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Project Color: Our 8th Straight Year! !

Project Color: Our 8th Straight Year!

What an amazing day! For our 8th annual Project Color painting for charity event we'd picked the sanctuary of the wonderful George Mark Children's House in San Leandro as our $10000 painting makeover winner. As our June painting date neared on the calendar, the MB Jessee staff met on site to map out our plan. We powerwashed the sanctuary thoroughly and let it dry for several days. That recent Bay Area heat wave helped us out nicely with that!

In the early morning on Saturday June 22nd, MB Jessee staff and vehicles began arriving at George Mark. Our vans and trucks sprang open and two dozens white-clad painters poured out. As we fortified with coffee and scones, Matt thanked everyone for coming out and donating their time to paint for charity. As the sun came out and burned off the morning fog, our crews set to work in a meticulously organized whirlwind. Masking, taping, covering, we made sure the precious items in the sanctuary were safe and began on the interior walls, ceiling and wainscotting. Our exterior crews divided the building among themselves and got ladders and maskers going.

We worked at a fast clip through the morning. Come lunchtime we had a scrumptious picnic lunch catered by Oakland's Ike's Place on George Mark's beautiful garden grounds. We laughed and joked and ate. And ate!!

After lunch we started winding down. Foremen walked around the interior and exterior, eagle-eyed, looking for anything that might not be just right. Painters outside began to remove the liquid masking from the windows, letting the sunlight splash through the windows into the sanctuary -- giving our all white-clad painters a bit of a halo. We re-hung the paintings and positioned the furniture, leaving the sanctuary calm and serene and beautifully painted. As we began to pack up our vans several volunteers hugged us and thanked us again and again.

MB Jessee will begin accepting submissions for Project Color 2014 in September. Do you know a non profit or community group doing amazing work that really needs painting but cannot afford it? Send your story and pictures to julie@mbjessee.com

We can't wait for next year!

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“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA

“Thank you for the support you have given the Women's Cancer Resource Center over the past year!”

— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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
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