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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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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, CA

“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

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“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

“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