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Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA

 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA

“I started with a single bid cost to do the bulk of a very large historic building that needed major prep work, but after seeing the initial results...well...I added three more areas which now looked tired next to the pristine work this company accomplished! What an incredible execution of professional workmanship, which seems hard to find these days.”

This historic mansion, built in 1861, has a unique history. Designed by east coast architects, it was a home away from home for Civil War officers. If only these walls could talk… The grounds are part of the Historic Benicia Arsenal, and have been walked by both General Grant and Sherman.

Today, this gorgeous mansion is a popular wedding venue. Given its age, significance, and the need to look its best for every photo opportunity and event, painting this property was a unique privilege.

We worked closely with Reed R, property manager, developing a plan for surface repair and painting that would bring this estate back to its full glory.

Extensive Surface Preparation and Painting

“The site was left immaculate after each day's work, even with all the scraping that was transpired. Planting areas were covered, plastic covering disposed each evening, equipment put away and a nice greeting each time I came to view the work in progress.”

Our process included:

  • Pressure washing

  • Protecting the grounds and plants

  • Masking all surround surfaces

  • Extensive scraping and sanding

  • Painting the fascia and stucco siding

  • Painting a variety of the windows and doors

  • Spot priming and painting the trellis

As always, we provided careful attention to detail, respect for the space, and friendly, uniformed painters.

Delivering Exceptional Results

 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA

Please take a moment to look through the photos above for a closer look at the full project scope and transformation. We’re also thrilled that Reed enjoyed the experience just as much as the results:

“From the beginning of this project until the end, total professional standards, execution, and attention to detail. Amazing!”

To learn more about our commercial painting services, or to discuss your own project needs, please contact us for a free consultation. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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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 loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“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

“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

“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, CA

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“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