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Giving Back To the “Big Guy”

 Giving Back To the “Big Guy”

As a painting company, we have the opportunity to meet paint representatives from many different manufacturers. Since we work together closely, troubleshooting projects and choosing products, we often get to know these reps well.

James, from Sherwin Williams, is one paint rep who will always have a special place in our hearts. Sadly, we lost him suddenly and far too soon.

James was a one-of-a-kind guy. He was quick to help, and even quicker to brighten our days with his kind, happy spirit. As Vincent, our Director of Operations, put it, “He was the ‘Big Guy,’ and he had an even bigger heart. To me, he was always, always there when we needed him.”

James’ passing left us with a major loss, but it also left us with an opportunity.

Giving Back To James and His Family

Sherwin Williams presented the idea of doing something to give back to James’ family, and Vincent quickly took the lead.

He worked tirelessly to orchestrate a workday in James’ memory and honor. “He was a family man,“ Vincent says. “He made sure he was there for his kids after school, at sports practices. I wanted his family to know how much we respected and liked James. He was a great person for his family and community.”

Vincent assembled a team of over a dozen MB Jessee painters, all happy to help. Giving back to the community is one of our core values, and James was well-known and liked.

Our work included:

  • Extensive power washing, refreshing all of the exterior siding.

  • Painting the eaves, gutters, fascia, and window trim.

  • With time left in the day, Vincent suggested repainting the front door as well. The family loved the idea, so we painted it a deep black.

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A section of fencing was missing along the back edge of the yard, where James’ property abuts a park. Our carpentry team built a gate for easy park access, while also giving the fence a more finished look.

Vincent says he considers MB Jessee Painting his family, and family is everything. We all certainly considered James an extension of that family, and appreciate the help, kindness, and joy he shared with us over the years. It was a privilege to finish a final project for the “Big Guy!”

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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“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 walk through 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 Jansen

“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

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“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

“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

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“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.”

— Nora Robinson

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher