Blog

  • Home >
  • Blog >
  • A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland

A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland

A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland
A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland
A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland
A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland
A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland
A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland
A Closer Look At Our 11th Annual Project Color Event in Oakland

Serving MOCHA - Museum of Children’s Art in Downtown Oakland

If you follow our blog or social media, you know that our Project Color Painting for Charity event is a highlight of the year for us. It’s also the result of months of planning, accepting nominations from our local community, and offering our friends and neighbors the opportunity to vote for a candidate.

It’s a lengthy process and decision, and this means that we grow more and more invested (and excited about) the project as the months roll along.

This year’s recipient was MOCHA l Museum of Children’s Arts right here in Oakland (if you aren’t familiar with this incredible organization and the work they do, please visit their website). After being voted/chosen to receive $10,000 of free painting services, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work this past Saturday (10-22-16).

Fresh Color, Fresh Encouragement, and a Whole Lot of Teamwork


Starting the day bright and early, we carefully set our plans. The scope of the project called for a clear strategy, and for having everyone on the same page.

We wish we could bottle up the vibe and enthusiasm that filled MOCHA’s space and share it with you directly. From our team happily donating their time to the bright colors on the walls, the environment was charged with positivity.

The next best thing to seeing it in person is to click through the photos above, and definitely watch this video that was live-streamed during the event. It includes a walkthrough of the spaces we painted, a look at the team in action, and a quick chat with Matt Jessee.

Thank You!

We would like to thank you, our local community, for your interest, votes, and helping us spread the word about this fun event. We also would like to thank Sherwin-Williams for generously donating the excellent paint products we used. Our team also deserves a big thank-you for their extra work, initiative, and enthusiasm, and for being the arms and hands of MB Jessee’s community focus.

And, of course, we’d like to thank MOCHA! Keep up the wonderful work you’re doing, and enjoy those fresh colors.

Request an Estimate

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

Files must be an image (.jpg or .png). Limit 2 images.

Why People Hire Us

Fully Licensed and Insured

Fully Licensed and Insured

Clear Communication

Clear Communication

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

One-Stop Shop for Painting and Carpentry

One-Stop Shop for Painting and Carpentry

Experienced Oversight and Job Leadership

Experienced Oversight and Job Leadership

Our Credentials

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

Customer Reviews

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“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

“The people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“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

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

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

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work of MB Jessee Painting and your employees. Everything turned out beautiful. Our foreman was great! He was punctual, professional, neat and very accommodating ... and went the extra mile. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”

— Michelle & Rivers Gee

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“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

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA