear about members of the local community, from Hillsboro to downtown Portland, who haven’t been able to keep up with their home maintenance and need interior painting done. We can also do some minor drywall repairs. Please click this link to send in your nomination by December 13, 2016. We will be announcing the winner in December and plan to hold the service day in January. Stay tuned for other ways you can help!
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.