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The Finishing Touches to Project Color 2010 by MB Jessee Painting !

The Finishing Touches to Project Color 2010 by MB Jessee Painting
The Finishing Touches to Project Color 2010 by MB Jessee Painting
The Finishing Touches to Project Color 2010 by MB Jessee Painting
The Finishing Touches to Project Color 2010 by MB Jessee Painting

The early morning chill was still in the air when the white vans pulled up and lined the block outside the Tenderloin Childcare Center on Leavenworth Street in San Francisco this past Saturday. Nearly twenty people clad in painter’s whites spilled out onto the sidewalk and quickly began unrolling tarps, carrying five gallon buckets of paint, and climbing up scaffolding. MB Jessee Inc, an East Bay painting company, chose the Center as the 2010 recipient of their annual charity event, Project Color. For Project Color every employee at MB Jessee donates their time and skills for one day to a worthy Bay Area nonprofit in an effort to give back to the community. Benjamin Moore, Mark’s Paint Mart Oakland, and interior designer Toni Berry are also on aboard this ambitious yearly charity endeavor. In this grim neighborhood, the Center offers a safe haven to learn and grow for the many young children who call the Tenderloin home. MB Jessee chose the Center to receive the $10000 exterior makeover this year because, as foreman Ricardo de Jesus said, “It’s all about the kids!”

The industrious activities of the MB Jessee volunteers did not go unnoticed in the neighborhood. Person after person stopped to peer up at the building and comment on the transformation underway. In an area of the city that is well known for its crime and drugs, everyone still seemed to know and respect that the Center is a place for kids. When told that the makeover was a gift to the Center and its kids and families, one passerby was so delighted he wanted to shake the hand of every MB Jessee volunteer. As the bright new purple, gold and green colors went up excited children could be heard shouting “Ooooh look! That’s my school! “as they walked by and waved up at the painters.

By two thirty in the afternoon it was all over. The painters eyed the walls, columns and windows, searching for any last bit of touch up that might be required. Then the tarps were re-rolled, the paint cans topped and labeled, and the trucks packed up. The volunteers were tired and dirty but clearly proud of their efforts as the smiled for photos and high-fived one another. Standing back to admire the transformation with Tenderloin Childcare Center staff, Matt Jessee, the company president, could be overhead thanking the volunteers for their efforts. A hard day of work for the MB Jessee volunteers but as Center staffer Amy Coleman put it “what a joy for each of the families when they arrive each day”!

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“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

“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

“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

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

— Alicia R.

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher