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MB Jessee Team Gets EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Certified! !

MB Jessee Team Gets EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Certified!
MB Jessee Team Gets EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Certified!
MB Jessee Team Gets EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Certified!

Whew! I’m just back from a day-long lead safety and certification training. My brain is brimming with all the information I took in. The training was hosted by our friends, Sherwin Williams and the city of Oakland, and focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, or RRP as it is known. The rule says, in short, that any painting/renovation work that disturbs painted surfaces in residential homes or childcare facilities that were built prior to 1978 must be performed by EPA-certified contractors. As many of you may know, on April 22, 2010 RRP became the law of the land for painting contractors. MB Jessee Inc obtained its certification well ahead of the RRP enactment as did Matt Jessee, our company president. While that technically satisfied the legal requirements of the RRP law, MB Jessee wanted to go even further. The dangers of lead are very real, not only for ourselves and our employees, but for our clients as well. The more we know about how to minimize exposure to lead, the better. Attending the training with me today were five of our foremen and as well as our estimator, Ricardo de Jesus.

As we dove into the hefty training manual, I was delighted to discover that many, many of the safest procedures are already a part of MB Jessee standard operating procedure. Over the eight hour course I saw that in many cases, our preparation processes far exceed the new government mandates!

I’m proud to report that Ricardo and I passed the certification test with scores of 100% as did several of our foremen. We came away from the training not only EPA-certified, but more determined than ever to put safety first in everything that MB Jessee does!

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Customer Reviews

“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

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

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

— Alicia R.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
Pleasant Hill

“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