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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.

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“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

“Hello Matt,Just another notice of thanks to your wonderful crew, Rigoberto, Javier and John. They did fantastic work, with Rigo providing meticulous and conscientious attention to the details and excellent woodwork finishing, as evidenced by the beautiful fireplace. Javier did a fantastic job in the bathroom especially, it looks "brand new," and John always does quality work, both with the interior and exterior. I can tell they care about what they do. Rigo's "punch out" was very thorough, too. I will call again when I need some more work and will definitely recommend your company and fine crew. I also felt as a homeowner, I could leave my house in their good hands during the day and that took a lot of worry from me, they were honest, prompt and reliable. They were also very kind, respectful and clean in their work, very professional. Thank you.”

— Beth Marx & Melissa Kirsch
Oakland

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director

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— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

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— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“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 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

“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

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.
Oakland

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

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