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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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“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

“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

“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