Meet Our Team

Matt Jessee

President

Matt’s initial journey as a professional painter began with a relentless commitment to two things: education and delivering a high-quality product that he could be proud of. This education was launched when he joined the Painter’s Union and had access to training from old-school, expert craftsmen. He also studied business, improving himself in every way he could on his own time.

While working as a painter, Matt built a clientele through sidework of his own. After his apprenticeship was complete, he was able to step out into full-time painting work, becoming licensed in 1995. His team was small, but he was dedicated to broadening both his knowledge and the scope of his services.

Today Matt is thrilled to be able to offer real, growing, career-oriented opportunities to his team. He also loves being able to give back to the community, encouraging and reinvesting in local charities and organizations. His eye is on the future as well as he plans for what the next chapters in the MB Jessee story hold.

When he takes a break from work, Matt is likely spending time with his wife and two kids. They all love the outdoors, enjoying skateboarding, mountain biking, backpacking, and snowboarding in the Tahoe area.

Shirin Khosravi

Business Manager

Shirin is a detail-oriented, time management expert, and puts her analytical skills to work every day in our office. We appreciate her hard work and attention to detail!

Shirin is also a lover of the great outdoors - on her days off you’ll often find her hiking, enjoying the natural beauty in the surrounding Bay Area. She also plays the violin!

Vicente Verduzco

Field Manager

Vicente has been with us since 2003, and brings a high level of expertise, knowledge, and honesty to the table. Beyond his own abilities, however, he also is a gifted teacher. He cultivates and builds skills into newer members of the team, helping them become the best painters possible.

Vicente enjoys a wide variety of activities outside of work. Some days he may be bowfishing, others he might be training his dog, kayaking, or hunting. Or, best of all, he might just be relaxing with his family.

Gersson Pineda

Foreman

Gersson has a thrive to succeed, after 10 years with a career of customer service he wanted to do something new. MB Jeesee gave him the opportunity to start a new career as an apprentice. Two years later he is now one of our formans delivering effective and prompt painting process in our customers homes and businesses. Gersson’s major skills are communication, leadership and great customer service.

When Gersson is out of work he enjoys spending time with his family. Also he loves sports and trains MMA on a daily basis.

Albino Guzman

Production Manager

Albino Guzman is our Production Manager at MB Jessee. Originally from Southern California, Albino moved with his family to the East Bay in 1999. Albino began as an apprentice, and has climbed the ladder of success, working his way up to a foreman. He took over as our Production Manager in the fall of 2017. He has now been working at MB Jessee for 5 years. Albino enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Albino's best part of his job is being able to deliver a professional performance, and showing through the work process what professionalism means. His major strengths are his communication and learning skills, attention to detail, patience, and experience.

Cesar Perez

Sales Representative

Cesar has been a member of our team for many years, and has filled various positions (including time spent as a Crew Leader). We are excited to now have Cesar as a Sales Representative, drawing on his extensive experience and focus on customer satisfaction to help guide our clients through every stage of the painting process.

Cesar is first and foremost a family man, enjoying nothing more than spending time with his wife and kids. When he does find time for himself after work and on the weekends, he loves playing baseball and soccer, and restoring classic cars (he recently finished a stunning 1969 Chevy pickup!).

Robert Dragony

Sales Representative

Robert may be familiar with the sales aspect of the painting industry, but he also has a long history of actual trade experience to draw from. In fact, he started painting with his older brother when he was just fourteen years old, and his brothers to this day are all contractors. This familiarity with each part of the process allows him to see potential jobs from every perspective, providing a unique depth of insight.

Outside of work, Robert enjoys everything from grilling the perfect steak to diving into philosophical discussions with good friends. Reading, biking, and hiking over Half Moon Bay are a few favorites too.

Pedro Torres

Crew Leader

Pedro is an organized, efficient leader, and thrives on having a clear plan of completion for every job site. Communication is certainly one of his strengths, both within our team and with clients, ensuring that everyone involved has a clear understanding of each step and stage.

Pedro is also a family man, and loves nothing more than playing with his kids at the park, or camping together as a break from the normal routine.

Megan Wright

Office Administrator

Megan is an organized, goal oriented individual with a strong work ethic driven by completion of projects and tasks. She enjoys speaking with and assisting our clients daily as she utilizes her exceptional customer service skills. Around the office, you will always find her smiling, laughing, and zooming around as if there is no time to be wasted.

When Megan is not at work she can typically be found spending time with friends and family as she is a very social person. When the sun is out, she enjoys doing just about anything outdoors and especially loves road trips to the beach.

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Why People Hire Us

Background-Checked, Dedicated Team Members

Clear Communication

Experienced Oversight of Every Job

Fully Licensed & Insured

Exceptional Service & Attention To Detail

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Best of Oakland 2018 BBB American Society of Interior Designers ASID Nolan Summit Services Inc Leadsafe Certified Firm EPA Community Associates Institute NARI Member

Customer Reviews

“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“Charles finished yesterday and did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed meeting Charles and having him in our home. He is a great guy in addition to his attention to detail in his work, the protection of our floors, walls and furnishings, and his overall interaction with us both. I would be pleased to recommend him to any of my clients.”

— Ken Morrison
Oakland

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, CA

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“I love the article in the paper on your company. Thank you for supporting our community by painting at the Claremont Middle School. Thanks!”

— Carla Banks

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
Oakland

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda